In this season finale episode, Kellie talks to her Mom and her cousin Tom about flu clinics, post-apocalyptic pets, and the persistence of life.
Russian director Yury Urnov is directing Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns: a Post Electric Play for the Wilma. We were first introduced to Yury through Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC, where he is a company member, and his astonishing production of Guillermo Calderon’s play Kiss (which Yury directed again this summer in Siberia). Since that time, Yury has led several sessions with the Wilma’s HotHouse company. We’re delighted to finally have his work on our stage. Wilma Dramaturg Walter Bilderback interviewed Yury on September 29, near the end of the first week of rehearsals for Mr. Burns. They discussed Yury’s concept for the play, the need for art, and the importance of acting companies, among other topics. This interview has been edited for clarity.
Two Philly actors and a Russian director walk into a podcast room.
And they talk about the apocalypse!
This week, Kellie talks to Brett Ashley Robinson, Yury Urnov, and Ross Beschler about fire dances, Vermont communes, eating people, and more.
In episode 2 of Apodcalypse Apococast, Kellie talks to Dito van Reigersberg, also known about town as Martha Graham Cracker. They discuss swimwear for rising sea levels, post-apocalyptic acapella choirs, and more.
In Episode 1, “Hellfire and Bunker Fun,” host Kellie Mecleary interviews Wilma HotHouse Company member Campbell O’Hare, who plays Maria in Mr. Burns. They discuss Campbell’s fear of lava rivers and post-apocalyptic den-mother aspirations.