The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

Today’s podcast features Artistic Director, Tom Reing. Inis Nua’s been having a great season and the mounting of compelling productions continues with this fictional tale that takes us into the mind of Bradley Manning, before becoming Chelsea. Diving into childhood, time in the military and incarceration, the struggle to identify oneself and establish life’s purpose assist in the telling of this story. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING

By: Tim Price

“Do you have an attitude problem?” “Do you have a problem following orders?” In this wholly imagined version of the mind and life of Chelsea Manning, these are only some of the questions to be answered. Known to the world as Pfc. Bradley Manning in 2010, her leaks of classified information to Wikileaks ignited a firestorm of much more crucial and challenging questions.

Directed by Tom Reing.

 

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://inisnuatheatre.org

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One time for the #Rodeo!

On today’s podcast, we take the elevator up to Studio 5 at the Walnut Street Theatre to chat with Artistic Director, Rich Rubin of Quince Productions about the next production, RODEO, written by Philip Dawkins. This production has recruited the talents of painter and illustrator, Anthony (Tony) Palumbo, whose work is well-known by any Quince artist. And, representing the cast, we are joined at the end by Michael Manley. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT RODEO

Rough and tumble cowgirl Cody and her persnickety mule Sprezzatura ride into town fixin’ to win the annual rodeo. Only one problem: girls aren’t allowed to compete. Unwilling to lay down the lasso so easily, Cody and Sprezzatura whip up the perfect plan to disguise themselves as a boy and a horse and sneak their way into the competitors’ ring. Western-y and Shakespearean-y shenanigans ensue when a dastardly villain, a slew of unique horses, and an unexpected romance come between Cody and her master plan to win the day.

 

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://quinceproductions.com

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Revolution Shakespeare

On today’s podcast, we touch base with Griffin Stanton-Ameisen, Artistic Director of Revolution Shakespeare. We recap his 2015, talk about the organizations goals and what to look forward to in 2016. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT REVOLUTION SHAKESPEARE

Revolution Shakespeare engages audiences in the variety and vitality of Shakespeare’s works and works inspired by Shakespeare. Through performances and educational programming, Revolution Shakespeare creates accessible, stimulating theatrical experiences for the here and now.

ABOUT GRIFFIN STANTON-AMEISEN

Griffin is a Philadelphia based actor, producer and teacher. He grew up outside of Philly in Bryn Mawr, PA. After high school, Griffin pursued a B.A. in Theatre from Temple University where he studied with Kevin Cotter, David Ingram, Dan Kern and Donna Snow. Following this, he moved out west for three years for further training at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he obtained an M.F.A. in performance under the tutelage of Robert Benedetti, Rayme Cornell, Phil Hubbard and Michael Lugering. Upon graduation he came back home to Philly to begin his acting career. Griffin has worked at The Walnut Street Theatre, Quintessence Theatre Group, Act II Playhouse, the National Constitution Center, Luna Theatre, Simpatico Theatre Project, Brat Productions, Curio Theatre, Philadelphia Artists Collective, Theatre Horizon, Playpenn, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, as well as repeatedly with The Delaware Shakespeare Festival, EgoPo Classic Theatre and The Renegade Company. As a teacher, Griffin has worked with Bristol Riverside Theatre, the Lantern Theatre, Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Theatre Horizon. For more info go to www.griffinsa.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://revolutionshakespeare.org

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Lobby “Hero”?

On today’s podcast, Akeem Davis and Brian Radcliffe are joined by Mark Bookman and Dana Cook of the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation to dig deep into the matter of LOBBY HERO by: Kenneth Lonergan. Theatre Horizon’s presentation comes at a time where the themes of this story resonate in the news on the regular. Some of our favorite interviews are when the conversations generates even more questions of clarity then I had prepared. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT LOBBY HERO

In the lobby of an upscale apartment building, four lives collide in a single night, throwing a young black man and two white cops—a female rookie and her charismatic male partner—into a moral tailspin. Confiding in Jeff, the building’s hapless young security guard, the trio faces the fallout of gender politics, police corruption and racial profiling. Oscar-nominated writer Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on MeGangs of New York) asks us to consider how to do the right thing in a world that is never black and white.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://theatrehorizon.org

ABOUT THE ATLANTIC CENTER FOR CAPITAL REPRESENTATION

The Atlantic Center for Capital Representation (ACCR) is a non-profit death penalty resource center serving Pennsylvania and Delaware. ACCR provides consultation services free of charge to capital defense practitioners or defense teams in Pennsylvania or Delaware.

