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KPBS Welcomes Theatre Corner to its Television Programming Line-up

On August 7th and 8th, KPBS will welcome a new addition to its viewing catalog – the "Theatre Corner". Co-created by michael taylor and Trevor Neuenswander and produced by NWB Imaging, "Theatre Corner" is a show dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the national theatre scene, offering interviews with local and celebrity talent, ranging from all professions in the theatre industry.

After a historic appointment as the only Black man to The Old Globe Theatre’s board of directors, taylor knew he had an opportunity to make the theatre experience at the Globe more desirable within the Black community. “Every time I went to The Globe, I would see just a handful of people that looked like me in the audience,” he shared. “Once I got directly involved with The Globe, I created "Theatre Corner" as a small effort to attract more Black folks there. Theatre should be a welcoming space where people can see themselves in it,” taylor said.

While the show’s interviews with notable actors, directors, and playwrights started as a regularly printed submission in The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper, it quickly evolved into an online video series, with published episodes across multiple platforms. Filmed in theatres, on set or in the luxurious Westgate Hotel, guests like Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, Alimi Ballard, and L. Peter Callender can be seen with taylor engaging in intimately meaningful dialogue about issues prevalent with people of color in the theatre, television, and cinema spheres.

Four years in and over 60 interviews filmed, taylor discovered an opportunity through KPBS’ Explore Local Content Project, which would allow him a chance to share the show with a broader audience. The KPBS Explore Local Content Project is a collaboration with local producers to grow the quality and quantity of uniquely local content.

“I am super thrilled about this new relationship between KPBS and NWB Imaging,” shared taylor, “and I really appreciate our program sponsors: UCSD (title sponsor), Westgate Hotel, LJARI, and the Cygnet Theatre.”

"Theatre Corner" will premiere on KPBS2 on August 7th at 8 pm (15.2, Cox 811, Spectrum 1277) and KPBS on August 8th at 4:30 pm (15.1, Cox 1011, Spectrum 1221)

About NWB Imaging:

NWB Imaging, LLC produces cinematic video content for films, companies, and organizations. We use stories to make your business to come alive, transforming your product or service from a one-dimensional commodity in the mind of your target audience into a three-dimensional solution that they can connect with, that they can imagine using in their own lives, that they can imagine not being able to live without. Video done right can make your business unforgettable. We do video right by understanding your business, your business goals, and your target audience, then we decide the best kind of storytelling that will resonate with that audience. For more information, visit nwbimaging.com.

About KPBS:

KPBS serves San Diego and Imperial counties with trusted news and programs that tell the stories of our time. KPBS delivers this content to more than one million audience members weekly via multiple outlets, including television, radio, and digital media. As a public service of San Diego State University, education is a core value – from our children’s programming to our local news coverage. KPBS provides stories that make us think, help us dream, and keep us connected. For more information, visit kpbs.org.

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