Nathaniel Shaw, founder and Artistic Director of The Active Theater joins host Robin Milling on Memorial Day. Nathaniel talks about the provocative play Body Language which explores a woman's dark secret and how she comes to accept it. He tells Robin some of the scenes and nature of the piece can make audiences uncomfortable but that conversation is what fuels the mission statement of The Active Theater, now in it's fourth season; to move the audience.
The son of modern dancers, Nathaniel began his career dancing with the Paul Taylor Dance Company and tells Robin how his dance background came in handy when staging his theatrical productions. He also helmed such musical theater classics as Hair, A Chorus Line, Hairspray and Damn Yankees.
Nathaniel is looking forward to celebrating The Active Theater's fourth season with a Spring Gala on June 4th He is hoping to bring productions of William Donnelly's No Wake, and the New York debut of Anna Ziegler's Variations On A Theme for season five.
Body Language runs through June 10th in New York City. For more information visit www.theactivetheater.com