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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 new reviews, in-depth interviews, and the latest theatre news. Listen to the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast, and keep up to date with Theatre in Chicago.

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Carol MooreCarol Moore - Nov 9, 2015
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with theatre reviewer Carol Moore. Carol talks about her 15 years as a theatre critic in Indiana and in the Chicago area. View the show details>>



September 21 2015Scott Westerman - Sep 21, 2015
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Scott Westerman who stars in the Artistic Home's The Time of Your Life. Scott speaks about playing Joe and the significance of the play as well as his direction of Macbeth last season. View the show details>>



July 27 2015Allison Hendrix - Jul 27, 2015
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Allison Hendrix, the director of Kokandy Production's Loving Repeating. She talks about the casting, the decision to do a show about Gertrude Stein, and all the details that go into doing a chamber musical. View the show details>>



June 22 2015Alex Higgin-Houser - Jun 22, 2015
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Alex Higgin-Houser, the artistic director of Underscore Theatre Company and director of their current production Borderlands: Three Chords and the Truth now playing at the Frontier Theatre. View the show details>>



May 25 2015Malcolm Ruhl - May 25, 2015
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Malcolm Ruhl from Ring of Fire: The Music Of Johnny Cash now running at the Mercury Theatre. He tells what it is like to be both musician and music director of a show. View the show details>>



April 27 2015Steve Pickering - Apr 27, 2015
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Steve Pickering, the veteran actor and one of the stars of The Little Foxes at the Goodman Theatre. Steve talks about The Little Foxes and Lillian Hellman. He also talks about his long association with the Goodman Theatre and his time as artistic director of Next Theatre. View the show details>>



April 13 2015Anthony Crivello - Apr 13, 2015
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Anthony Crivello who plays Louis Prima in Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara now playing the the Royal George Theatre. Crivello talks about Louis Prima's life and career and what it is like to play such a legendary character. He also talks about his long and award-winning career. View the show details>>



March 16 2015Fred Anzevino - Mar 16, 2015
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Fred Anzevino from Theo Ubique who directs Jesus Christ Superstar at No Exit Cafe. Fred talks in detail about the process of casting a rock opera in an intimate space and about the audition process. View the show details>>



March 2 2015Lia Mortensen - Mar 2, 2015
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Lia Mortensen, the star of Profiles Theatre's The Other Place. She talks of the challenge of doing the role and about her 30 year career as an actor and a director. View the show details>>



February 16 2015Bruce Graham - Feb 16, 2015
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with playwright Bruce Graham. Bruce talks about his play White Guy On A Bus which is playing at Northlight Theatre. He also talks about being an actor, comic, college professor, and about his writing process. View the show details>>



January 23 2015Noreen Heron - Jan 26, 2015
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with publicist Noreen Heron. Noreen talks about the roles of a publicist, how they help theatres sell tickets, and her background in theatre beginning with the Candleight Theatre. View the show details>>



Jan 12 2015Jacob Davis - Jan 12, 2015
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with theatre critic Jacob Davis. Jacob talks about his ealry impressions of the Chicago theatre scene and his collegiate theatre training at the University of Illinois. View the show details>>



December 22 2014PJ Paparelli and Keith Kupferer - Dec 22, 2014
What makes hyper-realism work on stage? ATC Artistic director PJ Paparelli and actor Keith Kupferer join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about developing and rehearsing the world-premiere production of Stephen Karam's play, The Humans. View the show details>>



December 15 2014Jay Torrence - Dec 15, 2014
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Jay Torrence, the author and one of the stars of Burning Bluebeard. Jay talks about his writing and production practices used to create Burning Bluebeard and about being in a play that he wrote. View the show details>>



December 1 2014Brad Armacost, Coburn Goss and Jeff Christian - Dec 1, 2014
One of the pleasures of the Chicago store-front scene is seeing our great actors work in tiny spaces. This week's podcast features actors Brad Armacost and Coburn Goss and director Jeff Christian, who join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about playing up close and personal in Irish Theatre of Chicago's production of Conor McPherson's Shining City. View the show details>>



November 17 2014Patrick Belics - Nov 17, 2014
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Patrick Belics, the artistic director at Spartan Theatre Company. He talks about their landmark production of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day and the future of Spartan Theatre. View the show details>>



November 10 2014Andrew Pond and Michael Woods - Nov 10, 2014
Chicago's storefront theatre scene is bursting at the seams. How does a new company break in? After two break-even seasons, with a subscription base and a clutch of good reviews for their most recent production of Richard Greenberg's "Take Me Out", Eclectic Full Contact Theatre seems to have done it. Founding member Andrew Pond and Michael Woods join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about how and why they faced the challenge. View the show details>>



October 20 2014Francis Guinan - Oct 20, 2014
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Francis Guinan, the star of The Night Alive currently playing at the Steppenwolf Theatre. He talks about the show as well as his acting career. View the show details>>



October 6 2014Alex Weisman - Oct 6, 2014
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Alex Weisman, the star of TimeLine Theatre's My Name is Asher Lev playing at Stage 773. Alex talks about the experience in doing the play. View the show details>>



September 22 2014Annabel Armour and Lia Mortenson - Sep 22, 2014
Under the auspices of Remy Bumppo Theatre, twelve experienced Chicago actors are gathering each Monday night in a rehearsal room on Ravenswood Ave to study scenes with eight of Chicago's leading directors. Anne Nicholson Weber listens in as director Lia Mortenson coaches participants through scenes from J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls, and interviews Lia and Remy Bumppo Artistic Associate Annabel Armour about the purpose and structure of the "Master Scene Study Class". View the show details>>



September 1 2014Alex Sanchez - Sep 1, 2014
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Alex Sanchez the choreographer of On the Town at the Marriott Theatre. Alex talks about the challenges of doing a show not seen in Chicago in 70 years, needing triple threat performers and using a small in-the-round stage. View the show details>>



August 18 2014Ronald Keaton - Aug 18, 2014
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Ronald Keaton who wrote and stars in Churchill. He talks about how and why he came to do a solo show about Winston Churchill. He also talks about his involvement with SoloChicago- a new theatre company dedicated to mounting solo Equity-based theatre. View the show details>>



August 11 2014Mary Hollis Inboden, Alexander Lane and Benno Nelson - Aug 11, 2014
How can the theatre reach a generation that is used to sampling its art before buying? Or, put another way, what is the theatrical equivalent of movie trailers or Spotify? That's the question currently being posed by a new theatre company in town, The Common Room. Founders Mary Hollis Inboden, Alexander Lane and Benno Nelson join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their current experiment along these lines - a weekly live show, cheap and short, that features scenes from several productions currently playing around Chicago. View the show details>>



July 21 2014Gerald Frantzen - Jul 21, 2014
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Gerald Frantzen, the artistic director at Chicago Folks Operetta and translator and male lead in their production of Ball at the Savoy at Stage773. He talks about the usa premier of the German operetta from 1932 that was banned by the Nazis. Ball at the Savoy is part operetta and part jazz-infused Broadway musical. He also speaks about the mission of Chicago Folks Operetta. View the show details>>



July 7 2014Melanie Keller and Erin Neal - Jul 7, 2014
Each year, a Chicago actor is chosen to spend a year training and acting at the Stratford Festival in Ontario. Under the aegis of the Chicago Associates of the Stratford Festival, each year's Chicago Fellow is given the opportunity to train at the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, and to act as a member of the company. On this week's podcast, former Fellows Melanie Keller and Erin Neal join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their experiences at the Festival. View the show details>>



June 23 2014Andrew Hobgood - Jun 23, 2014
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Andrew Hobgood, the artistic director at the New Colony and director of their hit show, Orville and Wilbur Did It!. Andrew talks about the process of developing their shows in detail emphasizing the collaboration of the actors with the playwright. View the show details>>



June 9 2014Tara Mallen, Mary Cross and Michael Szeles - Jun 9, 2014
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble has a spanking new home, a focused mission, and a fine production of Courtney Baron's new play, Eat Your Heart Out. Artistic Director Tara Mallen, founding ensemble member Mary Cross, and her husband and fellow cast-member Michael Szeles join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the history of the company, the challenges of acting with your spouse, and the technical demands of a script that cuts rapidly back and forth among multiple story lines. View the show details>>



May 26 2014Roslyn Alexander - May 26, 2014
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Roslyn Alexander. She talks about writing and performing her one person show, The Passion of Emma Goldman, and her preparation to do a 90 minute one person show and her career. View the show details>>



May 19 2014Cody Estle, Lukas Brasherfons and Ray Toler - May 19, 2014
Vieux Carre was one of Tennessee Williams' first plays and one of his last -- begun in the late 30s but not completed until forty years later, near the end of the playwright's life. The premiere production was a major Broadway flop and, despite the importance of its writer, the play has been seldom produced since then. Now Raven Theatre has brought it to Chicago audiences. Director Cody Estle, dramaturg Lukas Brasherfons and set designer Ray Toler join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the history, merits and challenges of this little known Williams work. View the show details>>



April 28 2014Edward Hibbert - Apr 28, 2014
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Edward Hibbert, one of the stars from the Lyric Opera's production of The Sound of Music. He talks about his role in the show as well as his time on the hit TV show Frasier and his major Broadway credits. View the show details>>



April 14 2014Christopher Sheard, Jake Szczepaniak, Eleni Pappageorge and Torrey Hanson - Apr 14, 2014
The provocative title of Mike Bartlett's play, "Cock", refers to both sexuality and cock fighting. Profiles Theatre cast members Christopher Sheard, Jake Szczepaniak, Eleni Pappageorge and Torrey Hanson join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss sex on stage, acting without thinking and what an actor's friends should wear to a performance. View the show details>>



March 31 2014Jonathan Abarbanel - Mar 31, 2014
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Jonathan Abarbanel. He talks about being the chairman of the Executive committee of the American Theatre Critic association and how they help select the Regional Tony Award theatre and all about the process of ATCA's playwright award. He also talks about his career as a theatre critic. View the show details>>



March 10 2014Christopher Kriz, Daniel Knox and Greg Hirte - Mar 10, 2014
What are the pleasures and pitfalls of composing incidental music for a play? Chicago composers Christopher Kriz (multiple Jeff award nominee, including for his music for Lifeline Theatre's 2013 production of Pride and Prejudice) and Daniel Knox (Jeff-nominated for his music for Mary Arrchie's production of The Glass Menagerie), and actor/violinist Greg Hirte (incidental music for Piven Theatre's production of The Language Archive), join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their work. View the show details>>



February 24 2014Amanda Drinkall - Feb 24, 2014
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with actress Amanda Drinkall. Amanda talks about her role in Venus In Fur at the Goodman Theatre and her acting career. View the show details>>



February 10 2014David Catlin and Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi - Feb 10, 2014
What makes a text suitable for the signature circus-infused style of Lookingglass Theatre? Director David Catlin and Acrobatic/ Circus Choreographer Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss their production of The Little Prince, adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's beloved classic by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar. View the show details>>



January 27 2014Peter Oyloe, Jackie Intres and Christian Libonati - Jan 27, 2014
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Peter Oyloe, Jackie Intres and Christian Libonati. Christian talks about their latest show The Snow Queen, Jackie talks about the educational and community programs at the NW Side Chicago venue (Filament Theatre) and Peter talks about the new space and the plans for the near future for the venue. View the show details>>



Jay Torrence and Halena KaysJay Torrence and Halena Kays - Dec 16, 2013
How -- and why -- would you tell the tragic story of the 1903 Iroquois Theatre disaster as a clown piece? Playwright/actor Jay Torrence and director Halena Kays join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss the development of their unlikely and haunting hit, Burning Bluebeard, which was originally created at The Neo-Futurists and is now being remounted by The Ruffians at Theatre Wit. View the show details>>



