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A Word on Plays is a podcast, hosted by Amy Gang about script analysis and theater production, featuring a new play and a new theatre artist each month.

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A Word on Plays is a podcast, hosted by Amy Gang about script analysis and theater production, featuring a new play and a new theatre artist each month.

    Antigone with Mario

    Antigone with Mario

    This episode has been in my bank for a couple of months now. Mario has moved away and my show has come and gone,  but there's still some good stuff in here. 

    Antigone by Jean Anouilh brings back the question of what theater looks like in Nazi occupied France. 

    But also, What makes a story a classic?

    Why is this play even called Antigone? (she's clearly not the protagonist)!

    Find Mario's work at https://www.onlinedramaturg.com/

    We are done for a bit. Keep an eye out in the new year for some new stuff. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Tango with Bjorn

    Tango with Bjorn

    What's the difference between Poland in the 60's and the U.S. now? What's the same? Actor/director Bjorn Whitney and I talk about Tango by Slawomir Mrozeck. A little absurd, a little farcical, and a whole lot of fun. 

    Catch Bjorn's work at Shakespeare Northwest this summer and read his suggestion for next month's podcast: Jean Anouilh's Antigone

    Find me on Facebook and please rate and review!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    David and the Apollo of Bellac

    David and the Apollo of Bellac

    How French can one get? How do you control men? How much of this is realistic, or even relevant anymore?

    David Gassner, local theater director and producing director with 18th & Union and Radial Theater, talks about The Apollo of Bellac by Jean Giraudoux. 

    His pick is Tango by Slawomir Mrozeck (and beware of David's spoiler towards the end of this podcast). 

    Plus David makes an announcement on behalf of his theater.

    Support A Word of Plays on Facebook and Goodreads.  Don't forget to rate and review!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Dying Gaul with Taylor

    The Dying Gaul with Taylor

    This month, we talk about Craig Lucas one upping Tony Kushner. What makes a play disappear and others stick around in our culture? What do we do when we have power over somebody else?  Taylor Davis, Seattle actor, director, choreographer, talks The Dying Gaul by Craig Lucas. 

    Next month, we talk about The Apollo of Bellac by Jean Giraudoux. 

    Read it, or don't and check us out on Facebook: @playspod

    • 1 hr 1 min
    A Hatful of Jaime

    A Hatful of Jaime

    March's episode comes a day late, but it's all the better for it! My guest, local Shakespearean actress, Jaime Mastromonica and I speake about Michael V. Gazzo's  "A Hatful of Rain." We talk a little about heroin and a little about empathy. When is hyper-realism important to a message and when is it just a pain? How long can I reasonably convince someone I'm just as cool as Shelly Winters?

    Check out Jaime's favorite theater company this summer: Shakespeare Northwest

    Also check out the podcast I recommend in this episode: Narcotica

    Like A Word on Plays on Facebook and hit that subscribe button.

    Next month we talk about The Dying Gaul by Craig Lucas

    • 1 hr
    Fahrenheit 451 with Randy

    Fahrenheit 451 with Randy

    Fahrenheit 451 is a classic American novel, but Ray Bradbury also wrote the play version. So What's new about the play? How does it compare you what you saw in your head when you read the book? So sit back for some serious monologuing and get into this month's episode with Seattle actor Randy Decker.

    Next month, we talk about A Hatful of Rain. Yes, it's a movie too.

    Follow us on Facebook or Goodreads and please subscribe and rate wherever you listen. 

    • 56 min

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This is a very thoughtful and well done podcast that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in theater, whether they are a newbie or a veteran of the craft!

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Theater lovers and prducers at all levels should listen to the thorough and insightful discussions in "A Word on Plays". I'm definitely looking forward to the next episode!

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