Interview: Monty Cole and Brian Loevner

Our guests on this week’s podcast are Monty Cole and Brian Loevner, two of the three members of the Chicago Commercial Collective — a new entity in town that plans to produce commercial remounts of non-profit shows that would otherwise “close too soon.” Monty and Brian talk with Anne Nicholson Weber about the genesis of the collective, their plans for the future, and their inaugural production — a remount of Keith Huff’s A Steady Rain, which the collective is producing in association with Chicago Dramatists where the show was originally developed and premiered.

Originally published July 16, 2012 on