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A podcast of original radio plays, conversations with artists and more. Brought to you by the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse known for its tradition of creating the "new and the next" in American theatre. Text WOW20 to 76278 to support La Jolla Playhouse.

La Jolla Playhouse Presents La Jolla Playhouse

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A podcast of original radio plays, conversations with artists and more. Brought to you by the Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse known for its tradition of creating the "new and the next" in American theatre. Text WOW20 to 76278 to support La Jolla Playhouse.

    COFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE Ft. Lighting Designers - Lap Chi Chu, Natasha Katz and Amanda Zieve

    COFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE Ft. Lighting Designers - Lap Chi Chu, Natasha Katz and Amanda Zieve

    Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/3A9hHphP3lU

    COFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE | Listen in as Christopher talks about bringing life to the stories on stage with extraordinary lighting designers of past Playhouse productions: Lap Chi Chu, whose multiple award-winning design career spanning a plethora of shows at acclaimed regional theatres includes the Playhouse's The Luckiest, The Year to Come, Queens, At the Old Place, Blueprints to Freedom, The Orphan of Zhao and Ruined; Natasha Katz, whose vision has been behind some of the most celebrated Broadway musicals, has worked on Diana (coming to Netflix this October before officially opening onstage in NYC in December); and Amanda Zieve, a Hamilton vet who was an associate lighting designer for Escape to Margaritaville, Hollywood, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Chasing the Song prior to taking the helm for Put Your House in Order.

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    • 1 hr
    LISTEN WITH THE LIGHTS OFF: Episode 4

    LISTEN WITH THE LIGHTS OFF: Episode 4

    THE GOURD By Jim Ruland
    DIRECTOR: Melissa Coleman-Reed
    Created by So Say We All 

    In “The Gourd,” we meet Trevor, a strugglingly-sober Los Angeles native who gets roped into caring for his friends’ engorged garden while they enjoy a couples retreat in Paris. As pets in the neighborhood go missing, Trevor realizes that neither the zucchinis, nor the residents, are what they seem.

    NARRATOR - Victor Morris
    TREVOR - Dallas McLaughlin
    YOUNG TREVOR - Thomas Morrison
    DALLAS - Salomon Maya
    RICHARD (TREVOR’S DAD) - Jake Arky
    GEORGE (SALESMAN) - John Padilla
    CAROL (NEIGHBOR) - Alyssa Austin
    YOUNG MAN (NEIGHBOR) - Patrick Mayuyu
    OLD WOMAN (NEIGHBOR) - Yolanda Franklin

    Scoring and SFX for all episodes: Scott Paulson
    Intro theme: Kurt Kohnen of AM/FM Music
    Outro theme: Daniel Schraer

    LISTEN WITH THE LIGHTS OFF: Intelligent, original and unsettling, this new take on the radio drama features stories from diverse writers who will have listeners on the edge of their seats. Twisted up in paranoia, magical realism, ghosts, monsters, sibling rivalry, and even earth death, Listen With The Lights Off takes patrons to wholly unexpected worlds – sometimes funny, sometimes disturbing, but always memorable, and eerily plausible. These fictional short plays, adapted from So Say We All’s literary horror anthologies Black Candies, will be brought to audio reality.

    Learn more here: lajollaplayhouse.org/wow-goes-digital/listen-with-the-lights-off/

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    • 44 min
    COFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE Ft. Eric Anderson, Storm Lever and Anjanette Maraya-Ramey

    COFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE Ft. Eric Anderson, Storm Lever and Anjanette Maraya-Ramey

    Watch the full video episode here: https://youtu.be/c_X7Hd1Dj9s

    To jump straight into the interview, skip to 04:30.

    COFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE LIVE | It's been almost a year since the Playhouse went dark due to the pandemic. The musical Fly was on the Weiss Stage at that time and had just officially opened its run when the production, to everyone's deep regret, had to close.