December 9 2013Chris Jones - Dec 9, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Chicgo Tribune critic Chris Jones about his book Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater As Seen By Chicago Tribune Critics. Chris talks about how and why he chose the 101 reviews in the book and he also gives advise to young critics. View the show details>>



November 18 2013Angie Weber Miller and Emily Waecker - Nov 18, 2013
What is it like to make a career in Chicago theatrical design? Scenery designer Angie Weber Miller and costume designer Emily Waecker -- both 2013 Equity Jeff Award winners -- join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their careers, their processes and their award-winning designs. View the show details>>



November 4 2013David Lively - Nov 4, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with actor David Lively. David talks about playing Horace in Hello, Dolly! at Drury Lane Oakbrook and also about his long career in musicals and classical theatre. View the show details>>



October 21 2013Henry Godinez, Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan - Oct 21, 2013
What are the special challenges of making theatre for a young audience? Why is "simple" difficult? Director Henry Godinez and actors Karl Hamilton and Mark David Kaplan join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss Chicago Children's Theatre's production of A Year with Frog & Toad, a family musical adapted by Robert Reale and Willie Reale from the children's books by Arnold Lobel. View the show details>>



October 7 2013Millicent Hurley Spencer - Oct 7, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Millicent Hurley Spencer, the star of The Trip to Bountiful at Raven Theatre. She talks about her preparation and execution of the role of Carrie Watts in the Horton Foote classic drama. View the show details>>



September 23 2013Ron OJ Parson and Greta Oglesby - Sep 23, 2013
Is it necessary to say something new when you produce a classic text? Director Ron OJ Parson and actor Greta Oglesby join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their intimate production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, which is currently playing at Timeline Theatre. View the show details>>



September 9 2013Walter Stearns - Sep 9, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Walter Stearns - the Executive director of the Mercury Theater and the director of their current show, The Color Purple. He talks about the challenges of mounting an epic musical at his intimate theatre plus the upcoming shows at the Mercury. View the show details>>



August 26 2013Michael Shannon and Guy Van Swearingen - Aug 26, 2013
For two decades, Michael Shannon and Guy Van Swearingen have been making theatre at 1531 N. Wells Street, the home of A Red Orchid Theatre. On this week's podcast, Guy and Michael join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss their partnership of 20 years and their current collaboration in Sam Shepard's Simpatico. View the show details>>



August 12 2013Erik Gernand - Aug 12, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Erik Gernand - the author of The Beautiful Dark at Redtwist Theatre. Erik explains how and why he chose his topic and how the creative process works for creating a new work for the theatre. View the show details>>



July 29 2013William Brown, Laura Rook and Nate Burger - Jul 29, 2013
How do you make it funny? Director William Brown and cast members Laura Rook and Nate Burger join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the comedy - verbal, physical and situational - in Writers Theatre's production of David Ives play, The Liar, adapted from Pierre Corneille's 17th century script. View the show details>>



July 15 2013Chance Bone and Andrew Swanson - Jul 15, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Chance Bone and Andrew Swanson. They talk about the process they used to co-write Jackalope Theatre's The Casuals playing at the Storefront Theater. View the show details>>



July 1 2013Fred Anzevino and Aaron Benham - Jul 1, 2013
The prolific Cole Porter wrote nearly 900 songs. So if you set out to create an original revue of his work, where do you begin? And where do you end up? Theo Ubique Artistic Director Fred Anzevino and music director Aaron Benham join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss their current revue, A Cole Porter Songbook. View the show details>>



June 17 2013Usman Ally - Jun 17, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Usman Ally, one of the stars of The Jungle Book at the Goodman Theatre. He talks about the collaborative process in creating a new musical. View the show details>>



June 3 2013Othello: The Remix - Jun 3, 2013
The Q Brothers' hip-hop adaptation of Othello is bringing new audiences to Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton, who helped develop Othello: The Remix, joins brothers GQ and JQ to discuss their work with Anne Nicholson Weber. View the show details>>



May 20 2013Mary Williamson and Peter Oyloe - May 20, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Mary Williamson and Peter Oyloe who star in Redtwist's Reverb. They talk about the physical fight combat and how intense the show is. View the show details>>



May 6 2013Elizabeth Lanza and Stephen Buntrock - May 6, 2013
What is it like to make a life in the musical theatre? Elizabeth Lanza has been working in Chicago storefront theatre for several years and is now making her equity debut as Nellie in Marriott Theatre's South Pacific. Broadway veteran Stephen Buntrock plays her Emile. They join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the challenges and rewards of their collaboration and their careers. View the show details>>



April 22 2013Gene Weygandt - Apr 22, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Gene Weygandt - the star of Barnum. Gene talks all about playing PT Barnum and the production at the Mercury Theater. He also talks about his days in Wicked. View the show details>>



April 8 2013Tarell Alvin McCraney and Martha Lavey - Apr 8, 2013
What does it mean to a playwright to be a member of an ensemble? Tarell Alvin McCraney joined the Steppenwolf ensemble in 2010 during the run of his trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays. He's back in Chicago for the world-premiere of his Steppenwolf-commissioned play, Head of Passes. He and Steppenwolf Artistic Director, Martha Lavey, join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their current collaboration and on-going relationship. View the show details>>



March 25 2013Gitta Jacobs - Mar 25, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Gitta Jacobs, the producer of Theo Ubique's Smokey Joe's Cafe that is now remounted at the Royal George Theatre. She talks about shows she has produced and her 19 years on the Jeff Committee. View the show details>>



March 18 2013J.R. Sullivan, Brian Vaughn and David Ivers - Mar 18, 2013
Transformation is both the subject and the central technique of Marie Jones' Stones in His Pockets, currently playing at Northlight Theatre. Director J.R. Sullivan and actors Brian Vaughn and David Ivers join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about how they created signature gestures and silhouettes to distinguish the 15 characters that Vaughn and Ivers play between them. View the show details>>



March 11 2013Lili-Anne Brown - Mar 11, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Lili-Anne Brown about her new show See What I Wanna See which is part of Steppenwolf's Grange Rep series. She also talks about Bailiwick Chicago. View the show details>>



March 4 2013Devon de Mayo and Heather Gilbert - Mar 4, 2013
How do designers and director work together to create a unified imaginative world? Director Devon de Mayo and lighting designer Heather Gilbert join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about staging Next Theatre's production of Everything Is Illuminated. View the show details>>



February 25 2013Alexis J. Rogers - Feb 25, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Alexis J Rogers who plays Billie Holiday in Porchight Music Theatre's production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. She tells about how she studied Billie Holiday's life and singing style and how emotionally draining her role is. She also talks about her many roles in Chicago theatre. View the show details>>



February 18 2013Mickle Maher - Feb 18, 2013
How does a play get written? In particular, how does a verse play about two college English teachers lecturing on the poetry of William Blake to save their jobs after having public sex on the campus green get written? Mickle Maher joins Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the genesis of his play, There Is A Happiness That Morning Is, which is currently being remounted by Theater Oobleck at Victory Gardens; and about drafts and redrafts, writing in verse, and finding one's voice as a writer. View the show details>>



February 11 2013Debargo Sanyal - Feb 11, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Debargo Sanyal the star of Disconnect at Victory Garden Theatre. He talks about the challenges of playing a young Indian debt collector and his career in TV and film. View the show details>>



February 4 2013Anita Hoffman, Catherine Price-Griffin and Mary Redmon - Feb 4, 2013
Circle Theatre, resident in Forest Park and then Oak Park for over 25 years, has moved to Chicago with a remount of their acclaimed production of When the Rain Stops Falling, currently playing at the Greenhouse Theater. Cast members Anita Hoffman, Catherine Price-Griffin and Mary Redmon join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about Australian playwright Andrew Bovell's fascinating play. View the show details>>



January 28 2013Doreen Feitelberg - Jan 28, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Doreen Feitelberg - a Jeff Committee member and freelance voice and dialect coach. She talks about the difference between accents and dialects and about why actor and directors need to use voice coaches. View the show details>>



January 21 2013Stuart Carden - Jan 21, 2013
How and why might a theatre start a two-way conversation with its audience beyond the traditional talk-back? Stuart Carden, Associate Artistic Director at Writers' Theatre, joins Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about Writers' "The Making of" series. View the show details>>



January 14 2013Sirena Irwin - Jan 14, 2013
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Sirena Irwin who plays Lucy in the Broadway In Chicago production of I Love Lucy Live On Stage at the Broadway Playhouse. She talks about the daunting task of playing Lucy - the iconic comedian. View the show details>>



January 7 2013Hans Fleischmann, Joanne Dubach and Walter Briggs - Jan 7, 2013
How do you cast a new light on a classic? Hans Fleischmann, director of Mary Arrchie's current hit production of Tennesse Williams' The Glass Menagerie, along with cast members Joanne Dubach and Walter Briggs, join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss Fleischmann's concept for the production, the avant garde elements of Williams' original conception of the play, how film inspired their staging and the challenges facing an actor/director. View the show details>>



December 31 2012Larry Bommer - Dec 31, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with theatre critic Larry Boomer. Larry talks about his background reviewing plays and he talks about his favorite shows of 2012. View the show details>>



December 24 2012Brad Armacost, Lia Mortensen and Si Osborne - Dec 24, 2012
Seventeen years ago, actors Brad Armacost, Lia Mortensen and Si Osborne starred in a production of Brian Friel's Faith Healer that took Chicago by storm, running four months in a tiny storefront space and then joining the line-up in Steppenwolf's inaugural studio theatre series. They are remounting that production at The Den Theatre, again under the direction of J.R Sullivan, and join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about Friel's tricky play and the return to a pivotal experience in their development as artists. View the show details>>



December 17 2012John Reeger - Dec 17, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with John Reeger - the actor and the playwright of four musicals with the late Julie Shannon. He talks about The Christmas Schooner and how he and Julie collaborated to write musicals. He also talks about the memorial celebration of Julie Shannon's life and work. View the show details>>



December 10 2012Kevin R. Kelly, John Mohrlein, Gwendolyn Whiteside and Shawn J. Goudie - Dec 10, 2012
The American Blues Theater has been presenting a version of It's a Wonderful Life: Live! at the Biograph every holiday season for the last eight years Four members of the cast -- Kevin R. Kelly, John Mohrlein, Gwendolyn Whiteside and Shawn J. Goudie.- join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the history of this perennial Chicago favorite, the style and aesthetic of the production, how Foley Artist Shawn Goudie creates the sound effects, and some of the extras -- carol singing, live jingles for local businesses, and "audiograms" -- that contribute to the show's warm, community spirit. View the show details>>



December 3 2012Nick Sandys - Dec 3, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Nick Sandys -- the artistic director at Remy Bumppos think theatre. Nick talks about their new show You Never Can Tell as well as Remy Bumppo and the mission of the theatre company. View the show details>>



November 26 2012Raymond Fox, Doug Hara and Louise Lamson - Nov 26, 2012
What's it like to reprise a role you first played 14 years ago? Lookingglass actors Raymond Fox, Doug Hara and Louise Lamson join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their long association with Mary Zimmerman's play Metamorphoses, how to keep a performance alive and fresh over a long run, and how their performances have changed over time. View the show details>>



November 19 2012Anthony Freud - Nov 19, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Anthony Freud - the General Director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He talks about his background, the current Lyric opera season and his vision for the future of the Lyric Opera. View the show details>>



November 12 2012Hallie Gordon, Marilyn Halperin and Nicole O'Connell - Nov 12, 2012
Education and outreach are a big part of what many Chicago theatres do. Three leaders in this field -- Hallie Gordon (Artistic and Education Director For Young Adults at Steppenwolf Theatre), Marilyn Halperin (Director of Education and Communications at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) and Nicole O'Connell (Director of Education at Writers Theatre) -- join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss how and why their theatres are reaching out to teachers and students in the Chicago public schools. View the show details>>



