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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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Sinead Cusack - Actor
Frank Langella - Actor
Joe Mantegna - Actor
Theresa Merritt - Actor
Sigourney Weaver - Actor
Jean Dalrymple - Moderator
Brendan Gill - Moderator
Isabelle Stevenson - Host

The panel of actors - Sinead Cusack (Cyrano De Bergerac), Frank Langella (After The Fall), Joe Mantegna (Glengarry Glen Ross), Theresa Merritt (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), and Sigourney Weaver (Hurlyburly) - talk about their training, auditioning for their first major roles, the rehearsal process, working in the ensemble, actors who are also playwrights, and establishing relationships as a result of stage work.

Originally taped - September, 1984
Running Time - 1:30:00

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