Premiere of "THEATER: All the Working Parts" TV Show on Friday, March 15th 9:30PM
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 06:29 pm EDT 03/12/19


The television station of the City University of New York (CUNY TV) is proud to announce the launch of a new monthly theater interview program, THEATER: All the Moving Parts. The show, hosted by veteran journalist and commentator Patrick Pacheco, will debut on March 15, 2019, at 9:30 pm with Theresa Rebeck (“Downstairs”, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”) as the inaugural guest. It will also be streaming at tv.cuny.edu so that anyone can watch it online.

THEATER: All the Moving Parts will feature in-depth interviews with myriad artists, including directors, choreographers, writers, designers, composers, and others – all the often unheralded professionals behind the scenes who are crucial to the success of any stage production. Pacheco will delve deep not only into the intricacies of craft but also elicit from his guests the personal histories and individual passions that drive their unique artistic achievements.

Says Pacheco, “I’m thrilled and honored to participate in this new program devoted to celebrating the work of bold and dedicated theater artists. The hope is that it will inspire others to bring their talents to the respective disciplines, aware of the rigorous demands and sacrifices as well as the special rewards.”

In the course of the interview, Rebeck talks about the cost of being a writer, “the heartbreak, the confusion…so many things can go wrong.” She recalls what she once told her students: “Being a playwright will ruin your life. So if you’re going to do this, then make it count. Write about something big. Make it epic. Leave blood on the floor.”

Patrick Pacheco is an Emmy-winning commentator and journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire.com, and many other periodicals. He wrote the 2009 Disney documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty and is the co-writer, with Maria Cassi, of the play, My Life with Men…and Other Animals. He is the writer and editor of the Amazon best seller American Theatre Wing, An Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles.

Theresa Rebeck, whose fourth Broadway production is the acclaimed “Bernhardt/Hamlet,” is among the country’s most prolific writers not only for the stage but also television and motion pictures. In addition to “Bernhardt/ Hamlet,” she recently brought her drama “Downstairs,” with Tyne and Tim Daly, to Primary Stages and her comedy, “Seared,” received rave reviews last summer at the Wiliamstown Theatre Festival. Other notable productions include “Mauritius,” “Seminar,” and “Dead Accounts,” on Broadway, as well as, Off-Broadway, “The Understudy,” “Bad Dates,” “The Scene”, “Spike Heels,” and “Omnium Gatherum” (co-written), a Pulitzer Prize finalist. For television, she created and wrote the first season of “Smash,” and has written “LA Law,” “NYPD Blue,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” as well as many other episodes. She is a three-time novelist and has written and directed two feature films, “Trouble,” with Anjelica Huston and Bill Pullman, and “Poor Behavior.” Her most recent movie is the spy thriller “355,” starring Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, and Marion Cotillard.

Independent New York television station CUNY TV has been educating and informing city viewers for more than three decades. Its cable distribution on channel 75 in the city’s five boroughs is enhanced by digital broadcast on Channel 25.3, expanding its reach in the tri-state area to a 35-mile radius from Times Square.

CUNY TV is the recipient of 18 New York Emmy® Awards, and other prestigious industry honors including the Telly Award and Communicator Awards, and more than 89 NY Emmy nominations.

More than a thousand hours of CUNY TV’s original programming also are archived online for national and international access tv.cuny.edu. We encourage you to browse our site to get to know our schedule, series, specials, and archive.

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