articles tagged "Jan Levine Thal"

Tandem Press: Twenty-Five Years

Friday, 21 December 2012 | buzz

On Friday, December 21, our guest host Jan Levine Thal speaks with Jason Ruhl of the UW-affiliated Tandem Press. He is the founding member of the artist group “No Fun”, co-director of online gallery Red Rocket, and contributing member of Art*O*Mat. He is here to speak about the Tandem Press exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art. Tandem Press is celebrating its twenty-five year anniversary.   Says Jason, “the exhibit is a selection of the artists we’ve worked with over the past 25 years. It showcases the different print making techniques we do at the shop. You can see a couple of our projects that are good to see in a large space like the Chazen. One would be An American Alphabet, by Robert Cottingham – it’s a series of lithos that was done over a series of 14 years, and it’s the entire alphabet A-Z, so you get to see it in one space. Normally, we just get to see things one or two at a time.”   Click here for full details on the exhibition. Tandem Press: Twenty-FiveYears Chazen Museum of Art: Pleasant T. Rowland Galleries Dec 8 – Feb 3   Visit Tandem Press online. Visit the Chazen Museum of Art.     Listen to the interview here:   more »

A Christmas Carol: CTM

Friday, 21 December 2012 | buzz

On Friday, December 21, our guest host Jan Levine Thal speaks with Roseann Sheridan, the Producing Artist Director at Children’s Theatre of Madison (CTM). CTM is doing a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Jan also speaks with, Will Mobley, an actor with A Christmas Carol, who plays the narrator. Will Mobley is also an actor with American Players Theatre (APT).The show features 42 actors, with 22 under the age of 18.   “We really wanted to create an adaptation that was oriented around how a person’s simple acts of kindness can change the life of a human being and a community…So we framed it as a look back. It opens up with a very festive…It’s brighter; there’s a lot more humor in the show, and a sense of community and family. We wanted to make it a very accessible show for our younger audience and their families.”   They would not reveal who the narrator in this adaption is, “ours is a very special character, he’s not just a narrator.”   View full event details here. Visit the Children’s Theatre of Madison (CTM) website.   A Christmas Carol Overture Center Dec 21 – Dec 23 7 PM and 2:30 PM   Listen to the interview here:   more »

Seeking Flight

Friday, 12 October 2012 | buzz

On Friday October 12, host Jonathan Zarov spoke with actor and administrator at Broom Street Theater, Jan Levine Thal, and actor Luke Kokinos about the play “Seeking Flight,” written by Joan Broadman, and directed by Malissa Lamont and Heather Renkin.   Seeking Flight is a play about two African Gray Parrots: one born in captivity and the other born in the wild. Both are stuck in a laboratory where they are subjected to a series of experiments that “test their ability to speak English and form concepts.” The play is based on several experiments that actually occurred from the 70s through the 90s that tested parrot language development. The play explores the topic of parrot intelligence. Says Levine Thal “The thesis of the play is that even in the best of circumstances, why keep parrots in captivity? There is a lot of controversy in the bird lovers’ world over this issue of doing all this language research, because what does that tell us? That parrots are smart. So what is important about this scientifically? So there’s a lot of controversy about this.”   The play, which Levine Thal describes as family friendly, will open at the Broom Street Theater on Oct 19 and run through Nov 10 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM.     Listen to the entire interview here: more »

Rubbery with Violets (Friday, June 29)

Friday, 29 June 2012 | buzz

Friday, June 29 our host Ankur Malhotra interviewed Jan Levine Thal and Heather Renkin from the Broom Street Theater for the production of Rubbery with Violets. Written by Siobhan Edge and directed by Jan Levine Thal, the play is filled with inept robbers, handsome policemen, and elderly women with odd problems. The play is rated PG 13 for language. The performances will run Thursday, Friday, Saturday in the time frame of Friday July 6-Saturday July 28 at the Broom Sweep Theater. For reservations or question call via phone (608) 244-8338 or check out the website more »

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