From AMERICAN THEATRE magazine, a podcast featuring drama critics Peter Marks, Terry Teachout, and Elisabeth Vincentelli as they talk about theatrical shows and trends from coast to coast.
Three on the Aisle: Sunday in the Park With James
This week the critics speak to James Lapine about his new memoir of writing 'Sunday in the Park With George' with Sondheim, and talk up some shows they've seen.
Three on the Aisle: Cockeyed Optimists Edition
The critics happily return to talking about actual live, in-person theatre, as well as the vagaries of variants and vaccination policies.
Three on the Aisle: We’re Still Here
After a hiatus, the critics return with a look back at a tumultuous year and a look ahead to reopening on Broadway and beyond.
Three on the Aisle: Letters From Lockdown
The critics look back on a year without live, in-person theatre as they go through their mailbag.
Three on the Aisle: Cataclysm Criticism With Soraya Nadia McDonald
This month the hosts talk to an award-winning colleague about gatekeeping and pandemic-era criticism.
Three on the Aisle: The Pandemic Process With Samira Wiley & Kate Hamill
This week the critics talk to two theatre artists about the choices they've made and the field they hope to return to.
Push for progress & thank you for sticking around
Theater being opened to the masses has been THE silver lining, Theater being made more accessible and more affordable is progress... critics are the people meant to call out the good, bad, ugly and revolutionary, there for I believe it is important you push for furthering accessibility in all areas of the arts... Sure there are things to figure out, but this will be the direction that can save or further darken the theater community. Tv actors and people behind the scenes are able to live off syndication royalties, why can’t we. Also I can’t spend 125 on something I may or may not like, however I can watch it at home and say wow I gotta go see that. I reiterate, limiting access is bad, expanding access is good. Full stop! Love you all so much and I wish this pod was weekly! Now I’m being greedy :)
Just what’s needed. Tks
Wednesday’s episode (3-25-20, ‘Together Alone’) hits the spot. Just the analysis, criticism and journalism that’s needed. Thanks. With special nod to Peter, Michael Kaiser’s insights are very pertinent and valuable. He’s a true leader and asset to the theater community, (just like ‘Three on the Aisle’). And Elisabeth’s point about freelancers, underscores how we are ALL gig’ers in a gig economy weathering the economic tsunami. As Terry says, efforts for company’s to make their theater available online are laudable, but are they theater? ...or something else... All food for thought.
Thanks to one of my favorite podcasts. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. It helps to keep us all together.
Thank you and keep at it!