SPx Episode 89: Helen Murray, American Stage 2-4-23

Season 5, Episode 3345,   Feb 09, 07:02 PM

Helen Murray is an award-winning playwright and director. Murray joined St. Pete’s American Stage as Producing Artistic Director in October 2022. Previous to her current role, Murray has notably worked as Executive Producer for the Aurora Fox Arts Center in Denver and as Artistic Director of the Hub Theatre in Virginia, which she also co-founded. She has authored over seven plays, and has directed over 19 productions. She has received multiple awards for her work, including the Puffin Foundation Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist and the Washington Canadian Partnership Award for Leadership in the Arts. In this conversation, Murray and Joe Hamilton discuss theatre’s place in the community, the relationship between artistic risks and sure-fire hits, and loose plans for the 23-24 season at American Stage. Murray recounts how her experiences led her to American Stage, and what she hopes to accomplish while she is here. #stpetecatalyst #americanstage #tampabay #radio #radiostpete