IN THE PRESS
Los Angeles Times (review): Provocative moments unfold in smart drama The Interview...
"The smart drama entertains... Director Diana Wyenn boldly positions the waiting room upstage, behind a low wall, so that the actors start with their backs to the audience; even so, their anxiety is palpable, even infectious..."
—Margaret Gray, Los Angeles Times | [Read the full review]
SLAM (review): Josephs’ knack for dialogue is both authentic and fresh...
"Theater as Social Satire... Josephs’ knack for dialogue is both authentic and fresh... Acting on self-centered motivation, each character is ingeniously neither sanctified nor vilified. They are all splendidly drawn human beings trying to be happy, which says a lot about American society. The pursuit of happiness often comes at the expense of others."
—Sheana Ochoa, Slam | [Read the full review]
KCRW (review): A fertile world for political and domestic satire...
"Ever been in a grocery store, watching a parent yell at their kid and think: 'not everyone is cut out to be a Dad'. Or maybe you're on the other side - enjoying an ice cream sundae with your toddler when an over-eager mommy blogger leans over to opine "you know, that's not really an age appropriate dessert?"... That's the setup for Susan Josephs' new play..."
—Anthony Byrnes, KCRW | [Read the full review]
Jewish Journal (advance): The Interview explores dystopian world of parenting
"Imagine a world in which having a child is more difficult than getting into Harvard, a world in which government bureaucrats decide who is fit to be a parent. That’s the idea behind Susan Josephs’ new play, The Interview. On a recent afternoon at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Josephs and the play’s director, Diana Wyenn, sat down for an interview about The Interview..."
—Jonathan Maseng, Jewish Journal | [Review the full article]
Choosing ChildFree (Q&A): Is Everyone Qualified to Be a Parent? A New Play Imagines What If…Not.
"The idea first came to me when I applied to graduate school in 2010. The academic application process made me think about how much of our lives revolve around being evaluated or competing with others for some chosen slot, whether a job, a master’s degree program, a sports competition or some other contest. At that point in my life, I had also just gotten married..."
—Sharon Goldman, Choosing ChildFree | [Read the full interview]
Laura Carroll (Q&A): Playwright Susan Josephs talks about her new play, The Interview
"When you learn the story line of The Interview, a new play running in LA this month, you will know why it immediately interested me! It deals with what I call the pronatalist Right to Reproduce Assumption in my book, The Baby Matrix..."
—Laura Carroll, Author of The Baby Matrix | [Read the full interview]
LA Stage Times (advance): Preparing for parenthood with The Interview...
"A director once said to me, 'Show me you.' I said, 'Which part?' He smiled and shrugged, 'Good point.' There are many parts to all of us. I’m an actor, husband, brother, former son, friend, producer, director, acting teacher, mentor, and now I’m preparing to be a father in my personal life and on stage in Susan Josephs’ The Interview..."
—Marshall McCabe, actor | [Read the full article]