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Working in the Theatre
An acclaimed fixture on New York television and in the theatre community for 30 years, the American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre offers an unprecedented forum for the meeting of theatrical minds.
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This theatre interview show brings together performers, directors, playwrights, designers, choreographers, producers and behind-the-scenes personnel from the American and international theatre, the interviews offer a rare opportunity for students and audiences to see and hear the people who create theatre engaged in thoughtful conversation with one another. With more than 900 past guests, the interviews have become an unequalled archive of theatrical talk, a chance to hear from the people behind the characters, stories and productions that draw us to the theatre.

The American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre receives leadership support from

Working in the Theatre is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties.

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Matthew Broderick - Actor
Kathleen Chalfant - Actor
Brian Dennehy - Actor
Elizabeth Franz - Actor
Swoosie Kurtz - Actor
Pia Lindström - Moderator
George C. White - Moderator
Isabelle Stevenson - Host

The five performers -- Matthew Broderick (Night Must Fall), Kathleen Chalfant (Wit), Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman), Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman), and Swoosie Kurtz (The Mineola Twins) -- discuss their current and past acting roles, how research and real life experience shapes one's portrayal of a character, how the audience completes the performance equation, stage versus film work, and where they started their performing careers.

Originally taped - April, 1999
Running Time - 1:30:00

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