10 episodes

Half Hour is a Steppenwolf Theatre produced, Ensemble member hosted, interview-style podcast that uses the most magical amount of time there is in the theatre — the half hour before a show begins — to sit down and make connections between artists in the Steppenwolf family. To hear their stories. To learn about their processes. And to discover what motivates them to create theatre. Hosted by Audrey Francis, Caroline Neff, Cliff Chamberlain, and Glenn Davis, four of Steppenwolf’s newer ensemble members, Half Hour takes audiences behind the scenes for candid, intimate, one-on-one conversations between members of the nation’s premier ensemble theatre. For more information visit www.steppenwolf.org

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    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

Half Hour is a Steppenwolf Theatre produced, Ensemble member hosted, interview-style podcast that uses the most magical amount of time there is in the theatre — the half hour before a show begins — to sit down and make connections between artists in the Steppenwolf family. To hear their stories. To learn about their processes. And to discover what motivates them to create theatre. Hosted by Audrey Francis, Caroline Neff, Cliff Chamberlain, and Glenn Davis, four of Steppenwolf’s newer ensemble members, Half Hour takes audiences behind the scenes for candid, intimate, one-on-one conversations between members of the nation’s premier ensemble theatre. For more information visit www.steppenwolf.org

    Ep10 - Matthew-Lee Erlbach: "Defend Arts Workers Now"

    Ep10 - Matthew-Lee Erlbach: "Defend Arts Workers Now"

    Playwright, actor, and activist Matthew-Lee Erlbach joins Half Hour to share insights from the ongoing advocacy movement, Be An #ArtsHero. In this conversation with ensemble member Audrey Francis, Erlbach relates data and stories about the vitality of...

    • 37 min
    Ep9 - Yasen Peyankov: “I Had To”

    Ep9 - Yasen Peyankov: “I Had To”

    In this friendly and fascinating conversation, Ensemble Member Yasen Peyankov reunites with his old student and cast mate Cliff Chamberlain. Peyankov shares stories about growing up in Eastern Europe, starting his career anew in Chicago, and the...

    • 39 min
    Ep8 - Karen Rodriguez: “Bruja Status”

    Ep8 - Karen Rodriguez: “Bruja Status”

    Ensemble member Karen Rodriguez joins Caroline Neff to speak about her path to becoming an actor, moving to Chicago and joining the Steppenwolf ensemble. The conversation ranges from Karen’s childhood growing up in Mexico, Indiana and Texas to her first...

    • 37 min
    Ep7 - Sydney Charles: “Triumph and Trouble”

    Ep7 - Sydney Charles: “Triumph and Trouble”

    Ensemble member Audrey Francis hosts actor, director, activist (and all-around bad ass) Sydney Charles for this frank, funny and warm conversation. Listen to learn about many of the vital movements in Chicago’s theater scene that are pushing...

    • 35 min
    Ep6 - Frank Galati: "Stumbling Forward"

    Ep6 - Frank Galati: "Stumbling Forward"

    Cliff Chamberlain catches up with ensemble member Frank Galati in this conversation that covers Galati's first theatrical experiences, his attachment to Illinois, and what drew him to a career as a director and adapter. A master storyteller, Galati...

    • 37 min
    Ep5 – Storycatchers Theatre & StepEd: “I got your back”

    Ep5 – Storycatchers Theatre & StepEd: “I got your back”

    In this episode of Half Hour, ensemble member Caroline Neff interviews Cydney Cleveland and Tamara Drew from Storycatchers Theatre, as well as Abhi Shrestha from Steppenwolf Education. Listen to learn about the vital performing arts programs that...

    • 34 min

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41 Ratings

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Beautiful work! I’m so happy to have this to listen to while our theaters are dark and beyond.

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