Latest Episodes

Everything Old is New Again
October 02, 2022

Its been 2 years and 20 episodes. What is the state of Theatre today? We meet up with actor Michael Thatcher (1st interviewed in June 2020) once again and find him on Broadway after 2 years of ups and downs. And we speak with Michael J. Bobbitt, the Exec

Finding Ways to Bring Trauma-Informed Practices to Prisons
September 11, 2022

Loretta and Suzanne focus on the work being done in incarcerated communities this episode. From an in-depth interview with Dr Chris Matthews from Southern NH University to a discussion with the founder of Shakespeare Behind Bars, Curt Tofteland, about his

Theatre Making and Climate Disaster
July 25, 2022

British playwright Dawn King spoke about her new play THE TRIALS on the eve of its Donmar Warehouse production and theatre artist Deborah Eliezer speaks to us from her CA land about restarting after wildfires changed her life.

Learning to Heal
June 29, 2022

Noelle Diane Johnson ( and Bridget McCarthy ( are interviewed about their methods for bringing trauma-informed healing into the rehearsal room. Content Transparency: substance abuse, disordered eating, and mention of dea

Navigating Disability in Theatre
June 05, 2022

Welcome back to season 4 of Traumaturgy. Loretta and Suzanne explore how theatre artists navigate disability with Valerie McCann and Dr John Michael Sefel while actor Greg Demeule performs a section of Adam Grant Warren’s play “Last Train In.”

Critiquing the Industry
December 20, 2021

In our final episode of 2021, we think critically with Diep Tran and Kelundra Smith, 2 female critics of color that are changing the conversation. Also, Suzanne does her own reviewing of the new audio drama TWITS IN LOVE.

Creating Theatre from Real Life
December 16, 2021

Loretta and Suzanne speak with historical re-inactor Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti and the OBIE award winning Pig Irons co-founder and co-artistic director Quinn Bauriedel about bringing history to life.

Breaking the Form: You are the Experience
November 21, 2021

Creative artists Miranda Harmon and Bob Bartlett join Traumaturgy to speak about the unique ways they are reimagining what theatre can be and how it can be experienced both by audiences and artists.

Digital Theatre: Here to stay
October 18, 2021

Designer and artist Jared Mezzocchi discusses his successes with digital theatre during the pandemic and Suzanne and Loretta check-in with playwright Caridad Svich to see what shes been up to since we first spoke in June 2020.

Restart: Careers after Covid
September 07, 2021

Jasmine Mitchell a 2020 grad of UMD and Tiffany Zellner one of Suzannes YCP students who graduated in 2019 discuss the year that wasnt and what they are up to now. Loretta and Suzanne also speak to Andys Summer Playhouse Artistic Director Jared Mezzocc