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The Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast is your audio source for Chicago's theatre scene.  Every Monday, the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast delivers in-depth interviews of those making theatre happen.

We have had a total of 427 episodes and interviewed 548 different guests! View the alphabetical list of all guests.

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Shannon Cochran, Deanna Dunagan and Tiffany ScottShannon Cochran, Deanna Dunagan and Tiffany Scott - May 21, 2012
This week's podcast features three members of the cast of A Little Night Music currently playing at Writers' Theatre. Shannon Cochran, Deanna Dunagan and Tiffany Scott join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the developmental phases of an actress' career and the challenges and joys of playing a scaled-down, intimate version of Sondheim's masterpiece. View the show details>>



Kate ArringtonKate Arrington - May 14, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with actress Kate Arrington. She talks about her current show The Iceman Cometh, which is playing at the Goodman Theatre, as well as her acting career. View the show details>>



Neil LaButeNeil LaBute - May 7, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with playwright Neil LaBute. He talks about his show, In A Forest, Dark and Deep which is currently playing at the Profiles Theatre as well as his creative process. View the show details>>



Mark Messing and Mickle MaherMark Messing and Mickle Maher - Apr 30, 2012
Our podcast guests are Mark Messing, composer, and Mickle Maher, playwright and one of the founders of Theatre Oobleck. They talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about their original chamber opera, The Hunchback Variations; about the rationale behind Theatre Oobleck's distinctive process of working without a director; and about serendipity in art. View the show details>>



Charles NewellCharles Newell - Apr 23, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with actor Charles Newell, the artistic director at Court Theatre and the director of their current show Angels in America. He talks about the show as well as his career. View the show details>>



Frank GalatiFrank Galati - Apr 16, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with actor Frank Galati who adapted and directed The March which is currently playing at the Steppenwolf Theatre. He talks about the show as well as his career. View the show details>>



Eric Hoff and Ryan BourqueEric Hoff and Ryan Bourque - Apr 9, 2012
Our guests on this week's podcast are director Eric Hoff and fight choreographer Ryan Bourque. They join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss the development and staging of Ike Holter's new play, Hit the Wall, currently being performed by The Inconvenience as part of the Steppenwolf Garage series -- the challenges of creating a convincing riot on stage using only 10 actors; underscoring a stage fight without turning it into a dance; and their exploration of gender and period setting through movement. View the show details>>



Brad ArmacostBrad Armacost - Apr 2, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with actor Brad Armacost who is currently in Seanachai Theatre Company's A Moon For the Misbegotton which is playing at the Irish American Heritage Center. He talks about the production and his amazing career in Chicago. View the show details>>



Greg Kolack and Matt BabbsGreg Kolack and Matt Babbs - Mar 26, 2012
This week's podcast features director Greg Kolack and ensemble member Matt Babbs, who join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about Redtwist Theatre's production of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later -- how the project came to be, their approach to documentary theatre, Greg's experiences interviewing some of the subjects of the play, and Redtwist's simultaneous production of a fully-staged reading of the original The Laramie Project. View the show details>>



Jack ZimmermanJack Zimmerman - Mar 19, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Jack Zimmerman, the PR manager for the Lyric Opera of Chicago and a storyteller with a CD "The Gift." Jack talks of why he is a storyteller with personal stories about growing up on Chicago's South Side. View the show details>>



Michael Menendian and Chuck SpencerMichael Menendian and Chuck Spencer - Mar 12, 2012
This week's podcast focuses on Raven Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's The Price. Director Michael Menendian and ensemble member Chuck Spencer join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the challenges of producing Miller, the uses of a crowded set and the universality of the play's theme. View the show details>>



Heather BeckHeather Beck - Mar 5, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Heather Beck who plays Patsy Cline in Always...Patsy Cline at the Theatre at the Center in Munster. She talks the show as well as life on a cruise ship as a singer. View the show details>>



Tristan Brandon, Curtis Jackson & Andrew LundTristan Brandon, Curtis Jackson & Andrew Lund - Feb 27, 2012
This week's podcast focuses on the Idle Muse Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's R & J, which is currently playing at The Side Project. Director Tristan Brandon and cast members Curtis Jackson and Andrew Lund join host Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their approach to the verse and how it was affected by the adaptor's conceit that the play is being performed by four school boys; and also about the casting process and how a newly-arrived actor integrates into the Chicago theatre scene. View the show details>>



Nathan GunnNathan Gunn - Feb 20, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Nathan Gunn, the opera baritone staring in Show Boat at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He talks about his career and the challenges of moving from opera to a Broadway show and back. View the show details>>



Dawn Gray and Becca KnightsDawn Gray and Becca Knights - Feb 13, 2012
This week's guests on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast are Dawn Gray of Gray Talent Group and Becca Knights of Simon Casting. They join Anne Nicholson Weber to share an insider's perspective on what they're looking for in an actor, why Chicago theatre and improv credentials can lead to film, television or commercial work, and how an actor in Chicago can make a balanced career. View the show details>>



