PRESS AND INTERVIEWS
Here’s just some of the press that Spenser has done for his respective projects!
‘PLAINCLOTHES’ WINS NATIONAL AWARD
On the heels of the American Theatre Critics’ Association announcing that Spenser’s play Plainclothes had received the 2019 M. Elizabeth Osborn Award, the news was picked up by the Chicago Tribune and featured on the publication’s Theater Loop website.
NATIONAL COVERAGE OF THE STEINBERG-ATCA AWARDS
Following the Humana Festival’s closing ceremony, where the American Theatre Critics’ Association accolades were given out, American Theatre Magazine announced the winner of the Steinberg-ATCA New Play Award, for which Plainclothes was a finalist. The ultimate winner was Lauren Yee, with citations going to Noah Haidle and Jen Silverman. The article also announced that Spenser received the Osborn Award at the same ceremony.
THE MAKING OF ‘PLAINCLOTHES’ AND MORE
Spenser spoke with Showbiz Chicago lead editor Michael J. Roberts about writing and rehearsing Plainclothes, his years of experience in undercover security that inspired the play, and what it means to be a longtime company member of Broken Nose Theatre and watching the company grow over the years.
'SPIRIT FORCE FIVE' HITS THE AIRWAVES
Spenser joined Adventures of Spirit Force Five playwright Jill Oliver on the WGN radio program The Patti Vasquez Show with Andrea Darlas. They discussed the show, how they got started, and what it really means to be "shameless."
(Starts around the 1:12 mark)
'AT THE TABLE' Returns, but with more seats this time
After its original run in early 2017 was met with sold-out houses and four-star reviews, Broken Nose Theatre decided to remount the production that Summer. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune, who advocated for the show on social media and television news programs, had phone interviews with director Spenser Davis and playwright Mikey Perlman on the eve of At The Table's return.
they're baaaaack! broken nose theatre returns to beyond the boards
Following a stellar night at that year's Jeff Awards (where At The Table won four awards including Best Production/Play and Best Ensemble), director Spenser Davis and actor Echaka Agba discuss their respective wins (for directing and supporting performance), as well as the process of revving up for the show's Summer Remount.