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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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Hallie Gordon and Paige CollinsHallie Gordon and Paige Collins - Feb 14, 2011
This week's podcast features the production of Danai Gugira's play, Eclipsed, which is currently playing at Northlight Theatre. Director Hallie Gordon and cast member Paige Collins join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the psychic cost of exploring the chaotic and violent world of Liberian Civil War where the play is set, about the process of creating an ensemble piece and about audience responses to tough material. View the show details>>



Luke HeidenLuke Heiden - Feb 7, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Luke Heiden about a couple subjects. First they talk about the role and importance of stage management in live theatre. Also they talk about the struggles of making it as a playwright. View the show details>>



HamletmachineHamletmachine - Jan 31, 2011
This week our podcast guests are director Max Truax, composer Jonathan Guillen and costume designer Nevena Todorovic. They join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their original operatic setting of Werner Müller's Hamletmachine at Trap Door Theatre, including its inception in a dream and its creation over five short and hair-raising weeks. View the show details>>



David ZakDavid Zak - Jan 24, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with David Zak, the former Artistic Director of Bailiwick Repertory. He talks about what he has been working on recently including his experience with the theatre scene in Korea and London. View the show details>>



Deborah ClappDeborah Clapp - Jan 17, 2011
Our guest on this week's podcast interview is Deb Clapp, Executive Director of the League of Chicago Theatres. She joins Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the League's political advocacy on behalf of the Chicago theatre community in the run-up to the City elections. View the show details>>



Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan AbarbanelKelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel - Jan 10, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel- the Dueling Critics on WBEZ. They talk about the state of the Chicago theatre scene as well as opinions on some recent shows. View the show details>>



Jenny AveryJenny Avery - Jan 3, 2011
Our featured guest this week is Jenny Avery, the newly-appointed Artistic Director at Next Theatre. Jenny talks with Anne Nicholson Weber about how this job found her, how the company weathered its recent, very public crisis, and what she sees ahead. View the show details>>



Brenda DidierBrenda Didier - Dec 27, 2010
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Brenda Didier, the director and choregrapher of Theo Ubique's Cats playing at the No Exit Cafe. She talks about the challenges of putting the show onto the small stage. View the show details>>



A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol - Dec 20, 2010
This week's podcast explores the stage magic in Goodman Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol. William Brown (Director), Scott Conn (Production Manager) and Matt Chandler (Assistant Production Manager) join Anne Nicholson Weber to explain how -- and why -- the ghost of Jacob Marley is dragged back into the fireplace, the Ghost of Christmas Past flies, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come stands 12 feet tall and appears out of nowhere. View the show details>>



Bernie YvonBernie Yvon - Dec 13, 2010
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Bernie Yvon, the star of The Music Man currently playing at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. He talks about his role as Harold Hill as well as his acting career. View the show details>>



Tommy Rapley and Jake MintonTommy Rapley and Jake Minton - Dec 6, 2010
This week's podcast features The House Theatre of Chicago's current production of The Nutcracker. Director/choreographer Tommy Rapley and book writer/cast member Jake Minton talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about the development of the piece from the original source material into the original 2007 production at Steppenwolf and now to the remounting at the Chopin Theatre. Along the way they talk about why dark material can be appropriate even for younger children, the challenges of playing in the round, and the rewards of getting a second chance working with the same material. View the show details>>



Ron OJ ParsonRon OJ Parson - Nov 29, 2010
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Ron OJ Parson, the director of Home which is currently playing at Court Theatre. Ron talks about the show as well as bringing it to stage. View the show details>>



TracesTraces - Nov 22, 2010
Our guests this week are Mason Ames, Phillipe Normand-Jenny and Florian Zumkehr, three members of the hyperkinetic cast of Traces, the circus-based show currently playing at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. They talk about how they became circus artists, Montreal as a hub of the circus community, the evolution of circus from traditional to new forms, and why they love performing in Traces. View the show details>>



Hill and BartramHill and Bartram - Nov 15, 2010
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with the music and lyrics composer Neil Bartram and the book writer Brian Hill of Chicago Muse's The Story Of My Life playing at the Victory Gardens Theater. They talk about the process of bringing their show to stage. View the show details>>



Robert FallsRobert Falls - Nov 8, 2010
This week's podcast guest is Robert Falls, Artistic Director of the Goodman Theatre and the director of Goodman's current production of Chekov's The Seagull. Falls talks with Anne Nicholson Weber about his exploration of the theories Constantin Stanislavski -- the author of two classic texts on acting who was also Chekov's collaborator and director -- in the context of rehearsing Chekov's play. View the show details>>



Jon SteinhagenJon Steinhagen - Nov 1, 2010
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Jon Steinhagen about his current role as Big Daddy in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof which is currently playing at the Raven Theatre. View the show details>>



