A Conversation with Kate Burton and WGBH's Jared Bowen

4/1/2014 Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre

WGBH's Executive Editor for Arts Jared Bowen will speak with Huntington favorite Kate Burton (The Corn is Green, The Seagull, TV's "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy") about The Seagull, "Scandal," and her famous father.




Jared Bowen is WGBH’s Emmy Award-winning Executive Editor and Host for Arts. He hosts the weekly television series “Open Studio with Jared Bowen” and is regular contributor to WGBH’s TV series “Greater Boston” with Emily Rooney and 89.7 WGBH’s “Boston Public Radio” and “Morning Edition, covering everything from breaking news to the local arts and culture scene. He has produced five news documentaries for WGBH as well as the first three seasons of the public media company’s Eye on Education initiative. A 2013 recipient of the distinguished Commonwealth Award honoring exceptional accomplishment in the arts, humanities, and sciences, Jared is a member of the Boston Theater Critics Association, recognizing achievement in Boston theater. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is a guest contributor to Boston Common magazine. A graduate of Emerson College, where he won several Associated Press Awards, Jared began his career at Dateline NBC. 

Kate Burton has Huntington credits that include The Corn is Green (2009) (also at Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Cherry Orchard (2007), and Hedda Gabler (2000-2001) (also at Bay Street Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and on Broadway), all directed by Nicholas Martin, and The Seagull (2014) and Aristocrats (1990-1991). Her additional Broadway credits include The Constant Wife, The Elephant Man, Spring Awakening, Some Americans Abroad, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Wild Honey, Company, Alice in Wonderland, and Present Laughter. She has performed at Williamstown Theatre Festival for 18 seasons, most recently in Hapgood. Other theatre credits include The House of Blue Leaves (dir. Nicholas Martin) and Arcadia (Center Theatre Group) and Three Sisters (London’s West End). Film credits include Liberal Arts, 2 Days in New York, 127 Hours, Unfaithful, Swimfan, The Ice Storm, and Big Trouble in Little China. Her television work includes "Scandal," "Rake," “Veep," "Grimm," "Grey’s Anatomy," "Rescue Me," "The Good Wife," and all versions of “Law & Order." She is the recipient of an Elliot Norton Award, an Emmy Award, two Emmy Award nominations, three Tony Award nominations, and an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Brown University. She is a member of The Corporation of Brown University, her alma mater, and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

(As of October 2018)


About The Seagull

Kate Burton (TV's "Scandal") returns to the Huntington for Chekhov's emotionally rich classic, directed by Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (The Cocktail Hour, Betrayal, and Private Lives). Celebrated actress Irina Arkadina's visit to her aspiring playwright son with her successful novelist lover in tow kindles unrequited passions and petty jealousies in Anton Chekhov's masterpiece about love, missed connections, and what it means to be an artist. Burton's son Morgan Ritchie, who appeared with her in The Corn is Green, plays Arkadina's son Konstantin.

"Maria is such a beloved member of the Huntington family and gifted interpreter of the classics, and she will undoubtedly coax incredible humor and pathos out of Chekhov's masterpiece."— Peter DuBois

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