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This edition: Playwright/Director/Choreographer (Fall 1998)

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 28, 1998.

The panel of theatre professionals - playwright Michael J. Chepiga (Getting and Spending), choreographer Graciela Daniele (Ragtime), playwright/director Christopher Durang (Sex and Longing), director Garry Hynes (The Beauty Queen of Leenane), and director Joe Mantello (Corpus Christi) - discuss how they got their start, auditioning actors, controversy surrounding a play, and taking on alternate roles of choreographer, actor, or director. The members address the issue of play protesters and how they effect the creative process. They also the discuss the role of woman in primary positions in the theater throughout the world.

Guest List

Michael J. Chepiga Lawyer/Playwright

Graciela Daniele Director/Choreographer

Christopher Durang Playwright

Garry Hynes Director

Pia Lindström Moderator

Joe Mantello Actor/Director

Isabelle Stevenson Host, American Theater Wing

George C. White Moderator, American Theater Wing