Sinopsis

A podcast featuring interviews with playwrights and artists from Elephant Room Productions' repertoire of projects.Logo design inspired by the photography of William Gwyn.

Episodios

  • Ep. 36 – Casting Against Race/Gender

    Ep. 36 – Casting Against Race/Gender

    26/05/2020

    In this Episode Robert talks with ERP Artistic Associate Latrice Smith and Playwright Jonathan Alexandratos about non-traditional casting, when casting against race and gender helps or hinders a piece, and where casting practices should go moving forward.

  • Ep. 35 – Streaming Theatre

    Ep. 35 – Streaming Theatre

    05/05/2020

    In this discussion, Robert talks with playwright Emily McClain and Showcase on Main Co-Artistic Directors S. Lee Lewis Christy Wyatt about the benefits and setbacks of recorded/streaming theatre, and where we go from here with making Theatre accessible in the midst of and beyond the Covid-19 crisis. To see the video of this interview please […]

  • Ep. 34 – Taylor Darden (The Years of the Locusts)

    Ep. 34 – Taylor Darden (The Years of the Locusts)

    28/04/2020

    In this long overdue episode, I sit down for an (in person!!!) discussion with Philadelphia Actor/Playwright Taylor Darden about his piece The Years of the Locusts. We discuss growing up Queer, our theatre influences, and most importantly figure out our Theatrical Drinking buddies.

  • Ep. 33 – Jonathan Alexandratos (Ground Effect)

    Ep. 33 – Jonathan Alexandratos (Ground Effect)

    24/12/2019

    Closing out the year on a strong note, this month I talk with New York playwright Jonathan Alexandratos about their play Ground Effect. We discuss Gender Roles and politics, the logistics of turning into a plane, and the vastly different stories we each told with our toys as youths. The scene featured in this month’s episode […]

  • Ep. 32 – Emery Schaffer

    Ep. 32 – Emery Schaffer

    29/10/2019

    This month I return to playwright interviews by talking to playwright Emery Schaffer about her play A My Name is Allison. We discuss her inspirations, our mutual love of Harry Potter Clue, my own desires to write a play, and confirm whole-heartedly that this piece is NOT auto-biographical. The Scene featured in this month’s episode features […]

  • The Fifth Vital Sign: Take Care

    The Fifth Vital Sign: Take Care

    27/09/2019

    Elephant Room Productions presents, “Take Care,” the fourth audio play of The Fifth Vital Sign. Before the nation turned its attention to the opioid epidemic, chronic pain patients and the people who loved them had long experienced the consequences of overprescription. Once the impact was addressed, they faced the new challenge of abrupt changes in […]

  • The Fifth Vital Sign: Take Care Promo

    The Fifth Vital Sign: Take Care Promo

    24/09/2019

    Elephant Room Productions debuts the fourth audio play of The Fifth Vital Sign on September 27th. Stay tuned to elephantroomproductions.com and our podcast, the Trumpet, to listen to the audio play. Before the nation turned its attention to the opioid epidemic, chronic pain patients and the people who loved them had long experienced the consequences […]

  • The Fifth Vital Sign: Couch

    The Fifth Vital Sign: Couch

    30/08/2019

    Elephant Room Productions presents the third audio play of The Fifth Vital Sign. In “Couch,” Edie knits in her living room, where the only furniture left is a couch. When her troubled son Jacob arrives and wants to take her couch from her, Edie declares enough. As mother and son fight over the last piece […]

  • The Fifth Vital Sign: Couch Promo

    The Fifth Vital Sign: Couch Promo

    28/08/2019

    Elephant Room Productions debuts the third audio play of The Fifth Vital Sign on August 30th. Stay tuned to elephantroomproductions.com and our podcast, the Trumpet, to listen to the audio play. In “Couch,” Edie knits in her living room, where the only furniture left is a couch. When her troubled son Jacob arrives and wants […]

  • The Fifth Vital Sign: The Monster that Comes at Night

    The Fifth Vital Sign: The Monster that Comes at Night

    26/07/2019

    Elephant Room Productions presents the second audio play of The Fifth Vital Sign. In “The Monster that Comes at Night,” A teenage boy tells his sister a story in an effort to help her cope and understand the abusive environment they live in. The fictional story and the world they operate in slowly begin to […]

  • Ep. 31 – Martin Coren (Three Plays for America)

    Ep. 31 – Martin Coren (Three Plays for America)

    23/07/2019

    This month I speak with New York Playwright Martin Coren, our first EERS playwright to be able to join us for the reading of his piece! We discuss his thoughts on historical fiction process of writing intersecting stories, all while I grapple with a lack of Air Conditioning. Happy Summer!

