Rachel chats with Billy Carden, the current leader of her artistic home, Ensemble Studio Theatre. With almost 50 years in the biz and close to 30 as an artistic director (first at HB Playwrights Foundation & Theatre, then at EST), Billy is a wealth of theater history and knowledge.
The two speak about:
- the acting job that took him to the Public & Lincoln Centre
- what it was like to direct Uta Hagen
- and the legacy he's leaving behind: "the quality of the how people talk to each other on stage"
It was a thrill to walk down memory lane with Billy, and remember the places he's been and consider what he hopes next for the historic theater he's leaving behind.
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Intro music by: David Hilowitz