November 5 2012TaRon Patton - Nov 5, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with TaRon Patton, the director of Bulrusher by Congo Square Theatre. She talks about Bulrusher and the upcoming shows at Congo Square Theatre. View the show details>>



October 29 2012Rob Riley and Matthew Grayson - Oct 29, 2012
How and why do you put science on stage? This week's podcast features two of the artists involved with the production of Peter Parnell's QED, currently being produced by theatre4humanity and Collaboraction. Rob Riley plays physicist Richard Feynman in the show; Matthew Grayson designed the sound and graphics. Matt is also a professor of engineering at Northwestern University where he produced an earlier incarnation of this production as part of an annual series of plays about science. Rob and Matt join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about Feynman, left- and right-brain creativity, and the creative combustion that results when artists and scientists collaborate. View the show details>>



October 22 2012Carmen Cusack and Jason Danieley - Oct 22, 2012
What lies behind the art of singing Stephen Sondheim's music? Carmen Cusack and Jason Danieley join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about what they've learned performing the lead roles in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's current production of Sunday in the Park with George. View the show details>>



October 15 2012Jackie Taylor - Oct 15, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Jackie Taylor from Black Ensemble Theater - she talks about what the fine job Rueben Echoles did with One Name Onlyand also talked about her company's mission and the future of the Black Ensemble Theater. View the show details>>



October 8 2012Jeremy Ramey - Oct 8, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Jeremy Ramey- the music director for Theo Ubique's Smokey Joe's Cafe and Jeff Award winner for Light in the Pizza- he talks about the challengers of music direction as well as being a conductor/musician and his career from child protege to Doctorate from Juilliard School of Music. View the show details>>



October 1 2012Patrick Clear, Annabel Armour and Nick Sandys - Oct 1, 2012
Why is Edward Albee's writing like Shakespeare? Why is an Albee script like a musical score? Why are Albee lines so hard to learn? On this week's podcast, Anne Nicholson Weber is joined by actors Patrick Clear and Annabel Armour and director Nick Sandys to talk about Remy Bumppo's current production of Seascape and the lessons they've learned about how to perform Albee's work. View the show details>>



September 24 2012Larry Adams - Sep 24, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Larry Adams who plays the lead in 42nd Street at Theatre At The Center in Munster. He talks about the show as well as his long career as a leading song and dance performer in Chicago. View the show details>>



August 17 2012Jennifer Green and Jessica Forella - Sep 17, 2012
This week's podcast features director Jennifer Green and stage manager Jessica Forella, who join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss their experiences working with the young cast of Piven Theatre Workshop's current production of Tusk Tusk by Polly Stenham -- how they went about working on adult materials with child actors, how the processes of casting and rehearsing differ, and why they got better at their jobs doing this show. View the show details>>



September 10 2012Bill Larkin - Sep 10, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Bill Larkin who plays Edward Kleban in Porchlight Music Theatre's production of A Class Act. View the show details>>



September 3 2012Victoria Deiorio, Tosha Fowler, Scott Cummins and Julia Neary - Sep 3, 2012
Our podcast this week focuses on Cor Theatre's inaugural production of Skin Tight by Gary Henderson. Joining us to talk about the show and the company are Victoria Deiorio (Co-Founder, Director), Tosha Fowler (Co-Founder, cast member), Scott Cummins (Fight Director) and Julia Neary (Fight Director / Movement). They talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about the physicality of the piece, including the metaphorical uses of movement, how a fight is choreographed to tell a story, and how actors depicting lovers become comfortable with physical intimacy on stage. View the show details>>



August 27 2012Marilyn Eisenberg - Aug 27, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Marilyn Eisenberg. She talks about her life changing experiences after seeing musical theatre as well as her favorite theate companies in the Chicago area. View the show details>>



August 20 2012Stan Klein - Aug 20, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Stan Klein--the actor and co-star of Nickel History with Tony Fitzpatrick talks about his show and about how he created Firecat Projects in Chicago that is a home for artists to show their creations with being charged any fees. View the show details>>



August 12 2012Chris Plevin, Ericka Ratcliff and Matt Mueller - Aug 13, 2012
This week's podcast focuses on Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's new initative to take their production of The Taming of the Shrew into Chicago's neighborhood parks. Director of Production Chris Plevin and cast members Ericka Ratcliff (Kate) and Matt Mueller (Petruchio) join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the challeges and rewards of producing Shakespeare outside in broad daylight for audiences in neighborhoods around the city. View the show details>>



August 6 2012Jessica Hutchinson, Eleanor Hyde, Michelle Lilly, Nick Keenan - Part 2 - Aug 6, 2012
On this week's podcast, we air Part 2 of a two-part series focusing on the recently disbanded company, New Leaf Theatre. Artistic Director Jessica Hutchinson, Managing Director Eleanor Hyde, resident scenic designer Michelle Lilly, and resident sound designer Nick Keenan join Anne Nicholson Weber to discss their decision to disband the company, choices they might make differently in hindsight, and some interesting new models for producing store-front theatre in this city. View the show details>>



July 30 2012Jessica Hutchinson, Eleanor Hyde, Michelle Lilly, Nick Keenan - Part 1 - Jul 30, 2012
On this week's podcast, we air Part 1 of a two-part series focusing on the recently disbanded company, New Leaf Theatre. This week in Part 1, Artistic Director Jessica Hutchinson, Managing Director Eleanor Hyde, resident scenic designer Michelle Lilly, and resident sound designer Nick Keenan join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about New Leaf's history, culture and successes. Next week, we will conclude the conversation with Part 2, the story of the ensemble's decision to disband the company at the end of the run of their most recent show, a critcially-acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. View the show details>>



July 23 2012Tony Fitzpatrick - Jul 23, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Tony Fitzpatrick- the author, playwright, artist, actor who is staring in Nickel History: The Nation of Heat at the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre--he talks about the entire trilogy that included The Train and Stations Lost and he recalls Studs Terkel--his mentor. View the show details>>



July 16 2012Monty Cole and Brian Loevner - Jul 16, 2012
Our guests on this week's podcast are Monty Cole and Brian Loevner, two of the three members of the Chicago Commercial Collective -- a new entity in town that plans to produce commercial remounts of non-profit shows that would otherwise "close too soon." Monty and Brian talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about the genesis of the collective, their plans for the future, and their inaugural production -- a remount of Keith Huff's A Steady Rain, which the collective is producing in association with Chicago Dramatists where the show was originally developed and premiered. View the show details>>



July 9 2012Danielle Brothers - Jul 9, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Danielle Brothers who is appearing in Theo Ubique's Time After Time, the Julie Styne revue. She talks about her singing style and how much the audience motivates her singing. View the show details>>



July 2 2012Andre Pluess and Andy White - Jul 2, 2012
On this week's podcast, Anne Nicholson Weber interviews composer Andre Pluess and book writer and lyricist Andy White about their new musical, Eastland, which is currently being premiered at Lookingglass Theatre. They explain the process of developing the piece, its roots in Chicago history, and the nature of their collaboration. View the show details>>



June 25 2012Alison Kelly - Jun 25, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Alison Kelly who runs the Chicago Folks Operetta company along with her husband. They have two operettas running- The Cousin from Nowhere and The Circus Princess. Alison talks about the shows and why they do German/Viennese operettas. View the show details>>



June 18 2012David Cromer, Derrick Trumbly and Eduardo Placer - Jun 18, 2012
This week's podcast interview focuses on the production of Joanthan Larson's Rent, which is currently playing at American Theatre Company, co-produced by About Face Theatre. Director David Cromer and cast members Derrick Trumbly (Roger) and Eduardo Placer (Angel) talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about Cromer's re-examination of the iconic show and reconfiguration of the ATC space, Trumbly's performance of "One Song Glory" and Placer's experience learning a role in four days to step into a production that had already opened. View the show details>>



June 11 2012Adam Whiteman - Jun 11, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Adam Whiteman, the playwright/composer of Music Mad, How Chief O' Neill Saved the Soul of Ireland which is now playing at Chief O'neill's Pub. View the show details>>



June 4 2012Mike Nussbaum and Coburn Goss - Jun 4, 2012
This week's podcast features actors Mike Nussbaum and Coburn Goss, who are currently playing in Mark St. Germain's two-hander, Freud's Last Session, at The Mercury Theatre. Anne Nicholson Weber talks to Mike and Coburn about the challenges of playing historical figures Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, of taking over the roles from the New York actors who opened the production here in Chicago, the response of the audience to this play of ideas, and observations on the art of acting. View the show details>>



May 28 2012Peter Oyloe - May 28, 2012
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Peter Oyloe who stars in Filament Theatre Ensemble's Hank Williams: Lost Highway. He talks about the show, why the theatre ensemble chose to do it, and he also performs some musical samples from the show. View the show details>>



May 21 2012Shannon 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>>



May 14 2012Kate 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>>



May 7 2012Neil 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>>



April 30 2012Mark 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>>



April 23 2012Charles 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>>



April 16 2011Frank 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>>



April 9 2012Eric 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>>



April 2 2012Brad 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>>



March 26 2012Greg 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>>



March 19 2012Jack 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>>



March 12 2012Michael 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>>



March 5 2012Heather 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>>



February 27 2012Tristan 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>>



February 20 2012Nathan 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>>



February 13 2012Dawn 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>>



February 6 2012Dennis 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>>



January 30 2012Patrick 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>>



January 23 2012Jon 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>>



January 16 2012Ben 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>>



January 9 2012Doyle 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>>



January 2 2012Joe 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>>



December 26 2011Dennis 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>>



December 19 2011Cathy 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>>



December 12 2011Gwendolyn 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>>



December 5 2011Steve 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>>



November 28 2011Timothy 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>>



November 21 2011Greg 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>>



November 14 2011Hershey 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>>



November 7 2011Carlo 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>>



October 31 2011Jim 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>>



October 24 2011Kimberly 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>>



October 17 2011Frank 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>>



October 10 2011Jackie 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>>



October 3 2011Steve Scott - Oct 3, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Steve Scott, the associate producer of Goodman Theatre and freelance director. He talks about his current show Elling, which he is directing at the Redtwist Theatre, as well as his directing process and long career. View the show details>>



September 26 2011Barbara Gaines and Criss Henderson - Sep 26, 2011
This week's podcast features Barbara Gaines and Criss Henderson, the Artistic and Executive Directors of Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. They join Anne Nicholson Weber to review the company's 25-year history, flexion points along the way, and what lies ahead. View the show details>>



September 19 2011Aaron Thielen - Sep 19, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Aaron Thielen, the lead Artistic Director at Marriott Theatre and the book writer of For The Boys. He talks about creating a new work for the stage and he previews his latest new musical Hero to be mounted in 2012 at the Marriott Theatre. View the show details>>



September 12 2011Michael Weber - Sep 12, 2011
On this week's podcast, Anne Nicholson Weber interviews Michael Weber, the newly-appointed Artistic Director at Porchlight Music Theatre. They discuss his plans for the company and what "Chicago-style" musical theatre might look like. View the show details>>



September 5 2011Richard Friedman - Sep 5, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Richard Friedman, the Managing Director at the Theatre at the Center in Munster. In the past he was also managing director/producer at Northlight Theatre and the Organic Theatre. View the show details>>



August 29 2011Tanya Palmer and Rebecca Rugg - Aug 29, 2011
Our guests on this week's podcast are Tanya Palmer, Director of New Play Development at Goodman Theatre, and Rebecca Rugg, Artistic Producer at Steppenwolf Theatre. They join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the process of new play development and the new play festivals that each theatre will be mounting this fall: Goodman's New Stages Amplified and Steppenwolf's First Look Festival. View the show details>>



August 22 2011Evan Jackson - Aug 22, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Evan Jackson, the Artistic Director of Idle Muse Theatre and director of their current production of The Lion in Winter. View the show details>>



