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Broom Street Theater Wants You!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 | buzz
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Today, April 10, 2013, on the 8 O’Clock Buzz, Jan Levine Thal, subbing in for Jan Miyasaki, was joined by Artistic director of Broom Street Theater, Heather Rakin.   Rakin talks about their on going programs at Broom Street. Listen to the interview to learn about the upcoming season and how you can get involved in performance, writing, or behind the scenes experimental theater.       more »

Broom Street Theater’s New Play

Friday, 11 January 2013 | buzz
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  From Broom Street Theater we had Director Tyler Falco Schott and Actress Kayla Stelzel come into the studio on Friday, January 11th, to talk about their upcoming play, Class. Class is based on a true event that took place in the late 1960’s. Inspired and saddened by the recent tragic event of Martin Luther King Jr’s death, A third grade teacher in Iowa decided to teach an unusual kind of lesson about prejudices. She came up with an experiment. The experiment was to treat the children different based on the color of their eyes. The play is the fictionalized retelling of that event.       The show will be on January 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st, February 1st and 2nd at 8:00pm. Broom Street Theater is located 1119 Williamson Steet, Madison, Wisconsin. Listen to the interview here:     more »

Tales for another Millennium

Friday, 7 December 2012 | buzz
Tales for Another Millennium

On Friday, December 7, host Jonathan Zarov speaks about the play Tales for Another Millennium with writer and director Brian Wild, and art director Heather Rankin. Tales for Another Millennium is playing at Broom Street Theater. Says Brian, “One joy about Broom Street Theater is many of us write as we go along, because we like to get our cast and see where the talent is. I had such a talented cast with this one that some story lines became more prevalent, so I ended up writing those story lines a little stronger than the other ones.”   The main plot surrounds a woman named Grace, played by Heather Rankin, who is in Heaven, but wants to return to the world because her family is in a crisis. Although she is not allowed to leave, she manages to escape to return to her family. Also featured in the play are hobbit lawyers and Santa Clause. Brian explains, “I bring in characters that are real, and unreal, and combine them all together” Heather says that the show is fun, “family-appropriate, and an alternative to the normal holiday fare.”   Tales for Another Millennium Nov 30 – Dec 22 Every Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8PM Broom Street Theater   Find more details at the Broom Street Theater website.   Listen to the interview here: more »

Monday, November 5: Broom Street Theater

Thursday, 1 November 2012 | Access Hour

Members of Broom Street Theater introduce the ten new plays of the 2013 season, describe the remainder of the 2012 season, and explore the joys and challenges of experimental theater in the current period. Call in and join the conversation! more »

Seeking Flight

Friday, 12 October 2012 | buzz
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On Friday October 12, host Jonathan Zarov spoke with actor and administrator at Broom Street Theater, Jan Levine Thal, and actor Luke Kokinos about the play “Seeking Flight,” written by Joan Broadman, and directed by Malissa Lamont and Heather Renkin.   Seeking Flight is a play about two African Gray Parrots: one born in captivity and the other born in the wild. Both are stuck in a laboratory where they are subjected to a series of experiments that “test their ability to speak English and form concepts.” The play is based on several experiments that actually occurred from the 70s through the 90s that tested parrot language development. The play explores the topic of parrot intelligence. Says Levine Thal “The thesis of the play is that even in the best of circumstances, why keep parrots in captivity? There is a lot of controversy in the bird lovers’ world over this issue of doing all this language research, because what does that tell us? That parrots are smart. So what is important about this scientifically? So there’s a lot of controversy about this.”   The play, which Levine Thal describes as family friendly, will open at the Broom Street Theater on Oct 19 and run through Nov 10 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM.     Listen to the entire interview here: more »

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