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 Tituss Burgess joins new Unscripted host Daniel Beaty to talk about his love of cooking, the challenge of working with an impatient world, being in couple's therapy with the theater, landing a part on 30 Rock when he was facing eviction, and making a promise with God that later turned into landing "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."
Actor, writer, singer, activist (and your next Unscripted host!) Daniel Beaty joins John to talk about selling only one ticket to a show, moving an audience mentally and emotionally, giving a voice to the voiceless, his non-profit "I Dream", and working hard to see a diverse America represented in art. You can find Daniel on instagram @danielbbeaty.
Charlize Theron and House of Mandela Family Foundation Co-Founder Kweku Mandela talk with guest host Soledad O'Brien to kick off a yearlong series of events in honor of Nelson Mandela. They discuss #MeToo, equal pay in Hollywood, the importance of millennials in the future, and that 2018 will be a year of love and not division.
Actress Saffron Burrows comes straight from rehearsal to join John and discuss her new one woman play, "Jackie Unveiled", what a wonderful challenge it is, how to discover new challenges, and understanding that the joy of acting isn't just portraying devastation.
Actor Judd Hirsch joins John to talk about his long acting career, the hilarious limits of working on TV in the 70's, doing voiceover, acting as living truthfully and not lying, not being right for anything but acting, going from Broadway to England, and working consistently for 56 years.
Actress Marin Ireland sits down with John to talk about her current play at the Geffen, "Ironbound", developing HR for the Arts to help deal with harassment in the industry, misrepresentation in entertainment, and the feeling of coming in to save a show at the last minute.
Actor Harry Lennix joins John to talk about meeting his wife during his critically acclaimed Broadway debut, directing for the theater, the relevance of black playwrights today, the importance of agitating the status quo, and his exciting upcoming projects.
Geffen Playhouse Unscripted brings you its 2017 year in review. The best of the best of our guests including Matt Shakman, Alfred Molina, Bryan Cranston, David Copperfield, Josh Gad, Lisa Lampanelli, Rainn Wilson, Jason and Yvonne Lee, Anna Chlumsky, Ginnifer Goodwin and Allen Leech, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Matt Walsh, and Lois Smith.