Off and On: A New York Theatre podcast

Playwright/Actor Stephen Adly Guirgis stops by the podcast to talk about enjoying opening nights, making your own deadlines, growing up in New York City, why auditions remind him how much he loves actors, the early days of Labyrinth Theater Company, and finding the theatre in all the work you do. Watch his latest show The Get Down on Netflix. 

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Artistic Director/Actor Ricardo Gutierrez stops by the podcast to talk about running a Latino theatre in Chicago, balancing directing and acting with running a company, supporting new playwrights by reading all of their work and how a kid from Guanajuato ended up running a theatre company in Chicago. Support his company at

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Playwright/Actor Matt Barbot stops by the podcast to talk about figuring out what makes a "Latino" play, what kind of plays regional theatres want to prodcue, having Kevin Spacey read your writing, moving to L.A. to try and climb a different mountain and much more! Follow Matt on twitter for all updates @barbotrobot

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Director May Adrales stops by the podcast to talk about choosing a script, growing up in an immigrant family in Virginia, getting the right people in the audience, finding theatre in church, and wanting to make theatre a part of your life and not all of it, and more! Visit her website at

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Playwright/Actor/Rapper Christopher Gabriel Nuñez stops by the podcast to talk about why he decided to go to Yale for Playwriting, why he changed his hustle in order to be happy, why his plays are strongly worded arguments, writing for people who fall through the cracks. Follow him at

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Julia Cho and Nicholas Pilapil from Artists at Play stop by the podcast to talk about producing Asian American theatre in Los Angeles. Plus we chat about how to keep audiences engaged year round, why being a theatre person in L.A. matters, and their production of Carla Ching's latest play The Two Kids Who Blow Shit Up.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

Actor Jerry Richardson has performed at theatres all over the country. He stops by the podcast to talk about the balance of art and commerce as an actor, struggling with defining your "type", considered Plan B's, and wanting your family to understand your career. Follow Jerry at

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

Artistic Director/Performer David Lozano stops by the podcast to talk about running a Latino theatre company in Dallas, Texas. We also talk about mask work, why the language taught at American universities can inhibit creativity, finding your audience and much more! Follow his company at

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Artistic Director/Playwright/Actor Michael Henry Harris stops by the podcast to talk about co-running a theatre for 10 years in New York. Moving to Atlanta, fearing that you were never good enough, being a father, and what he wants from theatre now. Support his theatre company Inviolet Theater at and sign up fro Second Monday Social

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Director Deena Selenow stops by the podcast to talk about finding the joy in the piece, why a director needs to find what an actor excels at, not choking the piece to death, growing up biracial, and why she loves being in the room. Check out her website

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