Artist Talks: Conversations With

Each season, Emmy Award-winning CBS News correspondent Martha Teichner hosts riveting, intimate conversations with the artists and companies of Spoleto Festival USA, illuminating the creative process and delving into the stories that form the Festival’s productions. Revisit the conversations from 2022, featuring Omar composers Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels, playwright and actress Dael Orlandersmith, and Spoleto General Director Mena Mark Hanna.

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Omar composers Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels talk about their collaboration and careers.


Celebrated playwright Dael Orlandersmith on her groundbreaking work, Until the Flood


Spoleto Festival USA General Director Mena Mark Hanna shares his vision for the Festival’s future.