Annie Tippe's latest project, Octet, a chamber musical, written by Dave Malloy, is a meditation on our collective addiction to technology and our devices. In this episode we talk about how Annie came to direct this strikingly relevant piece, and what she did the day after the show opened to rave reviews.
Annie talks about her relationship to her mentor, Rachel Chavkin, who just won the Tony for Best Director of Musical - and how that has impacted her journey as a young director. We commiserate over how challenging it can be to figure out how to build lives in the theater that are financially sustainable, but how having parents in the arts has helped her along the way.
Octet is a New York Times' Critics' Pick, and closes at Signature on June 30th. More info here. Find out more about Annie's work here.