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This edition: Regional Theatre

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 9, 2009.

The role of Regional Theatre in supporting and presenting new works to their communities was among the topics discussed by our panel: Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, Gordon Edelstein, Artistic Director of Long Wharf Theatre, Sara Garonzik, Producing Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Theatre Company, and Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

They also explored how they share works and resources; the kind of show they feel best serves their audiences; their interaction with the local community; how they deal with competition within the theatrical community in their cities; what they learn from visiting Directors to their theatres; and the effect it has on their theatres when one of their shows moves to Broadway.

Guest List

Christopher Ashley Artistic Director, La Jolla Playhouse

Theodore Chapin Moderator

Gordon Edelstein Artistic Director, Long Wharf Theatre

Sara Garonzik Artistic Director, Philadelphia Theatre Co.

Eric Rosen Artistic Director, Kansas City Repertory Theatre