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  • Jeff Moonie
    March, 2006
    Jim Yost talks to the young Charlotte filmmaker Jeff Moonie, Jr. about the award-winning documentary he made with - and about - his dying father.
  • Tom Gabbard
    July, 2005
    Tom Gabbard, president of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, talks about what it's like to win a Tony Award, what Charlotte's audiences are ready for, and what the grand plans are for the city's cultural growth.
  • Dave Mowers
    November, 2004
    Dave Mowers directed Fully Committed, Art and The Exonerated for Charlotte Rep. He talks about his work with The Rep, and his other dramatic pursuits.
  • Julie York Coppens
    August, 2004
    Julie York Coppens, the theatre critic for the Charlotte Observer, talks about her young adult novel, the process of developing it into a play, and her new job at the paper.
  • Preston Lane
    May, 2004
    Preston Lane, who is artistic director for Triad Stage, talks about his love for a good story well-told and this season's production of Hedda Gabler.
  • Mark Scarboro
    March, 2004
    Mark Scarboro talks to Lydia about Lobby Hero and the evolution of his career.
  • Johann Stegmeir
    January, 2004
    Johann Stegmeir talks to Lydia about his career, his work with Alan Poindexter, and his approach to design.
  • Kim Watson Brooks
    October, 2003
    Lydia chats with Kim Watson Brooks, who plays Vennie in Jar the Floor, about her life and her acting career.
  • Jim Wann
    September, 2003
    Lynn Trenning interviews author and actor Jim Wann during the run of Pump Boys and Dinettes.
  • Jim Wann
    September, 2003
    Chris Jensen talks with Jim Wann, who leads the cast of Charlotte Rep's production of Pump Boys and Dinettes.
  • Robert Inman
    June, 2003
    Lynn Trenning interviews Robert Inman, who has lately become the author of a musical comedy, Crossroads.
  • John Plumpis
    June, 2003
    Chris Jensen catches up with John Plumpis, who plays Timon in the national touring show of The Lion King.
  • Samuel Ligon
    April, 2003
    Samuel Ligon's first novel, Safe in Heaven Dead, was published this spring by HarperCollins. Sam talks to us about his book, and his career as a writer
  • Marianne Elliott
    March, 2003
    Director Marianne Elliott talks about preparation for The Miracle Worker and her career in British Theatre.
  • Beth Pierce is Maggie the Cat
    February, 2003
    Beth Pierce has only been acting for a year, and scored the legendary role in a great play.
  • Michael Bush, Michael Aman, and Joel Silberman, the creators of Let Me Sing, as well as actress Marla Schaffel
    January, 2003
    A conversation with Michael Bush, Michael Aman, Joel Silberman, and Marla Schaffel. We talk about collaboration and new work.
  • Scott Helm is Fully Committed
    November, 2002
    Scott Helm plays Sam, an out-of-work actor and the thirty-nine people he talks to in the course of a day. It's an amazingly accomplished performance.
  • Allen Fitzgerald plays Gallimard in M. Butterfly
    November, 2002
    Allen Fitzgerald gives a multi-layered performance in David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning play. He talks about his career, and his portrayal of this flawed but compelling man.
  • Penny Fuller stars in The Glass Menagerie
    August, 2002
    Penny Fuller, a native of Durham and a colleague of Rep's new Producing Artistic Director, comes to Charlotte to open to 2002-2003 season in Tennessee Williams' first great play.
  • Michael Bush comes to Charlotte Rep
    May, 2002
    Michael Bush comes to the Rep as Producing Artistic Director after 23 years at the Manhattan Theatre Club. He talks about his exciting plans for theater in Charlotte.
  • Ann Walker talks to Lynn from Dallas
    July, 2001
    Ann Walker plays Odette Annette Barnett in Del Shores' Southern Baptist Sissies, which opened with a bang in Dallas last week. She talks about this role, the messages of the play, and the reception in Dallas.
  • Michael Bigelow Dixon talks about going to the Guthrie
    April, 2001
    Longtime Literary Manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville Michael Bigelow Dixon leaves for the Guthrie at the end of this year's Humana Festival. He tells Lynn about the move.
  • Maria Irene FornÚs talks about her life and her accomplishments in modern American theatre.
    January, 2001
    Playwright Maria Irene FornÚs is a leading figure of the contemporary theater scene. Playwright Lanford Wilson says, "She's one of the very, very best.... Her work has no precedents, it isn't derived from anything. She's the most original of us all."
  • A chat with J. Samuel Decker
    October, 2000
    Fred 45 author talks to Lynn Trenning.

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