June 1, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

Susannah Rose Woods

It's Episode 93 with Susannah Rose Woods, Artistic Director of Island Shakespeare Festival, Whidbey Island's "Pay What You Will" outdoor Shakespeare Festival, hosted by Olena Hodges. We talk about the beginnings of ISF all the way through the 2016 season, and all the exciting things in store. We also discuss Susannah Rose's work as a director and as a writer, and how Shakespeare has been a through line in her career. Island Shakespeare Festival's 2016 opens with As You Like It on July 11, followed by Jane Eyre (adapted and directed by Julie Beckman) on July 9, and Julius Caesar (directed by Corey D. McDaniel) on July 14. Performances run in rotating repertory, beginning at 6:00 pm, Thursday-Sunday through September 11. For more info: www.islandshakespearefest.org.

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May 25, 2016 @ 9:25 am

Sophie Franco

It’s Episode 92 with Sophie Franco! We talk about Bernie’s Apartment, which runs through May 28 at ACT Theatre.


Bernie: Alma Villegas
Adela: Meme García
Marti: Pilar O'Connell
La Gorda/ Mama Grande: Yolanda Suarez
Maggie: Sophie Franco
Angie: Javonna Arriaga

Listen to the full version of Calle 13 Latinoamerica
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May 16, 2016 @ 5:36 pm

Rose Cano

It's Episode 91 with Rose Cano! Rose is the artistic director of eSe Teatro, as Seattle based theater company dedicated to empowering local latino artists in creating professional theater in English, Spanish, bilingual and Spanglish. We talk about eSe Teatro's current production of Bernie's Apt, written by Rose and directed by Julie Beckman. Bernie's Apt, inspired by Frederico Garcia Lorca's play The House of Bernada Alba, is currently running at ACTLab, through May 28. Tickets are available at eseteatro.org and at acttheatre.org.

This episode is sponsored by Island Shakespeare Festival.
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May 12, 2016 @ 9:08 am

Liz Engelman

It’s Episode 90 with Liz Engelman! We talk about the Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, dramaturgy and the importance of hearing from a diversity of storytellers on our stages.

The Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival performances are:

4:00 PM on Sunday, May 15 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 
7:00 PM on Monday, May 16 at Seattle Repertory Theatre

Learn more about University of Texas at Austin’s MFA in Playwriting and Directing programs.

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April 26, 2016 @ 1:56 pm

Maggie Lee

It’s Episode 89 with Maggie Lee!

We talk about her new play, A Hand of Talons, running April 29-May 21 at Theatre Off Jackson.

Directed by Amy Poisson

Ben Burris
Tim Gagne
Kenna Kettrick
Stephanie Kim-Bryan
Mariko Kita
Abhijeet Rane
Jenn Ruzumna 
Sean Schroeder. 

Produced by Maggie Lee, May Nguyen and Roger Tang.

More info and tickets: http://porkfilled.com/
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April 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Kamaria Hallums-Harris

It's Episode 88 with Kamaria Hallums-Harris!

We talk about Eat Cake, which runs April 26th-May 11th at Annex Theatre.
Directed by Catherine Blake-Smith

Addison: Julie Hoang
Ariel: Kamaria Hallums-Harris
Petra: Amontaine Aurore
Nelson: Dave Clapper
Rhys: Matt Aguayo
Roger: Raymond Williams
Michael: Benjamin Symons
Sam: Jordan-Michael Whidbey
Wedding Planner/Gail: Courtney Bennett

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.annextheatre.org/2016-season/off-night/eat-cake/
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April 21, 2016 @ 8:32 am

Beth Raas-Bergquist

It’s Episode 87 with Ghost Light Theatricals Artistic Director Beth Raas-Bergquist!

We talk about her new play, Chorestia, which runs April 22-May 7 at the Ballard Underground.

Directed by Steven Sterne and Jenifer Ross


Christina Alexander… Chorus Leader
Laura Lee Caudill… Chorus 2
Gabriela Aleman… Chorus 3
Lori Lee Haener… Chorus 4
Laura Steele… Chorus 5
LaChrista Borgers… Chorus 6
Trish Cosgrove… Chorus 7
Cody Smith… Man

More info and tickets at: http://ghostlighttheatricals.org
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April 18, 2016 @ 7:42 am

Desdemona Chiang

It's Episode 86 with Desdamona Chiang, hosted by Olena Hodges! We talk about how she began as a director, her approach to directing, and her upcoming production of The Winters Tale at the Oregon Shakespeare festival!  If you're heading to Ashland, tickets are available at osfashland.org. The Winters Tale runs June 9 to October 16 in the Allen Elizabethan theater.

Learn more about Desdemona by visiting her website: http://www.desdemona.org/blog

Learn more about Desdemona’s company, Azeotrope, here: http://www.azotheatre.org/az

This episode is sponsored by Island Shakespeare Festival.
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April 13, 2016 @ 6:16 pm

Mary Ewald

It’s Episode 85 with Mary Ewald!

We talk about New City Theatre’s current production of The Tempest, which runs through April 30th. Mary alternates playing the roles of Prospero and Caliban with Peter Crook.

More info and tickets: www.newcitytheater.org.

Performance Schedule:
Ewald as Prospero: 4/6, 4/8, 4/14, 4/16, 4/20, 4/22, 4/28, 4/30  
Crook as Prospero: 4/7, 4/9, 4/13, 4/15, 4/21, 4/23, 4/27, 4/29 

Full Company: 
Alonso:  Susan Corzatte 
Sebastian:  Cynthia Whalen
Prospero:  Peter Crook & Mary Ewald
Antonio:  Kevin McKeon
Ferdinand:  Brandon J. Simmons
Gonzalo:  Seanjohn Walsh
Boatswain & Adrian:  Meme Garcia
Caliban:  Mary Ewald & Peter Crook
Trinculo:  Julie Jamieson
Stephano:  Harry Todd Jamieson
Miranda:  Skylar Tatro
Ariel:  Elena Ewald Kazanjian
Spirits:  Nancy Brasseale & Piper Olson

This episode is sponsored by OutCast Productions. Don’t miss First Date: A Theatre Festival, running April 15-17, produced in partnership with The Pocket Theater! More info and tickets: www.outcastproductions.net.
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April 8, 2016 @ 1:48 pm

Emily Penick

It's Episode 84 with Emily Penick, hosted by Olena Hodges! We talk about her new lady-driven company, RED Stage, and their flagship production, Worse than Tigers, currently running at ACT Lab. Worse than Tigers, a new play by Mark Chrisler, is a somewhat fantastical exploration of the role social media plays in modern relationships, particularly as we grieve.  You won't want to miss this show, and it closes April 17! Tickets are available at acttheatre.org.
This episode is sponsored by Island Shakespeare Festival. 
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