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WCVE Public Radio Theatre Critic John Porter can be heard during NPR’s All Things Considered. He is also the co-host of Time for the Blues.

Articles by John Porter

“Sam and Carol” – Old School Storytelling

Two words can excite the theatre going world and scare most directors at the same time. They are, “World Premiere.” Audiences are interested in seeing something brand new and directors are challenged to shepherd along a playwright while helping actors find a way to stay focused on scripts that might be changing. Designers are tasked with creating new worlds with little in any frame of reference.

Interview with Playwright and Actor Douglas Jones

Douglas Jones is one of Richmond’s best-known playwrights and actors. He was written a chilling adaptation of Henry James’ Turn Of The Screw which had its world premiere at historic Hanover Tavern several years ago and many shows aimed at children for both Virginia Rep and the Science Museum Theatre. Acting roles have seen him taking on both Shakespeare and Dylan Thomas, as well as more contemporary roles.