Interview: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

Our podcast this week features producer Sandy Shinner, director Eddie Torres and actor Desmin Borges, who join Anne Nicholson Weber to talk about their contributions to the hit production ofThe Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deitycurrently playing at Victory Gardens Theater. They discuss the Ignition Festival of plays by young playwrights of color, the process of developing a world premiere script by a young and relatively inexperienced writer, and the challenges posed by the script itself, including its physically demanding scenes of professional wrestling and its treatment of racial stereotyping.

Originally published October 12, 2009 on