Greetings Tenth Voice listeners. It is the the 3rd Saturday of the month so it is time for Show People with your host Michael Grayman-Parkhurst.
Show People celebrates LGBTQ+ members and our allies of the performing arts community by lifting up their voices and discussing issues facing members of the community. Show People features interviews, music and lively talk about all things performing arts and how they relate to the LGBTQ+ community.
This week on Show People Michael will be having a conversation with Emily Mann a Tony nominated playwright and director and Tony Award winning Artistic Director. In her 30 years as Artistic Director and Resident Playwright at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey, she wrote 15 new plays and adaptations, directed over 50 productions, produced 180 plays and musicals, supported and directed the work of emerging and legendary playwrights, and received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. On Broadway she directed her plays Execution of Justice and Having Our Say; as well as Anna in the Tropics and A Streetcar Named Desire. Currently in development for Broadway: her adaptation of The Pianist and a new musical, Prairie Rose, with composer Lucy Simon, lyricist Susan Birkenhead and director Victoria Clarke. Her play, Gloria: A Life about the legacy of Gloria Steinem, ran Off-Broadway and aired on PBS’ Great Performances.