Interview: Eric Hoff and Ryan Bourque

Our guests on this week’s podcast are director Eric Hoff and fight choreographer Ryan Bourque. They join Anne Nicholson Weber to discuss the development and staging of Ike Holter’s new play, Hit the Wall, currently being performed by The Inconvenience as part of the Steppenwolf Garage series — the challenges of creating a convincing riot on stage using only 10 actors; underscoring a stage fight without turning it into a dance; and their exploration of gender and period setting through movement.

Originally published April 9, 2012 on