Lady Bam Podcast with Mary McDonnell – Episode 14 – Emily Mann

This week on the Lady Bam Podcast, Mary speaks to her longtime friend and collaborator, playwright and director Emily Mann.  As McCarter Theatre Center’s Artistic Director and Resident Playwright since 1990, Emily wrote 15 new plays and adaptations, directed over 50 productions, produced nearly 180 plays and musicals, supported the work of emerging and legendary playwrights and received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. Last fall, in her final season at McCarter, she directed her own play Gloria: A Life, starring Mary as Gloria Steinem.  Now as she wraps up her time at McCarter and looks forward to her next act, Emily and Mary discuss their shared experiences in the theatre, what’s next for Emily, and how theatre moves forward in the time of Covid.


Lady Bam Podcast with Mary McDonnell – Episode 13 – Lisa McNulty

Lady Bam is back! As we all continue to be safer at home, we’re excited to continue bringing some wonderful discussions and voices to you! This week, Mary talks to Lisa McNulty,  Managing Artistic Director of the WP Theater (formerly the Women’s Project Theater) in New York. Lisa and Mary discuss their shared histories with the WP,  Lisa’s experience as the pandemic forced the shutdown of all NYC theaters, and what theater in the time of Covid may look like as we all move forward in these complicated times.