Off and On: A New York Theatre podcast (general)

Francis Benhamou stops by for an emergency podcast to promote The Collective: 10.5, a night of short plays running through Nov 12! We also talk about looping, identifying as American, how being pregnant affects your performance and more theatre talk!

Direct download: Fran_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37pm EDT

Playwright Susan Soon He Stanton stops by to talk about writing submissions, knowing when a play is ready, growing up in Hawaii, the Yale crew and transitioning into TV and Film. Check out her two plays running in NYC by visiting

Direct download: Susan_Final_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

Playwright/Actor Sergio Castillo stops by to talk about political theatre, why he thinks we need to produce our own work, disagree with Bernardo on pacifism, and many other things. Check out his new play Radical playing at Theatre Under St. Marks

Direct download: Sergio_Castillo_Final_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29am EDT

Costume Designer Courtney Flores stops by the podcast to talk about how she got into costumes and design, her work at Cafe Onda and Howlround, close calls, the goals she still has for her career and theatre in the Bay Area

Direct download: Courtney_Flores_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT

Co-AD of The Cherry Lane Theatre Janio Marrero stops by to talk about his fundraiser for Mexico and Puerto Rico "Indestructible" happening Oct 22nd at The Cherry Lane. We also talk about taking over a theatre with so much history, why he doesn't just cast himself in every play and about the theatre companies that inspire him. 

Direct download: Janio_Final_-_10_9_17_5.20_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT

Director David Mendizábal stops by to talk about how he picks projects, how to direct a reading, growing up without anyone like you on TV and much more. Check out his website:

Direct download: David_Mendizabal_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT

Set Designer Raul Abrego stops by to talk about being shy, growing up in South Texas and how he found his way to being a set designer. Plus we talk having a big mouth, your signature as a designer, and keeping it real with your friends.

Direct download: Raul_Abrego_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT

Actor/Playwright Maggie Bofill stops by the podcast to talk about the nerves of a writer vs the nerves of an actor, going to Cuba for the first time, the early days of LABrynth Theater and much more!

Direct download: Off_and_On.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

The Casting Directors from the Public Theatre stop by the podcast to talk about all things casting and auditions! We talk what not to do in the room, why your reputation matters, and what got them into casting!

Direct download: Untitled_-_9_3_17_8.00_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT

Playwright/Actor Charise Castro Smith stops by the podcast to talk about her love of Shakespeare, writing plays when you are busy writing for TV, the process of getting your pilot sold and then made, and much more! Produce her plays Feathers and Teeth and The Hunchback of Seville!

Direct download: Charise_Castro_Smith_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT