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PERSON PLACE THING Podcast with Randy Cohen

Theatre for a New Audience is excited to host a live taping of the podcast Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen on June 8th at 7pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. The night’s guests include two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl (The Oldest Boy, Stage Kiss) and Tony-nominated Jessica Hecht (Stage Kiss, King Lear). Emmy Award-winning writer and former author of The New York Times’ “The Ethicist” column Randy Cohen moderates. Person Place Thing is an interview show based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result?  Surprising stories from great talkers.

Tickets to this event are $15, Click HERE TO PURCHASE

Sarah Ruhl’s plays include The Oldest Boy; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House; Passion Play; Dead Man’s Cell Phone; Melancholy Play; Eurydice; Orlando; Late: a cowboy song; Dear Elizabeth; and Stage Kiss.  She has been a two-time Pulitzer prize finalist and a Tony award nominee. You can read more about her work on

Jessica Hecht made her Broadway debut in The Last Night of Ballyhoo and has appeared on Broadway in Julius Caesar, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and many others.  Jessica has starred in numerous off-Broadway plays, including last year’s productions of Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss at Playwrights Horizons (which earned her an Outer Critics Circle nomination), and last summer’s Shakespeare in the Park production of King Lear.

Person Place Thing is produced with the JCC in Manhattan and sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership with the New York Council for the Humanities.


Pictured above: Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage, photo ©Francis Dzikowski/OTTO.