The Front Row

The Front Row, Tuesday, 10/27/2009

Playwright Rajiv Joseph chats about the Alley Theatre's World Premiere production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, his comedy-drama that chronicles the thirty-year relationship between two damaged souls who care about each other but just can't quite bring themselves to admit it and get together…

Mark Bly is the Alley Theatre‘s Dramaturg and Director of New Play Development. He shepherded the company’s World Première production of Rajiv Joseph‘s two-character comedy-drama, Gruesome Playground Injuries, which is being presented on the Alley’s Neuhaus Stage through November 15th. KUHF’s St. John Flynn speaks with Bly and Joseph about the production. Listen Download Extended Interview

KUHF’s Catherine Lu speaks with the creators of the bi-lingual, cross-cultural musical, The Legend of Yin and Yang: composer Scott Gehman; book- writer, lyricist and Artistic Director, Burton Wolfe and translator Lawrence Wong.  They’ve mounted a new production of Yin and Yang, with a cast of 35 performers, including the Bayou City’s WyldStyl Hip-Hop Dance Troupe and the YATE Acrobatic and Martial Arts Company of Shenzhen, China. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Sino-American Relations, Worldwide Stage presents four performances of The Legend of Yin and Yang: 2:00PM and 8:00PM, this Saturday and Sunday in the Morris Cultural Arts Center on the campus of Houston Baptist University. Listen Download

Rachelle Thiewes is Professor of Metal Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso. She speaks with KUHF’s Catherine Lu in the Small Gallery at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, which has organized a solo exhibition of Ms. Thiewes’s kinetic metal sculptures and accessories as the latest show in its Texas Masters Series, on view through Christmas Eve. Listen Download