New Episode! Beyond Glory by Stephen Lang

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“As starkly moving as taps at dusk” says the Washington Post about Beyond Glory, a powerful tribute to military valor written and performed by stage and screen star Stephen Lang (Colonel Quaritch in Avatar). He portrays three recipients of the MEDAL OF HONOR recounting in their own words the incident that earned them the United States’ highest military honor for valor beyond the call of duty.

These three stories of Nick Bacon, First Sergeant, US Army, Vietnam; Clarence Sasser, combat medic, Vietnam; and Hector Cafferata, Private First Class, 1st Marine Division, Korea are based on their own words. They are portraits from Stephen Lang’s one-man show, Beyond Glory, based on the book by Larry Smith of the same title. Each segment is followed by conversation between Mr. Lang and Playing on Air’s producer and host, Claudia Catania.

“One of the richest, most complex pieces of acting I’ve seen in my theater going life.” The Wall Street Journal

Stream below! [53 mins] Or listen to this episode’s trailer.

New Podcast! Napoleon in Exile by Daniel Reitz

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This week’s podcast, Napoleon in Exile by Daniel Reitz, is about a single mother and her young adult son who has ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder). It features Will Dagger and Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and is directed by Marsha Mason (The Good-bye Girl and Chapter Two)Stay tuned after the performance for a conversation between the artists and founding Artistic Director, Claudia Catania.

Download on iTunesPodbay, Player FM, subscribe to our RSS feed, search ‘Playing on Air’ in your favorite podcasting app – or stream below! [ 37 Minutes 59 Seconds]

New Podcast! A Very Very Short Play by Jacquelyn Reingold

 

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In this week’s podcast, A Very Very Short Play by Jacquelyn Reingold, two passengers of very different statures meet on a plane and take off. It features Tony Nominee Hope Davis (God of Carnage), Richard Kind (Inside Out, Spin City), and Robert Stanton directed by Jonathan Bernstein. Stay tuned after the performance for a conversation between the playwright, director, and founding Artistic Director, Claudia Catania.

Download on iTunesPodbay, Player FM, subscribe to our RSS feed, search ‘Playing on Air’ in your favorite podcasting app – or stream below! [ 13 Minutes 38 Seconds]

New Podcast! ANNIVERSARY by Rachel Bonds

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New podcast! ANNIVERSARY by Rachel Bonds, a comic drama about a young, grieving woman who finds love again. Featuring Michael Esper (The Last Ship, A Beautiful Mind), Sarah Sokolovic (“Homeland”), Steven Boyer (Hand to God), and Sue Jean Kim (Water by the Spoonful). Directed by Linsay Firman. Stay tuned after the performance for a conversation between the playwright and founding Artistic Director, Claudia Catania.

Download on iTunesPodbay, Player FM, subscribe to our RSS feed, search ‘Playing on Air’ in your favorite podcasting app – or stream below! [ 21 Minutes 23  Seconds]

 

New Podcast! BOUNCE WITH ME! WE’RE BEING HEATED! by Christopher Sullivan

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Take radars, magnetrons, and dielectric heating; add two teenagers; mix and get lots of heat in this funny short about a teenage first date. Bounce With Me! We’re Being Heated! by Christopher Sullivan features Lucy DeVito and Christopher Sullivan in a performance role. Directed by John Giampietro. Stay tuned after the performance for a conversation with the artists moderated by founding Artistic Director Claudia Catania.

Download on iTunesPodbay, Player FM, subscribe to our RSS feed, search ‘Playing on Air’ in your favorite podcasting app – or stream below! [ 25 Minutes 54  Seconds]

Latest Episode! Listen Up: Two plays by John Guare and Holly Walter Kerby

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Two short plays by John Guare and Holly Walter Kerby.

In Holly Walter Kerby’s Attention, Amber (Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger) is bummed out that her boyfriend has visited his family without her. She takes solace in playing The Sims computer game. When her boyfriend David (Tony nominee Steven Boyer) calls to ask her the big question, he finds her hopelessly in the loving clutches of The Sims! Directed by Michael Barakiva.

In Something I’ll Tell You Tuesday by John Guare, it’s spring in Hell’s Kitchen, and Agnes (Tony nominee Lois Smith) just wants walk the single block to the hospital for a procedure. She has to convince her husband, Peter Maloney, to ditch their bickering daughter and son-in-law (Tony winner Julie White, and Obie winner Jeremy Shamos), and dodge the nosy neighbor played by Carol Kane (“Taxi,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”). Directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes. Stay tuned after the performance for a conversation with the artists moderated by founding Artistic Director Claudia Catania.

Stream below! [53 mins] Or listen to this episode’s trailer.