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.
The Weekend Strand - Mar. 17, 2012 — Arts magazine: shakespeare folio hunter; video games as art; body literature; London Asian Film Fest; Asian Man Lit Prize; Weya Art; Globe to Globe; Ibrahim Maalouf
Andrew McCarthy & Theater for the People — Kurt Andersen talks with Andrew McCarthy, the Brat Pack heartthrob (don’t say it to his face) who’s now an award-winning travel writer. Oskar Eustis, maybe the most influential man in American theater, explains why theater can change the world. And a young woman dreams her way out of Brooklyn with a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Weekend Strand: 28 January 2012 — Pick of the week’s arts: Amanda Hocking; exhibition about the Hajj; Jaipur Literary Festival; video artist Ori Gersht