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In this episode, Jose speaks to actor Ilda Mason, who is making her big screen debut in Steven Spielberg’s sumptuous retelling of West Side Story. Mason talks about how she ended up starring in four different versions of the beloved musical, as well as her upbringing in Panamá.
Mason is also an artist in residence at Abingdon Theatre Company and spoke about the joy she feels when she is collaborating with other artists.
- West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim