Geffen Playhouse Unscripted

Geffen Playhouse has become a world-renowned hub for theater and culture. Now, through its new podcast, "Geffen Playhouse Unscripted," listeners from around the world will enjoy exclusive, behind-the-scenes audio tours not only of the Geffen's widely-acclaimed productions, but also hear conversations with some of today's most compelling creative voices. Hosted by acclaimed actor, writer, and poet Daniel Beaty and guest hosted by actress and producer Dana Delany, the series will primarily be composed of unscripted interviews that explore the art and craft of live storytelling, the creative process, professional milestones, personal challenges, timely topics, the importance of art in social change, and more. Drawn from the Geffen's deep community of artists, guests will be prominent personalities, including Rainn Wilson, Beth Behrs, Ron Cephas Jones, Tony Goldwyn, Tituss Burgess, and more.


Geffen Playhouse Unscripted

Steven Robman

Director Steven Robman talks with host Amy Levinson about how he got bit by the theater bug, having a few reunions in his work at the Geffen, how he works and collaborates with playwrights, pitching his passion to those he works with, and the differences between directing for the stage, film, and TV.
00:25:30 11/28/2018

Past Episodes

Tony nominee and "Book of Mormon's" Rory O'Malley joins Gil to talk about his time with such a unique show, his work on the "Belt the Vote" campaign, his current show "Pub Crawl", which focuses on his real-life story growing up in Cleveland amidst the Irish pub crawl community, and his podcast! Plus, his trip to Ireland that had him accidentally running into a father he had not seen in many years.
00:31:24 10/17/2018
Supergirl showrunner Jessica Queller and Executive Producer Greg Berlanti join Daniel Beaty to talk about their all-star casting, one night only reading of "Terms of Endearment" at the Geffen to benefit Stand Up to Cancer. They discuss the difficulty of losing a mother to cancer and how it fuels their desire to fight the disease and give back.
00:28:03 9/24/2018
Actress Rosemarie DeWitt joins Gil Cates Jr. at the Geffen Playhouse to talk about her new film "Arizona", the challenges of dark comedy, the journey and research being a fun chapter in the creative process, and her first acting experiences.
00:26:06 8/29/2018
The Geffen Playhouse's artistic director Matt Shakman returns to talk with Gil about what audiences can expect and what to be excited for in their upcoming season.
00:19:16 7/25/2018
Actress and writer Amanda Peet sits down with the Geffen's Amy Levinson to talk about her new show at the Playhouse, "Our Very Own Carlin McCullough".
00:26:24 6/27/2018
Actor Harry Hadden-Paton joins Gil to talk about his work currently starring in "My Fair Lady" at the Lincoln Center Theater, the immensity of a 30 piece orchestra backing a cast of 30, the challenge of doing his first musical, his work on "The Crown", and what attracts him to a script.
00:32:09 5/30/2018
Actress Judith Light sits down with Daniel to talk about the homework and process of her work, the importance of the arts in culture, going back to the theater after "Who's the Boss?", and being your authentic self.
00:40:58 5/23/2018
Actress Jenifer Lewis joins Daniel to talk about her career, addressing taboo topics in her new book, and the one woman show art form.
00:40:08 5/16/2018
Director Michael Mayer and producer Tom Hulce and actors Annette Bening and Jon Tenney join Daniel Beaty for a special Q&A following a screening of their new film, "The Seagull" at the WGA theater. Hear why they made the time to make the film and the process of adapting Chekhov.
00:35:28 5/9/2018
Guest host Dana Delany sits down with Josh Radnor about his new show "RISE" on NBC, how teaching is in his blood, performing music with his band, his Jewish upbringing informing him as a story teller, working so that your craft meets your taste, and finding his present-day spirituality.
00:36:46 5/2/2018
Roma Downey joins Daniel to talk about her book, "Box of Butterflies", how the loss of her mother at a young age influenced her, working on "Touched By an Angel", its role on her faith, and remaining faithful in an industry where it seems unpopular.
00:51:54 4/25/2018
Actor John Ross Bowie joins guest host Dana Delany to talk about his performance in "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" running at the Garry Marshall Theater, coming from UCB, his show "Speechless" on ABC opening his eyes to accessibility, writing a Deep Focus on "Heathers", and his theater and acting background.
00:41:45 4/18/2018
Actress Kimberly Hébert Gregory and Daniel discuss her work on "Kevin Probably Saves the World", constantly looking for representation in the arts, toppling the patriarchy, women in Hollywood needing to stand together, the difference between "leaf" and "root" conversations, and how she takes care of herself.
00:48:30 4/11/2018
Gil Cates Jr. fills in for Daniel to talk with actress Melanie Field about her upcoming show at the Geffen, "Significant Other". She also discusses when she decided to pursue acting, her favorite playwrights and dream projects, what LA is like as a theater town, and the upcoming "Heathers" reboot.
00:29:35 4/4/2018

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