Tony Award Winning Director, Mary Zimmerman, Explores Theatrical Creativity on Divine Imagination

Peabody-nominated Radio personality, Akiva David, welcomes Mary Zimmerman for an insightful conversation about her personal and professional vocational journey in theater and opera, her work with Philip Glass and her new production of White Snake at the McCarter Theatre.

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Akiva David's innovative and inspirational weekly radio program, Divine Imagination, that airs on Fridays (3:00AM-5:00AM) on WPRB (Princeton, NJ) 103.3 FM (streaming live on will be airing a special extended edition, entitled Theatrical Creativity, this Friday, October 25, 2013.  This Theatrical Creativity edition of Divine Imagination will take listeners on an incredible journey through poignant musical recordings to help them understand the directorial process in creating a theatrical space to engage an audience's imagination and in ensuring a memorable theatrical experience.


Tony Award Winning Director, Mary Zimmerman, joins DJ Akiva David for an engaging interview about her directing career in theater and opera, her collaborations with Philip Glass, her role as a pioneering female theatre director, her work with Disney on the musical, Jungle Book, and her production of White Snake at McCarter in Princeton. 

White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, showcases her unique directorial sensibility in creating a multi-sensory experience with visuals, sounds and literary themes.  White Snake is currently playing at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, NJ through November 3, 2013. 

According to DJ Akiva David,

"Unlike previous editions of Divine Imagination, this Theatrical Creativity edition is very dear to my heart as an avid theater and opera fan.  My own familiarity with Mary's work over the past decade, in both theater and opera, gave me a deep appreciation for her creative process that made for an effective interview.  Plus, she was so gracious and generous to grant us this interview and to grant our listening audience access to the rarified world of directorial creativity.  Her incredible stories and insights are a must-listen to anyone who contemplates a career in theater, or has any curiosity about any type of live performance."

Archived episodes of Divine Imagination can be found at

The Theatrical Creativity edition of Divine Imagination should not be missed!

Currently, Akiva David is in the process of seeking a syndication partner for Divine Imagination for major market distribution.  Listeners are encouraged to provide feedback about the show and share their stories about how music inspires their imaginations at

About Divine Imagination

Divine Imagination represents an innovative radio-programming format that comprises diverse musical selections that are assembled around a singular theme to encourage listeners to exercise their imaginations and to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary.  Akiva David, DJ Host and Creator, believes that Divine Imagination represents a new format that engages listeners through compelling stories and interviews that draw upon various musical genres to surprise listeners to the imaginative possibilities hidden within melodies and lyrics without preconceived listening limitations.

About Akiva David

Akiva David is a Princeton-area graduate student who employs pop culture and music to advocate for the Divine as the ultimate arbiter for all life challenges.  He applies this approach in his teaching as a media professor and as a former summer chaplain in a mental health/addiction facility.  For additional information about Akiva David, you can visit or send an e-mail to

Media Contact: Akiva David, 201 788 0217,

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