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This edition: Artistic Directors

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 30, 2007.

The artistic directors of four major not-for-profit companies - Susan V. Booth of the Alliance Theatre, Oskar Eustis of The Public Theater, Emily Mann of the McCarter Theatre Center and Michael Wilson of Hartford Stage - discuss the unique task of the artistic director, touching upon issues including how they balance their personal artistic goals as directors with the institutional needs of their companies, whether their focus is on the local community or the larger national artistic community, the relationship between not-for-profit theatres and commercial producers, how they measure success, and their responsibility for developing the next generation of theatre artists.

Guest List

Susan V. Booth Artistic Director, The Alliance Theatre Company

Oskar Eustis Artistic Director, The Public Theater

Sondra Gilman Host, American Theatre Wing Seminars

Douglas Leeds Host, American Theatre Wing Seminars

Emily Mann Aritistic Director/Writer, The McCarter Theatre

Howard Sherman Moderator, American Theatre Wing

Michael Wilson Director, Hartford Stage Company