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Rachel Lin speaks with the theater artists shaping the landscape of American Theater today. Join her, as she chats with the most exciting theater makers of our generation about their careers, the challenges, and how they lead a life in the arts.

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Rachel Lin speaks with the theater artists shaping the landscape of American Theater today. Join her, as she chats with the most exciting theater makers of our generation about their careers, the challenges, and how they lead a life in the arts.

    An Interview with Tony Winner: Reed Birney

    An Interview with Tony Winner: Reed Birney

    After a long hiatus, we return with an interview with veteran stage, TV, and film actor: Reed Birney! Since his Broadway debut in 1976, Reed has graced many a stage and screen. He won a Tony award in 2016 for his portrayal of the dad, Erik Blake, in Stephan Karam's The Humans. You've seen him in one of his many roles on Broadway and off. Or perhaps in his more recent film work, including: The Menu and Mass.In this episode, Rachel & Reed talk about:the three times Reed has tried to leave t...

    • 43 min
    An Interview with Actor & Playwright: Daniel K. Isaac

    An Interview with Actor & Playwright: Daniel K. Isaac

    Daniel K. Isaac is a very busy man! So we were especially excited that he made the time to chat with us. In this episode Rachel & Daniel discuss:the upcoming 2022-23 theater season and the Asian theater-makers on stage!how he turned a 2 line role on Billions into 72 episodes and counting being the only children of single, immigrant mothers (and how they humble us)It was truly a delight to chat with Daniel. Not only is he incredibly prolific, but he's also such a graceful and lovely h...

    • 50 min
    An Interview with Actor, Director, and Co-Founder of Big Dance Theater: Paul Lazar

    An Interview with Actor, Director, and Co-Founder of Big Dance Theater: Paul Lazar

    We are thrilled to chat with Downtown Theater Icon: Paul Lazar. From making appearances in movies that became cult classics (Married to the Mob, Silence of the Lambs, Old Boy, Snowpiercer), to his recent Broadway appearance in Macbeth directed by Sam Gold with Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga -- following Paul's career is like a game of Where's Waldo? You never know where you'll spot him next!In this episode we talk:Early beginnings - how Paul found his way into the Downtown worldThe current...

    • 52 min
    An Interview with TV, Stage, & Film Actor: Didi O'Connell

    An Interview with TV, Stage, & Film Actor: Didi O'Connell

    In this episode, Rachel speaks with veteran TV, stage, and film actor: Deirdre O'Connell. Didi is the 2022 Tony Award winner for Best Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Dana Higginbotham in Lucas Hnath's Dana H. She is also the recipient of the Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement award this year, and has racked up multiple awards over the years, including a 2005 Obie for Sustained Excellence. Rachel was eager to find out more about Didi's process and what it takes to maintain such a ...

    • 54 min
    Upstage Left Host, Rachel Lin, chats with Kendall Cafaro

    Upstage Left Host, Rachel Lin, chats with Kendall Cafaro

    For the 32nd episode, we decided it might be a good idea to introduce our listeners to the host of this podcast: Rachel Lin. After much convincing, Rachel zooms with social media manager and actor, Kendall Cafaro, to discuss Rachel's time in the theater and how this podcast came to be.Recorded in April of 2022, turn in to learn about the actor, writer, and person asking the questions. Kendall & Rachel discuss:the artistic communities & spaces Rachel has been a part ofsome goals and ho...

    • 35 min
    An Interview with Playwright: Anchuli Felicia King

    An Interview with Playwright: Anchuli Felicia King

    Rachel chats with playwright & screenwriter, Anchuli Felicia King, whose play Golden Shield is currently running at Manhattan Theatre Club through June 12. Her work also includes White Pearl which world premiered at the Royal Court in London and has received productions at the Studio Theatre in DC, as well as Sydney Theatre Company earlier this year. She is also on the writing team of the new HBO Max original series The Baby.In this episode Rachel & Felicia discus...

    • 36 min

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