Dennis WatkinsDennis Watkins - Feb 6, 2012
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Dennis Watkins from the House Theatre who is currently starring in Death and Harry Houdini which is playing at the Chopin Theatre. He talks about the show and his magic. View the show details>>



Patrick ClearPatrick Clear - Jan 30, 2012
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with actor Patrick Clear who is currently appearing in Race at the Goodman Theatre. He talks about the play as well as his long career. View the show details>>



Jon SteinhagenJon Steinhagen - Jan 23, 2012
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Jon Steinhagen. He talks about his two latest shows to play in Chicago, Blizzard '67 and Dating Walter Dante. View the show details>>



Ben Fuchsen and Brad Jayhan-LittleBen Fuchsen and Brad Jayhan-Little - Jan 16, 2012
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Ben Fuchsen, the Executive Producer of Oracle Productions and Brad Jayhan-Little, the Executive Director. They explain their innovative Theatre Public Access Program that includes free tickets for all Oracle theatre productions among other sponsoring techniques. View the show details>>



Doyle and DebbieDoyle and Debbie - Jan 9, 2012
This week's podcast features Bruce Arntson and Jenny Littleton, the "Doyle" and "Debbie" of the Doyle & Debbie Show, which is currently playing at the Royal George Cabaret Theatre. They join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about Bruce's process as writer and lyricist, the impulse for the show, and how Bruce and Jenny came together almost six years ago to debut this country music satire. View the show details>>



Joe SteadJoe Stead - Jan 2, 2012
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Joe Stead about how and why he started his theatre review website in 2000 and about the rise of the internet as a reviewing forum. View the show details>>



Dennis PolkowDennis Polkow - Dec 26, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Dennis Polkow, a writer from New City and other publications. He talks about the Chicago music scene including opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. View the show details>>



Cathy Taylor and David RosenbergCathy Taylor and David Rosenberg - Dec 19, 2011
Our guests on this week's podcast are David Rosenberg, Communications Director at Steppenwolf Theatre, and Cathy Taylor, of Cathy Taylor PR. They join Anne Nicholson Weber to explain the role of the publicist, their relationship to an ever-evolving press, and how they help a show find its audience. View the show details>>



Gwendolyn WhitesideGwendolyn Whiteside - Dec 12, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Gwendolyn Whiteside, the producing artistic director of American Blues Theater. She talks their current show, It's It's A Wonderful Life: Live At The Biograph, and the ABT's history and what they have coming. View the show details>>



Steve Pickering and Matt MillerSteve Pickering and Matt Miller - Dec 5, 2011
This week on the TalkTheatreinChicago podcast, actor Steve Pickering and director Matt Miller join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss their production of Conor McPherson's St. Nicholas currently running at the Irish American Heritage Center under the auspices of Seanachai Theatre and Shanghai Low Theatricals. They talk about McPherson's sensibility and the unique challenges of this one-man show. View the show details>>



Timothy Edward KaneTimothy Edward Kane - Nov 28, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Timothy Edward Kane from An Iliad at Court Theatre. Kane talks about the challenges of doing a one person show about Homer's Iliad. View the show details>>



Greg Allen and Bilal DardaiGreg Allen and Bilal Dardai - Nov 21, 2011
Our podcast this week features Greg Allen, founding director of The Neo-Futurists, and Bilal Dardai, one of the ensemble members. They take Anne Nicholson Weber through the history of the company that has been playing Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind for 23 years and explain its unique aesthetic and methodology. View the show details>>



Hershey FelderHershey Felder - Nov 14, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Hershey Felder about his new one-man show, Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein which is currently playing at the Royal George Theatre. View the show details>>



Carlo GarciaCarlo Garcia - Nov 7, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Carlo Garcia who is an actor, director and producing director at Mary-Arrchie Theatre. He talks about his current show, Red Light Winter, as well as his career. View the show details>>



Jim CortiJim Corti - Oct 31, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Jim Corti, the new Artistic Director of the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. He talks about the new Broadway musical series at the theatre and the upcoming shows. View the show details>>



Kimberly Senior and Ron OJ ParsonKimberly Senior and Ron OJ Parson - Oct 24, 2011
Kimberly Senior directed the production of Harold Pinter's Old Times that is currently playing at Strawdog Theatre. Ron OJ Parson is directing the production of Pinter's The Caretaker that will open at Writers' Theatre in a few weeks. They join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the distinctive challenges of precision, rhythm and open-endedness that characterize Pinter's work. View the show details>>



Frank NallFrank Nall - Oct 17, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with actor Frank Nall. He talks about his current show, the Artistic Home's A Touch of the Poet playing at Stage 773. View the show details>>



Jackie TaylorJackie Taylor - Oct 10, 2011
This week on our podcast interview, Anne Nicholson Weber interviews Black Ensemble Theatre founder and Executive Director, Jackie Taylor, about the company's 35-year history making theatre and fighting racism in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. View the show details>>



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