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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.

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Playwright, Director and Choreographer
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Douglas Carter Beane - Playwright
Kathleen Marshall - Choreographer
Rob Marshall - Director and Choreographer
Vivian Matalon - Director
John Pielmeier - Playwright
Pia Lindström - Moderator
George C. White - Moderator
Isabelle Stevenson - Host

The panelists -- playwright Douglas Carter Beane (As Bees In Honey Drown), director/choreographers Kathleen Marshall (Kiss Me Kate) and Rob Marshall (Damn Yankees, She Loves Me), director Vivian Matalon (Morning's At Seven), and playwright John Pielmeier (Agnes of God) -- discuss the impact of efficient cast sizes, casting for multi-talented performers, respectfully auditionining and rejectioning performers, their individual performing backgrounds, compromising with producers, and collaborating with playwrights and directors.

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

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