Episode 43: Maryn Shaw Talks About Indecent at Arena Stage

Paula Vogel’s Indecent uses Klezmer, a form of Jewish folk music, and Yiddish song to enhance the story, transition scenes, and underscore dialogue. But more than that, the musicality provided throughout the story brings a more personal look at Jewish culture and the lives of each character. Indecent’s actors perform Vogel’s words while also playing popular Klezmer instruments like the violin, the clarinet, and the accordion. In the new production at DC’s Arena Stage, Maryn Shaw is one of the actors who performs as both an actor and a musician. She portrays the character of Friedman (among other roles) and has fifteen years of violin training. Maryn talks with Woman Around Town’s Editor Charlene Giannetti about her career and Arena Stage’s Indecent.

About Charlene Giannetti (715 Articles)
Charlene Giannetti, editor of Woman Around Town, is the recipient of seven awards from the New York Press Club for articles that have appeared on the website. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Charlene began her career working for a newspaper in Pennsylvania, then wrote for several publications in Washington covering environment and energy policy. In New York, she was an editor at Business Week magazine and her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. She is the author of 13 non-fiction books, eight for parents of young adolescents written with Margaret Sagarese, including "The Roller-Coaster Years," "Cliques," and "Boy Crazy." She and Margaret have been keynote speakers at many events and have appeared on the Today Show, CBS Morning, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and many others. Her last book, "The Plantations of Virginia," written with Jai Williams, was published by Globe Pequot Press in February, 2017. Her podcast, WAT-CAST, interviewing men and women making news, is available on Soundcloud and on iTunes. She is one of the producers for the film "Life After You," focusing on the opioid/heroin crisis that had its premiere at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, where it won two awards. The film is now available to view on Amazon Prime, YouTube, and other services. Charlene and her husband live in Manhattan.