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In the Wings Artists’ Salon

Look back on 2020 with interviews with local artists and administrators hosted by New Rep’s former Artistic Director Michael J. Bobbitt. These hour-long discussions covered theatre, social justice, and the effects of COVID-19. View the recordings of all fifteen episodes below.

Episode #15
A Conversation with boston area black artists & educators

Tanya Nixon-Silberg, Founder, Little Uprisings

Jackie Davis, Theatre Artist

Monica White Ndounou, PhD, ED of The CRAFT Institute

Aired on: Sunday September 20, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #14
A Conversation with boston area black artists

Tyrone Sutton, Boston Arts Academy

Marshall W. Mabry, Artist/Activist

Candelaria Silva, Community Arts Consultant

Aired on: Sunday September 6, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #13
A Conversation with boston area black artists

Carolyn Saxon, Actor

Deity Blair, Theatre Artist

Dwayne P. Mitchell, Actor

Aired on: Sunday August 23, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #12
A Conversation with boston area black artists

Patrice Jean-Baptiste, Actor, Performing Arts Faculty at Milton Academy

Joshua Wolf Coleman, Actor

Deen Rawlins-Harris, Producer/Theatre Maker

Aired on: Sunday August 16, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #11
A Conversation with Black Arts Educators

Juanita Rodrigues, Department Chair and Theatre Faculty at Boston Arts Academy Boston

Misael Martinez, Director – Berklee City Music

Harvey Young, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Boston University

Aired on: Sunday July 26, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #10
A Conversation with Black Actors

Cheryl Singleton, Actress / Arts Leader

Anthony Pires, Actor / Assistant Director of Student Activities & Leadership (Babson College)

Michael Ofori, Actor / Director / Multi-Disciplinary Performing Artist / Educator

Aired on: Sunday July 19, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #9
A Conversation with Black Artists

Shanelle Villegas, Actor

Jackson Jirard, Actor/Dancer/Choreographer

Baron Pugh, Scenic Designer

Aired on: Sunday July 5, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #8
A Conversation with Black Artists

Aja Jackson, Lighting Designer

Benny Sato Ambush, Director

David Coleman, Musician/Music Director

Aired on: Sunday June 28, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #7
A Conversation with Arts Administrators

Catherine Peterson, ArtsBoston

Dawn M. Simmons, Stage Source

Emily Ruddock, MASSCreative

Aired on: Sunday June 21, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #6
A Conversation with Michael and his son, Sang

Aired on: Sunday June 14, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #5
A Conversation with Artistic Directors

Igor Golyak, Arlekin Players Theatre

Melia Bensussen, Hartford Stage

Steve Maler, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Aired on: Sunday June 7, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #4
A Conversation with Artistic Directors

Lee Mikeska Gardner, The Nora Theatre Company

Andy Short, Improbable Players

Harold Steward, The Theatre Offensive

Aired on: Sunday May 31, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #3
A Conversation with Artistic Directors

Emily Ranni, Wheelock Family Theatre

Christopher Edwards, Actors’ Shakespeare Project

Roxie Myhrum, Puppet Showcase Theatre

Aired on: Sunday May 24, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #2
A Conversation with Artists of Color

Rashed Alnuaimi, Last seen at New Rep in Oliver

Lisa Yuen, Last seen at New Rep in The Hot Mikado

Maurice Emmanuel Parent, Last seen at New Rep in Man of La Mancha

Aired on: Sunday May 17, 2020 at 2:00p

Episode #1
A Conversation with Boston Area Playwrights

Lila Rose Kaplan

Greg Lam

Patrick Gabridge

Kirsten Greenidge

Aired on: Sunday May 3, 2020 at 2:00p