Tamilla Woodard, director of “Top Girls” by Caryl Churchill, at ACT’s Geary Theatre through October 13, 2019, is interviewed by host Richard Wolinsky.
Tamilla is the recently named Associate Artistic Director of WP Theater (Formerly Womens Project). She is the co-founder of PopUP Theatrics, which has created immersive and participatory theatre for audiences in Europe, South America, Mexico and the US since 2007 and she serves as the Artistic Director of The Five Boroughs/One City Project, a multi-year initiative of The Working Theater. The project commissions Theatre makers to work in collaboration in creating works in response to working class communities in all 5 boroughs of New York City.
“Top Girls,” set in England in the early 1980s, deals with the role of women in business, and women in society, during a period when, despite Margaret Thatcher being Prime Minister, it seemed the glass ceiling was only breakable through cold and heartless methods.
Complete interview as a Bay Area Theater podcast.
Also: review of “Exit Strategy” by Ike Holter, directed by Josh Costello, at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley through September 29, 2019.