Taffety Punk Theatre Company: The Car Plays | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

Filed Under:

Taffety Punk Theatre Company: The Car Plays

Play associated audio
Jason Lott rehearses a scene from "The Car Plays."
Rebecca Sheir
Jason Lott rehearses a scene from "The Car Plays."

Artist-Centered. Exciting. Affordable. That's the credo of Taffety Punk, which has been turning the D.C. theater scene on its head with an inventive, low-budget, high-creativity approach to producing plays. Rebecca Sheir visits a rehearsal of Taffety Punk's newest effort, The Car Plays, to find out what makes these artistic innovators tick.

[Music: "Old Times" by The Most Secret Method from Get Lovely]

NPR

If Robots 'Speak,' Will We Listen? Novel Imagines A Future Changed By AI

As artificial intelligence alters human connection, Louisa Hall's characters wrestle with whether machines can truly feel. Some "feel they have to stand up for a robot's right to exist," Hall says.
NPR

Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.
NPR

A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.
NPR

In A Twist, Tech Companies Are Outsourcing Computer Work To ... Humans

A new trend is sweeping the tech world: hiring real people. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Wired reporter Julia Greenberg about why tech giants are learning to trust human instinct instead of algorithms.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.