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Put your hands together for a show about clapping

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This hour, we wrap our heads around clapping — its history, its varied permutations, and the kinds of occasions on which people applaud.


  • Gavin Witt: Professor of theater history at Towson University and a long-time dramaturg
  • Erin Elstner: Percussionist and professor of percussion at Webster University
  • Frank Rizzo: Theater critic for Variety and other publications

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Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, Cat Pastor, Dylan Reyes, and Lily Tyson contributed to this show.

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Jennifer LaRue is a freelance writer, editor, publicist, and producer. She’s written about health and travel for The Washington Post, published four children’s picture books, and hosted hundreds of virtual author talks during the pandemic. She’s a little bit giddy about producing for The Colin McEnroe Show.
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