Legendary lyricist and composer duo, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, discuss their careers and past works, including A Man of No Importance.
On this episode of the CSC Podcast, we welcome back Producing Artistic Director, Jill Rafson, to discuss the 2023-24 season, her first season of programming at Classic Stage Company. For more information about memberships and how to stay in touch, you can visit our website at
Tune in for a special live recording of CSC’s Classic Perspectives after a recent performance of black odyssey. The talkback featured Dietrice A. Bolden (HARLEM WEEK Inc.) and Eric Lockley (Writer, Actor, and Producer) in conversation to celebrate Harlem, discuss Harlem’s relationship to art and theater, and explore how the essence of Harlem is felt across the entire country. Tickets for black odyssey are available at, with performances through March 26.
This episode features a chat with the four understudies from CSC’s production of A Man of No Importance: Justin Scott Brown, Lee Harrington, Benjamin Howes, and Beth Kirkpatrick.
A live discussion about book banning related to CSC’s production of A Man of No Importance. Featured guests include Kalynn Bayron, Summer Lopez , and Jonathan Toth.
A live recording of CSC’s Classic Perspectives talkback celebrating the legacy of Oscar Wilde with playwright and director Moisés Kaufman and LGBTQ+ historian Andrew Lear
On this episode, meet Classic Stage Company’s new Producing Artistic Director, Jill Rafson.
Actors Raffi Barsoumian and Nadia Bowers (who previously appeared in CSC’s Macbeth) discuss playwright Rajiv Joseph.
A live-recording of CSC’s Classic Perspecitves. Featuring Christopher Wolfe (Military Consultant) and Nikki Woods (Veteran and Creative Arts Therapist). Branching from black odyssey’s depiction of life after the Iraq War, we had a chance to speak with Veterans about their own journey with art and what home means to them.
This episode features Stevie Walker-Webb, Director of CSC’s production of black odyssey. We discuss his vision for this theatrical adaptation of Homer’s epic tale. Previews for black odyssey begin February 9. To purchase tickets please visit
Hear about Assassins, the coming season, and what it has been like reopening the theater.
Sterling Arroyo, the Marketing Manager of Shakespeare Dallas, discusses how theaters can welcome new audiences to the classics.
Barzin Akhavan, who was previously in our 2019 production of Macbeth, discusses his perspective on acting in classical works.
In this two-part episode, we explore the legacy of Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winning playwright and screenwriter William Inge with award-winning transgender director and choreographer Will Davis.
In this episode, we explore casting the classics with award-winning casting directors Destiny Lilly and Rebecca Scholl.
This episode features a discussion about bilingual and multilingual adaptations of classic theater with Carla Della Gatta, an expert in theatrical translations and co-editor of Shakespeare and Latinidad.
In this episode, we speak with Awoye Timpo and Arminda Thomas, from CLASSIX, a theater company that expands the classical canon through an exploration of dramatic works by Black writers.
Peter Kim, Associate Producer for the National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) and award-winning actor, director and teacher (The 40-Year-Old Version on Netflix), talks about his past work and how an evolving definition of classic works has helped shape his life and career.

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