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.
Actor Michael Emerson joins John Horn via Skype to talk about his young departure and rediscovery of acting, finding himself in Shakespeare, the excitement of acting challenges, working on LOST, Arrow, and figuring out how to do theater vs television.
John talks with actor Michael Cerveris about his getting started in second grade in a Brecht play, falling in love with acting, going to Exeter, picking up the guitar, and taking a chance on "The Who's Tommy". Plus, why he's donning a pig mask for Fox's "Gotham".
John Horn sits down at the Geffen Playhouse with Lin-Manuel Miranda to talk about relief for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, some of his recent work to raise awareness for the people of Puerto Rico, as well as field questions from the audience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.