    Listen in as Christopher Ashley catches up with two of Fly's leads: Storm Lever, who was our "Wendy," dazzled as "Duckling Donna" in the Playhouse-born Broadway musical SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical and was a cast member of another Playhouse show, Freaky Friday; and Eric Anderson, who starred as "Hook" and is a stage and screen actor who has appeared in Broadway's Pretty Woman, Waitress and Kinky Boots as well as TV/film including The Greatest Showman and The Good Wife.

    We'll also be talking with Anjanette Maraya-Ramey, founder and CEO of Chula Vista-based Maraya Performing Arts and choreographer behind the upcoming Digital WOW dance film with spoken word, Towards Belonging.

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    #StormLever #EricAnderson #AnjanetteMarayaRamey #LaJollaPlayhouse #FLY #TheGreatestShowman #Broadway #ChristopherAshley

    • 56 min
    COFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE Ft. Idris Goodwin, Jacole Kitchen and Bridget Cavaiola

    COFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE Ft. Idris Goodwin, Jacole Kitchen and Bridget Cavaiola

    Watch the full video episode here: https://youtu.be/AqeX6O73CrI

    To jump straight into the interview, skip to 07:03.

    For this week's coffee date, Artistic Director Christopher Ashley will be talking with IDRIS GOODWIN and JACOLE KITCHEN, the playwright and director, respectively, of POP Tour 2021, PICK ME LAST, highlighting the importance of inclusivity at schools. Interim Director of Education & Outreach Bridget Cavaiola, who manages POP Tour programming, will also be joining the conversation. We want your questions! Email us a question for Christopher, Idris, Jacole or Bridget at marketing@ljp.org.
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    #IdrisGoodwin​ #POPTour​ #LaJollaPlayhouse​ #BroadwayAtHome​ #AmplifyBlackVoices

    • 58 min
    COFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE Ft. Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays

    COFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE Ft. Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays

    Watch the full video episode here: https://youtu.be/d5uv4cQRIZ4
    Originally aired on December 18, 2020.
    Join us for a very special one-on-one conversation with the A Christmas Carol's solo star: acclaimed actor and UC San Diego grad Jefferson Mays, in a performance that was called "a tour de force" and named a "Critic's Pick" by The New York Times. Jefferson, the recipient of multiple awards including the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie, starred (again in an extraordinary solo role) in the 2001 Playhouse Page To Stage production, I Am My Own Wife, which went on to a Tony-winning run on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include Oslo and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, as well as many TV and film appearances.

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    #AChristmasCarol​ #JeffersonMays​ #LaJollaPlayhouse​ #BroadwayAtHome

    • 55 min
    COFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE Ft. Ayad Akhtar

    COFFEE WITH THE PLAYHOUSE Ft. Ayad Akhtar

    Award-Winning Playwright Ayad Akhtar Joins Us! Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/0vxs2XI2I5Q

    Time Stamp for Straight-to-Interview content: 06:00

    Rich Family Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse Christopher Ashley catches up with Ayad Akhtar - the acclaimed screenwriter, novelist and playwright of two Playhouse world premieres: 2014's The Who & The What, which went on to Lincoln Center Theater and was subsequently produced around the world, and 2016's Junk: The Golden Age of Debt, which enjoyed a second life on Broadway before receiving a Tony nomination for Best Play. Named American Theatre magazine's most produced playwright in 2016, Ayad is the author of the recently published Homeland Elegies: A Novel, in which an American son and his immigrant father search for reunion and belonging in post-Trump America. The novel has been included in the Top 10 Best Books of 2020 by The New York Times, The Washington Post and Time Magazine.

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    #AyadAkhtar​ #HomelandElegies​ #LaJollaPlayhouse​ #BroadwayAtHome

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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BlkWidow214 ,

So touching and uplifting

I love this series. Such a lovely way to bring us together during a time of division, isolation and separateness. Thank you for this!!

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