Ashton's Audio Interview: The Cast of 'THE OUTSIDER' at North Coast Rep


THE OUTSIDER, a razor-sharp, hilarious satire of modern American politics is currently was getting a witty and smartly paced West Coast premiere at North Coast Repertory Theatre, which now is closed due to the lockdown. Written by Paul Slade Smith (Unnecessary Farce) and overflowing with clever plot twists, the play is a fun-house mirror held up to reflect the often confounding, yet proudly enduring American political system.

Enjoy this interview with the cast of “THE OUTSIDER" at North Coast Rep!


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Ashton's Audio Interview: Carolyn Ratteray – 'Emmy-nominated Caitlin Priest' in 'Riley Parra'


Actress, Director, and Producer, Carolyn Ratteray, known for her film and television credits in "Riley Parra" (2017), "NCIS" (2003) and "The Hungover Games" (2014,) was staring as Isabella in Shakespeare's  “Measure for Measure" at the Antaeus Theatre Company at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, which is now closed due to the coronavirus.

A Resident Artist at A Noise Within and a member at the Antaeus Theatre Company, she's also played in productions such as "Gem of the Ocean" at A Noise Within, "The Mountaintop" at the Garry Marshall Theatre, and "The Cake" at The Geffen Playhouse and Echo Theatre CompanyClassically trained in Shakespeare and theatre at The Old Globe at the University of San Diego, she's also appeared in off-broadway and regional theatrical such as "The Winters Tale" at Theatre 150, "Merry Wives of Windsor", "Alls Well That Ends Well," "Two Gentleman of Verona" at The Old Globe, "Hecuba" at The Pearl Theatre Company, and "The Cherry Orchard" at The Classical Theatre of Harlem. As a Director, Ratteray has helmed "By The Way Meet Vera Stark," "In Love and Warcraft," and "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" at Pomona College, along with staged readings throughout the Los Angeles area. 

Ratteray's film and television credits also include “Snowfall,” “Castle," “All My Children," “Chemistry," “The Young and the Restless” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” just to name a few. With a master's in Arts education and training from The Old Globe at the University of San Diego and a bachelor's from New York University, she is currently a professor at Pomona College and has also studied theatrical clown with Philippe Gaulier, Christopher Bayes, David Bridel, and Angela De Castro and she is currently at work creating her solo clown show, “Both, And,” according to her website.

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Ashton's Audio Interview: Paul Culos (Joe from Shameless)

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Paul Culos began acting at the age of nine. He started his formal training at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Performance in 2007. During that time, he was able to travel abroad to London and study at the British American Drama Academy for four weeks under the instruction of numerous British talents including John Barton, Debra Warner, Fiona Shaw, Brian Cox, and Mark Wing Davey. He was staring in “Measure for Measure" at the Antaeus Theatre Company, which now closed due to the corona virus.

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Ashton's Audio Interview: The Cast of 'Guys and Dolls' at The GEM Theater

Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary*

Enjoy this interview with the cast of “Guys and Dolls at The GEM Theater, playing through Mar 29th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

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Ashton's Audio Interview: Armin Shimerman (Quark from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) the director of Measure for Measure

Armin Shimerman, best known by his fans as Quark from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, is also an accomplished Shakespearean scholar and teacher. He is one of two directors of Measure for Measure.

Enjoy this interview with Armin Shimerman co-director of “Measure for Measure at the Antaeus Theatre Company, playing through Apr 6th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

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Ashton's Audio Interview: The Cast of 'Found' at The Los Angeles Theatre Center

IAMA Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of Found, a new musical inspired by Davy Rothbart’s popular Found magazine, which features scores of actual discarded notes and letters that have been “found” in the real world by everyday people.*

Enjoy this interview with the cast of “Found at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, playing through Mar 23rd. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

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Ashton's Audio Interview: Stephen Sachs the author and director of Human Interest Story

Stephen Sachs is the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Fountain Theatre and the author of 15 plays. Recent work includes his Deaf/Hearing love story, Arrival & Departure (“Critic’s Choice,” Los Angeles Times); his stage adaptation of William Goldman’s screenplay for All the President’s Men, starring Bradley Whitford and Joshua Malina at L.A. City Hall; and his stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric, which premiered at the Fountain Theatre and was remounted by Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. His play Bakersfield Mist is performed worldwide.

In Human Interest Story, newspaper columnist Andy Kramer is laid off when a corporate takeover downsizes the City Chronicle. In retaliation, Andy fabricates a letter to his column from an imaginary homeless woman named “Jane Doe” who announces she will kill herself on the 4th of July because of the heartless state of the world. When the letter goes viral, Andy is forced to hire a homeless woman to stand-in as the fictitious Jane. She becomes an overnight internet sensation and a national women’s movement is ignited.*

Enjoy this interview with Stephen Sachs the author and director of “Human Interest Story at the Fountain Theatre, playing through Apr 5th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

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Ashton's Audio Interview: The Cast of NOWHERE ON THE BORDER at the Road Theatre

A border watch volunteer confronts a Mexican man who claims to be looking for his missing daughter. Set in a hostile wasteland between nations, Nowhere on the Border reveals the personal dramas that drive people to cross borders both physical and emotional.*

Enjoy this interview with the cast of “NOWHERE ON THE BORDER at the Road Theatre, playing through Mar 8th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

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Ashton's Audio Interview: The Cast of "Law and Order: the Musical!" at Broadwater Second Stage Theater

A grisly murder has taken place, and cops and lawyers can't stop screwing up their quest for justice. Who killed the seemingly saintly housewife turned prostitute? Is it mob related? A closeted gay foodie? A pompous doorman? Each twist leads to more absurdity and perhaps some insight into what truly ails our criminal justice system. Think Airplane!... with songs and social commentary.*

Enjoy this interview with the cast of “Law and Order: the Musical!” at the Broadwater Second Stage Theater, running until Mar 15th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

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Ashton's Audio Interview: The Cast of "A BODY OF WATER" at Actors Co-op

In this play about lost identity and rediscovering love, a couple in their fifties wake-up in an isolated house above a picturesque body of water, with no idea where they are or why they are there. The situation is further complicated by the arrival of a young woman with questionable explanations. Funny and charming, this lyrical, intriguing drama examines the wisdom of embracing a pure moment of joy...when nothing else is certain.*

Enjoy this interview with the cast of “A BODY OF WATER” at Actors Co-op, running until Mar 15th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

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Ashton's Audio Interview: Carlos Lacámara the author of NOWHERE ON THE BORDER

A border watch volunteer confronts a Mexican man who claims to be looking for his missing daughter. Set in a hostile wasteland between nations, Nowhere on the Border reveals the personal dramas that drive people to cross borders both physical and emotional.*

Enjoy this interview with Carlos Lacámara the author of “NOWHERE ON THE BORDER at the Road Theatre, playing through Mar 8th. You can listen to this interview while commuting, while waiting in line at the grocery store or at an audition, backstage and even front of the stage. For tickets and more info Click here.

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