Episode 157 – Rebecca Taichman
Rebecca Taichman won a Tony Award for directing on Broadway . . . for a show she conjured up in grad school.
Through years of determination, steadfastness, ego-checking, and intense collaboration, she took her wisp of an idea . . . and forged it into a Broadway play called Indecent.
She’s the equivalent of a theatrical entrepreneur. Instead of just toiling away in the regionals forever and ever, she made her own @#$% happen.
And then the universe thanked her with a Tony.
Tune in to hear what kept her going through those years, as well as:
- How being objective about her performing and writing is one of the reasons she’s a success.
- What question she asks herself about a play before she signs on to direct it.
- Straddling the line between wanting to direct great plays while trying to make a living.
- What it’s like on her first day of rehearsal.
- The difference between being a woman director yesterday . . . and today. Has it changed?
And lot’s more.
So listen in to Rebecca’s inspiring story that says yes, an idea you have in a university library can make it to Broadway.
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