The IliadThe Iliad - Oct 25, 2010
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Benno Nelson talks with Director Steve Wilson and actresses Najwa Brown and Jaiden Fallo about A Red Orchid Theatre's The Iliad which was adapted by Craig Wright for the young women of A Red Orchid's Youth Ensemble. View the show details>>



Allison PowellAllison Powell - Oct 18, 2010
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Allison Powell, the adapter of Filament Theatre Ensemble's Choose Thine Own Adventure. View the show details>>



Night And DayNight And Day - Oct 11, 2010
Our guests on this week's podcast are Director James Bohnen, and actors Greg Matthew Anderson and Ernest Perry, who join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss Remy Bumppo's production of Tom Stoppard's Night and Day and the challenges of putting Stoppard's ideas and language on the stage. View the show details>>



Mary ZimmermanMary Zimmerman - Oct 4, 2010
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Mary Zimmerman, the adapter and director of Candide playing at the Goodman Theatre. She talks about the show and her process of bringing it to stage. View the show details>>



Lisa WolfLisa Wolf - Sep 27, 2010
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast, Tom Williams interviews Lisa Wolf- one of the hosts of "Hollywood 360" which is on WIND 560 AM every Saturday night from 8pm-1am. View the show details>>



The WeirThe Weir - Sep 20, 2010
Director Matt Miller and actors Brad Armacost and Sarah Wellington join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss Seanachai Theatre's production of The Weir, by Conor McPherson, which is currently playing at the Irish American Heritage Center. They talk about storytelling, listening on stage, and what makes McPherson's deceptively simple play so powerful. View the show details>>



Theatre Wit ShowsTheatre Wit Shows - Sep 13, 2010
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have a double feature on two new shows at Theatre Wit. First Tom Williams talks with playwright Kathleen Akerley and actor Dylan Stuckey about Sideshow Theatre Company's Theories Of The Sun. In part 2 Tom talks with director Marston Sullivan and music director Nicholas Davio from BoHo Theatre's Big River. View the show details>>



University Theatre DepartmentsUniversity Theatre Departments - Sep 6, 2010
For this week's podcast, Anne Nicholson Weber is joined by the heads of the theatre departments at three Chicago institutions. John Culbert of Depaul University, John Green of Columbia College and Rives Collins of Northwestern University talk with Anne about how their theatre training programs affect the ecology of the Chicago theatre community (and vice versa), what makes Chicago's scene unique and why theatre education matters. View the show details>>



Andrew Carter and Terry HamiltonAndrew Carter and Terry Hamilton - Aug 30, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Andrew Carter and Terry Hamilton who are currently in TimeLine Theatre's production of Frost/Nixon. They talk about the show as well as how they prepared for the roles of David Frost and Richard Nixon. View the show details>>



Peter HandlerPeter Handler - Aug 23, 2010
Our podcast this week features Peter Handler, Program Officer at the Driehaus Foundation -- a local foundation with a strong history of supporting dance and theatre in Chicago. He talks with Anne Nicholson Weber about his foundation's history and philosophy of supporting emerging and small theatre companies and artists View the show details>>



Julie Ritchey and Christian LibonatiJulie Ritchey and Christian Libonati - Aug 16, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with two members of the Filament Theatre Ensemble; Artistic Director Julie Ritchey and Managing Director Christian Libonati. They talk about the history of the Filament Theatre as well as their upcoming shows. View the show details>>



Jeremy WechslerJeremy Wechsler - Aug 9, 2010
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago Benno Nelson talks with Jeremy Wechsler, the artistic director of Theater Wit, which is hosting the Chicago Theater Anti-Conference taking place Aug 20 - 22. View the show details>>



George HearnGeorge Hearn - Aug 2, 2010
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Broadway legend George Hearn. He talks about his recent show at Ravinia, A Little Sondheim Music, his upcoming show of Annie Get Your Gun, as well as his acting career. View the show details>>



That Sordid Little StoryThat Sordid Little Story - Jul 26, 2010
This week's podcast features four members of The New Colony -- Artistic Director Andrew Hobgood, writers Will Cavedo and Benno Nelson, and Music Director Henry Riggs -- who join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss their current show, That Sordid Little Story, and the distinctive group process the company uses to generate new works targeted to a younger theatre audience. View the show details>>



Kevin MayesKevin Mayes - Jul 19, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Kevin Mayes, the executive director of Bailiwick Chicago. He talks about the theatre company as well as their current two shows, Aida and F**king Men. View the show details>>



Peter YarrowPeter Yarrow - Jul 12, 2010
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Peter Yarrow who is best known from the folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary. He talks about their upcoming show at Ravinia later this month as well as how they continue after the passing of Mary Travers. View the show details>>



John Mossman and Jim LynchJohn Mossman and Jim Lynch - Jul 5, 2010
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Jim Lynch, the author of The Tallest Man as well as the director John Mossman. They talk about the show as well as The Artistic Home. View the show details>>



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