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

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!

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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!!!!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

American Theatre Magazine's Editor-in-chief Rob Weinert-Kendt stops by the podcast. We talk about the backlash to his editorial about The Mikado controversy, his apology and what he learned from the week. Plus we talk about the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Translation Project. Go to for more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT

Playwright Topher Payne stops by the podcast to talk about his new play Perfect Arrangement at Primary Stages. We talk New York vs Atlanta, growing up in Mississippi, reaching new audiences in the regional world, why working backstage helped his career, and having his play make it to New York the old fashioned way.    

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT

Actress Flor De Liz Perez stops by the podcast to talk about working in London, being religious in the theatre world, keeping it fresh night after night, and starting out in New York. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @flordeliz_perez Plus Jonathan Mandell from stops by to give us his October preview. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

Producer Stephanie Ybarra comes on the podcast to talk about how you can tell if a play has been produced well, being told she "stood out" too much as an actor, why she choses projects based on people, and about her work with The Mobile Shakespeare Unit at The Public Theater. Follow her on Twitter @saybarra

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm EDT