Quick Start Podcast

Listen in to Quick Start, The Rep’s new behind-the-scenes podcast. For each episode, we sit down with an actor from one of our Mainstage productions to explore the world of the play. We’ll talk characters, themes, issues raised by the play, historical background and other details you won’t hear anywhere else.

2017-2018 Mainstage Season


We spoke with Jimmy Kieffer, who plays Ed in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, about his character, the show's choreography and its extremely adaptable set. We also touched on introducing Ghanaians to s'mores, how acting is just playing pretend, and the time he got stung in the face by a jellyfish.


We talked with Kim Wong, who plays Ophelia in Hamlet, about her Shakespeare nerdom, how to listen to The Bard's works as an audience member, and why students really shouldn't be afraid of his plays.


We spoke with Miles G. Jackson, who plays Arthur de Bourgh in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, about his crash course in Jane Austen, keeping his naturally sarcastic sense of humor in check during scenes and how unspoken emotions are just as important as spoken dialogue in this play.