August 15 2011Michael Halberstam and Kathryn Lipuma - Aug 15, 2011
This week's podcast focuses on Writers Theatre. Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn Lipuma talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about the company's beginnings in the back of a North Shore bookstore; the philosophy and strategy that have shaped its culture; and new opportunities arising as the company embarks on its 20th season. View the show details>>



August 8 2011Naomi Wallace - Aug 8, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Naomi Wallace who is the playwright featured this year with the Eclipse Theatre Company. She talk about her show The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek and One Flea Spare as well as her upcoming visit to Chicago. View the show details>>



Aug 1 2011Filet Of Solo Festival - Aug 1, 2011
On this week's podcast, Anne Nicholson Weber talks with producer Sharon Evans and storytellers Matt Miller and Jeffrey Sweet about the Filet of Solo Festival currently playing in various Roger's Park venues. They talk about the history and scope of the festival, the storytelling scene in Chicago generally, and some of the specific pieces included in this year's festival. View the show details>>



July 25 2011Ann Filmer - Jul 25, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Ann Filmer, the artistic director of the 16th Street Theater. She talks about their production of Rebecca Gilman's The Crowd You're In With and her direction of Tony Fitzpatrick's Stations Lost at the Steppenwolf Garage as well of why she founded 16th Street Theater. View the show details>>



July 18 2011Timothy Douglas - Jul 18, 2011
Our podcast guest this week is Timothy Douglas, the new Artistic Director of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. He joins Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss how he is integrating his personal aesthetic with that of the company, how his identity as an African-American enters into that dynamic, and what the company has planned for the 2011-2012 season. View the show details>>



July 11 2011Josh Rollins - Jul 11, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Josh Rollins, the playwright of A Girl With Sun in Her Eyes. He talks about the production and the characters and about the challenge of writing a police procedural play. View the show details>>



July 4 2011Philip Dawkins - Jul 4, 2011
Our guest on this week's podcast is Philip Dawkins, writer of The Homosexuals, which is currently being premiered by About Face Theatre at The Victory Gardens Biograph. Dawkins talks with Anne Nicholson Weber about the evolution of the script, why it appeals to a broad audience, and some of its themes, including generational shifts in what it means to be gay, and friendships that are interlaced with sex. View the show details>>



June 27 2011Hugh Spencer - Jun 27, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Hugh Spencer, the director and president of The Saints, an organization of volunteers for the performing arts. He talks about how The Saints provide help to theaters for a variety of activities including ushering at performances, grant support and more. View the show details>>



June 20 2011Jonathan Berry and Peter Moore - Jun 20, 2011
Jonathan Berry, director of Steep Theatre's hit production of Festen, and Peter Moore, Steep's Artistic Director and a member of the cast, join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss Steep Theatre's recent successes, including their riveting staging of the play adapted from the Dogme 95 film Festen (which was released in the U.S. as The Celebration). View the show details>>



June 13 2011Scotty Zacher - Jun 13, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Scotty Zacher, the founder and editor of the Chicago Theater Beat website. He talks about his love for the Chicago theatre scene as well as his goals of the site. View the show details>>



June 6 2011John Mahoney, Rondi Reed, Tom Cox - Jun 6, 2011
On this week's podcast, cast members John Mahoney, Rondi Reed and Tom Cox join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about Northlight Theatre's hit show, The Outgoing Tide, by Bruce Graham. They discuss how they create believable family relationships on stage, why they love to act in Chicago, and how audiences are reacting to the content and tone of the piece. View the show details>>



May 30 2011Bethany Thomas - May 30, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with actress Bethany Thomas, one of the stars of Porgy and Bess which is currently playing at the Court Theatre. She talks about the show as well as her acting career. View the show details>>



May 23 2011Dennis Zacek - May 23, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Dennis Zacek, the Artistic Director of Victory Gardens Theater who is retiring after 34 years with the theater. He talks about his time at Victory Gardens as well as what he has planned for the future. View the show details>>



May 16 2011Chicago Theatre Symposium - May 16, 2011
This week's podcast completes our coverage of the Chicago Theatre Symposium, which launches this Wednesday at Columbia College of Chicago. John Green, Chair of the Theatre Department at Columbia, along with faculty members Albert Williams and Coya Paz join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their goals for the symposium and to preview some of the highlights. View the show details>>



May 9 2011Arvid Sponberg - May 9, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Arvid Sponberg, a Professor of English at Valparaiso University and theatre historian. He talks about the creation of the first ever Chicago Theatre Symposium which will occur May 18-22. View the show details>>



May 2 2011Steven Hill - May 2, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Steven Hill, the owner/operations manager at New Rock Theatre (formerly LaCosta Theatre). He talks about the challenges and opportunities with owning and operating a theatre venue. View the show details>>



April 25 2011Carolyn Faye Kramer - Apr 25, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with actress Carolyn Faye Kramer. She talks about her leading role in Filament Theatre Ensemble's Eurydice and what it is like to act in a new large loft theatre space at Lacuna Artist's Loft in Pilsen. She also talks about the late night Filament show, Orpheus. View the show details>>



April 18 2011James Bohnen - Apr 18, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with James Bohnen, the outgoing artistic director of Remy Bumppo Theatre and the director of The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?. Bohnen talks about how he started Remy Bumppo and its history and his philosophy of directing. View the show details>>



April 11 2011Annabel Armour - Apr 11, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Annabel Armour. She talks about her performance as Stevie in Remy Bumppo Theatre's The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? and what is is like to be a longtime ensemble member at Remy Bumppo. View the show details>>



April 4 2011Austin Cook - Apr 4, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Austin Cook, the music director of Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. He talks about what he did with the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and about his classical background. View the show details>>



March 28 2011Sara Pavlak - Mar 28, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Sara Pavlak, the star of Agnes Of God by Hubris Productions at The Greenhouse Theater Center. She talks about the show as well as her acting career. View the show details>>



March 21 2011Omen Sade - Mar 21, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Omen Sade, the star of Servant of Two Masters at Piccolo Theatre. He talks about the show as well as Commedia Dell'Arte as a theatre style. View the show details>>



March 14 2011Madrid St. Angelo - Mar 14, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Madrid St. Angelo, the Artistic Director of UrbanTheater Company. He talks about his current show Sonnets for an Old Century that he is directing at the Steppenwolf Theatre. View the show details>>



March 7 2011Aaron Todd Douglas - Mar 7, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Aaron Todd Douglas, the director of Radio Golf which is currently playing at the Raven Theatre. View the show details>>



February 28 2011Bob Falls and Roche Schulfer - Feb 28, 2011
Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Bob Falls and Exective Director Roche Schulfer join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the Belarus Free Theatre - a theatre company "on the run." How did Chicago become a temporary refuge for the company? What is their future? What did we in Chicago learn from them as artists and activists? View the show details>>



February 21 2011Robert Kauzlaric - Feb 21, 2011
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Robert Kauzlaric who has adapted 10 plays for Lifeline Theatre. They talk about the current one he has adapted, The Moonstone which is now playing at Lifeline. View the show details>>



February 14 2011Hallie 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>>



February 7 2011Luke 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>>



January 31 2011Hamletmachine - 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>>



January 24 2011David 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>>



Januray 17 2011Deborah 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>>



January 10 2011Kelly 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>>



January 3 2011Jenny 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>>



December 27 2010Brenda 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>>



December 20 2010A 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>>



December 13 2010Bernie 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>>



December 6 2010Tommy 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>>



November 29 2010Ron 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>>



November 22 2010Traces - 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>>



November 15 2010Hill 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>>



November 8 2010Robert 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>>



November 1 2010Jon 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>>



October 25 2010The 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>>



October 18 2010Allison 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>>



October 11 2010Night 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>>



October 4 2010Mary 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>>



September 27 2010Lisa 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>>



September 20 2010The 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>>



September 13 2010Theatre 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>>



September 6 2010University 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>>



August 30 2010Andrew 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>>



August 23 2010Peter 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>>



August 16 2010Julie 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>>



August 9 2010Jeremy 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>>



August 2 2010George 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>>



July 26 2010That 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>>



July 19 2010Kevin 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>>



July 12 2010Peter 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>>



July 5 2010John 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>>



June 28 2010Fred Anzevino - Jun 28, 2010
This week, Anne Nicholson Weber interviews Fred Anzevino, the Artistic Director and one of the founders of Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre. They talk about Theo Ubique's development and history, the current show (a revue of the music of Harold Arlen called Sweet and Hot), and cabaret theatre in general. View the show details>>



June 21 2010Brian Posen - Jun 21, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Brian Posen, the new artistic director for Stage 773. He talks about his career in Chicago Theatre as well as buying the Theatre Building Chicago. View the show details>>



June 14 2010Suicide Incorporated - Jun 14, 2010
This week's podcast features playwright Andrew Hinderaker, director Jonathan Berry and producer/actor Michael Patrick Thornton, who join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss the three-year process of readings, workshops and rehearsals that will culminate later this week in The Gift Theatre Company's world-premiere of Hinderaker's new play, Suicide Incorporated. View the show details>>



June 7 2010Welz Kauffman - Jun 7, 2010
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast we talk with the president and chief executive officer of Ravinia Festival, Welz Kauffman. He talks about the very successful Ravinia Festival as well as the upcoming season. View the show details>>



May 31 2010Paul Holmquist, Alan Donahue, Charlie Alves - May 31, 2010
The topic of this week's podcast is the "stage magic" in Lifeline's production of Neverwhere. Director Paul Holmquist, Scenic and Properties Designer Alan Donahue, and Video/Projection Designer Charlie Alves join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about how you put an epic-sized, fantastical world onto the stage of a small storefront theatre. View the show details>>



May 24 2010Joshua Schmidt and Keith Parham - May 24, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with music composer Joshua Schmidt and lighting designer Keith Parham about their current show Baal by Tuta Theatre Chicago playing at the Chopin Theatre. View the show details>>



May 17 2010Gigi Pritzker - May 17, 2010
Our guest on this week's podcast is Chicago producer Gigi Pritzker, who co-produced Million Dollar Quartet. She talks with Anne Nicholson Weber about the journey the show has taken from a first reading at her theatre incubator in the Coronet Theatre in L.A., through Daytona Beach, Seattle, and Chicago, and now on to Broadway, where the show is nominated for three Tony awards. View the show details>>



May 10 2010Jeremy Wechsler - May 10, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Tom Williams talks with Jeremy Wechsler, the artistic director of Theater Wit. He talks about their new space and their current show, Spin. View the show details>>



May 3 2010Nic Dimond - May 3, 2010
This week on Talk Theatre In Chicago, Benno Nelson sits down to talk with Nic Dimond, artistic director of Strawdog Theatre to talk about the upcoming season, and the day to day job of running a company. View the show details>>



April 26 2010Dennis Kelly - Apr 26, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Dennis Kelly, one of the stars of The Hiding Place playing at the Provision Theater. He talks about the show as well as his acting career. View the show details>>



April 19 2010Stephen Ouimette - Apr 19, 2010
This week's podcast profiles Stephen Ouimette, who is currently appearing as Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. He talks with Anne Nicholson Weber about his wide-ranging career acting for theatre and television (including as Oliver in the popular tv series Slings & Arrows), voicing animated films and directing for the stage. View the show details>>



April 12 2010Terry McCabe - Apr 12, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Terry McCabe, the Artisitc Director of City Lit Theater Company. He talks about their current show The Body Snatchers as well as their upcoming season. View the show details>>



April 5 2010Charlie Newell and Drew Dir - Apr 5, 2010
On this week's podcast, Anne Nicholson Weber is joined by the Artistic Director at Court Theatre, Charlie Newell, and the Court Theatre's resident dramaturg, Drew Dir. They discuss the Court's current production of The Illusion, a free adaptation by Tony Kushner of Pierre Corneille's French Baroque masterpiece, and describe an unusual collaboration with professors and students at the University of Chicago to investigate the original Corneille text, Corneille's world and Kushner's adaptation. View the show details>>



March 29 2010Emilie Beck and Bernard Beck - Mar 29, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with playwright and director Emilie Beck and her father Bernard Beck who is appearing in her one-man show Number Of People playing at the Piven Theatre in Evanston. View the show details>>



March 22 2010Abigail's Party - Mar 22, 2010
Our guests on this week's interview podcast are Kirsten Fitzgerald, Mierka Girten and Natalie West -- three of the cast members from Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh, which is currently playing at A Red Orchid Theatre. They talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about comic acting, playing drunk and the actor's dual relationship with the other actors and with the audience. View the show details>>



March 15 2010Emily Skinner - Mar 15, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with actress Emily Skinner who is one of the stars of Billy Elliot The Musical at the Ford Oriental Theatre. She talks about her role in the hit musical as well as her acting career. View the show details>>



March 8 2010Martin Kamensky and Andrew Hobgood - Mar 8, 2010
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Benno Nelson talks about theatre and accounting with Martin Kamensky from Rockstar CPA and Andrew Hobgood from The New Colony. View the show details>>



March 1 2010Renee Matthews - Mar 1, 2010
This week's on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast features actress Renee Matthews who talks with Tom Williams about her current role in Over The Tavern at Noble Fool as well as her great acting career. View the show details>>



February 22 2010Victoria Bailey and Todd London - Feb 22, 2010
This week's podcast is something a little different. Last month, the League of Chicago Theatre's hosted an event at Chicago Dramatists centered on a new book called Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play, which was recently published by Theatre Devleopment Fund. Outrageous Fortune is a study of the lives of America playwrights, the relationship between playwrights and non-profit producers, and the process by which new plays get produced. The book has caused something of a stir in theatrical circles.

