Geffen Playhouse Unscripted

Actress Ahna O'Reilly joins John to talk about "Herpes Boy", one of her favorite projects, dealing with rejection, the danger of reading reviews, what happens when your scene partner isn't giving you enough, and working alongside powerhouses in "The Help."

37:26 10/18/2017

Past Episodes

Take a look back at our top three favorite conversations this year. We heard about Josh Gad's inability to remember his lines and music cues in Book of Mormon, Bryan Cranston's view and advice on how to persevere as an actor, and Dana Delany's perspective on choosing jobs based on want versus need. All that coming up on Geffen Playhouse Unscripted.
31:09 11/22/2017
Wayne Brady joins John over Skype to talk about getting started as a performer in a theme park, the difference between focusing on the celebrity as opposed to the craft, being the Wayne that everyone knows vs. the Wayne he really is, how improv changed his career, auditioning for Hamilton, and the importance of breaking the rules.
37:39 11/15/2017
Broadway, film, and TV producer Scott Sanders joins Gil in studio to talk about his new art of recreating Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes, working for Peter Guber, casting celebrities on Broadway, the upcoming "In The Heights" movie, and working with Oprah to co-produce The Color Purple.
41:41 11/8/2017
American Housewife's Carly Hughes joins John in studio to talk about the challenges of working as an understudy, working as part of an ensemble cast, seeing her first Broadway play, the importance of being honest and real on the stage, and not knowing she was making her debut until 2 hours before curtain.
34:39 11/2/2017
Actress Beth Behrs joins John in studio to talk about her time at UCLA and working at the Geffen Playhouse, booking 2 Broke Girls while working there and what the show experience was like, showing Gil Cates Sr. a copy of American Pie 7, and writing her book The Total ME-Tox.
31:36 10/25/2017
Actress Geneva Carr joins John to talk about her beginning on Wall Street, getting started on Broadway, her work in Hand to God, the thing that sustains you if you want to act, and her work in shows like Law and Order and Bull.
40:34 10/11/2017
Actor Mark Jackson talks with John about his recent life living in LA, his new show The Orville, going to Comic Con for the first time, growing up on the island of Borneo, how he decided to become an actor, and forgetting his lines in War Horse.
31:12 10/4/2017
Geffen Playhouse artistic director Matt Shakman joins John Horn to talk about the plays hes directed there, his TV directing work, starting as a young actor, working with actors, and the difference between working in TV and working in the theater.
27:46 9/27/2017
Queen of the mean and lean Lisa Lampanelli joins John Horn to talk about her new play, doing something other than comedy, the difficulty of writing characters who are not herself, being inspired by comics like Don Rickles, and making fun of Donald Trump.
40:00 9/20/2017
Wife and husband team Yvonne Huff Lee and Jason Delane Lee join John Horn to talk about Yvonne's new film Lucky, investing in projects by looking at it through the actors lens, giving a voice to actors of color, and how the power of the art of story can change our present day political climate.
44:36 9/13/2017

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