John Olive and Janet Preus join me for a discussion on writing about theatre and how they came to be reviewers for HowWasTheShow.com.
Though David de Young writes an occasional review and has a keen interest in theatre, in the last couple years he has mainly given over reviews to John and Janet. Since they’ve been so prolific, David asked me to speak with them, to which I gladly acquiesced.
00:00- 07:02: Janet and John introduce themselves and bring us up to the point where they became involved with HowWasTheShow.com.
07:02-10:02: Our admiration of David and how John and Janet came to be involved with his website.
10:02-12:18: I bring up shows I saw that John and Janet reviewed, which leads into a discussion about being positive about theatre and the responsibility reviewing entails.
12:28-16:55: The discussion of responsibility leads into Janet speaking more of her love of live theatre and maintaining her credibility as a reviewer.
16:55-19:51: I lead both reviewers into a discussion on their writing habits and how they approach work.
19:51-25:08: Shows that Janet and John have seen recently that stood out and gave them a sense of elation, including Wormwood, Circle Mirror Transformation, and This House Can’t Stand.
25:0833:45: We finish out the podcast discussing what Janet and Jon will see next, being contacted by readers, and any infighting over seeing particular shows.