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Some Small Magic is an interview series with artists about their methods, their lives, and their philosophies, archiving the stories and practices that create the contemporary stage.

Dec 20, 2017

Don Share is the editor of Poetry Magazine, the longest-running monthly English language periodical dedicated to poetry. We talk about the idealism of poetry, poetry's durability and portability, editing with a legacy, and the joy of literary magazines.


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Nov 22, 2017

Cut from a recording that's being saved for a future project, here's a quick conversation between Christopher Knowlton and I about puppetry and object performance.


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Nov 8, 2017

Lee Mikeska Gardner is the Artistic Director of the Nora Theatre Company in Cambridge, MA. We talk about the differences in Boston and D.C.'s arts scenes, collaborating with scientists, honesty in practice, and how to put the work first.


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Oct 25, 2017

This week, Meghan Beals, the Artistic Director of Chicago Dramatists, tells me about working with a legacy, being just a part of a process, building the new American canon, and that it's okay not to know.


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Oct 11, 2017

Some Small Magic is back for Season 3! For this season, we're focusing on the "Breadth of New Work," so we're kicking it off with Liz Anderson, a Chicago-based writer and comedian who creates one-of-a-kind theatrical events. Topics include how Liz makes the One Woman No Show, the showmanship of wrestling, and, of...