15 Minutes with . . . theater artists and musicians.

The 15 minutes with . . . concept came during an intermission when I looked up from my conversation to see Playwright Amy Freed waving at me from the end of the aisle. We wandered into the lobby for a chat, spying Douglas Sills leaning against a wall with the kind of knowing smile only Elwood P. Dobbs had previously seen.

Such are the joys of the Southern California theater community.

A formal interview with Ms. Freed came later by telephone, prior to the premiere of her Restoration ComedyHis Girl Friday, in which they starred at the La Jolla Playhouse.

For this redesigned Theatertimes format, only about half of the existing Intermission interviews have migrated over. Among those interviews waiting to make the move are interviews with playwrights Julia Cho, Theresa Rebeck, and Ms. Freed, and actor-writer-directors Marsha Mason and Adriana Sevahn. Waiting in the wings from the jazz side are vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit and Tierney Sutton, pianist Kenny Barron, vibraphonists Gary Burton and Stefon Harris and two interviews with "Saxophone Colossus" Sonny Rollins

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