Friday Phone Call

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. You can subscribe to the series via Apple iTunes or RSS Feed.

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Friday Phone Call # 71

Michael Rohd

16 January 2015

In today’s Friday Phone Call, David Dower talks to Michael Rohd of Soujourn Theatre and the Center for Performance and Civic Practice.

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Friday Phone Call # 70

Will Power

14 November 2014

In today’s Friday Phone Call, David Dower talks to playwright Will Power.

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Friday Phone Call # 69

Liz Lerman

29 August 2014

Today my guest is the inestimable Liz Lerman. Listeners may mostly be familiar with Liz through her Critical Response Process, which is in use around the world as a system for managing the feedback process around new work. We get into her current thinking around this work, first developed when she was making work through her company, Dance Exchange. Liz is now a freelance dance and theater maker and educator and was the originator of an ambitious multi-institutional project commemorating the Civil War—a project still underway.

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Friday Phone Call # 68

Catalyst gathering at the National Black Theatre

1 August 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week, David talks with three people involved in the Catalyst gathering at the National Black Theatre: Jonathan McCrory, Sade Lithcott, and Deadria Harrington.

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Friday Phone Call # 67

Artistic Director Ed Herendeen of Contemporary American Theater Festival

11 July 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Ed Herendeen, Artistic Director of the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

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Friday Phone Call # 66

playwright Tracey Scott Wilson

27 June 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theatre artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Tracey Scott Wilson. 

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Friday Phone Call # 65

Marc Kudisch

20 June 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Marc Kudisch.

Portrait of Clyde Valentin.
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Friday Phone Call # 64

Clyde Valentín

13 June 2014

So my friend Clyde Valentín is my guest today on the Friday Phone Call. I seem to be in a mood around friends in transition. As with Deb Cullinan and Todd London, Clyde recently began a new adventure after a long stretch as the Executive Director of The Hip Hop Theater Festival. He has taken on the job of leading a new initiative at Southern Methodist University in Dallas: The Arts and Urbanism Initiative. Clyde is very much in the conceptual days of this project—he has been in place for just a few months thus far. I love hearing him think out loud about the path at SMU, the path for HHTF and him, and the role of a university in community. Clyde is also a key organizer of the Latino Theater Commons but we will have to get back on the phone another time to get that whole story.

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Friday Phone Call # 63

Richard Montoya of Culture Clash

6 June 2014

This week on Friday Phone Call, David Dower talks to Richard Montoya, playwright and a co-founder of Culture Clash.

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Friday Phone Call # 62

janera solomon of Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh

30 May 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: janera solomon, the Executive Director of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh.

Portrait of Todd London.
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Friday Phone Call # 61

Todd London

23 May 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theatre artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Todd London.

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Friday Phone Call #60

Gender Identity in Theater—Jess Barbagallo and P. Carl

16 May 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week's guests: Jess Barbagallo and P. Carl.

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Friday Phone Call # 60

Eric Ting, Associate Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre

9 May 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Eric Ting, Associate Artistic Director at the Long Wharf in New Haven, CT.

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Friday Phone Call # 59

Leah Karpel, Marc Pierre, and Michael Anthony Williams

3 May 2014

So, today is something completely different. I talk with Leah Karpel, Marc Pierre, and Michael Anthony Williams—each of whom was involved in a production of Jackie Sibblies Drury's "We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About The Herero Of Namibia, Formerly Known As Southwest Africa, From The German Sudwestafrika Between The Years 1884-1915."

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Friday Phone Call # 58

600 HIGHWAYMEN's Michael Silverstone and Abigail Browde

25 April 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: 600 HIGHWAYMEN.

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Friday Phone Call # 57

Olga Garay-English

18 April 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Olga Garay-English.

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Friday Phone Call # 56

The Wilhelm Brothers

11 April 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: The Wilhelm Brothers.

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Friday Phone Call # 55

Deborah Stein and Suli Holum

4 April 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Deborah Stein and Suli Holum. 

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Friday Phone Call # 54

Deborah Cullinan of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

28 March 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theatre artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Deborah Cullinan, Executive Director of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

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Friday Phone Call # 52

Matthew Glassman & Amrita Ramanan of Double Edge Theatre

14 March 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Matthew Glassman and Amrita Ramanan of Double Edge Theatre, located in Ashfield, Massachusetts.

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Friday Phone Call # 51

Lana Lesley & Kirk Lynn of Rude Mechanicals

7 March 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theatre artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Lana Lesley and Kirk Lynn of Austin's Rude Mechanicals.

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Friday Phone Call # 50

Annie-B & Paul Lazar of Big Dance Theater

21 February 2014

My guests are Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the team behind Big Dance Theater, New York. I was interested in hearing them talk about the ideas underpinning their decades of collaboration and how they have maintained a space for themselves in these times and in the blurry, hybrid world their work inhabits. Listen to audio podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. Subscribe in Apple iTunes or via RSS Feed.

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Friday Phone Call # 47

Jocelyn Prince, Connectivity Director at Woolly Mammoth

12 October 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theatre artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Jocelyn Prince, Connectivity Director at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in DC.

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Friday Phone Call # 45

Jeni Mahoney of Seven Devils Playwrights Conference in McCall, Idaho

14 September 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Jeni Mahoney of Seven Devils Playwrights Conference.

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Friday Phone Call # 43

Trey Lyford & Geoff Sobelle of rainpan 43

24 August 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Geoff Sobelle and Trey Lyford of rainpan 43.

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Friday Phone Call # 41

Paula Kerger of PBS

10 August 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Paula Kerger of PBS.

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Friday Phone Call # 40

Linda Essig of Arizona State University

3 August 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Linda Essig of Arizona State University.

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Friday Phone Call # 39

Diane Rodriguez of Center Theatre Group LA

27 July 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theatre artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Diane Rodriguez of Center Theater Group.

