Spiel Chicago Episode Ten: Iris Sowlat

Spiel Chicago Episode Ten: Iris Sowlat

SPIEL CHICAGO is a bi-weekly podcast that explores the progressive and thoughtful work of women in Chicago theatre.

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Spiel Chicago Episode Nine: Olivia Lilley and Anna Hendrix

Spiel Chicago Episode Nine: Olivia Lilley and Anna Hendrix

Pictured: Olivia Lilley and Anna Hendrix Playwright and director Olivia Lilley along with her assistant director Anna Hendrix sit down with Smyra to talk about their new show Mary Shelley Sees The Future, which opened this past weekend at Outer Space Studios.  We talk about the real Mary Shelley’s radical...

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Spiel Chicago Episode Eight: Melissa McNamara

Spiel Chicago Episode Eight: Melissa McNamara

Pictured: Melissa McNamara.  This week Smyra talks with the incredibly multi-talented Melissa McNamara. Melissa is an improviser, movement director, pilates instructor and solo performance artist. We discuss how she found herself on such a diverse path and how she started Mind Art Core Pilates Performance, which has twice won The...

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Spiel Chicago Episode Seven: The Jades

Spiel Chicago Episode Seven: The Jades

This week Smyra talks with the Liz Seidt, Caitlin Aase and Teagan Walsh-Davis, the three founding members of The Jades.

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Spiel Chicago Episode Six: Burlesque Part 2.3

Spiel Chicago Episode Six: Burlesque Part 2.3

This week we bring you part two of our interview with three local burlesque producers.

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Spiel Chicago Episode Five: Sindy Castro

Spiel Chicago Episode Five: Sindy Castro

This week, Smyra interviewed with Sindy Castro, actress and arts educator here in Chicago.

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Spiel Chicago Episode Four: Burlesque

Spiel Chicago Episode Four: Burlesque

On this week’s Spiel Chicago, Smyra revisits an interview from 2015 with three burlesque producers.

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Spiel Chicago Episode Three: Eileen Tull

Spiel Chicago Episode Three: Eileen Tull

Eileen Tull  Welcome to Spiel Chicago, the podcast taking you behind the scenes of storefront theatre in Chicago.  My name is Smyra Yawn and my guest this week is Eileen Tull, comedian, writer, solo performer, and producer.  I spoke with Eileen after I saw her latest one-woman show Bad Dates,...

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Spiel Chicago Episode Two: Adia Alli

Spiel Chicago Episode Two: Adia Alli

Spiel Chicago logo designed by Jon Kurtycz This week I spoke with actress and stage manager Adia Alli about working in Chicago, representation in the theater and the kinds of shows she loves to see.  Adia recently stage managed The Hairy Ape at Oracle Theatre and is currently understudying for Kristiana Rae...

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Spiel Chicago Episode 1: Meridith Friedman

Spiel Chicago Episode 1: Meridith Friedman

Spiel Chicago logo designed by Jon Kurtycz Welcome to the first episode of Spiel Chicago, bringing you stories from behind the scenes of storefront theatre in Chicago. This week, I’m sharing some of my interview with playwright Meridith Friedman.Meridith’s play, THE FIRESTORM, was produced by Stage Left Theater in the Fall...

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