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http://www.atlanticcenter.org

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#Local Girls, Emma Goidel

On today’s podcast, we meet Emma Goidel, local playwright whose works has been making the rounds here in Philadelphia. Member of the ever-popular Orbiter3, Emma’s new work, “Local Girls” will be mounted by Azuka Theatre Company. We get to know Emma, going back to her roots in Georgia and in general, talking about the arts and obligations of playwrighting. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT LOCAL GIRLS

High school chemistry genius Diskit needs some friends who aren’t her dad. High school burnout Riley needs a new screamer for her metal band. The Zombie Fuel Energy Drink Wreak Ruckus Battle of the Bands could transform them both from high school losers into rock gods. But will that be enough to get them out of Tucker, Georgia? Azuka’s 10th world premiere by a local playwright is Emma Goidel’s scream rock fantasia about searching for big-time glory in a small-time town.

ABOUT EMMA GOIDEL

Emma is a founding member of the critically acclaimed producing playwrights collective Orbiter 3 and a member of the Ars Nova Play Group. Her plays include Local Girls (Azuka Theatre, 2016), A Knee That Can Bend (Orbiter 3, 2015), The Gap (development: LAByrinth Theater Company & InterAct Theatre Company), and We Can All Agree To Pretend This Never Happened (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Òran Mór in Scotland, Tiny Dynamite/InterAct). She co-created the 2014 FringeArts Festival hit Safe Space with Apocalypse Club, a collaboration with playwrights Emily Acker and Douglas Williams and director Maura Krause. Emma was a Writing Fellow at the Playwrights Realm, Core Playwright at InterAct Theatre Company, a Core Apprentice at the Playwrights’ Center, a member of the Philadelphia Foundry, and the 2012 Dasha Epstein Playwriting Fellowship at New York Stage & Film/Powerhouse Theater. She is a 2015 Princess Grace Award Finalist, two-time Arnold L. Weissberger Award nominee, winner of the New South Young Playwrights Competition, NNPN Smith Prize nominee, and semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference. Local Girls was included in The Kilroys 2015 Honorable Mentions: the top 32% of plays by women recommended by artistic leaders as among “the best work they had encountered in the past year.” Emma’s short plays have been presented at Philadelphia Theater Company, Horizon Theater (Atlanta), SIT: Dakar, and UPenn. She received a BA with Honors in Theatre from Barnard College in 2012.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://azukatheatre.org

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Protect the #SPINE

On today’s podcast, we are joined by Claire Moyer, director of the Inis Nua U.S. Premiere of “SPINE” written by Clara Brennan. We met in the Louis Bluver Theatre before opening where the production team was creating the world in this new space. In the green room, we get to know Claire, discuss the issues that make up the piece and talk about some of the first books that moved us. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT SPINE

By Clara Brennan
February 17-March 6

Spine is a funny and touching love song to libraries, an increasingly endangered species under Britain’s new austerity. It is also a galvanizing manifesto on reading and learning by Amy, a frustrated teenager from South London. Thanks to a strong-willed old woman and a house full of stolen books, Amy begins to learn how to chart her own course. Directed by Claire Moyer.

 

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http://inisnuatheatre.org

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Theatre Exile’s safe word is #SMOKE

On today’s podcast, I talk way too much in the presence of admirable creative artists. I head over to Studio X to chat with Deb Block about the production of SMOKE by Kim Davies (Pronounced DAVIS). We begin with the energy of live theater and work our way through without giving away the story. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT SMOKE

John and Julie meet at kink party in New York City. She’s an aspiring college dropout and he a jaded wannabe artist—they instantly connect. With desires exposed, knives out and sex an open-ended question; a playful game of cat and mouse heats up and becomes a dangerous struggle for power that pushes them further than they’d ever thought they’d go.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION: http://theatreexile.org

 

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