The sixteenth episode of Three on the Aisle, the twice-monthly podcast in which Peter Marks, Elisabeth Vincentelli, and I talk about theater in America, is now available on line for listening or downloading. In this episode, Peter, Elisabeth, and I take calls from and respond to e-mail from our listeners.
Here’s an excerpt from American Theatre’s “official” summary of the proceedings:
The critics are back after a busy July…to discuss the recent layoffs at the New York Daily News that cut 93 employees, including theatre critic and colleague Joe Dziemianowicz. His dismissal is just the most recent in a troubling series of critical layoffs at major publications, including Kris Vire from Time Out Chicago, leading to a discussion on the future of arts criticism and what can be done to save it.
Then, on a lighter note, the critics read your emails and take your calls; answering questions on everything from what they believe the role of politics in criticism should be, to whether they actually enjoy sitting on the aisle for shows….
As usual, we wrap things up with a discussion of recent productions, in New York and elsewhere, that we’ve seen and liked—or not.
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