Director Tim Gleason and actor Jeff Tagliaferro talk about Neil LaBute’s play ‘The Mercy Seat’ coming up at Know Theatre in Binghamton. It tells the story of how two people who should have been in the World Trade Center on 9/11 cope with the reasons why they were not there.
Know Theatre is presenting three one-act plays by Edward Allan Baker. ‘Dolores’ and ‘Up, Down, Strange, Charmed, Beauty, and Truth’ are intense studies of modern issues, while ‘Mafia on Prozac’ is a dark comedy. Director Tim Gleason tells about meeting the playwright, and how this triple bill came to be. http://wskg.org/audio/bakerknow.mp3
Know Theatre presents Donald Margulies’ play ‘Sight Unseen’. Jeff Tagliaferro plays an artist so successful that collectors pay up front for paintings he has yet to begin. But he feels that the well of inspiration is running dry, so he visits the former girlfriend (Amoreena Wade) who was his Muse when he started becoming famous. She is married now to a stable, but unexciting husband (Tim Gleason) and the battle lines are set. http://wskg.org/audio/sightunseen.mp3
Director Amoreena Wade and actress Jessica Nogaret speak with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the production of The Vagina Monologues at Binghamton Community Stage, usually the home of Know Theatre. Eve Ensler wrote the play after interviews with hundreds of women. It’s a flexible play, and new monologues have been added since its premiere in 1996. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1032306.mp3