Theatre in Chicago was at Chicago Dramatists that day, and we recorded the opening presentation by Victoria Bailey, Executive Director of Theatre Development Fund, and Todd London, one of the book's authors, which summarizes the findings of the book. This week's podcast is the recording of that presentaiton. View the show details>>



February 15 2010Dale Benson - Feb 15, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with actor Dale Benson who is currently starring in Noises Off at the Theatre at the Center. He talks about the role as well as his acting career. View the show details>>



February 8 2010The Brother/Sister Plays - Feb 8, 2010
This week's interview podcast features the cast of The Brothers Size, which is the middle play in Tarell Alvin McCraney's trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays, currently playing at Steppenwolf Theatre. Phillip James Brannon, K. Todd Freeman and Glenn Davis talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about their approach to McCraney's poetic voice, his mythic influences and the unusual three-man triangle at the heart of the play. View the show details>>



February 1 2010Mary Beth Fisher - Feb 1, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Mary Beth Fisher who is currently starring in The Year of Magical Thinking at the Court Theater. She talks about the one-person show as well as how she met with author Joan Didion to prespare for the role. View the show details>>



January 25 2010Gary Griffin and Jim Corti - Jan 25, 2010
The subject of this week's interview podcast is Noel Coward. Jim Corti, director of Writers Theatre's Oh Coward, and Gary Griffin, director of Private Lives at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about Coward's aesthetic and how each of them chose to re-examine Coward's work with today's audiences in mind. View the show details>>



Sara SheperdSara Sheperd - Jan 18, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Sara Sheperd who is currently starring in Funny Girl as Fanny Brice at the Drury Lane- Oakbrook. She talks about the role as well as her acting career. View the show details>>



January 11 2010Young Playwrights Festival - Jan 11, 2010
The three winners of the 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival at Pegasus Players are college freshmen Gabriella Bonamici, Giziang Lee, and Kat Blackburn. Gabi, Gigi and Kat are joined by festival director Ilesa Duncan and one of the three playwright mentors, Andrew Hinderaker, to talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about the selection, mentoring and production processes that culminate this month with a professional production of the three winning scripts. View the show details>>



January 4 2010Larry Yando - Jan 4, 2010
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with actor Larry Yando about his career and his reoccurring role as Scrooge at the Goodman Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol. View the show details>>



December 28 2009Hereshey Felder - Dec 28, 2009
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Hershey Felder, the pianist, actor, playwrightand producer of shows such as George Gershwin Alone, Monsieur Chopin and Beethoven, As I Knew Him. View the show details>>



December 21 2009Death Of A Salesman - Dec 21, 2009
Raven Theatre Company's production of Death of a Salesman is the focus of this week's Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast. Actors Chuck Spencer (Willy Loman), Jason Huysman (Bif Loman) and Greg Caldwell (Happy Loman) talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about their take on Arthur Miller's great play. View the show details>>



December 14 2009Michael Colucci - Dec 14, 2009
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Michael Colucci, the founder and Artistic Director of Redtwist Theatre. View the show details>>



AuditionsAuditions - Dec 7, 2009
This week Benno Nelson sits in on the first day of auditions for The Plagiarists' upcoming The Wreck of The Medusa. He talks with the production team - co-writer Greg Peters and director Jack Tamburri - as well as actors - Tony Kaehny, Griffin Sharps, and Anderson Lawfer - about the ins and outs of auditioning for theater in Chicago. View the show details>>



November 30 2009Kimberly Senior - Nov 30, 2009
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Kimberly Senior about her current show The Pillowman playing at the Redtwist Theatre. View the show details>>



November 23 2009How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found - Nov 23, 2009
The subject on the this week's Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast is Mary Arrchie Theatre's production of How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found. Anne Nicholson Weber talks with Director Richard Cotovsky and actors Carlo Lorenzo Garcia and Kevin Stark. View the show details>>



November 16 2009William Mason - Nov 16, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre in Chicago podcast we talk with William Mason, the general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago. He talks about his role as well as the Lyric Opera's season. View the show details>>



November 9 2009The Glorious Ones - Nov 9, 2009
This week's Talk Theatre In Chicago's podcast features music director Nick Sula, and cast members Dana Tretta and Danni Smith from Boho Theatre's production of The Glorious Ones by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. View the show details>>



November 2 2009Mike Nussbaum - Nov 2, 2009
Thie week on the Talk Theatre in Chicago podcast, Tom Williams talks with Mike Nussbaum, one of the stars of Remy Bumppo Theatre's Heroes. View the show details>>



October 26 2009Michael Montenegro - Oct 26, 2009
Thie week on the Talk Theatre in Chicago podcast, Anne Nicholson Weber talks with Michael Montenegro, the artistic director of the newly-founded puppet theatre, Theatre Zarko. View the show details>>



October 19 2009Ed Rutherford - Oct 19, 2009
On this episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Ed Rutherford about his current show The Last Unicorn playing at the City Lit Theater. View the show details>>



October 12 2009The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity - Oct 12, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we feature producer Sandy Shinner, director Eddie Torres and actor Desmin Borges, who join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their contributions to the hit production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity currently playing at Victory Gardens Theater. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



October 5 2009Paul Kalina - Oct 5, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Paul Kalina who is the Clowing Director for the hit show Animal Crackers playing at the Goodman Theatre. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



September 28 2009Treasure Island - Sep 28, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Benno Nelson interviews Robert McLean, Geoff Coates, Christopher M. Walsh, Patrick Blashill, and Sean Sinitski about their current show Treasure Island. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



September 21 2009Michael Shannon - Sep 21, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with actor Michael Shannon about his current show Mistakes Were Made. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



September 14 2009Under Milk Wood - Sep 14, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Anne Nicholson Weber interviews actors Jacqui Jackson and Dave Skvarla, director Paul S. Holmquist and sound designer Thomas Dixon from Under Milk Wood. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



September 7 2009Tim Gregory - Sep 7, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Tim Gregory, the Artistic Director of Provision Theater Company, about his current show Cotton Patch Gospel. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



August 31 2009Interns - Aug 31, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Benno Nelson talks with Josh Sobel, Kirsten Fitzgerald, and Jason Gerace about interns in the arts and theater. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



August 24 2009Rebecca Finnegan - Aug 24, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Rebecca Finnegan about her current show Cabaret playing at Drury Lane Oakbrook. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



August 17 2009Summer Smart, Max Quinlan and Mary Ernster - Aug 17, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Summer Smart, Max Quinlan and Mary Ernster - the three principals in Marriott Theatre's current production of The Light in the Piazza - join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss the training of the singing actor, their process for preparing some of the musical numbers in the show and what makes this piece unusual. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



August 10 2009Stef Tovar - Aug 10, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with Stef Tovar about his current show High Fidelity...The Musical playing at Piper's Alley. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



August 3 2009Macbeth - Aug 3, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with actors Patrick Clear, Joel Stanley Huff, and E.B. Smith about their current roles in Macbeth. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



July 27 2009Levi Kreis - Jul 27, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with actor Levi Kreis, one of the stars of the hit show Million Dollar Quartet. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



July 20 2009Stage Managers - Jul 20, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast Anne Nicholson Weber talks with three Chicago stage managers - David Castellanos, Patia Bartlett and Erica Foster. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



July 13 2009Stacey Flaster - Jul 13, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we talk with director and choreographer Stacey Flaster about her current show Footloose playing at Theatre At The Center. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



July 6 2009Henry Godinez - Jul 6, 2009
This week's Talk Theatre In Chicago's podcast features Henry Godinez, who is a Resident Artistic Associate at Goodman Theatre. Godinez talks with Anne Nicholson Weber about Goodman's current production of Jose Rivera's Boleros for the Disenchanted. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



June 29 2009Michael Harvey - Jun 29, 2009
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with actor Michael Harvey who is starring in Little Brother. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



June 22 2009Joshua Schmidt and Jan Tranen - Jun 22, 2009
This week's Talk Theatre in Chicago podcast features composer Joshua Schmidt and lyricist Jan Tranen. They join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their collaboration on A Minister's Wife - the new musical based on George Bernard Shaw's play Candida commissioned and produced by Writers' Theatre. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



June 15 2009Welz Kauffman - Jun 15, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we interview the president and chief executive officer of Ravinia Festival, Welz Kauffman. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



June 8 2009Busman's Honeymoon - Jun 8, 2009
This week's podcast focuses on Lifeline Theatre's production of Busman's Honeymoon. Adaptor Frances Limoncelli and actors Jenifer Tyler and Peter Greenberg discuss the technical challenges of staging a mystery novel and speaking Dorothy Sayers' brainy dialogue, and romance on (and off) stage. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



June 1 2009Richard Strimer - Jun 1, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we interview Richard Strimer, one of the stars of Crazy For You playing at the Theatre At The Center. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



May 25, 2009Sound Designers - May 25, 2009
This week's Talk Theatre In Chicago podcat focuses on sound design. Designers Nick Keenan, Ray Nardelli and Joshua Horvath who talk with host Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss the sound design of two current productions (The Piano Lesson at Court Theatre and Rock 'n Roll at Goodman Theatre). We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



May 18 2009BJ Jones - May 18, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we interview the Artistic Director of the Northlight Theatre, BJ Jones. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



May 11 2009The History Boys - May 11, 2009
This week's podcast focuses on TimeLine Theatre's production of The History Boys by Alan Bennett. First, dialect coach Eva Beneman and actor Will Allan talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about dialect -- how to teach it and why it matters. Then director Nick Bowling and actor Donald Brearley join the discussion to talk about the concept of "ensemble". We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



May 4 2009Ken Ludwig - May 4, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with playwright Ken Ludwig. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



April 27, 2009Kris Vire - Apr 27, 2009
On this week's Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Kris Vire joins Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about his work as a theatre writer for Time Out Chicago and his new appointment as Theatre Editor for the magazine. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



April 20, 2009Kirsten Fitzgerald - Apr 20, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we interview Kirsten Fitzgerald, the Artistic Director of A Red Orchid Theatre and one of the stars of their current show Pumpgirl. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



