Jean Gascon, the artistic director of the Stratford Theater in Ontario, Canada, speaks with Studs Terkel about his production of “The Alchemist.” His interpretation of playwright Ben Jonson’s work opened in Chicago at the Studebaker Theater, alongside “Hamlet” directed by John Hirsch. Gascon talks a bit on his career in theater and the cultural influences on his directing style. Gascon admires Jonson’s work and social commentary, and feels themes of “The Alchemist” are relevant to current issues in society.
Peter Ustinov discusses his wide-ranging career in the arts as an actor, author, director, and dramatist.
Dr. Rat cast and director
Discussing theater with Peter Zeisler.
Principal actor Roscoe Lee Browne, playwright Derek Walcott, and director Gregory Mosher discuss the play "Pantomime" and it's major themes of racial role reversal, Robinson Crusoe influences, and colonialism.
Actors Lionel Smith and Meshach Taylor along with director Gregory Mosher talk about the play they are performing at the Goodman Theater, "Sizwe Bansi is Dead", as well as South African apartheid which serves as the backdrop for the play.
Discussing Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" and the Beckett Project with director Alan Schneider.
Discussing the latest theatre project "Macundo" inspired by "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Marquez with Nicole Dreiske.