Published: Oct. 19, 2016
Twelfth Night

(Right: Calvin Jones as Viola, left, and Christina Longman as Orsino in "Twelfth Night.")

Lisa Wolpe, a pioneer in gender-bent Shakespeare acting, directing and producing and the director of CU Theatre & Dance's "Twelfth Night," spoke this week with a reporter from KGNU Community Radio.

In the interview, Wolpe discussed her experience inhabiting Shakespearean roles traditionally reserved for men and described the unique experience of working with an all-female cast for this production, which opens Nov. 4 in the University Theatre.

"When women work together [without men], they're interrupted less, they're supported more, their ideas are supported more clearly, and you're not in a competition for power," she said.

Listen to the full interview here, beginning at the 1:55 mark.