This upcoming season, Live at The Lortel looks at the intersection between art and activism. Honoring the work of theater artists who boldly use their public platform for philanthropy, to advance the state of theater, and to support the issues that they are passionate about, the Lortel seeks to explore how an artist’s passion for activism and philanthropy influences their artistry on the stage.

The live interviews will take place Mondays at 7:00 PM EST, offering theater fans the opportunity to view interviews and participate in a Q&A with artists. To join the audience, please visit

Following each live interview, podcast episodes of “Live at The Lortel” will be available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Soundcloud per the below release schedule.

This fall, “Live at The Lortel” kicks off with Tony® Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad (September 20), actor and playwright Arturo Luís Soria currently starring in Off-Broadway’s critically acclaimed play, “Ni Mi Madre,” (September 27), actress and songstress NaTasha Yvette Williams (October 4), activist/actor Reynaldo Piniella, and Tony® Award winning actor, director, playwright Ruben Santiago-Hudson (October 25).