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Boston Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Boston.

Performer Joshua Cruz Talks STOMP National Tour Interview Performer Joshua Cruz Talks STOMP National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 27, 2021

STOMP's percussive rhythms and electrifying performers have been wowing audiences for 30 years, and the stage phenomenon is currently making its way through the US on a National Tour! Blending dance and performance with music created using everyday objects, STOMP is a one-of-a kind experience you wo...
Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy Talk MAKS & VAL: STRIPPED DOWN Tour, DANCING WITH THE STARS Interview Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy Talk MAKS & VAL: STRIPPED DOWN Tour, DANCING WITH THE STARS & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 10, 2021

Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy are back on stage with their 'Stripped Down' tour, showing audiences a whole new side of the dancing duo. Featuring dance, comedy, and personal stories from the lives of the Chmerkovskiy brothers, the Maks & Val: Stripped Down tour will make you laugh, cry, and everything i...
Harriet Harris On Bringing ELEANOR To Life At Barrington Stage Company Interview Harriet Harris On Bringing ELEANOR To Life At Barrington Stage Company
by Marc Savitt - July 28, 2021, Boston

In Eleanor, Barrington Stage Company Associate Artist and playwright Mark St. Germain brings to life Eleanor Roosevelt, the most influential First Lady the world has ever seen. We chat with Harriet Harris on playing the title character....
Christopher V. Edwards Director of ART at Shakespeare & Company Interview Christopher V. Edwards Director of ART at Shakespeare & Company
by Marc Savitt - July 26, 2021, Boston

I’m in this place where my questioning of Shakespeare is revolving around some of the same issues as these three characters are dealing with as they look at this painting, then consequently, as they look at each other.  What is the value of friendship?  What’s the cost of a contemporary painting and...
Debra Ann Byrd of BECOMING OTHELLO: A BLACK GIRL'S JOURNEY at Shakespeare & Company Interview Debra Ann Byrd of BECOMING OTHELLO: A BLACK GIRL'S JOURNEY at Shakespeare & Company
by Marc Savitt - July 12, 2021, Boston

“BECOMOING OTHELLO taught me how to get over things that I am.  I’m a mixed-race girl, and I am on the fairer side of blackness.  I had so many issues with colorism and racism and all the isms that I needed to tell this story.  If audience members are listening, no matter where they come from; what ...
Alan H. Green and Alysha Umphress of WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? at Barrington S Interview Alan H. Green and Alysha Umphress of WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? at Barrington Stage Company
by Marc Savitt - June 21, 2021, Boston

Barrington Stage Company has been presenting award winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield for more than a quarter century. The thought of not producing during the pandemic was unacceptable to BSC Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, board members and staffers. They went to extraordinary lengths to pres...
Jamie Gahlon on THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY of HowlRound Theatre Commons Interview Jamie Gahlon on THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY of HowlRound Theatre Commons
by Andrew Child - May 28, 2021, Boston

“HowlRound is a place where you can share your learning, experiences, and expertise in service of a future in which resources and power in the theatre can be shared equitably in all directions,” explains Jamie Gahlon....
Members of Company One Theatre's VOLT LAB Interview Members of Company One Theatre's VOLT LAB
by Andrew Child - March 26, 2021, Boston

“This particular group has an appetite for learning, cultivating their voices, growing their voices, and being genuinely expansive artists,” explains Company One’s HowlRound/ Mellon Foundation Artist in Residence, Kirsten Greenidge of the current Volt Lab....
Kara Elliott-Ortega And Marty Martinez on COVID TESTING at The Strand Theatre Interview Kara Elliott-Ortega And Marty Martinez on COVID TESTING at The Strand Theatre
by Andrew Child - March 12, 2021, Boston

With limitations on gathering, like many arts spaces in the city, the Strand Theatre in Upham’s Corner has been closed for a year now....
Adil Mansoor of AMM(I)GONE at The Theater Offensive Interview Adil Mansoor of AMM(I)GONE at The Theater Offensive
by Andrew Child - March 09, 2021, Boston

About two years ago, theatre artist and educator Adil Mansoor sat down at his mother’s dining room table to record discussions with her about Sophocles’ Antigone through an intergenerational Muslim lens with the hopes of generating a pseudo-adaptation of the text....
Kira Troilo on Sharing her Own Story and her New Blog Interview Kira Troilo on Sharing her Own Story and her New Blog
by Andrew Child - February 08, 2021, Boston

“It took me a while to realize this but, I have a unique voice. If I can put into words what others feel but can’t express, then that’s my role.” In a recent post to her blog titled The Complex Art of Being a Biracial Actor, Troilo opened up about the complexities facing actors who may not be simply...
What Would We Do Without a Board? Chatting with Iyvon Edebiri, Tatiana Isabel Gil, Br Interview What Would We Do Without a Board? Chatting with Iyvon Edebiri, Tatiana Isabel Gil, Brontte Hwang, and Cheryl Singleton
by Andrew Child - January 12, 2021, Boston

I was finally fortunate to chat with two members of different Boston arts boards about the way they engage with their roles. Cheryl D Singleton has been a stalwart member of Boston’s theatre community as an actor, director, improviser, and board member since moving here in 1986....
Elizabeth Addison & Maurice Emmanuel Parent on BOSTON'S BLACK-OUT PERFORMANCES Interview Elizabeth Addison & Maurice Emmanuel Parent on BOSTON'S BLACK-OUT PERFORMANCES
by Andrew Child - October 21, 2020, Boston

