Off and On: A New York Theatre podcast

Actress Mayra Leal stops by the pod to talk about growing up in Houston, dealing with insecurities, the challenges of learning on film, handling nudity on set, coming to terms with her addiction, and recovery. Follow her on Twitter @Mayrajleal!

Direct download: Mayra_Leal_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

Playwright Madhuri Shekar stops by the podcast to talk about growing up in India, why a playwright would live in Los Angeles, the pros and cons of grad school, the theatre culture in India and much more! Follow her @madplays and visit her website to support her webseries Titus and Dronicus.

Direct download: Madhuri_Shektar_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

Playwright/Actor J. Julian Christopher stops by the podcast to talk about growing up in church, discovering his latino pride later in life, coming out in high school, why he hates first drafts, writing a webseries about Bear culture, and much more. Follow him on twitter @JulianChristo. Plus Jonathan Mandell stops by the podcast to talk about his 10 ten shows of the year. Follow him @newyorktheater

Direct download: J_Julian_Christopher_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51am EDT

Actors David Ryan Smith and Matt Citron come on the podcast to have some drinks and talk about acting in The Mobile Unit at The Public, what they wish they had known when they started out in theatre, the roles they enjoy playing, goals for the future, reading reviews and much more!

Direct download: Matt_Citron__Davis_Ryan_Smith_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31am EDT

Actor Lucas Caleb Rooney stops by the pod to talk about his amazing career. From Broadway, to his work in Madagascar, Lucas talks about why he wants to be "fucking around" before he steps on stage, losing weight mid career, clowning, and much more! Please donate to his charity Zara Aina. Go to and support!

Direct download: Lucas_Caleb_Rooney_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39am EDT

Maeve and Mikai are two of the starts of Before Your Very Eyes at The Public Theater and they are kids! They come on the podcast to talk about why doing acting gets boring, why they thought their play was a comedy, what they want to be when they grow up, we freestyle rap and much more!!!!

Direct download: Maeve_and_Mikai_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am EDT

Actor/Director GerardoRodriguez stops by the podcast to talk about having specific goals, growing up on the border, why he's afraid of writing, studying in Russia, balancing marriage and acting, and more!

Direct download: Gerardo_Rodriguez.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44am EDT

Director/Playwright/Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Amah stops by the podcast to talk about his amazing journey. We talk growing up in an immigrant family in England, his career in music, why theatre allowed him to meet Prime Ministers, balancing work and children and more! Go to for more!

Direct download: Kwame_Kwei_Ansah.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am EDT

Actress Zuzanna Wanda Szadkowski comes by the podcast to talk about doing theatre after a long break, being your own worst enemy at callbacks, her role on Gossip Girl, and growing up in a Polish home. Follow her on instagram and twitter @zuzannawanda. Plus Jonathan Mandell stops by again for a November preview. Follow him @newyorktheater

Direct download: Zuzanna_Wanda_Szadkowski_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

Director/Producer Meiyin Wang stops by the podcast to talk about seeing theatre all over the world for The Under The Radar Festival, growing up in Singapore, how motherhood has changed her relationship to theatre and more! Go see The Under The Radar Festival at The Public Theatre

Direct download: Meiyin_Wang_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT