212 episodes

Rare insights into the working process of America's most seminal directors and choreographers are the focus of "Masters of the Stage." This series features more than three decades of priceless One-on-One interviews and panel discussions with theatre's most distinguished luminaries. Listen to these never before broadcast programs and hear the story of the American theatre told by those who helped chart its course.

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    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9, 22 Ratings

Rare insights into the working process of America's most seminal directors and choreographers are the focus of "Masters of the Stage." This series features more than three decades of priceless One-on-One interviews and panel discussions with theatre's most distinguished luminaries. Listen to these never before broadcast programs and hear the story of the American theatre told by those who helped chart its course.

    Masters of the Stage: The Founder's Series with Anne Kauffman, Jonathan McCrory and Sade Lythcott

    Masters of the Stage: The Founder's Series with Anne Kauffman, Jonathan McCrory and Sade Lythcott

    In this episode, Anne speaks with Jonathan McCrory, Artistic Director and Sade Lythcott, CEO of the @National Black Theatre. They discuss Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s revolutionary vision and the founding of Harlem’s National Black Theatre; how Jonathan joined the National Black Theatre team and how together, Sade and Jonathan have reimagined the theatre’s mission, audience and visibility in the 21st century.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Masters of the Stage: The Founder's Series with Anne Kauffman and Emily Mann

    Masters of the Stage: The Founder's Series with Anne Kauffman and Emily Mann

    The Founder's Series was created by Anne Kauffman, Artistic Director of Encores! Off Center at New York City Center, as part of SDCF’s Masters of the Stage. In this series, Anne interviews artistic directors and founders who have had a lasting impact on the nonprofit theater community around the country. In this episode Anne talks with Emily Mann, Artistic Director of the McCarter Theatre Center, about her career journey as a female director, the adversity she’s faced, and how she has navigated these situations, including the current COVID-19 crisis, with strength.

    • 47 min
    Masters of the Stage: Careers in the Classics with Ethan McSweeny + Geoffrey Kent

    Masters of the Stage: Careers in the Classics with Ethan McSweeny + Geoffrey Kent

    American Shakespeare Center's Artistic Director, Ethan McSweeny sat down with Geoffrey Kent in a new episode of Masters of the Stage: Careers in the Classics.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Masters of the Stage: Regional Originals with M. Graham Smith and Evren Odcikin

    Masters of the Stage: Regional Originals with M. Graham Smith and Evren Odcikin

    Evren Odcikin, Founder of Maia Directors, sits with M. Graham Smith to discuss career and craft of working in regional theaters.

    • 1 hr
    Masters of the Stage: Careers in the Classics with Ethan McSweeny + Eric Tucker

    Masters of the Stage: Careers in the Classics with Ethan McSweeny + Eric Tucker

    American Shakespeare Center's artistic director, Ethan McSweeny sat with Eric Tucker in the new Masters of the Stage series, Careers in the Classics.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Sharon Ott: Masters of the Stage, Careers in the Classics with Ethan McSweeny

    Sharon Ott: Masters of the Stage, Careers in the Classics with Ethan McSweeny

    On July 6th, 2019, American Shakespeare Center's artistic director, Ethan McSweeny sat with Sharon Ott, the director of ASC's production of Antony and Cleopatra, for the inaugural episode of the brand new Masters of the Stage series, Careers in the Classics.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

maya linke ,

Regional Originals

This pod cast is brilliant. Graham brings forth a great conversation with each director. As a scenic designer, I am always SO inspired by these directors. Hearing their thoughts on what moves them, how they got to where they are, their working methods, their dreams and desires. It is pure gold.

myearshurt09 ,

Sound balancing issues.

For the love of god, please hire a sound engineer that can reduce the volume of laughs from the audience when editing the episode.

dmw_directs ,

Regional Originals

Graham! Thank you for currating such an incredible line-up of directors and engaging in such rigorous conversation with them. The series has been a treat and a necessary retreat. I hope SDC and the foundation continue to support this work.

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