The first time composer/ lyricist Elizabeth Addison saw Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play on Broadway, she felt self-conscious. The piece takes an unflinching swipe at racial tensions in ways that famously ignited passions of theatre goers of all races....
David Dower, David Howse, Tonasia Jones, And Harold Steward on SHIFTING LEADERSHIP IN Interview David Dower, David Howse, Tonasia Jones, And Harold Steward on SHIFTING LEADERSHIP IN A SHIFTING CLIMATE at ArtsEmerson & The Theater Offensive
by Andrew Child - October 16, 2020, Boston

As organizations convene to release comprehensive anti-racism plans, put out public relations fires as past transgressions come back into focus, and tighten their deadly clutch around maintaining a season subscription model, op eds and interviews circulate as leaders are asked, “what’s next?”...
Joey Frangieh, Stephanie Loraine, And Sam Tanabe of THE GAY AGENDA Commissioned by Bo Interview Joey Frangieh, Stephanie Loraine, And Sam Tanabe of THE GAY AGENDA Commissioned by Boston Theatre Company
by Andrew Child - September 02, 2020, Boston

Following their 2017 documentary theatre project exploring the impact of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, Finish Line, Boston Theatre Company has commissioned a new piece of documentary theatre about the varied experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, The Gay Agenda....
Rob Ulin Talks Debut Stage Play JUDGMENT DAY, Starring Patti LuPone, Jason Alexander Interview Rob Ulin Talks Debut Stage Play JUDGMENT DAY, Starring Patti LuPone, Jason Alexander and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - August 21, 2020, Boston

Rob Ulin, a Peabody Award, Golden Globe, Humanitas Prize-winning television writer and show runner, speaks with BroadwayWorld about his latest project- Judgement Day. He shares the biggest differences in writing a play versus writing for the television, what it was like working with the star-studded...
Jasmine Brooks And Summer L. Williams of BETTER FUTURE SERIES at Company One Theatre Interview Jasmine Brooks And Summer L. Williams of BETTER FUTURE SERIES at Company One Theatre
by Andrew Child - July 15, 2020, Boston

Summer L. Williams, associate artistic director and co-founder of Company One Theatre is, among other goals, using this time as a chance to reset. She ponders, a?oeHow do I take advantage of this chance to reimagine the way I think or work? I am finding things that I thought were internal pressures ...
Michelle Aguillon, Quentin Nguyen-duy, Sarah Shin on ZOOM THEATRE by Asian American T Interview Michelle Aguillon, Quentin Nguyen-duy, Sarah Shin on ZOOM THEATRE by Asian American Theatre Artists Of Boston
by Andrew Child - July 09, 2020, Boston

AATAB is not a theatre company. They were originally founded in 2018 as a social collective connected by a Facebook group. In response to Boston's need to embrace local Asian American artists she explains she would rather see established organizations do the work to welcome and elevate members of th...
Elle Borders, Caley Chase, And Kate Snodgrass of OVERTURE at Huntington Theatre Compa Interview Elle Borders, Caley Chase, And Kate Snodgrass of OVERTURE at Huntington Theatre Company
by Andrew Child - July 07, 2020, Boston

When Kate Snodgrass was asked by the Huntington Theatre's director of new work, Charles Haugland, to contribute to a series of short audio plays called Dream Boston, she jumped at this new opportunity. a?oeI have always been fascinated by radioa??, she grins at me via Zoom....
Dayenne CB Walters of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at WaltersWest Project Interview Dayenne CB Walters of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at WaltersWest Project
by Andrew Child - June 24, 2020, Boston

a?oeThis project wouldn't neatly fit into any of the niches I'm really familiar with in Boston theatre. Black actors are still discussing permission. How is permission granted? Who gives out the permission? I realized there is really no permission needed throughout this process.a??...
Composer/ Librettist Toshi Reagon on THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER at ArtsEmerson Interview Composer/ Librettist Toshi Reagon on THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER at ArtsEmerson
by Andrew Child - May 22, 2020, Boston

Toshi Reagon didn't go to college herself, but when her mother, Bernice Johnson Reagon, was tapped by Toni Morrison (yes, that Toni Morrison) to teach a creative course at Princeton, Bernice explained that she would accept the position if her daughter could teach collaboratively alongside her....
Part 1: Making Space for Gender-Queer Voices (and Making Sure to Pay Them Too) Interview Part 1: Making Space for Gender-Queer Voices (and Making Sure to Pay Them Too)
by Andrew Child - January 27, 2020, Boston

What do young artists (many with intersecting, marginalized identities) think about where Boston theatre will go in the 2020s? a?oeNo one's gonna want to work with me after reading this,a?? Geena Forristall laughed when asked. Although a light-hearted comment, it is backed up with an all too unfortu...
Creators of SHEAR MADNESS at The Charles Playhouse, the Longest-Running Play in US Hi Interview Creators of SHEAR MADNESS at The Charles Playhouse, the Longest-Running Play in US History
by Andrew Child - December 10, 2019, Boston

Sitting down to chat with Shear Madness' creators Marilyn Abrams and Bruce Jordan provides exactly what one might expect from a conversation with two inherently funny people who, 40 years ago, produced a murder mystery/ improv comedy at a little theatre in Boston that currently holds the Guinness Wo...