This week you can catch THEATER TALK's "New Theater Corps" members AARON RICCIO and CINDY PIERRE on Theater Talk, 9/29 @ 12:30 a.m. on Channel 13. They'll be interviewing OSKAR EUSTIS, Artistic Director of the Public Theater about The Public's 365 DAYS/365 PLAYS Festival, SUZAN LORI-PARKS' audacious project in which the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright wrote one play, every day, for a year. Fifty-two theater companies were then chosen to interpret these works, now being presented all over America.
Highlights of the best of these productions are being presented one Sunday a month at The Public. Riccio and Pierre also talk to directors of: The Ma-Yi. TADA!, Classical Theatre of Harlem, H.A.D.L.E.Y. and Mud/Bone companies, who introduce highlights from their respective 365 presentations (taped 9/9/07).
Also on the program, an encore of our interview with actors PETER BARTLETT of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and LEE ROY REAMS of THE PRODUCERS, who discuss the art of being replacement actors in Broadway musicals (#1319, taped 4/14/07).
According to Lincoln Center's new LCT3 project at its slogan, it takes "New Audiences for New Artists." It also takes new critics, hence the establishment of Theater Talk's New Theater Corps in 2005, a way for up-and-coming theater writers and eager new theatergoers to get exposure to the ever-growing theater scene in New York City. Writers for the New Theater Corps are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the off-off and off-Broadway theater scene, learning and giving back high-quality reviews at the same time. Driven by a passion and love of the arts, the New Theater Corps aims to identify, support, and grow the arts community, one show and one person at a time.