April 13, 2009Frank Galati, Jon Michael Hill, K. Todd Freeman - Apr 13, 2009
This week's interview podcast focuses Steppenwolf Theatre's production of The Tempest. Actors Frank Galati, Jon Michael Hill and K. Todd Freeman discuss how Steppenwolf's culture and style affected their take on Shakespeare, their use of the Viewpoints technique, their work on verse-speaking, and the reverberations of race in the production. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



April 6, 2009Regina Taylor - Apr 6, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Regina Taylor, the author of Magnolia currently playing at the Goodman Theatre. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



March 30, 2009Kevin Cox - Mar 30, 2009
This week on Talk Theatre Podcast actor Kevin Cox talks with Anne Nicholson Weber about the creation of his critically-acclaimed version of the Frankenstein monster for Bohemian Theatre Ensemble's production of Playing With Fire. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



March 23 2009Walter Stearns - Mar 23, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we interview the Artistic Director of the Porchlight Music Theatre, Walter Stearns. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



March 16 2009Robert Falls and Greg Allen - Mar 16, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls and The Neo-Futurists Founding Director Greg Allen join us this week to discuss the final production in Goodman's Eugene O'Neill Festival, Allen's deconstructed version of Strange Interlude. We also have Chicago's theatre News. View the show details>>



March 9 2009Dorothy Milne - Mar 9, 2009
This week on the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we interview the Artistic Director of the Lifelline Theatre, Dorothy Milne. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



March 2 2009Christina Calvit and Marilyn Campbell - Mar 2, 2009
This week's Talk Theatre podcast features Christina Calvit and Marilyn Campbell, who talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about the hows and whys of adapting novels for the stage. We also have Chicago's theatre News. View the show details>>



February 23 2009Tony D'Angelo - Feb 23, 2009
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with producer Tony D'Angelo who talks about his upcoming show The Quiet Man Tales. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



February 16 2009Michael Halberstam and Brett Neveu - Feb 16, 2009
This week's Talk Theatre in Chicago podcast features playwright Brett Neveu and Writers' Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam in conversation with Anne Nicholson Weber. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



February 9 2009Janet Ulrich Brooks - Feb 9, 2009
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Janet Ulrich Brooks who is starring in Not Enough Air. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



February 2 2009Ann Filmer, Cheri Lynne and Caroline Rau - Feb 2, 2009
This week's podcast focuses on a production of Fires in the Mirror by Anna Deavere Smith, which is currently playing at the 16th Street Theatre in Berwyn. Anne Nicholson Weber interviews Ann Filmer, who directed the show, and cast members Cheri Lynne and Caroline Rau about Anna Deavere Smith's work. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



January 26 2009Brian Dennehy - Jan 26, 2009
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Brian Dennehy who is starring in Desire Under The Elms. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



January 19, 2009Brian Sidney Bembridge, Jack Magaw and Todd Rosenthal - Jan 19, 2009
On this week's Talk Theatre in Chicago podcast scenic designers Brian Sidney Bembridge, Jack Magaw and Todd Rosenthal join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about the language of scenic design, their design process, and their collaboration with the director and other members of the design team. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



January 12, 2009Joseph Anthony Foronda and Rachel Rockwell - Jan 12, 2009
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have a double interview with Joseph Anthony Foronda and Rachel Rockwell from Miss Saigon. We also have Chicago's theatre news. Joseph Anthony Foronda and Rachel Rockwell double interview View the show details>>



January 5, 2009Criss Henderson - Jan 5, 2009
This week's Talk Theatre in Chicago podcast features Criss Henderson, Executive Director at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. He talks with Anne Nicholson Weber about Chicago Shakespeare's World's Stage Series. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



December 29, 2008Max McLean - Dec 29, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Max McLean, one of the adapters and the star of the hit show The Screwtape Letters. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



December 22, 2008Julie Shannon - Dec 22, 2008
This week's Talk Theatre in Chicago interview podcast features Chicago lyricist and composer, Julie Shannon, who created Bailiwick Repertory Theater's perennial favorite, The Christmas Schooner, with Chicago actor and book writer John Reeger. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



December 15, 2008Rudy Hogenmiller - Dec 15, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast we have an interview with Rudy Hogenmiller, the Artistic Director of Light Opera Works. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



December 8, 2008Mary Ann Thebus and Lia Mortensen - Dec 8, 2008
This week on the Talk Theatre in Chicago interview podcast, Anne Nicholson Weber interviews actors Mary Ann Thebus and Lia Mortensen about their work in Next Theatre's production of Lisa Kron's Well. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



December 1, 2008Damian Arnold - Dec 1, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast we have an interview with producer Damian Arnold. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



November 24, 2008Belle Barth - Nov 24, 2008
This week's Talk Theatre in Chicago interview podcast focuses on Belle Barth: If I Embarrass You, Tell Your Friends -- a new musical playing at No Exit Café. Anne Nicholson Weber first interviews the book writer, lyricist and composer -- Joanne Koch, Owen Kalt and Ilya Levinson, and then interviews the show's star, Bethany Thomas. We also have Chocago's theatre news. View the show details>>



November 17, 2008Nathaniel Swift - Nov 17, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast we have an interview with Nathaniel Swift, the Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre Company. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



November 10, 2008PJ Paparelli, David Catlin, Mark Weston - Nov 10, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast the interview features the artistic directors of three Chicago-area theatres: PJ Paparelli of American Theatre Company; David Catlin of Lookingglass Theatre; and Mark Weston of Apple Tree Theatre. We also have Chicago's Theatre News View the show details>>



November 3, 2008Brian McCaskill - Nov 3, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with actor Brian McCaskill who talks about his current show Million Dollar Quartet. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



October 27, 2008Sean Graney, Karen Aldridge, Jeffrey Carlson - Oct 27, 2008
This week on the Talk Theatre podcast, we have an interview with Sean Graney, Karen Aldridge, and Jeffrey Carlson about their current show Edward II playing at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



October 20, 2008James Powell - Oct 20, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with the director of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, James Powell. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



October 13, 2008Casting Directors - Oct 13, 2008
This week's Talk Theatre in Chicago podcast features three Chicago casting directors - Erica Daniels from Steppenwolf Theatre; Bob Mason from Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and Matt Miller from TP&R Casting. We also have a special news segment about the changes at the Jeff Awards. View the show details>>



October 6, 2008Charlie Newell - Oct 6, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast we have an interview with Charlie Newell, the Artistic Director of Court Theatre. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



September 29, 2008Deborah Clapp - Sep 29, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast we have an interview with Deborah Clapp, the new Executive Director of the League of Chicago Theatres. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



September 22, 2008David Girolmo - Sep 22, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with actor David Girolmo who talks about his current show Candide. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



September 15, 2008Richard Christiansen - Sep 15, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast we have an interview with Richard Christiansen, who has written about the arts in Chicago for more than forty years, including as Chief Critic at the Chicago Tribune. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



September 8, 2008Nick Bowling and PJ Powers - Sep 8, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast we have an interview with Nick Bowling and PJ Powers from the Timeline Theatre Company. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



September 1, 2008Martha Lavey - Sep 1, 2008
This week's Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast features Steppenwolf Theatre's Artistic Director, Martha Lavey, who discusses with Anne Nicholson Weber the past and future of the company, its recent successes and her leadership style. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



August 25, 2008Beata Pilch - Aug 25, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast we have an interview with Beata Pilch, the founder and Artistic Director of the Trap Door Theatre. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



August 18, 2008Joyce Piven, Jennifer Green, Susan Payne - Aug 18, 2008
On this week's Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast, Anne Nicholson Weber interviews Joyce Piven, co-founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of the Piven Theatre Workshop, along with Artistic Director, Jennifer Green, and faculty member Susan Payne. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



August 11, 2008Henry Godinez - Aug 11, 2008
On this week's Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast we have an interview with Henry Godinez, the Resident Artistic Associate of the Goodman Theatre. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



August 4, 2008Chris Jones, Tony Adler, Kerry Reid - Aug 4, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with three local critics: Chris Jones, Chief Critic for The Chicago Tribune; Tony Adler, Arts Editor for The Reader; and free-lance reviewer Kerry Reid. We also have Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



July 28, 2008Lara Filip - Jul 28, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Lara Filip who talks about her current show Cyrano: Translated. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



July 21, 2008Christine Binder and Sylvia Hernandez DiStasi - Jul 21, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we interview lighting designer Chris Binder and choreographer Sylvia Hernandez DiStasi who talk about their work on Lookingglass Alice. We also have the Chicago's Theatre News for the week. View the show details>>



July 14, 2008David Alex - Jul 14, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with playwright David Alex who talks about his current show Onto Infinity. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



July 7, 2008Sheldon Patinkin - Jul 7, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast Anne Nicholson Weber talks with Sheldon Patinkin, one of the founders of Second City and head of the theatre department at Columbia College Chicago, about his new book, "No Legs, No Jokes, No Chance": A History of the American Musical Theater. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



June 30, 2008Ed Rutherford - Jun 30, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview Ed Rutherford who stars in Six Characters in Search of an Author which is playing at City Lit Theater. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



June 23, 2008Hallie Gordon and Elizabeth Margolius - Jun 23, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, we have an interview with Hallie Gordon, the Artistic Director of Theater on The Lake, as well as Elizabeth Margolius, who will be remounting Bohemian Theatre Ensemble's Songs for a New World this summer at the theater. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



June 16, 2008Arnold Johnston - Jun 16, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, we have an interview with Arnold Johnston the co-creator of Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of The Night. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



June 9, 2008Mary-Arrchie Theatre - Jun 9, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast, Anne Nicholson Weber interviews Richard Cotovsky, Carlo Lorenzo Garcia and Kevin Christopher Fox about their play Beggars In The Houuse of Plenty. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



June 2, 2008Brett Neveu - Jun 2, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with playwright Brett Neveu about his current show Gas For Less which is playing at the Goodman Theatre. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



May 26, 2008Todd Logan - May 26, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with playwright Todd Logan about his current show Botanic Garden. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



May 19, 2008Jason Moore - May 19, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with director Jason Moore who is directing Avenue Q. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



May 12, 2008David H Bell - May 12, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with director, choreographer and author David H. Belll. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



May 5, 2008Brian Dickie - May 5, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Brian Dickie, the General Director of Chicago Opera Theatre. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



April 28, 2008James Bohnen - Apr 28, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with James Bohnen, the Artistic Director of Remy Bumppo Theatre. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



April 21, 2008Julieanne Ehre - Apr 21, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Julieanne Ehre, the Artistic Director of Greasy Joan & Co. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



April 14, 2008Alison Vesely - Apr 14, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Alison Vesely, the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of First Folio Shakespeare Festival. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



April 7, 2008Stephen Flaherty - Apr 7, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Tony Award winning composer Stephen Flaherty. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



March 31, 2008James Moye - Mar 31, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with actor James Moye, one of the stars of the musical The Drowsy Chaperone. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



March 24, 2008Horton Foote and Hallie Foote - Mar 24, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with playwright Horton Foote along with his daughter, actress Hallie Foote who is currently in The Trip to Bountiful. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



March 17, 2008Summer Smart - Mar 17, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Summer Smart, the star of Sweet Charity playing at the Drury Lane- Oakbrook. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



Lois Smith InterviewLois Smith - Mar 10, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Lois Smith, the star of The Trip To Bountiful playing at the Goodman Theatre. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



March 3, 2008Keith Huff - Mar 3, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Keith Huff, the playwright of the hit show A Steady Rain. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



February 25, 2008Connie Canaday Howard - Feb 25, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Connie Canaday Howard, the Artistic Director of the Buffalo Theatre Ensemble. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



Linda Eder InterviewLinda Eder - Feb 18, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Linda Eder, the star concert and Broadway vocalist. We also have Chicago's Theatre News View the show details>>



James Harms InterviewJames Harms - Feb 11, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with James Harms, one of the stars of La Cage aux Folles. We also have Chicago's Theatre News View the show details>>