  • The Fifth Vital Sign: The Monster that Comes at Night Promo

    The Fifth Vital Sign: The Monster that Comes at Night Promo

    19/07/2019

    Elephant Room Productions debuts the second audio play of The Fifth Vital Sign on July 26th.  Stay tuned to elephantroomproductions.com and our podcast, the Trumpet, to listen to the audio play. In “The Monster that Comes at Night,” a teenage boy tells his sister a story in an effort to help her cope and understand […]

  • The Fifth Vital Sign: Suddenly

    The Fifth Vital Sign: Suddenly

    28/06/2019

    Elephant Room Productions presents “Suddenly,” the first audio play of The Fifth Vital Sign.  In “Suddenly,” a couple is forced to contend with bitterness and anger along with grief as they write an obituary for their daughter.  “Suddenly” is written by Ellen Davis Sullivan, directed by Robert Gene Pellechio, and features Ginger Agnew and Shaun […]

  • The Fifth Vital Sign: Suddenly Promo

    The Fifth Vital Sign: Suddenly Promo

    22/06/2019

    Elephant Room Productions debuts the first audio play of The Fifth Vital Sign on June 28th.  Stay tuned to elephantroomproductions.com and our podcast, the Trumpet, to listen to the audio play. In “Suddenly,” a couple is forced to contend with bitterness and anger along with their grief as they write an obituary for their daughter. […]

  • Ep. 30 – Emily McClain (Cheek By Jowl)

    Ep. 30 – Emily McClain (Cheek By Jowl)

    18/06/2019

    This month I speak with Atlanta Playwright Emily McClain about her dark comedy Cheek By Jowl. We touch on how it relates to her own family life and sense of humor, and also the unintentional channeling of Martin Crane in her piece. The scene featured in this month’s episode features Shaun Yates as Martin, Julianne […]

  • The Fifth Vital Sign Promo

    The Fifth Vital Sign Promo

    15/06/2019

    Elephant Room Productions debuts The Fifth Vital Sign, a mulitmedia experiece about the opioid epidemic, on June 28th, 2019.  Stay tuned to elephantroomproductions.com and our podcast, the Trumpet, for the new audio plays in the series. Music featured in this production: Home – By Whitesand (https://youtu.be/3r8gL1vWGx0).

  • Ep. 29 – Katrina Hall (Dyscalculia)

    Ep. 29 – Katrina Hall (Dyscalculia)

    21/05/2019

    This month I talk to Philadelphia playwright about her autobiographical piece Dyscalculia. We discuss finding theatre later in life and commiserate on the struggles of getting teachers to understand. The scene featured in this month’s episode features Christie Civil as Katrina and Lauren M. Shover as Teacher #2. Stage Directions provided by Robert Gene Pellechio.

  • Ep. 28 – Caitlin Cieri (Shoujodan: Song of the Scouts)

    Ep. 28 – Caitlin Cieri (Shoujodan: Song of the Scouts)

    23/04/2019

    This month we travel back to the 1940s with Caitlin Cieri’s historical drama Shoujodan: Song of the Scouts. We discuss the ins and outs of writing shows with large character breakdowns and small casts and take a look at why Historical Fiction is crucial for understanding the past. The scene featured in this week’s episode […]

  • Ep. 27 – Have No Fear, Shakespeare’s Here!

    Ep. 27 – Have No Fear, Shakespeare’s Here!

    26/03/2019

    But Soft, What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks? Oh it’s just Trumpet host Robert Gene Pellechio and ERP Artistic Associate Latrice Smith talking about one of the greatest playwrights who ever lived! In our next Discussion series installment we talk all about the Bard’s influence on Theatre and why his work is still relevant today.

  • Ep. 26 – Too Many Musicals(?)

    Ep. 26 – Too Many Musicals(?)

    26/02/2019

    This month I welcome back previous Trumpet performers Shaun Yates and Meg Falasco to join in our first purely discussion based episode! Join us as we dive into a free-form conversation about the growing prevalence of musicals adapted from odd or unlikely sources, and try to make heads or tails of the ones that didn’t […]

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