In Conversation with Timothy Douglas

In this episode of TA(L)KING DIRECTION, Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks and Associate Artistic Director Nilan speak with Timothy Douglas, recipient of the Lloyd Richards Director Award, who has over 120 productions from some of the most prominent theater companies to…

In Conversation with Robert O’Hara

In this episode of TA(L)KING DIRECTION, Associate Artistic Director Nilan speaks with Tony-nominated director and playwright, Robert O’Hara, who has been essential in bringing new perspectives and stories about Black bodies and queer lives to the stage. They talk about…

In Conversation with Rebecca Taichman

In this episode of TA(L)KING DIRECTION, Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks and Associate Artistic Director Nilan speak with Tony Award-winning director, Rebecca Taichman. Known as a director who is committed to the development of the projects she works on, they discuss…

In Conversation with Snehal Desai

In this episode of TA(L)KING DIRECTION, Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks and Associate Artistic Director Nilan speak with Snehal Desai, Producing Artistic Director of East West Players. Located in L.A., East West Players, now entering its 56th Season, is one of the…

In Conversation with Liz Diamond

In this episode of TA(L)KING DIRECTION, Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks and Associate Artistic Director Nilan are joined by the incomparable Liz Diamond. Liz is the Chair of Directing at David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University, and Resident Director at Yale Repertory Theatre.…

In Conversation with John Doyle

As theatres are reopening and shows are beginning across stages on and Off-Broadway, we take a closer look at whose stories are being told and how. In this episode, The Drama League’s Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks and Associate Artistic Director…

In Conversation with Zhailon Levingston

Artists and audiences are coming back together again as live performances, including the reopening of Broadway, are returning. In this episode, The Drama League’s Associate Artistic Director Nilan, speaks to Zhailon Levingston, who is making history as the youngest Black director with his debut…