#153: John Middleton and Derek Miller

In which we discuss Unspeakable Things: The Wandrei Brothers Project, the latest by Sandbox Theatre.

John Middleton as Donald Wandrei. Photo by Richard Fleischman.

00:00: Derek begins by introducing us to the history of the Wandrei Brothers, Donald and Howard.

02:57: How Sandbox Theatre decided on Donald and Howard’s lives as their current project.

05:59: John discusses Donald’s life and its influence on the project.

07:45: We touch on the trailer and discuss the otherworldly influences that may be at work.

10:25: John on working with the ensemble, particularly in terms of the subject matter.

13:03: The contributions of musicians to Unspeakable Things and how Sandbox recruits artists for each of their projects.

15:50: We concentrated on Donald earlier, but we switch tracks to Howard Wandrei before closing out the podcast.

I am consistently impressed by the work that Sandbox Theatre and its artists create. Company members have appeared on the podcast multiple times and they are, as a whole, thought-provoking and deeply artistic, and it’s always a pleasure to have them on and talk theatre.

Music in the podcast is by Ben Weaver. Weaver and other musicians created music specifically for Sandbox Theatre based on Donald and Howard’s works. You can find that and more at the Sandbox Theatre website.

Unspeakable Things: The Wandrei Brothers Project runs from November 5th to the 20th at the Red Eye Theater.

[podcast]http://www.tctheaterconnection.com/mp3s/wandreibrothers.mp3[/podcast]

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