6 episodes

Welcome to Playhouse Experiences, hosted by Artistic Director of SoHo Playhouse, Darren Lee Cole. On this podcast you’ll be able to listen to interviews with both renowned and emerging theatre artists from around the world, explore why theatre is still central to culture in the 21st century, and hear about the balancing act between creativity and business. You’ll be able to follow Darren Lee Cole as he travels around the world in search of important and meaningful art to bring back to New York City. Hear the stories of how shows are developed, showcased and produced throughout the world all leading to performances at the historic Off-Broadway theatre, SoHo Playhouse here in downtown Manhattan. It’s an audio experience filled with candid conversations, edgy thoughts, and a vision for the vitality of theatre in a rapidly changing time.

Playhouse Experiences SoHo Playhouse | Darren Lee Cole

    • Performing Arts

Welcome to Playhouse Experiences, hosted by Artistic Director of SoHo Playhouse, Darren Lee Cole. On this podcast you’ll be able to listen to interviews with both renowned and emerging theatre artists from around the world, explore why theatre is still central to culture in the 21st century, and hear about the balancing act between creativity and business. You’ll be able to follow Darren Lee Cole as he travels around the world in search of important and meaningful art to bring back to New York City. Hear the stories of how shows are developed, showcased and produced throughout the world all leading to performances at the historic Off-Broadway theatre, SoHo Playhouse here in downtown Manhattan. It’s an audio experience filled with candid conversations, edgy thoughts, and a vision for the vitality of theatre in a rapidly changing time.

    James, Jamesy, & 2018 Fringe Encore Winners

    James, Jamesy, & 2018 Fringe Encore Winners

    It's opening night at the Soho Playhouse.  After the opening of James & Jamesy in the Dark, Darren Lee Cole interviews Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles downstairs in the Huron Club.  They talk about what it takes to work together, the sacrifices that were made in order to pursue this art, and a little bit about their Fringe Festival experiences. Fringe Encore 2018 Winners are also announced towards the end of the festival. 

    • 1 hr
    Irish Women Write: Colette Ford, Eavan Brennan and Siobhan Donnellan

    Irish Women Write: Colette Ford, Eavan Brennan and Siobhan Donnellan

    In this first ever live-audience episode, Darren Lee Cole interviews Colette Ford, Eavan Brennan and Siobhan Donnellan about their experience performing Off-Broadway at the Soho Playhouse.  Fresh after closing night performances of Innit and Get the Boat, this discussion takes us into the minds of the creators of both shows, how they got to New York City, and the transition from Fringe to Off-Broadway.  

    • 41 min
    Episode 4: After the Show with John-David Henshaw

    Episode 4: After the Show with John-David Henshaw

    In this episode of After the Show, John David Henshaw (Artistic Director of Sweet Venues) and Darren Lee Cole (Artistic Director of SoHo Playhouse) discuss the the business of theatre.  Two artistic directors of different theatres across the pond discuss the challenges and excitement of running and being successful in today’s theatre market.  They talk about their entrances into theatre.  They talk Fringe.  They talk the business.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 3: After the Show with Katie Goodman

    Episode 3: After the Show with Katie Goodman

    In this episode, Darren interviews Katie Goodman, creator and star of Broad Comedy.  They talk feminism, politics, and theatre in this interesting chat after one of their performances at SoHo Playhouse, Darren's home base.  Katie talks candidly with Darren about the purpose of this show, working with her husband, and kegel dances. 

    • 49 min
    Episode 2: After the Show with Dan Daw and Graham Adey

    Episode 2: After the Show with Dan Daw and Graham Adey

    Darren Lee Cole interviews Dan Daw and Graham Adey, collaborators and creators of On One Condition. This powerful piece of theater and performance art blurs the edges between dance and theater, questions the idea of normal, and offers an intimate journey through the life of Dan Daw.  In this podcast episode, they discuss the story behind On One Condition, ideas behind perception, and why theater.  

    • 52 min
    Episode 1: After the Show with Stewart D'Arrietta

    Episode 1: After the Show with Stewart D'Arrietta

    Darren Lee Cole interviews Stewart D'Arrietta, creator and performer of My Leonard Cohen, directly after his sold-out show in the Adelaide Fringe Festival. They discuss Stewart's relationship with his art, the inspiration behind this Leonard Cohen piece, crazy stories from the past, and the future of theatre.  Join us for this exciting hour of theatre discussion.
     

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

MichaelMac7 ,

Love the Concept - Very Refreshing Podcast

I know Darren really well- but I can honestly say this is one of the best podcasts I have ever listened to. It's entertaining and interesting.

Really love the idea of interviewing an artist after the show. For anyone that is involved, appreciates, or wants to come to love theater, this podcast is for you!

The conversation is witty, full of stories that I found both highly educational and amusing, and the dialogue surrounding theatre is refreshing.

I highly recommend!!

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