John Freedman

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Here you can find links to various radio and audio recordings involving my work and that of others.

Anastasia Fedorova interviews Oksana Mysina and me for a program called The Living Room, broadcast by RIA Novosti. Aired August 2014. 

April Baer invited Ruth Wilker-Luker, Karin Magaldi and me to discuss a three-day presentation of staged readings of Yaroslava Pulinovich's Natasha's Dream and I Won, hosted by Boom Arts in Portland, OR. The broadcast was carried on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) on Nov. 22, 2013. A small text about the broadcast is available here

Noah Birksted-Breen and Natalya Perova speak about contemporary Russian drama and its relationship to the UK in the second part of a larger series on Voice of Russia radio. This episode aired August 5, 2013.

I join host Elena Rubinova for the first of four planned programs about contemporary Russian drama on Voice of Russia. This first aired July 27, 2013. 

Graham Schmidt and Rude Mechs actor Noel Gaulin talk about Maksym Kurochkin's "Vodka, Fucking, and Television," which Liz Fisher directed at Graham's Breaking String Theater at the end of November 2012. Other topics of conversation: Anton Chekhov, theater in Austin, TX. A podcast from UT Austin's SlavTalkRadio.

Maria Kroupnik, Pavel Shishin and I joined Marina Dzhashi on the Voice of Russia's "Agree or Disagree" program to discuss the Beyond the Capitals project that Philip Arnoult and I put together with the help of the U.S. embassy in Moscow, the Bilateral Presidential Commission and the American Seasons in Moscow. It aired around June 18, 2012.

Andrew Roth and I talk about the Golden Mask Festival, 2012, especially about Yury Butusov's production of Chekhov's "The Seagull" for the Satirikon Theater and Yury Muravitsky's production of Sasha Denisova's "Light My Fire" for Teatr.doc. This was for the Culture Room program on The Voice of Russia radio. It apparently aired April 15.

Graham Schmidt delivers a lecture on contemporary Russian drama and on his production of Olga Mukhina's "Flying" for the Breaking String Theater in Austin, TX, in early 2011. Graham's talk, hosted by the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in November 2011, begins about three minutes into the recording, and runs approximately 70 minutes. ENGLISH.

Oksana Mysina and I are interviewed about our work with the American Double Edge Theater for a broadcast on Radio Liberty. This interview was done some time ago but, as far as I can tell, was only broadcast on RL in September 2011. You can read part of the text here or listen to the audio in mp3 or other formats. RUSSIAN

BBC Radio broadcast of Vasily Sigarev's "Plasticine" directed by Dominic Cooke and featuring Michael Legge, Simon Trinder and others. This is on a Russian Yandex file-hosting site. In order to download the entire radio play type the security number you see into the blank box then click on the green box below that. If that does not work, you may go to this page on Sigarev's own site and click on the appropriate link in the third item in the list in order to call up a fresh link on the Russian hosting site. ENGLISH.

Philip Arnoult and Tamara Arapova talk with Albina Kovalyova on the Culture Room radio program about the Russian Case and Golden Mask Festivals in Moscow in 2011. ENGLISH.

Natalya Antonova and I were guests on Albina Kovalyova's Culture Room radio program on the Voice of Russia on March 20, 2011. Our topic of discussion was generally the so-called "new Russian drama" phenomenon and we discussed the work of Yelena Gremina, Mikhail Ugarov, Yury Klavdiev and other writers. ENGLISH.

Go here to listen to a half-hour radio show I did in Dec. 2010 with Ian Mitchell, host of Voice of Russia's Russian BookWorld program. The topics are varied, but include Anton Chekhov, contemporary Russian theater and Kama Ginkas, as well as my reading of an excerpt from "Provoking Theater," the book I wrote with Ginkas. ENGLISH.

The World, a radio program produced by BBC, PRI and WGBH, reports on the death of playwright Anna Yablonskaya in the terrorist attack at Domodedovo airport in Moscow on Jan. 24, 2011. To hear the story and the few comments I offered, drop down to the heading "Remembering Anna Yablonskaya" and click on the play button. To see articles and remembrances by others on this topic, click on the Others on Russian Drama heading on this site's main menu. ENGLISH.

Click here to access a link to archived audio of my wife Oksana Mysina and me on the "Night Show" radio program on Mayak Radio from midnight to one a.m. in the wee hours of Dec. 18, 2010. The topic of the conversation (in Russian, of course) covered several topics, including my New American Plays for Russia initiative, my work with Russian drama in the U.S., my thoughts on Mikhail Ugarov's new production of Maksym Kurochkin's The Schooling of Bento Bonchev, Oksana's comments on new Russian drama, her latest show The Imaginary Operetta at the School of Dramatic Art and more. Drop down to the "listen" button below the picture of Oksana in order to download the recording. RUSSIAN.

This is a recording of one of several radio programs I did with Dmitry Minchyonok on the Russkaya Sluzhba Novostei channel. Our topic that days was Russians abroad, specifically in the U.S. I seem to remember speaking at some length about Vasily Aksyonov, with whom I took two seminars when I was a grad student at George Washington University. You can listen to it on the RSN site or download. RUSSIAN

Go here to access something I find rather scary: an audio tape of a lecture I gave on Russian drama on Oct. 30, 2008. The title was "Russian Drama and Theatre Today: A Time of New Transitions" and it was delivered at the Center for Russia, East Europe and Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Be forewarned: this thing lasts some 90 minutes... ENGLISH.

In February 2006 I was a guest on the All Things Considered program on NPR where I spoke with Gregory Feifer about contemporary Russian drama, directors Kama Ginkas, Pyotr Fomenko, Valery Fokin and others. Go here to listen to a recording of that program. ENGLISH.

This is a recording of the Story of a Town radio show that my wife Oksana Mysina and I did on the great Ekho Moskvy station. It is devoted to my memories of my hometown of Apple Valley, CA. You can listen or download on the Ekho Moskvy site. RUSSIAN.

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