Gisele Regatao

Senior Editor, Culture, WNYC News

Gisele Regatao is the Senior Editor for Culture for WNYC News, where she reports, edits and curates features, news and criticism across the creative arts and the sweeping intellectual terrain that make New York one of the most fascinating places in the universe.

Before that, she was Executive Producer in the News department for four years, overseeing a team of producers and hosts, and the local content for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Gisele came to WNYC as senior producer of the daily music talk show Soundcheck. During her four-year tenure there, the program experienced an unusual spike in the number of Brazilian guests. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Gisele has produced radio and reported stories for newspapers, magazines and websites in New York, São Paulo, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Mexico City, and also some smaller cities.

She has taught radio production at Brooklyn College, and second grade at a public elementary school in Osasco, Brazil. She was mostly proud (and only slightly concerned about her work-life balance) when her then 8 year old son asked for a radio for his next birthday.

Gisele Regatao appears in the following:

'Don Quixote' in Paintings and Tapestry

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The knight-errant who fought against windmills and imaginary dragons inspired the new exhibit at the Frick Collection.


Lesbian Love, Cut Into Fragments

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The new play "Bright Half Life" captures the politics and emotional processing common in lesbian relationships back in the 80s and 90s, when very little about being gay was legal.


A Sexy, Weird, Haunted House in the UES

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Venezuelan artist Alex Da Corte says he wants to explore fear and memory.


A Provoking Play That Doesn't Pull Punches

Friday, February 27, 2015

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "An Octoroon," based on a slavery-era work, shocks and delights at Soho Rep.


Screen Versus Self in the Museum

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Do we exist or are our lives on the screen more authentic than what takes place everyday in our kitchen?" asks art critic Deborah Solomon after visiting the New Museum's Triennial.


Black Faces and Bodies in Classic Paintings for the First Time

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The instantly recognizable work of artist Kehinde Wiley is on Fox's "Empire," and in a new retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum.


Offering Salvation in a Bar: The Iceman Cometh

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Nathan Lane has something to sell, and you don’t want it, in Eugene O’Neill’s great American tragedy.


Lin-Manuel Miranda's Blazing Take on New York, the Revolution, and Alexander Hamilton

Friday, February 20, 2015

This is American history as seen through a New York lens.

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August Wilson, the American Shakespeare

Friday, February 20, 2015

“His body of work really covers the whole 20th century of American history,” said filmmaker Sam Pollard.


On Kawara: Mysterious, and Obsessed with Time and Place

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Guggenheim presents the work of the Japanese conceptual artist who did paintings recording the date they were made — and never gave one interview. 


Syrians in Trouble

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The Syrian uprising of 2011 is a ripe topic for theater. But a new Rattlestick Playwrights Theater production doesn't do it justice.


Give me Three, Four, Five Hours… and I Will Give You One Play

Friday, February 06, 2015

Two new productions that run for over four hours promise to test an audience's patience —  while some are already complaining about the standard 2.5 hours for a Broadway show. 

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A Love Story That Could Only Happen in Flushing

Monday, February 02, 2015

The debut novel from Atticus Lish, son of legendary writer and editor Gordon Lish, imagines a tender love affair between a Uighur immigrant and an Iraq War veteran.

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Captain America, with a Turban

Monday, February 02, 2015

A New York software engineer and cartoonist has been re-creating the patriotic super-hero since 2013, and he is now the subject of a YouTube documentary.

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A 200-Year Selfie Obsession

Friday, January 30, 2015

Artists have been painting themselves for centuries. A new show presents the good, the bad and the ugly.  

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The 'Golden Toad' Is Not — Well, Golden

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Venerable theater company Talking Band turns 40 this year. But this isn't the show that should commemorate the anniversary.


Matisse Cut-Outs, the Movie

Sunday, January 11, 2015

For those who want to avoid the crowds and lines at museums, a new series presents art exhibits as films.


The Inflammatory Art of Cartoons

Friday, January 09, 2015

Art Critic Deborah Solomon explains why the caricatures in the French magazine Charlie Hebdo can be so hard to take and how they relate to the new art show by filmmaker John Waters.

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Festival Brings Theater from Iran and Brazil

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Most plays in this year's edition of the Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival come from abroad.


Fearless New York Theater to Host Reading of 'The Interview'

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Treehouse Theater on West 29th Street is doing a free reading of the comedy with Seth Rogen and James Franco about a plot to kill the leader of North Korea.