Setting the Scenes with Paul Kuhn

On today’s podcast, while “Waiting For Godot”, I ran into Paul Kuhn and we had a chat about the many memorable scenic designs of Curio Theatre Company. While Paul gets the credit, he reminds us that it takes a village to create the worlds that immerse the audience and even gives some tips on how not to limit your ideas. Stay Tuned!

Paul Kuhn – “Waiting For Godot” – Curio Theatre Company


Dan Hodge, company member and director of Curio’s 2016 Barrymore recommended production of Death of a Salesman,  returns to direct the absurdist classic, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett.

Meet Vladimir and Estragon on a country road as they await the coming of Godot. How long they wait, who else they meet, and if Godot shall ever arrive, is the matter of much banter, antics and reverie. Considered one of the most significant plays of the 20th century, Samuel Beckett’s tragicomic masterpiece is funny, poignant, soulful and hilarious.

Brian McCann, Paul Kuhn
Robert DaPonte and Harry Slack

Set Design- Paul Kuhn
Lighting Design- Tim Martin
Sound Design- Kyle Yackoski
Costume Design- Aetna Gallagher


Curio Theatre Company’s mission is to serve audiences in West Philadelphia and beyond with high quality, affordable theatre performances; to develop artistic talent through ensemble, company-based training and rehearsal processes; and to further academic, social, and personal development through arts education. The artistic and the educational arms of the theatre company are intertwined as we make our home in the diverse community of West Philadelphia.


Rebroadcast: Two Walkens

On today’s podcast, we are joined by Two Walkens, Kevin Meehan and Susanne Collins. We talk about the origins of this mashup, explore some iconic standouts from the body of work that is Christopher Walken and we even get a sample at the end. Wow! Stay Tuned!
Photo Credit: Peter Michael Radocaj
Photo Credit: Peter Michael Radocaj
Two Christopher Walkens have a showdown at the crossroads of memory and nostalgia. Can they coexist without cracking? A smashup of his iconic works (Pulp Fiction, The Deer Hunter, SNL & more) with the hallmark tale of The Little Prince, Two Walkens is a hilarious and touching exploration of how we cope when the world outside gets to be too tough to handle.
Creators/Performers: Kevin Meehan + Susanne Collins

Theatre Philadelphia’s new Executive Director, Leigh Goldenberg

On today’s podcast, I touch base with Leigh Goldenberg, the new Executive Director of Theatre Philadelphia. I first met Leigh at Lantern Theater Company. She was my marketing contact and one of the first to give Rep Radio a chance. Later, she moved on to Arden Theatre Company and she was our in there. She continued to lend her talents to organizations outside of the community and we are thrilled to have her back! Stay Tuned!

Photo Credit: Plate 3 Photography

ABOUT LEIGH GOLDENBERG (From Theatre Philadelphia post)

Leigh Goldenberg is a marketing and communications professional with a passion for mission-driven and creative organizations. In January 2017, she became the Executive Director of Theatre Philadelphia, the region’s marketing and audience development organization for the theatre community. Previously, she worked with Wash Cycle Laundry, a triple-bottom line laundry and linen service that delivers by bicycle and creates jobs for vulnerable adults. In Philadelphia, she has held positions at Arden Theatre Company and Lantern Theater Company, as well as provided consulting services to PlayPenn, Tiny Dynamite, and Public Citizens for Children and Youth. In New York City, she co-founded Stone Soup Theatre Arts, a politically and socially conscious theatre company, was a member of the first Producer’s Lab at Women’s Project, and worked in administrative or production capacities with HERE Arts Center, The Pearl Theatre Company, Clubbed Thumb, and MCC, among others. She holds a degree in Theatre Production and Management from Marymount Manhattan College.


Jean Giraudoux’s The Enchanted

On today’s podcast, I take a trip to an enchanted forest setup at Walnut Street Theatre, Studio 5 to search for Tina Brock of Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium. We wander through this forest talking about “The Enchanted by Jean Giraudoux”, the production’s many elements among the backdrop of an absurd political climate. Stay Tuned!

John D’Alonzo and Anna Lou Hearn in IRC’s “The Enchanted”


By Jean Giraudoux

“A fascinating, absorbing adventure, full of grace and wit.”
–NY Times

A schoolteacher in a provincial French town is seduced by the ghost of a murderer. With the aid of the village doctor, she seeks answers regarding the riddle of death. Enter her lover–an ardent bureaucrat who hopes his well-calibrated love will keep her earthbound.

A poetically musical and mercurial classic, a clash between the struggles of life and the mystery of death, The Enchanted is the perfect platform for Giraudoux to exercise his signature playful theatricality: characters hilariously and whimsically debate whether our fear of death fuels our love of life and whether the dead could outvote the living if they imprudently returned.

Translated by Maurice Valency



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Rebroadcast: Steve Pacek – A New Brain

On today’s podcast, I chat with Steve Pacek, featured in Theatre Horizon’s “A New Brain”. It’s been 4 years since the 2012 F. Otto Haas Award Winner has chatted with us and this production has been a part of his life for some time. Let’s play catch up! Stay Tuned!



This autobiographical musical comedy from Tony Award-winners William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and James Lapine (Into the Woods) explores one man’s quest for a second chance at life. After a children’s television songwriter receives a life-changing diagnosis, he struggles to come to terms with his creative ambitions and family relationships. In an unforgettable performance, Barrymore Award-winning actor Steve Pacek leads a cast of Philadelphia’s top vocalists through this gorgeous musical about how we spend the time we are given.