With Kippy Winston & Eliza Bent
Directed by Sarah Hughes
Presented at Abrons Arts Center, April 2017
JACK, October 2017
Barker Room Rep (LA), November 2017
"Remarkable...The real beauty of Real Talk/Kip Talk was not its endless self-reference or its anticipated punnery...[it] was the assertion that another name for [our] much-maligned echo chamber is community."
—Paul Ketchum, Culturebot
REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, internet sensation, and citizen of the world. Formatted like a talk show but with room for debate, REAL TALK / KIP TALK blurs the lines between art and life and challenges participants of all stripes and creeds to engage in real talk about our starry performance landscape.
Abrons Arts Center, April 2017
An interview with Diana Scholl of the ACLU
A panel on art, activism and community engagement with Amy Khoshbin, Sheetal Prajapati, George Emilio Sanchez, Geoffrey Jackson Scott, Lucy Sexton and Risa Shoup
A video interview with Natasha Sinha of LCT3
Music by Starr Busby
Design by Chris Bowser, Skylar Fox, David Pym and Eva von Schweinitz
Assistant Director & Stage Manager Alexander Paris
Special Performances by Frank Hentschker, Eldren Keys, Emilyn Kowaleski, Dave Malloy, Javan Nelson, Alexander Paris and Bailey Williams
Participant bios here.
JACK, October 2017
Barker Room Rep at LA’s Atwater Village Theatre, November 2017 featuring
Interviews with Nicky Paraiso of LaMama (JACK), and Michael John Garcés of Cornerstone Theater Company and Bruce A. Lemon Jr of Watts Village Theatre Company (LA)
Panels on local theater in Brooklyn, local theater in LA, and playwrights writing for TV with BJ Evans, Michael-David Gordon, and Modesto Flako Jimenez (Brooklyn theater); LaShea Delaney, Ken Greller and Sylvan Oswald (LA theater); Jeff Augustin, Christopher Oscar Peña, and Daria Polatin (TV Playwrights).
Music by Deepali Gupta (JACK) and Ian Merrigan & Marcy Kamler (LA)
Design by Chris Bowser, Skylar Fox, and David Pym
Watch previous episodes directed by Flako Modesto Jimenez and Nic Adams.
Photos by Aaron RadioSilence.