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Jersey Arts: The Podcast Archive May 09 - Sep 09
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I Love Jersey City
Emily Mann, Artistic Director | 09/18/09
Susan Wallner talks to playwright, director, and artistic director Emily Mann. Mann is celebrating her 20th anniversary season at the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre with a restaging of "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years." Times have changed since its first production -- as Mann says, "People came with different expectations in 1995 to this play about these two extraordinary black women."
I Love Jersey City
I Love Jersey City: Everybody Counts | 09/04/09
In this podcast Christopher Benincasa interviews Jersey City Museum’s Rocio Aranda-Alvarado about the museum’s new show I Love Jersey City: Everybody Counts. This exhibition, running through December, includes 4 x 6 inch images sent in by the public of people they know who live, work, or play in Jersey City. I Love Jersey City: Everybody Counts is in honor of the 2010 National Census. Find out more here.
Tina Sloan
Tina Sloan at Cape May Stage | 07/28/09
Tina Sloan is best known for her 26 years as Nurse Lillian on “Guiding Light.” CBS just cancelled the show, but, as producer Susan Wallner finds out, Tina already has a new gig: starring in a play based on her life as a soap star, mother, daughter, wife, former mountain climber and, as she puts it, “lady who lunches.” “Changing Shoes” is at Cape May Stage August 17, 2009.
John Hoomes
Opera Director John Hoomes | 07/13/09
John Hoomes travels throughout the world directing opera. He has staged more than 75 productions. Producer Eric Schultz chatted with the veteran director in Princeton after the dress rehearsal of his Opera New Jersey 2009 summer production of "Lucia di Lammermoor." Hoomes worked with an incredible young cast, including Metropolitan Opera star Lisette Oropesa.
The Tempest
“The Tempest” Outdoors | 07/01/09
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s popular outdoor offering this summer is “The Tempest.” From June 24-August 2, Shakespeare’s magical play is being staged in a stone amphitheater based on the Dionysus Theater in Greece. As artistic director Bonnie Monte tells Susan Wallner, it’s a perfect play and a perfect setting for the whole family – and picnics are encouraged.
NJ Film Festival
New Jersey International Film Festival | 05/27/09
Christopher Benincasa talks with New Jersey International Film Festival curator Al Nigrin and four of the festival’s featured filmmakers – Paul Marcus (Sounds Good To Me), Beth Toni Kruvant (Heart of Stone), and Neil and Lee Selden (Final Gifts) – all from New Jersey. This summer’s festival runs from June 5th through the 21st. The full schedule can be found at
Princeton Poetry
Paul Muldoon and Susan Wheeler | 05/11/09
Christopher Benincasa talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and poet/author Susan Wheeler about the inaugural Princeton Poetry Festival, which was presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts in April of 2009 at Princeton University. The festival featured world-renowned poets John Ashbery, Seamus Heaney, Galway Kinnell, Gerald Stern, and many others.

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