Working in the Theatre

An acclaimed fixture on CUNY TV in New York and in the theatre community for more than 30 years, the American Theatre Wing‘s Working in the Theatre offers an unprecedented forum for the meeting of theatrical minds.

Bringing together performers, directors, playwrights, designers, choreographers, producers and behind-the-scenes personnel from the American and international theatre, the program offers a rare opportunity for students and audiences to see the people who create theatre engaged in thoughtful conversation with one another. With more than 1,000 past guests, “Working in the Theatre” has become an unequalled archive of theatrical talk, a chance to hear from the people behind the characters, stories and productions that draw us to the theatre.

Howard Sherman was executive producer of the program from 2004 to 2011, overseeing more than 80 editions and its move to the web and podcasting; in addition, he moderated 31 shows. Below are links to a selection of episodes of “Working in the Theatre” hosted by Sherman.

Passion and Compassion: Actors 2011 | Download Video
with
Bobby Cannavale, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Judith Light, Tom Wopat & Lia Williams

Theatre Journalism: Online and Off | Download Video
with
Chris Caggiano, Scott Heller, David J. Loehr, Jan Simpson and Terry Teachout

Compelling Stories: Playwrights 2011 | Download Video
with
Kristoffer Diaz, Kate Fodor, Rajiv Joseph, Young Jean Lee and Tarell Alvin McCraney

The Next Generation 2010 | Download Video
with
Jennifer Damiano, Robin de Jesús, John Gallagher, Jr., Jon Michael Hill and Krysta Rodriguez

Equal Exchange: Actors 2010 | Download Video
with
David Alan Grier, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Jan Maxwell and Alfred Molina

Leading Ladies | Download Video
with
Laura Benanti, Beth Leavel, Bebe Neuwirth and Alice Ripley

At Work and Play: Lead Actors 2009 | Download Video
with
Jane Alexander, Bill Irwin, Angela Lansbury, Cynthia Nixon, and Geoffrey Rush

Horton Foote’s America | Download Video
with
Horton Foote, Hallie Foote, James Houghton, Andrew Leynse and Michael Wilson

The Casting Director | Download Video
with
Tara Rubin, Laura Stanczyk, Daniel Swee and Bernie Telsey

Leading Men | Download Video
with
Jeff Daniels, Brian Dennehy, Liev Schreiber and Kevin Spacey

A complete listing of Working in the Theatre programs hosted by Howard Sherman is available here.