S.2_E.1 - "Sandra Delgado with Mark Larson at Open Books" (Feat. Sandra Delgado & Mark Larson)
In the Season two premiere of "The Sound & The Journey" we have a concise interview featuring two of our upcoming guests: Resident Playwright Sandra Delgado and Mark Larson, author of "Ensemble An Oral History of Chicago Theater." This episode is a recording of a live panel discussion Chicago Dramatists held prior to the quarantine. Featured were three guest speakers: Resident Playwrights Sandra Delgado and Kristin Idaszak, and Steppenwolf alum Sandra Marquez. The evening was moderated by Mark Larson, and the event was hosted by Open Books, located in Chicago's West Loop. Full episodes featuring interviews with both Sandra and Mark are slated for later this season.
Sandra Delgado is a Colombian-American writer and actor best known for her play La Havana Madrid, which enjoyed sold-out runs at Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatre, and most recently in a co-production with Teatro Vista and Collaboraction. La Havana Madrid received recognition as one of the best plays of 2017 by New City Chicago and Time Out Chicago, and the Time-Out Audience Award for Best New Work. It was an Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists (ALTA) nominee for the Maria Irene Fornes New Play Award and ALTA Award winner for Best Production, and was featured in the New York Times and CNN. Acting highlights include La Ruta, Motherf**ker with the Hat (Steppenwolf Theatre), Oedipus El Rey (The Public Theater), 2666 (Goodman Theatre) and Mojada (Victory Gardens). Currently she is working on "The Boys and the Nuns" as an artist in residence at Loyola University. Sandra is a founding ensemble member of Collaboraction and Teatro Vista, and is one of the 20 women of Chicago arts and culture honored in Kerry James Marshall's mural Rushmore at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Mark Larson is the author of Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater, for which he conducted over 300 interviews with Chicago theater artists. He is a retired educator with over 30 years of teaching experience, including at Evanston Township High School and in education programs at the Field Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, and National Louis University. He holds a doctorate in educational leadership and wrote two books in the field of education, Making Conversation and, with B.J. Wagner, Situations.
Open Books is a nonprofit that provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the sale of new and used donated books. This event was hosted in their West Loop location, at 651 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60661. Find out more by visiting their website at: www.open-books.org
The music used in this podcast is:
"Mine Cafe" by Barradeen | https://soundcloud.com/barradeen