Podcasts TheaterSeptember 18, 2009


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Susan Wallner talks to playwright, director, and artistic director Emily Mann. Mann is celebrating her 20th anniversary season at the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre with a restaging of “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years.” Times have changed since its first production — as Mann says, “People came with different expectations in 1995 to this play about these two extraordinary black women.”

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Susan Wallner
Susan Wallner

Susan Wallner is a principal of PCK Media, an independent production company. She is the co-series producer of the public television program "State of the Arts," a job that has introduced her to a wealth of talent and artistic diversity over the years. Susan's documentaries and performance specials have aired nationally. Most recently, her profile of the writer, aviator and celebrity, "Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky," won the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Emmy for Best Feature Writing (it was Susan's 15th regional Emmy win). Narrated by Judith Light and Lily Rabe, it aired throughout the country on PBS and PBS World, and is available on DVD. Currently, Susan is working on a documentary about the self-taught city planner, builder, and artist, Kea Tawana.