Interviews

“Chains Don’t Rattle Themselves” Finds Music in Incarcerated Youths’ Stories

Alex Hare, director and co-conceiver of "Chains Don't Rattle Themselves," explores stories by formerly incarcerated writers and affected family members.

“Please Bring Balloons” Makes Theater Accessible to Toddlers

"That is my mission as an artist—is to create this accessible, inclusive theater for all. " -- Sara Morgulis

Under the Radar Artists Detonate at The Public

James Carter interviews Under the Radar artistic director Mark Russell and featured artists, The Bengsons and Erin Markey.

We’ll Meet You Where You’re At: Axis Ballymun Serves Its Community in North Dublin

Axis Ballymun is a cultural organization serving the regenerated community of Ballymun in North Dublin. Axis Program Manager Niamh Ní Chonchubhair recently gave Extended Play a tour of their facilities.

Composers Michael Friedman and Adam Cork Discuss the Verbatim Film Musical “London Road”

In part-two of our "London Road" series, composer Michael Friedman interviews Tony-winner Adam Cork about his score for the verbatim film musical, which he wrote with Alecky Blythe and stars Tom Hardy.

Verbatim Playwright Alecky Blythe Takes “London Road” from the Streets to the Stage to the Screen

The verbatim film musical "London Road" premieres this month in the United States. Extended Play's Tommy O'Malley spoke to Alecky Blythe, who wrote both the film and the stage play on which it is based.

EP_SHFT: #UndertakingYou

Say hello to EP_SHFT, the newest addition to Extended Play. It's a shift from our typical interviews, features, and commentaries. It's a shift in how we talk with our audience. And it's a shift that lets you create with theater artists on Extended Play.

American Theater Company’s Youth Ensemble Sets Its Sights on “This Beautiful City”

Extended Play's KC Luce interviews three students from American Theater Company's Youth Ensemble about its recent production of the Civilian's "This Beautiful City."

“The Undertaking” Outtakes: Undertaking LA

Leading up to the Civilians' production of "The Undertaking" premiering September 21-25 at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, we're featuring some great interviews that didn't make it into the play. The Civilians' artistic director Steve Cosson interviewed Amber Carvaly as part of the research for "The Undertaking."

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Is Starting New “American Revolutions”

"At OSF (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), diversity and inclusion are literally our core principles. And I love that, I find it such an expansive place to be." - Julie Felise Dubiner

Strange Harbor Condenses & Combines Shakespeare’s Histories. All of them.

Extended Play's Hailey Bachrach speaks to Strange Harbor's Rosa Schneider and Zachary Tomlinson about their ambitious entry to the Shakespeare in Theater Festival in Brooklyn.

Eileen Myles Talks the 70’s, Patti Smith, and “Poetry Voice”

"The longer I've done public readings, the more I've understood that you have to take that space, and not worry about the audience getting uncomfortable." — Eileen Myles

Gwydion Suilebhan’s Meme “Transmission” and the Evolution of Theater

"I’ve always said if I could have any job in the world, it would be atheist Catholic priest. Give me a gorgeous cathedral to work in. Once a week I will write a blazingly good sermon and deliver it, and I will minster to people in their times of need." - Gwydion Suilebhan

#Rent20 — Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler on Their Generations

This is the second part of a conversation that Extended Play's Tommy O'Malley facilitated between Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler, two artists whose work speaks to the complicated legacy of Jonathan Larson's "Rent."

#Rent20 — Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler on What Artists Own

On the 20th anniversary of the Broadway opening of "Rent," Extended Play's Tommy O'Malley sits down with Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler to talk about the legacy of the Pulitzer Prize-winning show. Schulman argues that Jonathan Larson plagiarized huge chunks of "Rent" from her novel "People in Trouble."

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