"Lives Worth Living Speaker Series: Melissa Bergstrom and Kate Marple"
Lenoir-Rhyne University's Living Well Center
March 12, 2021
Interview with Dr. Mindy Markant
In honor of Lenoir-Rhyne University's 2021 production of Big Work, Melissa and Kate join Dr. Mindy Makant, director of the university's Living Well Center, to talk about the play six years later. The playwrights explore how they've changed and what work means to them today, and they try to answer the question, "What makes life worth living?"
"An Interview with Melissa Bergstrom & Kate Marple"
Boston Podcast Players
October 3, 2018
Interview with Greg Lam
Melissa and Kate dive into what drives them to make documentary theatre, why they created a podcast about identity, and the new play they are currently researching. They also share an excerpt from their play "Big Work," and how their own feelings about work were the impetus for writing it.
"Documentary Play Explores Relationship Between People and Their Jobs"
June 12, 2017
By Beth Adams
Kate Marple chats with her hometown NPR station in Rochester, New York, about why Americans seem fixated on their jobs, the need so many people feel to connect in new ways, and about transforming Big Work into an audio drama.
"Totally Working It"
March 2, 2016
By Alexander Stevens
An interview with the Visitors traces the origin of Big Work, the conversation we hope to spark with the play, and why our theatre company is focused on telling stories of belonging.
"The Theatrical Balancing Act of Documentary Playmaking"
March 9, 2016
By Melissa Bergstrom & Kate Marple
The Visitors discuss the balancing act between the people who share their stories with us, the audiences that we tell them to, and what we owe to each.