Theater

Episode 159: David Ives

  Our friends provide kindness, but we are also drawn to harsher souls with “big personalities” and small social skills whose rigor makes us better people. And by “we,” I mean playwright David Ives. A conversation at Classic Stage Company about tenderness and severity with the author of Venus in Fur and CSC’s current production, … Continue reading »

Theater

Episode 135: Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin

  “Failure is a very creative place,” asserts James Nicola, artistic director of New York Theater Workshop where singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin developed their flamboyantly successful Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth. But is failure really so useful, or is it just, well, failure? Rachel and Anaïs consider that … Continue reading »