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On politics and principles: an interview with Frank Winters

For Decent Company February: BODY, Frank Winters will be presenting a monologue about a man on the brink. Frank sat down with Decent Company producing director Josh Boerman to talk about the ideas behind the piece and how he sees them reflected in society now. JB: Here we are in gorgeous Central Park on an unseasonably …

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On believing people and building communities: an interview with Taylor Edelhart

For Decent Company February: BODY, Taylor Edelhart will be presenting a segment of a new play about ending up inside the body of Taylor Swift. Taylor sat down with Decent Company producing director Josh Boerman to talk about the possibilities of sci-fi and their drive to create unapologetically queer art. JB: You’re doing this piece, which is sort …

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Love, loss, and burning everything to the ground: an interview with Cristina Pitter

For Decent Company February: BODY, Cristina Pitter will be turning her painful memories into a sensual ritual. Cristina sat down with Decent Company producing director Josh Boerman to talk a bit about those memories, how they’ve impacted her body, and why she’s doing this piece now. JOSH BOERMAN: This month, this weekend actually, you’re going to be …

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Compatibility, social norms, and butt stuff: an interview with Michael Axelrod

For Decent Company February: BODY, Michael Axelrod will be presenting a very special sex ed lecture. Michael sat down with Decent Company producing director Josh Boerman to talk a bit about the inspiration for this lecture, cultural stereotypes of masculinity and femininity, and the way sexual norms change over time. MICHAEL AXELROD: So I was talking to my mom, …

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Seeing and being seen: an interview with Matt Barbot

For Decent Company February: BODY, Matt Barbot will be deconstructing an ill-fated men’s wear ad campaign and talking about how it made him feel about his own body. Matt sat down with Decent Company producing director Josh Boerman to talk about the failures of that campaign, the promise of people truly seeing each other in performance, …

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On fitness and the Philippines: an interview with Jeremy Rafal

For Decent Company February: BODY, Jeremy Rafal will be re-enacting a very special workout video from his childhood. Jeremy sat down with Decent Company producing director Josh Boerman to talk about that video, the trials and tribulations of growing up as a Filipino kid in Hawaii, and the meditative power of working out. JOSH BOERMAN: Here …

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Trust, danger, and haunted houses: an interview with Cristina Pitter

For Decent Company October: secrets, Cristina Pitter will be telling a good old-fashioned ghost story. Cristina sat down with Decent Company producing director Josh Boerman to talk about her instinctual response to danger and how it affects her life. JOSH BOERMAN: When I sent out the thing for fear, you pretty quickly turned around and sent me …

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Staying present and making progress: an interview with Lillith Fallon

For Decent Company October: fear, Lillith Fallon will be confronting her worst fear head on by embodying it. Lillith and Decent Company producing director Josh Boerman sat down and talked about everything from balloons to being a functional member of society. JB: So let’s talk about what your show is. You are going to be standing up in front …

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Love, obsession, and radical empathy: an interview with Neil Redfield

For Decent Company October: fear, Neil Redfield is performing a piece about a man who is experiencing the thrill and fear of doing something highly taboo. Last week, Neil and producing director Josh Boerman got some coffee and talked about the fine line between love and obsession, as well as everything that follows. JOSH BOERMAN: Well, …

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