Category: OK Radio

Nature Theater of Oklahoma with Young Jean Lee (Part 2)

Young Jean Lee
Young Jean Lee

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks again with their very first OK Radio guest, playwright/director Young Jean Lee, about American celebrity culture, our capacities for violence and repression, plus lots of dancing our way around Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (and added bonus feature: Young Jean explains the workings of the economic “Pareto” principle and how to beneficially apply it to your personal life!). Continue reading

Nature Theater of Oklahoma with Daniel Alexander Jones

Daniel Alexander Jones
Daniel Alexander Jones

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks with performance artist and theater maker Daniel Alexander Jones, as well as with his alter-ego, the uber-glamorous “soulsonic superstar,” Jomama Jones. A conversation that touches on character, imagination, creativity, realness, possibility and growth–in all its marvelous and weedy aspects–and the everyday work we do to tend that garden.

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Nature Theater of Oklahoma with Philip Bither

Philip Bither
Philip Bither

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to Philip Bither, Senior Curator of Performing Arts at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, about ego, humility and identity. Is it an arrogant act to program work (or make work) that you may personally feel is important—for an audience who may not want that kind of challenge? What is the grass roots work a good curator has to do to find and foster public interest (as populist as we can make it) in these so-called “difficult” works? Continue reading

Nature Theater of Oklahoma with Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts
Reggie Watts

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks today with the extremely inspirational artist, comedian and musician, Reggie Watts. All about stuff and nonsense, conscious and unconscious, perception and improvisation—not just in performance but as philosophy, as a way of living and being in the world. Continue reading

Nature Theater of Oklahoma and Oskar Eustis

Oskar Eustis
Oskar Eustis

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks with Oskar Eustis, director of The Public Theater in New York City about leadership, ethics and idealism. How does Oskar navigate the economic disparity he encounters every day running an arts institution that has to both market itself to wealthy backers and nurture an often very impoverished community of working artists? What are the possibilities he sees in the future toward making a better, more sustainable working environment—and ultimately better art—in the American theater?

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Miguel Gutierrez with Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Miguel Gutierrez
Miguel Gutierrez

Nature Theater of Oklahoma meets with choreographer, dancer and performance artist Miguel Gutierrez, who braves athsma and kittens, to explore with us the nature of stunt, risk, and personal necessity in the work.
 
 
 
 
 

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Karinne Keithley Syers with Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Karinne Keithley Syers
Karinne Keithley Syers

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to Bessie Award-winning choreographer, playwright, instigator and new parent, Karinne Keithley Syers, about crossing disciplines, changing names, and genuinely embracing experiment as a part of living and making work.

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Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker with Nature Theater of Oklahoma

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Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to world-renowned choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker about dance, language, thought, intuition, irresponsible ambition, and living life with the possibility of losing everything (with also some side discussions about whole grains and mayonnaise…)

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Kate Valk with Nature Theater of Oklahoma

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Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to performer Kate Valk, one of the founding members of the Wooster Group, about her sustained commitment to the company and her evolution and transformation as an artist within it.

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Richard Foreman with Nature Theater of Oklahoma

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Richard Foreman

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to New York avant-garde writer and director Richard Foreman about film, television, theater, radio and—above all—resistance.

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Faustin Linyekula with Nature Theater of Oklahoma

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Faustin Linyekula

Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to internationally respected choreographer, dancer and theater-maker Faustin Linyekula, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, about local and global, national and international. When we travel, how much of our local context and content do we inadvertently carry along with us? Can we ever really check all our baggage at the airport?

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Young Jean Lee with Nature Theater of Oklahoma

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Young Jean Lee visits the Nature Theater of Oklahoma
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Nature Theater of Oklahoma talks to writer/director Young Jean Lee about longevity, mortality, ambition, endurance, and resilience. To download this podcast or subscribe to OK Radio podcasts on iTunes, click here.

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