Admit One: Making Theatre in Uncertain Times

by Nevada Conservatory Theatre, in Association with Giantleap Industries

Join the artists of Nevada Conservatory Theatre for a backstage look into the making of the world premiere production of The Human Comedy, adapted by Thom Babbes and based on the novel by William Saroyan. This five-episode series explores the collaborative creative process from concept to realization in this unique and uncertain time of COVID-19. Follow the director as he works with Nevada Conservatory Theatre artists and artis... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E05 - Episode 5: Lights, Camera, Curtain

    S01 E05 - Episode 5: Lights, Camera, Curtain

    This week, NCT’s world premiere production of ‘The Human Comedy’ is ready for its close up.Nevada Conservatory Theatre and University of Nevada Las Vegas present: ‘Admit One: Making Theatre in Uncertain Times.’When most live theat...

    50:54
  • S01 E04 - Episode 4: "The Human Comedy" - Actors

    S01 E04 - Episode 4: "The Human Comedy" - Actors

    This week, the actors are cast in NCT’s world premiere production of William Saroyan’s ‘The Human Comedy.’ From the auditions to the final rehearsals, we meet the artists who inhabit the characters of Saroyan’s story and follow th...

    50:33
  • S01 E03 - Episode 3: Designing "The Human Comedy"

    S01 E03 - Episode 3: Designing "The Human Comedy"

    UNLV's Nevada Conservatory Theatre Executive Director Norma Saldivar chats with director Darren Weller and the design team about "The Human Comedy," NCT's world premiere production of William Saroyan's story.When most live theatre...

    57:18
  • S01 E02 - Episode 2: "The Human Comedy" - From Fresno to Hollywood to Las Vegas

    S01 E02 - Episode 2: "The Human Comedy" - From Fresno to Hollywood to Las Vegas

    UNLV's Nevada Conservatory Theatre Executive Director Norma Saldivar chats with Department of Film Chair and film historian Dr. Heather Addison and NCT's Resident Dramaturg Dr. Allison Gibbes about "The Human Comedy," NCT's world ...

    01:06:29
  • S01 E01 - Episode 1: Choosing The Human Comedy

    S01 E01 - Episode 1: Choosing The Human Comedy

    UNLV Department of Theatre Chair Norma Saldivar discusses Nevada Conservatory Theatre's mission and the challenges of simultaneously serving the students of UNLV and the community of Las Vegas during a global pandemic that has shu...

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