Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

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“One of the Top 10 Podcasts for Theatre Fans!” (Broadway World) Since 2006, this “bright, breezy, & entertaining” (The Telegraph) podcast demystifies the creative process in chats with some of the sharpest and funniest artists in the business: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic! Brian Dennehy! Playwright Lauren Gunderson! Director Mary Zimmerman! Novelist Christopher Moore! Comedian Rachel Parris! Shakespearean Sir Stanley Wells! And so many less! HEAR HERE!

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Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
1 More Lawrence O’Donnell2020-07-06 22:13:31
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2 Lawrence O’Donnell’s ‘Sterling’2020-06-29 23:33:08
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3 Joining The Cirkestra2020-06-23 00:18:16
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4 Crafting Colbert’s Comedy2020-06-16 01:11:11
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5 Lockdown Shakespeare Pioneer2020-06-09 00:21:49
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6 Globetrotting Shakespeare’s Tempest2020-06-01 22:51:48
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7 Directing Sketch Shows2020-05-25 23:49:06
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Directing Sketch Shows

Like many theaters in Chicago, Second City shut down on March 13, 2020, the same day we were scheduled to chat with actor, writer, and improviser Frank Caeti, who was directing their current production. We kept our appointment and recorded this interview with the Second City alum anyway, thinking we'd post it once everything re-opened "in a few weeks". Ha! Nonetheless, enjoy this fascinating conversation about the process of creating a sketch show out of nothing, and listen as Frank shares Bull Durham analogies; how a director acts as a head writer; the importance of compassion, empathy, and understanding; the value of group ownership; being patient as ideas go from half-baked to more fully-baked; embracing relative autonomy; gives shout-outs to institutional memory; the endurance required for encore late-night sets; the importance of audience feedback and the uncertainty of not knowing when we might get it again; and finally, the challenge of getting used to not touching your face and how philosophers are really the forgotten victims during this pandemic. (Length 23:17) (Pictured: Frank Caeti, left, with Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons) in The Second City's Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens at the Geffen Playhouse. Photo by Craig Schwartz.) The post Directing Sketch Shows appeared first on Reduced Shakespeare Company.…read more

8 Amy Acker’s Beatrice2020-05-18 23:09:25
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9 Chris Interviews Austin2020-05-11 21:58:09
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10 Shakespeare For Squirrels2020-05-05 00:03:31
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11 Marvel Musical Movies2020-04-28 02:10:38
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12 Remembering Brian Dennehy2020-04-21 00:17:03
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13 Once Again: Mr. Brian Dennehy2020-04-16 22:01:49
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14 Brian Stack’s Music2020-04-13 23:11:24
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15 90 Sondheim Songs2020-04-06 22:02:44
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16 Shakespeare And Plague2020-03-31 00:58:24
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17 693. Phone Porn Voices2020-03-23 22:52:55
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18 692. J. Nicole Brooks2020-03-16 23:20:23
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19 691. Michael Morrow’s ‘Passage’2020-03-10 00:02:18
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20 690. Alchemy Of Gender2020-03-03 00:14:09
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