Episode 64

Published on:

13th Feb 2024

Downton Abbey with France-Luce Benson

Get our your formal dinner outfit, and join us for this REALLY hilarious episode of FB&C as we talk new classic PBS period drama, "Downton Abbey". Our guest is playwright and actor France-Luce Benson. We discuss the show and loving being transported to a different place and time. We hope you love it.

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France-Luce Benson is a playwright, television writer and performer. Her plays have been produced and developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre NY, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Crossroads Theatre, Atlantic Theatre Company, The Billy Holiday Theatre, the New Black Fest, Juggernaut Theatre, City Theatre Miami, Fountain Theatre, Global Voices Theatre in London, and at the Afropea Festival in Marseilles, France. Honors include the Lily’s Lorraine Hansberry Award, Son Pictures Television Fellow, New York State Council on the Arts’ Individual Artist Award, Dramatists Guild Fellow, Sam French OOB Festival Winner, and Zoetrope’s Grand Prize for Best Original screenplay. Her plays The Talk, Showtime Blues, Her work has been published by DPS, Samuel French, and Routledge. She was a staff writer on the TV series Bass Reeves and is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at CSU San Marcos.

Find her:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/franceluce

Instagram: @luceloveslight

Twitter: @francelucebenso

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/francelucebenson/

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Fine Beats & Cheeses
with Leslie & Lynne
Fine Beats & Cheeses with Leslie & Lynne celebrates cheesy pop culture.

About your hosts

Leslie Gray Streeter

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Leslie Gray Streeter is an author, veteran journalist, and speaker whose memoir “Black Widow” was published in March 2020 by Little, Brown, and Company. She is the lifestyle columnist for the Baltimore Banner, formerly the longtime entertainment and lifestyle columnist and writer for the Palm Beach Post. A native of Baltimore, Md, and a University of Maryland graduate, she and her work have been featured in The Miami Herald, the Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlantic, the Today show, SiriusXM, O, The Oprah Magazine, and more. She lives with her son Brooks in her hometown of Baltimore. She’s a slow runner, an amateur vegan cook, and a true crime and “Law and Order” enthusiast.

Lynne Streeter Childress

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Lynne Streeter Childress is an actor, director, teaching artist, and playwright. She is the founding artistic director of Building Better People Productions, a theater for young audiences company in Annapolis, MD. Her 28-year career in professional theater includes performing at the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, and Adventure Theatre and teaching for institutions like the Folger Shakespeare Library and Baltimore School For the Arts, where she is currently a member of the theater faculty.  Lynne has seen firsthand how theater can communicate the most important things in the clearest and most interesting of ways, especially to young people. She lives in Annapolis, MD, with her husband and son.