Playing on Air features 10-20 minute plays by theater's best writers, including Christopher Durang (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), David Ives (All In The Timing), Peter Sagal (Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!) among others and performed by celebrated actors including Academy Award and Tony Award winners: Julie White (NBC's Go On), Chris Cooper (Adaptation), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Adam Driver (HBO's Girls) and Mamie Gummer (CW's Emily Owens, M.D.). A full list is available below as well as on the website.
Episodes are available any time on the website, playingonair.org and are also available on podcast via RSS or iTunes. Playing on Air recently joined PRX, a public radio exchange that allows over 200 public radio stations nationwide to access our content for broadcast on their stations. We also air on WAMC Northeast Public Radio; a consortium of eleven public radio stations in seven states. Altogether, the program has served 1.2 million unique listeners, thus far.
Playing on Air is a 53-minute public radio program that features two or three short stage plays performed and recorded for radio. Each episode presents plays that work together to form a thematically cohesive whole. Every 10 to 20minute play is immediately followed by an interview with its playwright, director or cast.
Playing on Air artists as of January 2013:
Zach Appelman, Ed Asner, Leslie Ayvazian, Bob Balaban, David Beach, Vandit Bhatt, Rachel Bonds, Steven Boyer, David Cale, Naveen Choudhury, Chris Cooper, Matthew Cowles, Cusi Cram, Jack Davidson, Bob Dishy, Beth Dixon, Adam Driver, Olympia Dukakis, Christopher Durang, Jesse Eisenberg, Linda Emond, Halley Feiffer, Lynette Freeman, Peter Friedman, Patrick Gabridge, Herb Gardner, Alexandra GerstenVasillaros, Frank Gilroy, Michael Godere, Judy Gold, Mamie Gummer, Julie Halston, Beth Henley, Carter Hudson, Doug Hughes, Arlene Hutton, Bill Irwin, David Ives, Dana Ivey, Lisa Joyce, Michael Keck, Tom Kochan, Marcia Jean Kurtz, James Lecesne, Warren Leight, Romulus Linney, Jodi Long, Craig Lucas, Thomas Lyons, David Margulies, Gordon MacDonald, Margo Martindale, Anne Meara, Debra Monk, Jacob Callie Moore, George Morfogen, Gregg Mozgala, Alfredo Narciso, Marco Pennette, Cary Pepper, John Rando, Jacquelyn Reingold, Daniel Reitz, Liv Rooth, Amy Ryan, Peter Sagal, Susan Sandler, Heidi Schreck, Lois Smith, J. SmithCameron, Sarah Sokolovic, Scott Sowers, Amy Staats, Bobby Steggert, Frances Sternhagen, Jerry Stiller, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lloyd Suh, Cori Thomas, Fiana Tiobin, Maria Tucci, Kathleen Turner, Nitya Vidyasagar, Ara Watson, Jack Wetherall, Merritt Wever, Julie White, Tennessee Williams, Sheri Wilner and more.