In 2015, Thomas Kail and Lear Debessonet participated in a One-on-One conversation that focused on their experiences as young directors. In this podcast, deBessonet shares her early interest in interdisciplinary work that led to her current role as Director of Public Works at the Public Theater. Throughout their conversation, Kail and deBessonet talk about various elements in an emerging director’s life—the importance of making work with friends, the advantages and disadvantages of assisting, the importance of having mentors, and how young artists can ultimately claim the identity of “director.” Listen in as these two artists share their thought-provoking experiences, reflections, and ideas in this thought-provoking conversation.
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