|May 3 – Charlayne Woodard|
May 10 – David Henry Hwang
May 17 – Ann James
May 24 – Robyn Hurder
Live on YouTube via LiveatTheLortel.com
Virtual Live-Streamed Conversation Series Hosted by Eric Ostrow
with Co-Hosts Joy DeMichelle and John-Andrew Morrison
Features In-Depth Conversations with Famed Theatre Artists
New York, NY – The Lucille Lortel Theatre today announces its upcoming May guest lineup for its popular “Live at The Lortel” podcast series. To end its 2020-2021 season, the interview series Tony® Award-winning actress and playwright Charlayne Woodard (May 3), Tony® Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (May 10), theater educator and intimacy director Ann James (May 17), and Tony® Award-nominated actress Robyn Hurder (May 24).
The live interviews will take place Mondays at 7:00 PM EST, offering theater fans the opportunity to view interviews and participate in a Q&A with artists. To join the audience, please visit www.liveatthelortel.com.
Hosted by Eric Ostrow, along with co-hosts Joy DeMichelle and John-Andrew Morrison, season two of “Live at The Lortel” is dedicated to amplifying the voices and stories of people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and artists who stand in solidarity with the continued fight against institutional racism and racial injustice. Theater makers will delve into their thoughts on the future of theater during this period of radical change. They will also discuss their craft, as well as their professional and personal projects that help to make theatre and the world more equitable.
Following each live interview, podcast episodes of “Live at The Lortel” will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud as follows:
CHARLAYNE WOODARD Monday, May 3 – live; Podcast release: May 7
DAVID HENRY HWANG Monday, May 10 – live; Podcast release: May 14
ANN JAMES Monday, May 17 – live; Podcast release: May 21
ROBYN HURDER Monday, May 24 – live; Podcast release: May 28
ABOUT ERIC OSTROW
Eric Ostrow is proud to be the host and co-creator of the Live at The Lortel podcast series. Eric is a lover of stories and how theater artists in New York tell their tales. Starting off with the live interviews at the Lucille Lortel Theater to its current form, Eric is thrilled to curate and document these artists journeys and share them with students, audiences and other artists. Eric recognized a niche with the incredible theater artists in New York and became passionate about creating a space for these artists’ stories to live on and be celebrated. Eric Ostrow trained in NYC and earned an MFA in acting/performance at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has worked Off-Broadway, regionally, in film, and voice-overs. Eric has taught and coached actors for film, television, and Broadway. Eric created and headed The Dramatics Department at NYC’s Xavier High School and was on faculty at The Maggie Flanigan Studio. Eric recently hosted The Drama League Director Fest interviewing artists about their career for their students and alumni. Eric hopes these interviews inspire listeners to celebrate their own journeys.
ABOUT THE LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE
The Lucille Lortel Theatre’s mission is to sustain and advance Off-Broadway by creating awareness, appreciation, and encouraging the continued growth of Off-Broadway; assisting with theatrical infrastructure and capacity building; and developing educational programs fostering the next generation of theatre makers. The Theatre’s programs include Live at The Lortel (a video interview and podcast series), NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship, Consequences (a digital series in partnership with Harlem9 and Harlem Stage commissioning BIPOC artists), Lucille Lortel Awards and Playwrights’ Sidewalk, Internet Off-Broadway Database (IOBDB.com), Fellowships in Theatre with Bennington College, Non-Profit Theatre Strategic and Management Services, and Subsidized Theatre Space. For more information, please visit www.lortel.org.