Off and On: A New York Theatre podcast

Playwright Zakiyyah Alexander comes by the podcast to talk about how her Twitter rant about the MTC season announcement ended up in The New York Times. We also talk gender parity, the dangers of "the slot" in the theatre, The Killroys, writing for Grey's Anatomy and more! Follow her on Twitter @model_minority

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Playwright/Actor/Producer Mariah MacCarthy stops by the podcast to talk about the challenges of juggling her many theatre hats. We talk about why producing is about trusting others, why she still has to keep a 40 hour a week day job, and why she identifies mostly with being a playwright. Go see her new play Magic Trick. Buy tickets at

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Artistic Director John Dias of Two River Theater stops by the podcast to talk about all the things that keep an Artistic Director up at night. We talk keeping your audience happy, satisfying your artistic goals, how to reach the audiences that don't believe they belong in a theatre, dramaturgy and much more. Follow Two River Theatre on Twitter @TwoRiverTheater

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Actress Laura Gómez stops by to talk about when she realized Orange is The New Black was a hit, the power of social media, why she felt the need to go to film school, taking initiative in your career and about working with David Simon on Show Me A Hero. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter lg_lauragomez

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Actor and Playwright Raul Castillo stops by the podcast to talk about balancing writing and acting, how he considered following his plan B, the success of the show Looking on HBO, why he thinks fear is a good thing. Plus Bixby Elliot and Jonthan Mandell stop by the intro.

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