D.W. Gregory Reflects on WTCM Newstalk 580’s Intermission Arts Podcast

Playwright D.W. Gregory recently joined host Michelle Perez on the Intermission arts podcast to reflect on the development and history of her most popular play, RADIUM GIRLS.

The interview with Intermission aired Saturday April 27 on WTCM Newstalk 580, serving northwestern Michigan. The interview is now available online at the following link:  Interview here.

Radium Girls has received more than 2,000 productions throughout the United States and abroad, including a recent production at Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City, Michigan, directed by  Perez .

“For so many of us, this was just a beautifully tragic journey,” Perez said of the production.

“With INTERMISSION heading into its 4th year on the air it is hard not to reflect on the over 125 interviews I’ve had the honor to conduct,” she added. “This week has been the highlight for me, personally and professionally.”

“It is a rare occasion indeed to not just speak with the playwright of a show I’ve just directed, but to have the opportunity to speak at length about their work. To say it is an honor really is an understatement. Thank you, D.W. Gregory for your art and for taking the time to speak with me.”



Radium Girls proved to be one of the most popular non-musicals in Old Town Playhouse’s recent history, Perez said, with one sell-out show and most other performances selling at nearly 90 percent capacity.

“That’s pretty rare for our area,” she said.

Old Town Playhouse was founded  in April 1960 to bring amateur theatre to northern Michigan. Its season runs  from September through May with a variety of productions. Performance areas include a 277-seat mainstage auditorium and an 80-seat studio theatre. Seasonal attendance ranges from 20,000 – 23,000 patrons.