In partnership with PodcastOne, the initiative launches today with a plan to pull the curtain back and explore the art and craft of live storytelling.
The Geffen Playhouse has entered the podcast game.
The Westwood outpost has launched Geffen Playhouse Unscripted, which debuts today on PodcastOne, the nation’s largest advertiser-supported podcast network. Former Newsweek and Los Angeles Times journalist and current KPCC radio personality John Horn is hosting the new podcast, which will pull back the curtain and “explore the art and craft of live storytelling, the creative process, professional milestones, personal challenges, timely topics and more.”
First up is a sit-down with The Office star Rainn Wilson, followed by confirmed chats with magician David Copperfield, playwright and Geffen alum Neil LaBute, Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor, actress and musician Rita Wilson, one half of Two Broke Girls, Beth Behrs, and This Is Us actor Ron Cephas Jones. The series is now available, with new episodes set to debut Wednesday at GeffenPlayhouse.org, PodcastOne.com, the PodcastOne app and iTunes.
“Geffen Playhouse is thrilled to join PodcastOne and some of today’s most imaginative voices to share stories from onstage and off with artists and art lovers around the world,” said Gil Cates Jr., Geffen’s executive director. “This new collaboration with PodcastOne is an exciting component of our ongoing commitment to share the joy of live theater to wider and more diverse audiences in new and innovative ways.”
PodcastOne founder and executive chairman Norman Pattiz added, “Needless to say, we’re really excited about this podcast. Geffen Playhouse is a Tiffany brand, run by great people with access to great guests. We look forward to working with John Horn, Gil Cates Jr. and the fantastic team at the Geffen.”
SOURCE: hollywood (technology)