A Visit to Clybourne Park — The Pulitzer-winning play “Clybourne Park” took inspiration from Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin the Sun.” In this episode, we talk to Clybourne Park’s Tony-nominated director Pam MacKinnon about the work and historical research that went into the play.
Tony Nominees & Indie Videogames — Kurt Andersen talks with playwright Bruce Norris. His Tony-nominated play Clybourne Park tackles race, class, and gentrification — and it’s a comedy. Nina Arianda, nominated for her leading role in Venus in Fur, shares her mantra for success. And a group of videogame designers creates a pop-up arcade with games that are defining a new world of indie gaming.
July 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM - 46 min
Thinking About Central Park 19 writers on the magic of Central Park.
New York City’s Central Park is a place and a state of mind. The oasis in the midst of frenetic life. The dream of ordered nature – just a little wild – within reach of urban life. From the sky, it’s that striking, great green rectangle laid out in the heart of an island metropolis. On the ground, it’s 843 acres of memories and legend and lore. Favorite haunt of movie makers. Summer concerts. Strolling lovers. Stolen moments. A new anthology captures nineteen writers on the mystique of Central Park. This hour, On Point: it’s summertime, and we’re going to the park. -Tom Ashbrook