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A Republic in Three Monologues (Part 2)

In Part Two of his conversation with Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson, Alexi Chacón recaps his experience of verbatim theatre with the authors, and they ponder the future of the piece What The Hell is A Republic, Anyway?, and well as the future of the American Republic.

March 30, 2021 by Alexi Chacón


Before Doug Wright shares the Zoom room with some of our sharpest contemporary satirists in The Wright Stuff, we wanted to throw it back to another conversation he had early on in quarantine. Back in April 2020, Doug sat down with some fellow Usual Suspects, writer/director Lisa Peterson and scenic designer Rachel Hauck, for the first virtual Fireside Chat.

January 7, 2021 by NYTW

A Republic in Three Monologues (Part 1)

BIPOC Critics Lab writer Alexi Chacón spins a unique interaction with artists Denis O’Hare in Part 1 of his two part interview. In Part 1, Chacón draws on the inspiration of Stud Terkel’s American Dreams: Lost and Found to have himself, O’Hare, and Peterson create individual monologues around citizenship, activism, and democracy.

October 24, 2020 by Alexi Chacón

Collaborating Across The Ocean

Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson chat on the Token Theatre Friends podcast about collaborating with an ocean between them and the newest fruits of their partnership is the new virtual experience. Come explore the making of What The Hell is A Republic, Anyway? before Episode 1 on September 22.

September 17, 2020 by Diep Tran & Jose Solis for TOKEN THEATRE FRIENDS