Offscript Podcast: David J. Loehr’s Trip to the Humana Festival | American Theatre

BY AMERICAN THEATRE EDITORS | Published April 20, 2017

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On this week’s podcast David J. Loehr reports back from the Humana Festival. Plus, the editors discuss ‘Miss Saigon’ and AT’s new program to nurture theatre critics of color.

Every other week, the editors of American Theatre curate a free-ranging discussion about the lively arts in our Offscript podcast.

At American Theatre, we don’t just report the news, sometimes we make our own. This week, editors Rob Weinert-Kendt, Diep Tran, and Russell Dembin talk about two pieces from AT that have sparked much discussion: Diep’s think piece about Miss Saigon and AT‘s new initiative to foster theatre critics of color. We also react to the news of Jesse Green‘s new hiring as co-chief theatre critic of The New York Times.

Then, in an AT first, we have a reported segment by David J. Loehr about his trip to the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He gives us his impressions of the festival. The segment includes interviews with ATL artistic director Les Waters and playwright Chelsea Marcantel about her play Airness, about the wild world of air guitar competitions.

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