February 4, 2008Denise McGowan - Feb 4, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Denise McGowan, one of the hosts of "Monday Night Live" at Petterino's. We also have Chicago's Theatre News View the show details>>



January 28, 2008Patty Duke and Marni Nixon Interview - Jan 28, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have a double feature with an interview with Patty Duke as well as an interview with Marni Nixon. We also have Chicago's Theatre News View the show details>>



January 21, 2008Robert Falls - Jan 21, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Robert Falls, the Artistic Director of the Goodman Theatre. We also have Chicago's Theatre News View the show details>>



January 14, 2008Alex Levy - Jan 14, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Alex Levy, the Artistic Director of Pegasus Players. He discusses their current 22nd Annual Young Playwrights Festival. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



January 7, 2008Gary Griffin - Jan 7, 2008
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Gary Griffin, the director of The Goodbye Girl playing at the Drury Lane Oakbrook as well as countless other shows including The Color Purple. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



December 31, 2007Stephen Louis Grush - Dec 31, 2007
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Stephen Louis Grush, one of the stars of Good Boys And True playing at the Steppenwolf Theatre. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



December 24, 2007Gregg Opelka - Dec 24, 2007
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Gregg Opelka, the playwright of Marrying Terry playing at the Victory Gardens Theater Greenhouse. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



December 17, 2007Tovah Feldshuh - Dec 17, 2007
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Tovah Feldshuh, the star of Tea At Five playing at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



December 10, 2007Heidi Kettenring - Dec 10, 2007
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Heidi Kettenring, one of the stars of Little Women playing at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



December 3, 2007Vincent L. Lonergan and Shawn Pfautsch - Dec 3, 2007
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Vincent L. Lonergan and Shawn Pfautsch, the stars of Signal Ensemble Theatre's Old Wicked Songs. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



November 26, 2007Erica Elam - Nov 26, 2007
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Erica Elam, one of the stars of The Philadelphia Story playing at the Victory Gardens Greenhouse. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



November 19, 2007Eric Rosen - Nov 19, 2007
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Eric Rosen, the founding Artisitc Director of About Face Theatre. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



November 12, 2007Karen Aldridge - Nov 12, 2007
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with actress Karen Aldridge who is currently starring in The Cook. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



November 5, 2007Jeffrey Sweet - Nov 5, 2007
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with playwright Jeffrey Sweet. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



October 29, 2007Kyle DeSantis - Oct 29, 2007
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have an interview with Kyle DeSantis, the Managing Director of the Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre and the Drury Lane Water Tower Place Theatre. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



October 22, 2007Doug Peck - Oct 22, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Doug Peck, the Musical Director of "I Do, I Do" now playing at the American Theatre Company. We also have Chicago's Theatre News for your listening enjoyment. View the show details>>



October 15, 2007Diane Hires - Oct 15, 2007
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have a phone interview with Diane Hires, the Equity Chair of the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



October 8, 2007Austin Tichenor - Oct 8, 2007
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago podcast we have a phone interview with Austin Tichenor from the Reduced Shakespeare Company. He talks to Tom Williams about his two shows playing at the Royal George Theatre. View the show details>>



October 1, 2007Bill Pullinsi - Oct 1, 2007
This week on the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast Bill Pullinsi, Artistic Director of Theatre at the Center, talks to Tom Williams about his latest show "Hello, Dolly!". We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



September 24, 2007Maury Yeston - Sep 24, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Maury Yeston, the Tony Award winning composer and lyricist. He talks about his show "Phantom" which is playing at the Theatre Building Chicago. Also, we have the week's Chicago theatre news. View the show details>>



September 17, 2007Chaon Cross - Sep 17, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Chaon Cross, one of the stars in "Cymbeline" playing at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Also, we have the week's Chicago theatre news. View the show details>>



September 10, 2007Marc Robin - Sep 10, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Marc Robin, the director of "The Producers" playing at the Marriott Theatre. Also, we have the week's Chicago theatre news. View the show details>>



September 3, 2007Louis Contey - Sep 3, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Louis Contey, the director of "Paradise Lost" playing at the TimeLine Theatre. Also, we have the week's Chicago theatre news. View the show details>>



August 27, 2007Greg Kolack - Aug 27, 2007
This week: Greg Kolack, Director of "The Odd Couple" now playing at the Oakbrook Terrace Drury Lane Theatre talks to Tom Williams. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



August 20, 2007Ron Hawking - Aug 20, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Ron Hawking, the star of "The Men And Their Music" playing at the Mercury Theatre. Also, we have the week's Chicago theatre news. View the show details>>



August 13, 2007James Dunn - Aug 13, 2007
On this week's episode we have an interview with James Dunn from Raven Theatre's "Resort 76." We also have reviews by Tom Williams and Al Bresloff. And, of course, Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



August 6, 2007Beverly Friend - Aug 6, 2007
On this week's episode we have an interview with Beverly Friend, the theatre critic for the Pioneer Press. Also, we have a new review segment and Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



July 30, 2007Michael Mahler - Jul 30, 2007
On this week's episode we have an interview with Michael Mahler from Joe, The Musical at the Chicago Dramatists. Also, we have Chicago's Theatre News for you. View the show details>>



July 23, 2007Stratford Fellows - Jul 23, 2007
This week on Talk Theatre in Chicago, Anne Nicholson Weber interviews Chicago actors Ian Novak and Brendan Averett, two alumni of the prestigious Fellows Program of the Chicago Associates of the Stratford Festival. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



July 16, 2007Anthony Guerrero - Jul 16, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast we have an interview with Anthony Guerrero from Love! Valor! Compassion! Also, we have Chicago's Theatre News for your listening pleasure, View the show details>>



July 9, 2007Terry James - Jul 9, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Terry James, the Executive Producer of the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. We also have an audio review and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



July 2, 2007Molly Brennan and Paul Kalina - Jul 2, 2007
This week on Talk Theatre in Chicago, Anne Nicholson Weber interviews "500 Clown" company-members Paul Kalina and Molly Brennan. We also have Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



June 25, 2007Maura Kidwell - Jun 25, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Maura Kidwell who is in Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Actors Workshop Theatre. We also have an audio review and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



June 18, 2007Jack Hickey - Jun 18, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Jack Hickey, the Artistic Director of the Oak Park Festival Theatre. We also have an audio review and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



June 11, 2007Caludia Allen - Jun 11, 2007
This week on Talk Theatre in Chicago, Anne Nicholson Weber talks with playwright Claudia Allen about the process of adapting Stuart Dybek's novel, I Sailed With Magellan, for the Victory Gardens stage. Also, we have another audio review and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



June 4, 2007Max Wagner - Jun 4, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Producer Max Wagner, he talks about producing The Strange Tree Group's "Mr. Spacky…The Man Who Was Continuously Followed by Wolves". We also have an audio review and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



May 28, 2007David Zak - May 28, 2007
On this week's episode we have an interview with David Zak, Artistic Director of Bailiwick Repertory, about their latest show " Jerry Springer - The Opera". We also have an audio review of the show and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



May 21, 2007Gabe Greene and Richard Pettengill - May 21, 2007
This week on Talk Theatre in Chicago, guests Gabe Greene and Richard Pettengill talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about the crucial role of the audience as participant in the theatrical creation, and the many resources available to theatergoers who want to deepen their understanding of a particular play, production or company. Also, we have another audio review and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



May 14, 2007Estrogen Fest - May 14, 2007
This week on Talk Theatre in Chicago, Anne Nicholson Weber interviews Marilyn Campbell, Joanie Schultz and Ann Filmer about the upcoming Estrogen Fest - a ten-day festival of music, theater, dance, poetry, visual and performance art programs, discussions and workshops, by or about women. Also, we have an audio review of "My Children, My Africa" and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



May 7, 2007Eugene Dizon and Walter Stearns - May 7, 2007
For this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Eugene Dizon and Walter Stearns from Porchlight Music Theatre about their latest show "Ragtime". Also, we have an audio review of "Ragtime" and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



April 30, 2007Susan Hart and Ben Viccellio - Apr 30, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Susan Hart and Ben Viccellio from "Oedipus Complex" at the Goodman Theatre. Also we have an audio review of "Frozen" by Next Theatre Company and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



April 23, 2007The Puppetmaster of Lodz - Apr 23, 2007
On this week's episode, Anne Nicholson Weber talks with director Jimmy McDermott, puppet artist Michael Montenegro and actor Larry Neumann, Jr. about their collaboration on "The Puppetmaster of Lodz" currently playing at Writers’ Theatre. Also, we have an audio review of the show and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



April 16, 2007Tony Fiorentino - Apr 16, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Playwright Tony Fiorentino about his new show "Fraternal Instinct." Also, we have an audio review of the show and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



April 9, 2007Jeff Awards - Apr 9, 2007
On this weeks episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we interview members of the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee about the judging process. Also, we have an audio review of "She Stoops to Conquer" and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



April 2, 2007Lia D. Mortensen and Daniel Cantor - Apr 2, 2007
For this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Lia D. Mortensen and Daniel Cantor from David Lindsey-Abaire's "Rabbit Hole" at the Goodman Theatre. Also, we have an audio review of "Rabbit Hole" and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



March 26, 2007Peter Oyloe - Mar 26, 2007
On this week's episode we have an interview with Peter Oyloe from The Actors Workshop Theatre production of Peter Shaffer's "Equus". We also have an audio review of "Equus" and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



March 19, 2007Silk Road Theatre Project - Mar 19, 2007
On this episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Jamil Khoury and Malik Gillani about the impetus for the founding of their company, Silk Road Theatre Project. Also, we have another audio review and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



March 12, 2007Signal Ensemble - Mar 12, 2007
On this episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Signal Ensemble Theatre about their latest show "The Wier." Also, we have an audio review of "The Wier" and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



March 5, 2007Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs - Mar 5, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago, we talk to Janet Carl Smith, Julie Burros and Claire Geall Sutton from the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs. Also, we have an audio review of "The Piano Tuner" and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



February 26, 2007Lee Pelty - Feb 26, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Lee Pelty from Theatre at the Center's "Fiddler on the Roof". Also, we have an audio review of "Fiddler" and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



February 19, 2007Jason Loewith and David Cromer - Feb 19, 2007
For this week's episode we have an interview with Jason Loewith and David Cromer from "The Adding Machine" by Next Theatre Company. Also, we have an audio review of "Oklahoma" and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



February 12, 2007Linda Reiter - Feb 12, 2007
For our 1 Year Anniversary episode we have an interview with Linda Reiter from Shattered Globe Theatre's "The Price". We also have an audio review of "The Price", and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



February 5, 2007George Wendt and Richard Thomas - Feb 5, 2007
This week on Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with George Wendt and Richard Thomas from "Twelve Angry Men" now playing at the LaSalle Bank Theatre. We also have an audio review of "Twelve Angry Men", and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



January 29, 2007Dennis Watkins & Nathan Allen - Jan 29, 2007
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast we have an interview with the people behind The House Theatre. Also we have an audio review of "The Sparrow", and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



January 22, 2007Mikhael Tara Garver - Jan 22, 2007
On this week's episode we have an interview with Mikhael Tara Garver from Uma Productions. We also have an audio review of Faith Healer, and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



January 15, 2007Cherry Jones - Jan 15, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with actress Cherry Jones from "Doubt". Also, we have another audio review and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



January 8, 2007Kevin Massey - Jan 8, 2007
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with actor Kevin Massey from Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's "The Three Musketeers". Also, we have another audio review and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



January 1, 2007Al Bresloff - Jan 1, 2007
To kick off the New Year on this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Theatre Critic Al Bresloff. Also, we have an audio review of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



December 25, 2006Margie Korshak - Dec 25, 2006
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast we have an interview Margie Korshak from Margie Korshak, Inc. Also we have another audio review and Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



