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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 and Director
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Vernel Bagneris - Director and Playwright
David Ives - Playwright
Nancy Opel - Actor
Lawrence Sacharow - Director
Don Scardino - Director
Matthew West - Director
Brendan Gill - Moderator
George C. White - Moderator
Isabelle Stevenson - Host

The panelists - director/playwright Vernel Bagneris (Jelly Roll!), playwright David Ives (All in the Timing), actor Nancy Opel (All in the Timing), director Lawrence Sacharow (Three Tall Women), Playwrights Horizons artistic director Don Scardino (A Cheever Evening), choreographer Matthew West (Beauty and the Beast) - discuss their current productions, the relationship between director and playwright, and the role of a dramaturg.

Originally taped - September, 1994
Running Time - 1:30:00

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