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Lois Markle: 4000 Miles and After the Revolution

csMay 15, 2015 – Segment 4

We turn to the local theatre scene for Marc’s interview with actress Lois Markle, who is currently in Center Stage‘s productions of Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles and After the Revolution. After the Revolution closes May 17 and 4000 Miles runs through May 24.

Reparations: A Musical

reparationsApril 9, 2015 – Segment 2

We take a sneak peak of Reparations: A Musical, a unique production that blends drama, comedy, music and dance to make the concept and issue of reparations “relatable.” With: Joseph Edwards, author of Reparations: A Musical; and Shirley Basfield Dunlap, Director of Reparations: A Musical and Associate Professor and Coordinator of Theatre Arts at Morgan State University.

Everyman Theatre World of the Play: Ruined — You Will Not Fight Your Battles On My Body Anymore

ruinedMarch 10, 2015 – Segment 2

We hear last Saturday’s World of the Play discussion at Everyman Theatre, based on themes arising from Everyman’s production of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined. The panelists talked about sex, violence, power, and oppression, abroad and in Baltimore. With: Jennifer Breads, Forensic Nurse Examiner at Mercy Medical Center and Clinical Instructor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Nursing; Raguel Broy, Program Manager for Health and Youth programs with the International Rescue Committee (IRC); and Jacqueline Robarge, Executive Director of Power Inside, a project of Fusion Partnerships.

Cricket Arrison’s “Make Yourself at Home”

cricket2February 20, 2015 – Segment 3

Former Marc Steiner Show producer Cricket Arrison joins us to talk about her fascinating and groundbreaking one-woman and one-audience-member-at-a-time play, “Make Yourself at Home,” running at Baltimore’s Annex Theater through February 22.


World of the Play: The Rise and Fall of the Thriller

mDecember 24, 2014 – Segment 2

It’s the latest installment of our World of the Play series, where we take deeper looks at issues raised by the plays of Everyman Theatre. This segment is called “The Rise and Fall of the Thriller,” and is inspired by Everyman Theatre’s current production: Deathtrap. What makes a thriller thrilling?

Our panelists are: Linda DeLibero, Director of Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University; Hollis Robbins, PhD., Chair of the Department of Humanities at Peabody Conservatory and Director of the Center for Africana Studies at Hopkins’ Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; and Lewis Shaw, Resident Fight Choreographer at Everyman.

Everyman Theatre: George Brant on His Play “Grounded”

brantOctober 23, 2014 – Segment 4

I talk with playwright George Brant, who wrote the current production at Everyman Theatre, Grounded. Brant is a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center whose work has been produced internationally.

Join us Saturday at 5:00 at Everyman Theatre for A New Top Gun, A New War, the latest in our series of World of the Play discussions around themes inherent in the current productions at Everyman.


Theatre Baltimore: God’s Country Featuring LOVE the Poet

lovethepoetOctober 7, 2014 – Segment 3

Join us for a sneak peek of God’s Country, a performance by LOVE the Poet opening for a one week run by the Strand Theater Company. We’re joined by Michelle Antoinette aka LOVE the Poet, spoken word artist and musician.


Center Stage’s Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE

Kwame_kwei_armahSeptember 3, 2014 – Segment 3

We hear about Center Stage’s upcoming season with Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, Artistic Director at Center Stage and award-winning British playwright, director, actor, and broadcaster. Their just-announced performance centers on the life and music of Bob Marley.


World Of The Play: Race And Representation

vera starkMay 2, 2014 – Segment 4

We hear an illuminating discussion that took place last Saturday at Everyman Theatre as part of their World of the Play series. The topic was Race and Representation: “Our greatest accomplishment. Our greatest shame.” Our exceptional panel of guests shared their commentaries on race, theatre, and film, drawing from the current production at Everyman, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage. You will hear from: playwright and dramaturg Jacqueline Lawton, who was named one of the top 30 of the nation’s leading black playwrights by Arena Stage’s American Voices New Play Institute; Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, professor of American Studies at UMBC and author of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; and Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zoe, Lecturer of Theatre Arts at Howard University and Associate Artistic Director at banished? productions.


World Of The Play: The Dresser

THE-DRESSERMarch 14, 2014 – Segment 4

We take a peek into what happens behind the curtain in live theatre, as we air the conversation, called “Must the Show Go on?” which was taped last Saturday at Everyman Theatre, part of their World of the Play series. Inspired by the current production at Everyman, The Dresser, the discussion reveals what really happens behind the scenes. Joining the conversation were panelists: Suzanne Herbert Forton, professional dresser; Kyle Prue, Everyman’s Director of Production & Casting; and Julie Potter, Costume Designer for The Dresser.


World Of The Play: Women In Theatre

Crimes of the HeartJanuary 24, 2014 – Segment 3

We hear the second installment in our World of the Play series, where we partner with Everyman Theatre to delve deeply into the themes addressed in each of their plays this season.You’ll hear the panel Marc moderated on Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley’s play about three sisters in Mississippi. When the play was released in the early eighties, women playwrights were produced far less often than their male counterparts. Over thirty years later, there are still gender inequalities in the theater. Why aren’t women playwrights being heard on our stages? We discussed that and more last Saturday at Everyman Theater with: Teresa Eyring, Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group; Playwright & Dramaturg Jacqueline Lawton; and Dr. Jackson Bryer, Professor Emeritus of the Department of English at University of Maryland.


Theatre Baltimore: Beowulf

BeowulfDecember 18, 2013 – Segment 4

It’s another segment of our Theatre Baltimore series! We hear about the current production at Theatre Project, Beowulf, from Chris Pfingsten, Producing Director of Theatre Project, and Charlie Bethel, the actor who is staging his solo performance of Beowulf until Sunday, December 22nd.




The World Of The Play: Red

redNovember 22, 2013 – Segment 3

We’re launching another new series today called The World of the Play. Marc is moderating a panel at Everyman Theatre for every play this season, and the first one happened last weekend. The panel was about the play currently showing at Everyman Theatre, Red, about the painter Mark Rothko and his assistant. The panelists are: Kristen Hileman, Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art; Donald Hicken, Director of Red; and Daniel Ettinger, Scenic Designer of Red.



Dance Of The Holy Ghosts: A Play On Memory

dance of the holy ghostsNovember 1, 2013 – Segment 4

We talk with Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director of Baltimore’s CenterStage Theatre, and Marcus Gardley, poet-playwright and 2012 James Baldwin Fellow, about the current production at CenterStage – written by Gardley and directed by Kwei-Armah – dance of the holy ghosts: a play on memory. The play is about a Blues man living through the memories of his past, and his encounter with his estranged grandson. It runs at CenterStage through November 17.


Lea Gilmore On The Best Film, Books, And Movies


August 14, 2013 – Segment 3

We are joined by Lea Gilmore – songstress, activist, and Center for Emerging Media Cultural Editor – for a discussion with Marc about the music they’ve been listening to, movies they’ve been watching, theater they’ve been attending and books they’ve been reading. Callers join us to share their favorites as well.