If you talk to Dan Kitrosser he might think you are a figment of his imagination and loves the compassion of his partner Jordan. Listen to his podcast “Svetlana! Svetlana!” on the most famous defector in history and find out more with Dan in this Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

Welcome Dan Kitrosser:

We’re joined on the Starline by an award winning Jewish playwright, screenwriter and storyteller. He has projects in the works for HBOMax and his latest effort is a podcast about Josef Stalin’s daughter. The neurotic playwright has tackled everything in “Svetlana! Svetlana”. We welcome Dan Kitrosser.

Dan, let’s go Beyond the Mic. Why did the story of the cold war’s most famous defector leave a taste in your mouth that said, “Yeah, I can work with that”?

Your baby “We the Animals” won awards but why is this project so important to you?

As you researched Svetlana, which fact still blows your mind to this very day?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Growing up in Philly, I have to ask the most import question Pat’s, Geno’s,

Dalesandro’s or Campo’s?

2. Best thing about Writopia lab?

3. First typewriter you ever owned?

4. Best thing about PS122?

5. Do you ever catch yourself talking to yourself?

6. Who inspired you to be an artist?

7. What’s the one thing that is taboo for you?

8. Have you found your people yet?

One Big Question:

How has Jordan’s road to becoming a speech and language pathologist at CHOP motivate you each day?

The Wrap:

Dan is a figure of your imagination, loves his late grandmothers Olympia typewriter and will only go to Dalesandro’s in Philly. His podcast “Svetlana! Svetlana!” is available wherever you find podcasts. Dan thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

Check out Dan’s podcast Svetlana! Svetlana! here.

Check out other Beyond the Mic conversations with people in the theater here.

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