[Originally posted at RDU On Stage April 12, 2020.  Martha Wade Steketee and Lauren Van Hemert in conversation.]

RDU On Stage 2020-4-12My colleague Lauren Van Hemert has an active theater web site and series of podcast conversations with performance professionals and others who love them, like me.

This conversation with her was early in my now-frequent acquaintance with Zoom interviews, and four weeks into the New York theater shut down. We talk about the New York City theater awards season and what was and was not known at the time.

From Lauren’s summary of the show:

Martha Wade Steketee is a dramaturg, critic, researcher, and theater adjudicator (Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Awards 2008-2009, and current chair of New York’s Drama Desk nominating committee). She works with playwrights, reviews scripts for programs and competitions, serves as chair of the American Theatre Critics Association Executive Committee. She was a founding editor of Chance Magazine (“looking at the world through the lens of theater and design”) and serves on two design award committees (Henry Hewes and the new regional ATCA Glenn Loney). Critical and feature writing appears in a range of publications including her own site UrbanExcavations.com. Steketee lives in New York City with an indulgent husband and too many books.

Hear what Martha has to say to RDU on Stage about the current state of arts journalism amidst this pandemic, the Drama Desk Awards, and more.

View the entire show at the link below.

© Martha Wade Steketee (April 15, 2020)

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