Interview: Charlie Newell and Drew Dir

On this week’s podcast, Anne Nicholson Weber is joined by the Artistic Director at Court Theatre, Charlie Newell, and the Court Theatre’s resident dramaturg, Drew Dir. They discuss the Court’s current production of The Illusion, a free adaptation by Tony Kushner of Pierre Corneille’s French Baroque masterpiece, and describe an unusual collaboration with professors and students at the University of Chicago to investigate the original Corneille text, Corneille’s world and Kushner’s adaptation.

Originally published April 5, 2010 on