New Conservatory Theatre Center's New Podcast, 'In Good Company'

by Jim Provenzano

Bay Area Reporter

Sunday August 16, 2020

New Conservatory Theatre Center announced the release of a new podcast, In Good Company, available for streaming and download starting August 26, with weekly episodes made available every Wednesday.

Written by a diverse group of talented playwrights including Jewelle Gomez, Eric Reyes Loo, Laurel Ollstein, Tim Pinckney, and Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder and directed by Founder and Artistic Director Ed Decker, NCTC's newest medium uses radio plays of the past to take steps toward the future of theatre in this kind-of-semi-true, behind-the-scenes story about a Bay Area theatre grappling with its place in society as Coronavirus spreads.

The drama onstage is nothing compared to what's happening behind the scenes at Bay City Theatre. Artistic Director Lola Grant is performing the ultimate balancing act: running a small, LGBTQ+ theatre during a pandemic, keeping her family together, and producing a new play- that's still missing an ending.

Written by a diverse community of playwrights and inspired by real-life struggles of local theatre artists, In Good Company is a love letter to the resilience of art, artists, and the places they call "home."

In Good Company premieres on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and all major podcast platforms on August 26. Episodes of this limited series will be released weekly on Wednesdays, culminating in the final episode on October 21. Learn more at

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