In the Theater Radio

Interviews with designers, actors, and directors of American theater.

Inspiration to become involved in the performing arts is all around. Here are a handful of personal stories.


Jennifer Summerfield is a Philadelphia based actor and producer who trained at Smith College and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre.
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Lesley Berkowitz is a Philadelphia based performer with a penchant for the trapeze.
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Bridget Brennan graduated from DeSales University in 2006 and began work as a dresser. She is now the costume shop manager at People’s Light and a costume designer at The Pathway School in Norristown.
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Claire Inie-Richards attended The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has been affiliated with People’s Light & Theatre since 2006.
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Karen Peakes is a Philadelphia based actor and voice-over artist.
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Olivia Mell is an actor and musician who released her debut album “Between Earth and Air” as Olivia Jane in the summer of 2017.
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Susan McKey is a Philadelphia based performer. She works at many theaters in the area, and has called People’s Light her artistic home for the last thirty years.
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Teri Lamm is an actress and mother of two living and working in the Philadelphia area. She earned her MFA from NYU and spent over ten years working in and out of New York; Broadway, Off Broadway, and regionally.
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Mark B. Knight is originally from England. He has been a Philadelphia area theater artist since 1997.
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Mallory Metoxen is currently an Artistic Associate for Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) in Milwaukee.
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Charles Pasternak is founding Artistic Director of The Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company in Los Angeles, a not-for-profit company devoted to producing the work of Shakespeare.
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Courtney Sale was one of fourteen emerging directors selected in 2001 to participate in a workshop with Peter Brook in conjunction with his tour of Hamlet. Ms. Sale holds a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, and an MFA in Directing from the University of Texas at Austin.
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