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.

LATEST EPISODE

John Ross Bowie

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

Past Episodes

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
Legendary actor and political activist Tony Goldwyn joins Daniel to talk about the emotional week of finishing Scandal, the evolution of his career amongst movies and television, directing for the show, the importance of being an ally, engaging people with different mindsets into conversation, and trying to live in a polarized society.
00:00:00 3/28/2018
Actress Loretta Devine sits down with Daniel to talk about hobbies to help her stay focused when acting, working with Michael Bennett on Dreamgirls, working on "Chapter and Verse" with Daniel, the impact her mom had on her, and the role artists have to play in our country today.
00:42:30 3/21/2018
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."
00:41:35 3/14/2018
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.
00:30:38 3/7/2018
Actress Heather Graham joins John to talk about her new film "Half Magic", the difficulty in making a female focused film, its importance today, and what's coming up.
00:25:14 2/28/2018
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.
00:57:45 2/21/2018
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.
00:30:51 2/14/2018
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.
00:40:26 2/8/2018
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.
00:43:25 1/24/2018
Actor Paul Sparks sits down with John to talk about the challenge of the TCA's, the new miniseries "Waco", accidentally falling in love with acting, working and his upcoming play "Zoo Story".
00:36:02 1/17/2018
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.
00:37:37 1/10/2018
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.
00:32:30 1/3/2018

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