Podcasts TheaterOctober 29, 2015


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In 1896, Albert Jarry shocked Paris with “Ubu Roi,” his absurdist play about a greedy, power-hungry king and his unpleasant wife. More than a hundred years later, “Ubu Roi” continues to startle and entertain. Director Carter Gill calls Rider University’s new production an “assault on the senses” – see for yourself this weekend (Oct. 29-Nov. 1) at the Bart Luedeke Center Theater on Rider’s campus in Lawrenceville. The actors are advanced theater students at Rider’s Westminster College of the Arts. Produced by Susan Wallner.

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Susan Wallner
Susan Wallner

Susan Wallner is an award-winning producer and writer. She recently completed You'll Have the Sky: The Life and Work of Anne Morrow Lindbergh about the writer and aviator, narrated by Judith Light and Lily Rabe. She co-produced Ode to Joy, a performance special now airing on PBS. Her national documentaries include Ben Shahn: Passion for Justice, Toshiko Takaezu: Portrait of an Artist, and Michael Graves: The Warehouse. Susan is a principal at PCK Media, where she produces the award-winning weekly public television series State of the Arts as well as a wide range of other projects. Recent highlights include a history series produced for New Jersey’s 350th birthday, It Happened Here: New Jersey, and advocacy videos for the statewide campaign, “Pre-K Our Way.” Susan has an MA from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication, and a BA from New College of Florida. She also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her awards include 13 regional Emmys, four CINE Golden Eagles, two NETA Awards, a Worldfest Houston Gold Special Jury Award, and a Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts Fellowship.