"Theater Talk" to Present Special Closed-Captioned Series

News   "Theater Talk" to Present Special Closed-Captioned Series "Theater Talk," the PBS chat show featuring interviews with top theatre writers and performers, will offer a special series closed-captioned for the deaf and hearing impaired.

Broadcasts on Aug. 20 and 27 and Sept. 3 will be closed-captioned. The Aug. 20 program will feature an interview with biographer Martin Gottfried, who will discuss the life and work of playwright Arthur Miller, whose After the Fall is currently enjoying a revival at the Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre. Two of the theatre's finest actors will be featured on the subsequent programs in the series. Frank Langella will be interviewed on the Aug. 27 broadcast and Eileen Atkins on the Sept. 3 program.

The closed-caption episodes are made possible by The Theater Development TAP Plus Program, which is "designed to provide access to cultural events throughout New York State for individuals with disabilities and to enable underrepresented constituencies to enjoy unique cultural experiences." The New York State Council on The Arts and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs have also made these programs possible.

Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theater Talk" airs late Friday nights at midnight on WNET/Thirteen. Visit www.theatertalk.org for more information.