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Headshots of David Henry Hwang (left) and Jose Llana (right) overlay a musical score background.

Musical Matters: Asian American and Pacific Islander Artists on Inclusivity

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Musical Matters: Asian American and Pacific Islander Artists on Inclusivity

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Interview
Tony Award-winning writer David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Flower Drum Song revival) and actor Jose Llana (The King and I) discuss the impact of 'the canon' on Asian American representation and offer different ways to challenge stereotypes.
Headshots of Nikki Renée Daniels (left) and George C. Wolfe (right) overlay a musical score background.

Musical Matters: Black Artists on Inclusivity

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Musical Matters: Black Artists on Inclusivity

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Interview
George C. Wolfe, five-time Tony Award-winning writer and director (Caroline, or Change, Shuffle Along), and actress Nikki Renée Daniels (Hamilton, The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess) discuss their involvement in seminal musicals, breaking ground and developing an inclusive curriculum.
Headshots of Ali Stroker (left) and Alexandria Wailes (right) overlay a musical score background.

Musical Matters: Deaf and Disabled Artists on Inclusivity

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Musical Matters: Deaf and Disabled Artists on Inclusivity

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Interview
Tony Award-winning actress Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!) and choreographer-actress Alexandria Wailes (Big River) discuss their collaboration on Deaf West's Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, as well as the importance of seeing yourself represented on stage, and how increased access enriches the artistic landscape.
Heads of Andréa Burns (left) and Chita Rivera (right) overlay a musical score background.

Musical Matters: Latin Artists on Inclusivity

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Interview

Musical Matters: Latin Artists on Inclusivity

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Interview
Actress Andréa Burns (In the Heights) and three-time Tony Award-winning actress Chita Rivera (West Side Story, Chicago) discuss how representation has changed throughout their careers, the differences between type casting versus stereotyping, and the relationship between authenticity and artistry.
Headshots of Lisa Kron (left) and Aneesh Sheth (right) overlay a musical score background.

Musical Matters: LGBTQ+ Artists on Inclusivity

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Musical Matters: LGBTQ+ Artists on Inclusivity

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Interview
Tony Award-winning writer Lisa Kron (Fun Home) and actress Aneesh Sheth (Bombay Dreams) discuss their work championing queer stories, power structures within the industry, and how to create more inclusive spaces.
Here is a black slate, on the left is a black and white image of Lyn Gardner gesticulating and on the right is a title in white writing 'Talking About Performance Practice' beneath which is more text 'Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Bryony Kimmings'.

Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Bryony Kimmings

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Lyn Gardner in Conversation with Bryony Kimmings

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Unpacking her autobiographical practice, performance artist Bryony Kimmings discusses the emotional toll of making work for mainstream audiences using her personal experiences as stimuli. Kimmings uses the themes and trajectory of her craft to advise burgeoning artists on creating this genre of performance.
Ben Crystal sits on a sofa in his living room pointing at a clip of the RSC's Romeo and Juliet.

At Home with Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 5

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At Home with Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 5

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Interview
Learn how to interpret and analyse two versions of Act 1, Scene 5 from Romeo and Juliet with writer, actor and producer Ben Crystal in At Home with Shakespeare.
This is a mid-shot of Michael Dobson and Peter Holbrook. Dobson sits on the left in a blue shirt with a blue patterned tie, white trousers and a pair of glasses. On his right is Holbrook who wears a white shirt, navy blazer, beige trousers and dark rimmed glasses, he gesticulates with both hands. Behind them is a wooden fireplace with acorns in.

Michael Dobson in Conversation with Peter Holbrook

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Michael Dobson in Conversation with Peter Holbrook

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Director of The Shakespeare Institute Michael Dobson and outgoing President of The International Shakespeare Association Peter Holbrook discuss Shakespeare as a global phenomenon during the RSC and University of Birmingham's Radical Mischief Conference in 2018.
Michael Chemers (left) and Dr Alma Martinez (right) sit in conversation on a web conference.

Dr Alma Martinez in Conversation with Michael Chemers

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Dr Alma Martinez in Conversation with Michael Chemers

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In this interview from Volume Four, ‘The Theater of Luis Valdez’ (2020), Michael Chemers talks to actor, movie star and scholar Dr Alma Martinez about her creative collaborations with Valdez. They discuss the emergence of a ‘Chicano Consciousness’, Valdez’s El Teatro Campesino, being cast in Zoot Suit and the challenges of working in Hollywood.
A black slate with white font reads 'Worlds of Performance, Danny Yung in Conversation with Richard Gough'.

Worlds of Performance: Danny Yung in Conversation with Richard Gough

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Worlds of Performance: Danny Yung in Conversation with Richard Gough

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Founding member of experimental theatre company Zuni Icosahedron and one of Hong Kong’s most influential artists, Danny Yung discusses the importance of cultural exchange, Poor Theatre and the influence of Kunqu Opera on Flee by Night.
Here are 4 separate images of the writers. Starting in the top left we have Lee Hall, to the right of him Diane Samuels, beneath her Bryony Lavery and to her left Alecky Blythe.

Writers - Practice and Process

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Writers - Practice and Process

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Lee Hall defines the power of transformation and imagination, Diane Samuels talks about the nature of nurturing your craft, Alecky Blythe describes the process of trusting your instincts and Bryony Lavery focuses on getting to the 'spine of a scene'.
Michael Chemers (left) and Edward James Olmos (right) are in conversation via web conference.

Edward James Olmos in Conversation with Michael Chemers

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Edward James Olmos in Conversation with Michael Chemers

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In this interview from Volume Four, ‘The Theater of Luis Valdez’ (2020), Michael Chemers talks to Edward James Olmos, a multi-award-winning actor, movie star and activist for Hispanic representation. Olmos discusses his work on Valdez’s Zoot Suit - the first Chicano play and arguably a precursor to Hamilton - and the journey to Broadway.