Geffen Playhouse Unscripted

TV and Film Legend and now fellow Podcast One host Norman Lear joins guest host Gil Cates Jr. from the Geffen Playhouse to talk about the lesser spoken of Fried Green Tomatoes, Americas biggest product being the product of excess, the overwhelming landscape of television today, re-working One Day at a Time for modern day Latino sensibilities, and his feature in If Youre Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast.

33:07 7/26/2017

Past Episodes

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
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
Gil and actor Tate Ellington sit down to talk about his new show The Brave, when he knew he wanted to pursue acting, his work as a painter, his love for the theater, and the joy in independent films.
47:14 9/6/2017
Actress Lois Smith discusses her storied career from making her debut next to James Dean in East of Eden to her current work alongside John Hamm in Marjorie Prime, making the transition from the screen to the stage, and her advice for young actors looking to get their graduate degree in acting.
30:25 8/30/2017
Actress Anna Chlumsky joins John to talk about the food writing career that didn't stick, rediscovering the passion for acting, hitting actor rock bottom, finding her way back to the stage, and her work in VEEP.
46:09 8/23/2017
Hamilton star Joshua Henry joins John to talk about the plays run at the Pantages in Hollywood, his elementary school choir teacher opening the door for him to be a stage actor, how he got involved in Hamilton, his work in Violet and American Idiot, and combatting racism and prejudice with our art.
37:26 8/16/2017

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