December 18, 2006Michael Smith - Dec 18, 2006
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have an interview with Michael Smith from the Victory Gardens Theater's production of "The Snow Queen". Also, we have another audio review along with Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



December 11, 2006Felicia Fields - Dec 11, 2006
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago we have an interview with Felicia Fields from the smash hit "The Color Purple". Also, we have another audio review and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



December 4, 2006Jonathan Weir - Dec 4, 2006
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have an interview with Jonathan Weir who plays Scrooge in Goodman Theatre's annual classic holiday production "A Christmas Carol". Also, we have another audio review along with Chicago's Theatre News View the show details>>



November 27, 2006Bob Knuth and Kevin Bellie - Nov 27, 2006
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have an interview with Producing Director Bob Knuth and Artistic Director Kevin Bellie from Circle Theatre. Also, we have another audio review and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



November 20, 2006Hadley Fraser - Nov 20, 2006
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago, critic Tom Williams talks with Hadley Fraser who is currently playing one of the lead roles as Tiernan in the epic musical "The Pirate Queen". Also, we have another audio review and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



November 13, 2006Elliot, a Soldier's Fugue - Nov 13, 2006
On this week's episode, Anne Nicholson Weber talks to director Lisa Portes and cast members Meighan Gerachis and Juan Villa about "Elliott, A Soldier's Fugue", by Quiara Allegria Hudes. They discuss the artistic challenges presented by the unusual form of the play, the emotional impact it has had on veterans, and the organizational challenges and rewards of co-production. Also, we have another audio review and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News View the show details>>



November 6, 2006Nick Sandys - Nov 6, 2006
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago, critic Joe Stead talks with Nick Sandys of Remy Bumppo about their latest play "The Real Thing". Also, we have another audio review and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



October 30, 2006Children's Theatre - Oct 30, 2006
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast Anne Nicholson Weber talks with Frances Limoncelli of Lifeline Theatre, Tom Arvetis of Vittum Theatre, and Andrew Lines of Tireswing Theatre about making theatre for children in Chicago. Also, we have another audio review, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News View the show details>>



October 23, 2006Michael Menendian - Oct 23, 2006
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have an interview with Raven Theatre's Artistic Director MICHAEL MENENDIAN. Also, we have another audio review and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



October 16, 2006Neil LaBute - Oct 16, 2006
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast Anne Nicholson Weber interviews Playwright NEIL LABUTE. Also we have another audio review, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



October 9, 2006Stacey Flaster - Oct 9, 2006
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast we have an interview with local Choreographer STACEY FLASTER. Also, Tom Williams brings us another audio review and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



October 2, 2006Gene Janson - Oct 2, 2006
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have an interview with Gene Janson. Also Tom Williams brings us another audio review, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News.

We posted this podcast interview on October 2nd. We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Gene on October 4th. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. View the show details>>



September 25, 2006David Cromer - Sep 25, 2006
For this week's episode of the Talk Theatre In Chicago Podcast Anne Nicholson Weber talks with DAVID CROMER. Also we bring you another audio review, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



September 18, 2006Josh Solomon and Matt Dyson - Sep 18, 2006
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast we have an interview with JOSH SOLOMON and MATT DYSON from One Theatre's "Lend Me A Tenor". Also, Tom Williams brings us another audio review and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



September 11, 2006Greg Allen and B.J. Jones - Sep 11, 2006
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast Anne Nicholson Weber talks with GREG ALLEN and BJ JONES. Also, Tom Williams brings us another audio review and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



September 4, 2006Christopher Durang - Sep 4, 2006
For this week's episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast we have a phone interview with CHRISTOPHER DURANG. Also, Chicago Critic Tom Williams brings us another audio review, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



August 28, 2006Eileen LaCario - Aug 28, 2006
On this week's podcast of Talk Theatre in Chicago, we have an interview with EILEEN LACARIO, from Broadway in Chicago. Also, Tom Williams gives us an audio review of a highly recommended show, and Dustin Mote reports the week's Theatre News View the show details>>



August 21, 2006James Walker - Aug 21, 2006
This week on the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast we have an interview with James Walker, the playwright of "Proving Mr. Jennings". Also, Chicago Critic Tom Williams gives us a new audio review, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



August 14, 2006Anish Jethmalani - Aug 14, 2006
On This week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast Anne Nicholson Weber talks with Anish Jethmalani, the Artistic Director of the Eclipse Theatre Company. Also, Tom Williams gives us another audio review and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



August 7, 2006John Sparks Interivew - Aug 7, 2006
For this week's episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast we have an interview with John Sparks, the Artistic Director of the Theatre Building Chicago. Also, Chicago Critic Tom Williams gives us a new audio review, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



July 31, 2006Derrick Trumbly & Bill Larkin - Jul 31, 2006
On This week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast We have an interview with Derrick Trumbly & Bill Larkin from "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" now playing at the Drury Lane Water Tower. Also, Tom Williams gives us some more audio reviews and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



July 24, 2006Stuart Oken and Dominic Missimi - Jul 24, 2006
For this week's episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast we have a great interview with STUART OKEN and DOMINIC MISSIMI from Northwestern University. Also, Chicago Critic Tom Williams gives us two more audio reviews, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



July 17, 2006Edward Sobel - Jul 17, 2006
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have a great interview with Steppenwolf's Director of New Play Development EDWARD SOBEL. Also, Chicago Critic Tom Williams brings us two more audio reviews, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



July 10, 2006Jackie Taylor - Jul 10, 2006
For this week's episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast we have an interview with JACKIE TAYLOR from Black Ensemble Theatre. She talks with Tom Williams about her new show "Don’t Make Me Over (In Tribute to Dionne Warwick)". Also, Tom gives two more audio reviews and Dustin Mote brings us Chicago theatre's news. View the show details>>



July 3, 2006Libby Adler Mages - Jul 3, 2006
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast we have an interview with Producer LIBBY ADLER MAGES about her new show "The Water Coolers". Also, Tom Williams brings us two more audio reviews, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



June 26, 2006Matthew Friedman Inteview - Jun 26, 2006
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast we have an interview with MATTHEW FRIEDMAN from Billy Joel's "Movin' Out". Also, Tom Williams brings us two more audio reviews and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



June 19, 2006Michael Patrick Thornton - Jun 19, 2006
For this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have an in-depth interview with MICHAEL PATRICK THORNTON from Gift Theatre's "The Good Thief". Also, Tom Williams brings us two more audio reviews, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



June 12, 2006James Sherman - Jun 12, 2006
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have an interview with playwright JAMES SHERMAN about his new play "Half and Half." Also, Tom Williams brings us two more audio reviews, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



June 5, 2006Stephen Genovese and Eric Lindahl - Jun 5, 2006
On this weeks episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast we have an interview with Stephen Genovese and Eric Lindahl from Bohemian Theatre Ensemble's "Side Show". Also, Tom Williams gives us two more audio reviews, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



May 29, 2006Peter Moore and Jim Poole - May 29, 2006
For this week's episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have a great interview with PETER MOORE and JIM POOLE from Steep Theatre. Also, Tom Williams give us two more audio reviews, and Dustin Mote delivers chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



May 22, 2006Raymond Fox - May 22, 2006
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have 2 interivews for your listening pleasure. We talk with RAYMOND FOX from Lookingglass's "Old Curiosity Shop", and MATTHEW HOLZFEIND and EMILY SCHWARTZ from "Funeral Wedding". Also, Tom Williams brings us 2 more audio reviews, and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



May 15, 2006P.J. Powers - May 15, 2006
On this week's episode of the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have a great interview with P.J. POWERS, Artistic Director of Timeline Theatre. Also, Tom Williams brings us some more audio reviews, and Dustin Mote delivers chicago's theatre news. View the show details>>



May 8, 2006Will Schutz - May 8, 2006
This week on the Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have an interview with WILL SCHUTZ from "Holmes and Watson" by City Lit Theater Company in Edgewater. Also, Chicago Critic Tom Williams gives us some more audio reviews, and Dustin Mote reports Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



May 1, 2006Sandy Hackett - May 1, 2006
For this week episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have a phone interview with SANDY HACKETT about his show "The Tribute" starring Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and Joey Bishop. Also, Tom Williams bring us a couple of audio reviews and Dustin Mote reports Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



April 24, 2006Amada Kloots - Apr 24, 2006
This week's Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast episode has 2 Interviews. AMANDA KLOOTS from Spamalot and IRIS LIEBERMAN from Spitfire Grill. Also, Tom Williams has some more audio reviews and Dustin Mote delivers Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



April 17, 2006Jonathan Abarbanel - Apr 17, 2006
On Today's episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago, we have a great phone interview with Chicago Theatre Critic JONATHAN ABARBANEL. Tom Williams delivers some audio reviews about The Hypocrites and Porchlight Music Theatres' new shows. Also, Dustin Mote reports Chicago's Theatre News. Please enjoy. View the show details>>



April 10, 2006Don Hall - Apr 10, 2006
On this week's podcast of Talk Theatre in Chicago, we have an interview with DON HALL, the producer of the 9th annual Chicago Improv Festival. Also, Tom Williams gives us audio reviews of some recommended theatre shows, and Dustin Mote reports the week's Theatre News. View the show details>>



April 3, 2006Michael Colucci and Jan Ellen Graves - Apr 3, 2006
For this week's episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have an interview with MICHAEL COLUCCI and JAN ELLEN GRAVES of the Actors Workshop Theatre. Chicago Critic Tom Williams has four more reviews of some recommended chicago theatre shows, and Dustin Mote reports Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



March 27, 2006Roche Schulfer - Mar 27, 2006
On this episode of Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast, we have an excellent interview with the Goodman Theatre's Executive Director, ROCHE SCHULFER. Also, Tom Williams has four more audio reviews of some great performances around town; and Dustin Mote brings you Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



March 20, 2006Russ Tutterow - Mar 20, 2006
This week's Talk Theatre in Chicago Podcast brings you an interview with RUSS TUTTEROW of The Chicago Dramatists. Also, Chicago Critic Tom Williams reviews four more wonderful shows and of course, as always, Dustin Mote reports Chicago's Theatre News. View the show details>>



March 13, 2006Neil Giuntoli - Mar 13, 2006
On today's podcast of Talk Theatre In Chicago, critic Tom Williams interviews NEIL GIUNTOLI about The Prop Theatre's world premiere show "Hizzoner" and what it takes to portray Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley on stage. Also, Dustin Mote reports the Theatre News for this week and Tom delivers four more great reviews of Chicago plays. View the show details>>



March 6, 2006Sean Graney - Mar 6, 2006
For this podcast of Talk Theatre In Chicago, critic Tom Williams interviews Sean Graney about The Hypocrites' new show "Angels in America". Also, Dustin Mote dishes the Theatre News of the week and Tom delivers four more great reviews of Chicago plays. View the show details>>



February 27, 2006Craig Joseph - Feb 27, 2006
On this week's podcast of Talk Theatre In Chicago, critic Tom Williams interviews Craig Joseph about directing White Horse Theatre's newest production "The Cradle Will Rock". Also, Dustin Mote reports the Theatre News of the week and Tom gives us his reviews of four fantastic Chicago shows. View the show details>>



February 20, 2006Sherman Yellen and John Sparks - Feb 20, 2006
On this week's episode of Talk Theatre In Chicago, critic Joe Stead interviews Sherman Yellen and John Sparks abouth their new play "Josephine Tonight!". Also, Dustin Mote runs down the Theatre news of the week and critic Tom Williams gives us his review of four shows. View the show details>>



Talk Theatre In Chicago Debut ShowDorothy Milne - Feb 13, 2006
The debut of the Talk Theatre In Chicago Show. This week we interview the Artistic Director of the Lifelline Theatre, Dorothy Milne. We also have four reviews from Chicago Critic Tom Williams, and of course the Theatre News of the week with Dustin Mote. View the show details>>



 

 


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