Podcasts TheaterApril 24, 2014


Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town” is 100 years old. As with any classic, every generation interprets it anew. New ourtownThe George Street Playhouse has involved the entire city of New Brunswick in its new production, running through May 25. Director of Education Jim Jack has spearheaded the effort, dubbed “Hub City Our Town: A Celebration of the Arts & Community in New Brunswick.” Dance, murals, a photo project, a film series, and a new interview-based play written by Jack, “Our Town Now,” bring Wilder’s play and its universal concerns straight into the 21st century.Our Town 2Our Town 1

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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.