On today’s podcast, Creator Robi Hagar and Artist/Performer Sav Souza stop by to talk about “Basic Witches”. We talk origins of the piece, gender identity and dream roles to play. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT BASIC WITCHES
In the far away kingdom of Halloween Hills, on all hallows eve, goblins, ghosts and ghouls gather together as four famous witches compete to be crowned supreme witch of Halloween Hills. But a new form of witch threatens traditions and jeopardizes the competition. Played by Drag Queens and Queer artists, BASIC WITCHES explores what it means to find your own identity in a world where rules aren’t meant to be broken.
On today’s podcast, I take a trip to Plays and Players Theater to meet and chat with the cast, Amanda Jill Robinson, Leigha Kato and Mike Macri for the season opener of 1812 Productions, the American Premiere of “Broken Biscuits” by Tom Wells. We discuss cafeteria politics, being weird and why #TheatreKidsAreTheBestKids, Stay Tuned!
ABOUT BROKEN BISCUITS
Megan, Holly, and Ben are definitely not the cool kids. In their last summer together, they hatch the ultimate plan to change their fortunes and head into the adult world in a blaze of rock ‘n’ roll glory. “Funny, confessional, and well-crafted (The Stage),” this modern British comedy is a hysterical coming-of-age story for our times.
On today’s podcast, Michael Philip O’Brien stops by to talk about 11th Hour’s production of BIG RED SUN. Originally part of the Next Step Concert Series in the 2015-2016 season, BIG RED SUN is a world premiere in collaboration with writers John Jiler and Georgia Stitt. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT BIG RED SUN
Come get swept away by a thrilling and beautiful score that weaves from Klezmer, to jazz and then on to rock and roll. This exciting, new musical follows a young man named Harry Daimler on his search for the father he never knew, a Jewish-American musician who died in France during World War II. As Harry uncovers the truth about his father, he begins to realize that in order to know who he truly is, he must first understand where he comes from.
ABOUT MICHAEL PHILIP O’BRIEN
Michael is a native Philadelphian and after graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2001, decided to return home and start 11th Hour. As a performer, Michael has worked at numerous theatres throughout the Philadelphia region and around the country including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Milwaukee Rep, TUTS, The Walnut Street Theatre, The Arden Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre,The Prince Music Theater, Media Theatre, Montgomery Theater and 11th Hour Theatre Company. Michael is a two-time Barrymore Award winner and is a five-time Barrymore nominee. Under his leadership, 11th Hour productions have fifteen Barrymore Awards and garnered 55 Barrymore Award nominations.
On today’s podcast, I sat down with Charlotte Northeast who’s wearing the “Director” hat for Philadelphia Artists Collective’s production of “Maria Marten or The Murder in The Red Barn” by Anonymous. This Victorian melodrama is a nice departure from the heavy-handed contemporary works of the day and transforms the Louis Bluver Theatre into a more intimate proscenium fit for any small town of the era. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT MARIA MARTEN OR THE MURDER IN THE RED BARN
A tale of love, revenge, and murder with a village fool and the epitome of all villains, this show will make the audience boo, hiss, guffaw, and cheer. Dastardly deeds, family forgiveness, and a Wanderer’s curse all lead to one blisteringly ridiculous climax in the highest style of Victorian melodrama. PAC Co-Artistic Founders Damon Bonetti and Dan Hodge will trade the roles of the fool and the villain each performance for a truly outrageous night in the theatre.