ABSTRACT

Is Shaw's legacy in trouble? As theaters seek to produce smaller plays, and American actor training seems more geared toward the intimacy of film and TV, how do we continue to pitch the plays of Shaw in regional theaters across the country? Susan Felder, educator, director, and professional actor, sits down with two directors known for their productions of Shaw in the Midwest. The three discuss the difficulties and joys of producing Shaw plays in America, changing audience perceptions, and the challenges of training a generation of new actors with the tools necessary to tackle Shaw's plays. The obstacles are numerous. But in the end, what we gain by fighting to produce the plays of Shaw may be even more timely than anyone expected.

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