Pig Iron Theater Company http://wrti.org en Philly Fringe Focus on Experimental Theater--Baltic Composers--Mountaineer Conrad Anker http://wrti.org/post/philly-fringe-focus-experimental-theater-baltic-composers-mountaineer-conrad-anker <p>Susan Lewis considers various experimental theater productions in this year's Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns explores the growing international reputation of Baltic composers.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Conrad Anker. His 2007 expedition to Mt. Everest to retrace the steps of the 1920s British explorer George Mallory is the subject of a newly released documentary now showing at the Franklin Institute.</p> Sat, 04 Sep 2010 18:21:00 +0000 Susan Lewis, David Patrick Stearns & Jim Cotter 2406 at http://wrti.org Philly Fringe Focus on Experimental Theater--Baltic Composers--Mountaineer Conrad Anker Roxanna Panufnik, composer http://wrti.org/post/roxanna-panufnik-composer <p>We speak with Roxanna Panufnik the composer of a work commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia. Jason Peifer visits the Pig Iron Theater Company as they prepare to open their newest show, Chekhov Lizardbrain. A conversation with nationally renowned broadcaster and musician Bill McGlaughlin--recipient of this year's Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance Tribute Award. Susan Lewis takes a look at the Greenfield Competition: The Philadelphia Orchestra's annual contest for young musicians.</p> Sat, 24 Mar 2007 18:28:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1847 at http://wrti.org Ed Harris http://wrti.org/post/ed-harris <p>This week, a conversation with the actor Ed Harris. He's the star of a new Copying Beethoven, a fictional retelling of the great composer's last years. Susan Lewis looks at how non-profits are reinventing commercial movie houses as neighborhood cinemas for art films and documentaries. We look at one man's collection of films and his efforts to share these celluloid treasures with the viewing public, many of which without him, would have vanished. Jason Peifer provides a glimpse into the Pig Iron Theater Company's process of developing new work. Their next production is scheduled to open in Philadelphia this spring.</p> Sat, 11 Nov 2006 20:14:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1680 at http://wrti.org