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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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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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Playwright, Director and Choreographer
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Bob Balaban - Playwright and Director
Richard Greenberg - Playwright
Suheir Hammad - Playwright
Luis Perez - Choreographer
David Petrarca - Director
Lloyd Richards - Moderator
Isabelle Stevenson - Host

Director Bob Balaban (Y2K), playwrights Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out) and Suheir Hammad (Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam), choreographer Luis Perez (Man of La Mancha) and director David Petrarca (A Year With Frog and Toad) discuss the condition of American theatre both in New York and around the country, and some of the shifts that are occurring both in audience expectations and the direction of new works.

Originally taped - April, 2003
Running Time - 1:30:00

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