Encore publisher to deliver bi-weekly ‘Theatre Talk’ on Michigan Radio
ANN ARBOR, Mich.– Starting today, April 18, EncoreMichigan publisher David Kiley will be doing a a bi-weekly segment, called “Theatre Talk,” on Michigan Radios’s Stateside program about professional theatre in Michigan. Stateside airs at 3 p.m. Monday-through-Friday, and it repeats at 10 p.m.
“It’s a great thrill to be asked, and I’ am looking forward to exposing as many Michiganders in the state to the great work being done in Michigan,” said Kiley.
The opportunity arose after Kiley did a segment on the program promoting his recently produced play, “I’ll Be Seeing You,” a story with music that is based on a book he collaborated on about his parents’ love affair and marriage during World War Two while his father, Charles Kiley, was a war correspondent.
“Cynthia Canty, the host of Stateside is a total pro and lover of Michigan arts, and I am grateful for the opportunity to promote Michigan theatre and the Encore website as the only portal in the state to all things connected to the professional theatre we have on the state,” said Kiley.
The first report covered the return of Motown: The Musical to the Fisher Theatre this week. The other productions covered in the report were a new work, Bird, by a Michigan playwright being produced at Puzzle Piece Theatre in Ferndale; and the return of Screw It: Doin’ Time on The Line, a one-man show that premiered at Theatre Nova here last year, and is making its return to The Boll Theatre at The YMCA this week.
“My plan is to do a mix of shows and theaters, covering the big shows and the big theatres, as well as the smaller shows and the smaller theatres…and everything in between,” said Kiley. “There are some terrific shows in all sizes of theaters. In this week’s segment, we covered the big touring show in The Fisher, a premiere play in a neighborhood theatre that seats about forty; and a one-man show in a theatre that holds around 100.” “These won’t be reviews, but rather previews,” said Kiley.
The intent will be to also cover the state geographically. “There is incredible theatre going on in Kalamazoo, Holland, Saugatuck, Marine City, Springfield, Lansing, Thunder Bay, and more, and I’m going to do my best to make sure we cover the state in a balanced way,” said Kiley.