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Friday Phone Call # 37

Ed Sobel of the Arden Theatre Company

12 July 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theatre artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Ed Sobel of the Arden Theatre Company.

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Friday Phone Call # 36

Bill O'Brien of the NEA

5 July 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Bill O'Brien of the NEA.

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Friday Phone Call # 33

Laurie Baskin of TCG

21 June 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Laurie Baskin of TCG.

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Friday Phone Call # 32

Erik Ehn, Morgan Jenness & Melanie Joseph on This Is How We Do It

15 June 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Erik Ehn, Morgan Kenness, and Melanie Joseph on This Is How We Do It.

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Friday Phone Call # 31

Mark Clayton Southers of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company

8 June 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theatre artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Mark Clayton Southers of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company and the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

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Friday Phone Call # 30

Tony Taccone of Berkeley Repertory Theatre

31 May 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Tony Taccone, Artistic Director of Berkleley Repertory Theatre.

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Friday Phone Call # 29

Peter Brosius of Children's Theatre Company Minneapolis

25 May 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Peter Brosius, Artistic Director of Children's Theatre Company.

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Friday Phone Call # 28

Tony Graham

24 May 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Tony Graham.

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Friday Phone Call # 27

Ilana Brownstein of the Playwrights' Commons Boston

17 May 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Ilana Brownstein, founder of the Playwrights' Commons.

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Friday Phone Call # 26

Cheryl Ikemiya of the Doris Duke Foundation

11 May 2012
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Friday Phone Call # 24

Pam MacKinnon

3 May 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: director Pam MacKinnon.

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Friday Phone Call # 23

Meiyin Wang of Under the Radar

27 April 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Meiyin Wang of Under the Radar.

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Friday Phone Call # 21

Heather McDonald of Theater of the First Amendment

13 April 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Heather McDonald of Theater of the First Amendment.

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Friday Phone Call # 20

Rajiv Joseph

6 April 2012

On this week's Friday Phone Call, David Dower talks to playwright Rajiv Joseph about his work, Nurse Jackie, and the different places he calls his artistic home.

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Friday Phone Call # 19

Brian Otaño at New Dramatists

6 April 2012

The Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists has launched some exciting voices. I talked to the three current fellows about their path to this opportunity, what they are planning for it, and where they are headed. Start following these writers now! This is call three of three.

Friday Phone Call # 18
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Friday Phone Call # 18

Jackie Sibblies Drury at New Dramatists

6 April 2012

The Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists has launched some exciting voices. I talked to the three current fellows about their path to this opportunity, what they are planning for it, and where they are headed. Start following these writers now! This is call two of three.

Friday Phone Call # 17
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Friday Phone Call # 17

Charise Smith of New Dramatists

6 April 2012

The Van Lier Fellowship at New Dramatists has launched some exciting voices. I talked to the three current fellows about their path to this opportunity, what they are planning for it, and where they are headed. Start following these writers now! This is call one of three.

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Friday Phone Call # 16

Peter Marks of the Washington Post

30 March 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Peter Marks of the Washington Post.

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Friday Phone Call # 15

Josh Kornbluth

22 March 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Josh Kornbluth.

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Friday Phone Call # 14

Kwame Kwei-Armah

16 March 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Kwame Kwei-Armah of Center Stage.

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Friday Phone Call # 12

Ellen McLaughlin

2 March 2012

On this week's episode of Friday Phone Call, David talks to playwright and actor Ellen McLaughlin.

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Friday Phone Call # 11

Katori Hall

2 March 2012

Katori Hall and David Dower talk about what’s next for The Mountain Top, the power of residencies, the dance with Hollywood, and the need for a new alarm clock on this week's edition of Friday Phone Call.

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Friday Phone Call # 10

Wendy Goldberg of the O'Neill

2 March 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Wendy Goldberg of the O'Neill.

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Friday Phone Call # 9

Morgan Jenness

24 February 2012

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Morgan Jenness.

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Friday Phone Call # 7

Moisés Kaufman of Tectonic Theater Project

10 February 2012

On this week's edition of Friday Phone Call, David Dower talks to Moisés Kaufman of Tectonic Theater Project about challenging assumptions about theater, how it works, and the artists who make it.

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Friday Phone Call # 6

David Loehr of #2amt

3 February 2012

Join us for this week's Friday Phone Call, where David Dower chats with David Loehr about #2amt and the enormous impact it has had on both of their lives.

Friday Phone Call # 5 with Rebecca Noon of Strange Attractor
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Friday Phone Call # 5 with Rebecca Noon of Strange Attractor

27 January 2012

This week's Friday Phone Call features David Dower in conversation with Strange Attractor's Rebecca Noon.

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Friday Phone Call # 4

Taylor Mac

20 January 2012

David Dower talks to performance artist, playwright, and composer Taylor Mac on this week's edition of Friday Phone Call.

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Friday Phone Call # 3

Lydia Diamond of Steppenwolf

20 January 2012

On this week's edition of Friday Phone Call, David Dower talks to playwright Lydia Diamond about her work, the conversation around race in the American theater, and Stickfly.

Friday Phone Call # 1
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Friday Phone Call # 1

Melanie Joseph of Foundry Theatre

20 January 2012

Introducing Friday Phone Call, where David Dower calls up some of the most interesting and influential voices in theater today. This week, David talks to Melanie Joseph of Foundry Theatre.

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