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902 - A Little Mentoring (Aug. 14, 2018)

8/14/2018
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In this episode we speak with three people with a lot of great advice to offer theatre artists. First, Angelina Fiordelissi talks about her work as founder and artistic director of the Cherry Lane Theatre, and especially about their mentor project to encourage new artists. Next, Raissa Katona Bennet talks about her career as a theatre actress and cabaret artist, with tons of great advice for those starting out. We might even listen to a couple songs from one of her many...

Duration:00:59:52

Cherry Lane Theatre & Mentor Project - Angelina Fiordilisi (Unedited) 902

8/14/2018
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Angelina Fiordelissi talks about her work as founder and artistic director of the Cherry Lane Theatre, and especially about their mentor project to encourage new artists.

Duration:00:48:37

Raissa Katona Bennet - Cabaret Artist (Unedited) 902

8/14/2018
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Raissa Katona Bennet talks about her career as a theatre actress and cabaret artist, with tons of great advice for those starting out. We might even listen to a couple songs from one of her many albums.

Duration:00:52:55

National Monologue Slam - Jeff Cherzczon & Philip Galinsky (Unedited) 902

8/14/2018
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Philip Galinsky and Jeff Cherzczon talk about their project, The National Monologue Slam. They are dedicated to bringing training and opportunities to underserved areas of the United States, and have no shortage of advice for actors.

Duration:00:40:14

901 - Exploring the One-Man-Show

7/21/2018
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We're back with a brand new season, and to kick it off, we're going to be exploring the one-man show. What goes into them, why to do them. First, Baba Brinkman has been making his name doing one man rap shows about scientific concepts he describes as "part rap concert, part TED talk and part stand-up." He discusses his process of researching and writing these shows while talking about his latest, "Rap Guide to Consciousness". Next, Moises Belizario and Steven Prescod talk about...

Duration:01:00:17

Baba Brinkman (Rap Guides) Unedited (901)

7/21/2018
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Baba Brinkman has been making his name doing one man rap shows about scientific concepts he describes as "part rap concert, part TED talk and part stand-up." He discusses his process of researching and writing these shows while talking about his latest, "Rap Guide to Consciousness".

Duration:00:34:18

Moises Belizario & Steven Prescod (Brooklyn Boy) Unedited (901)

7/21/2018
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Moises Belizario and Steven Prescod talk about putting together the one man show, A Brooklyn Boy, featuring Prescod playing over 25 roles. Both have served time in prison, and have used theatre as a way to escape their pasts, but use this show to illustrate it to help others avoid their mistakes.

Duration:00:28:58

Robert Galinsky (The Bench) Unedited (901)

7/21/2018
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Robert Galinsky spends most of his time working with prison inmates and pre-release candidates. His dedication to using the arts to help others led to his creation of "The Bench" a show following the lives of several people before and after their troubles began.

Duration:00:39:03

817 - Broadway Masterclass (April 25, 2018)

4/25/2018
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Frozen recently opened on Broadway, and we got a chance to talk with Jeremy Chernick, the effects designer for this tech heavy production. He talks about his job and work on this show, Alladin and others, as well as offering techniques to achieve FX gold on a dime budget. Following this, we have two excerpts from what might as well be called Broadway Master Classes. Broadway Lyricist Glenn Slater has been writing with arguably two of the most influential composers of the past 40 years,...

Duration:00:59:48

Glenn Slater (Lyrics Masterclass) Unedited (817)

4/25/2018
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Broadway Lyricist Glenn Slater has been writing with arguably two of the most influential composers of the past 40 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Menken. He has two shows currently running on Broadway, wrote lyrics for Galavant on television, and has a career, it is safe to assume, that any lyricist would sell their soul for. He didn't sell his soul, however, but spent years honing his craft. Here, he shares some of what he has learned.

Duration:01:31:29

817 - Rick Elice (Bookwriting Masterclass) Unedited (817)

4/25/2018
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Book writer Rick Elice, came into the theatre by an unusual route, and became a book writer later than some others, but he has made a huge impact since his debut with Jersey Boys. Taking in a Tony nomination for that show and a second for Peter and the Starcatcher. With more shows in the works, this new titan discusses his various theories about what different techniques make a book work, using examples from his past and upcoming shows.

Duration:01:26:16

817 - Jeremy Chernik (Frozen Special Effects) Unedited (817)

4/25/2018
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Frozen recently opened on Broadway, and we got a chance to talk with Jeremy Chernick, the effects designer for this tech heavy production. He talks about his job and work on this show, Alladin and others, as well as offering techniques to achieve FX gold on a dime budget.

Duration:00:55:36

816 - The DGF Fellows (April 12, 2018)

4/12/2018
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In this episode, we talk with four people in the Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship program. DGF Fellows is a year-long development intensive led by esteemed writers. Participants spend a year honing their craft while developing full-length pieces, culminating in an industry presentation at an Off-Broadway theater. The program is highly sought after for its successful format of bringing playwrights and musical theater writers together in the learning process. Keelay Gipson is a...

Duration:01:02:22

Cara Reichel & Peter Mills (Prospect Theatre) Unedited (814)

3/1/2018
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Cara Reichel and Peter Mills talk about their production company, Prospect Theatre company, their fantastic growth, and areas you need to look out for when creating a company.

Duration:00:31:41

Ralph Lewis (Peculiar Works: Androbourous) Unedited (814)

3/1/2018
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Ralph Lewis of Peculiar Works talks about dusting off the forgotten American classic, Androbourous and the challenges and joys of producing site-specific theatre.

Duration:00:30:41

813 - The Music Episode (Feb. 21, 2018)

2/21/2018
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Are you into all things musical theatre and cabaret? We've got a music issue for you, chock full of everything from Classics to Americana Romano DiNillo and Chris Ranney play in the "pit" for the Broadway Smash, "Come From Away", only in this show, the pit is right where all the action is. They talk about the musicians role in this unique show. Deborah Grace Winer has dedicated her career to "curating the American Songbook". After working for years as the head of Lyrics and Lyricists, she...

Duration:01:07:03

812 - Opera Or Musical Theatre - Jan. 23, 2018

1/27/2018
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There are many blurred lines between Opera and Musical Theatre, and in this episode we have artists working on shows that demonstrate this. Rodney Ingram is making his Broadway Debut in a feature role as Raul in Phantom of the Opera after understudying Aladdin last year. He discusses his exciting move, and how her got there. Christian DeGre is a composer whose work is often sung through and unabashedly Opera. With a successful run of his show, "Whiskey Pants" in the bag, he talks about...

Duration:01:06:50

810 - Another Go Round - Dec. 18, 2017

12/17/2017
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With two shows running on Broadway, Glenn Slater is excited that the sequel to Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies is finally hitting America on a national tour. The current go-to lyricist for two heavy-hitting composers stops by to tell us all about it. Aedin Moloney is in The Irish Rep's production of James Joyce's The Dead 1904. She stops by to talk about the show, her company Fallen Angel, and why Irish playwrights are so popular. This One's for the Girls, a reworking of Respect, is...

Duration:01:06:08

809 - New In NY - Dec. 5, 2017

12/5/2017
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The Mad Ones, by our friends, Kerrigan and Lowdermilk is gaining heat with the Prospect production at 59E59 and actress Leah Hocking is here to discuss the show and reigniting her own career after a hiatus. Today is My Birthday is a play with an unusual and exciting dependence on sound design. Playwright Susan Soon He Stanton and sound designer Palmer Heffron discuss developing the show together, from Sundance Lab to Off-Broadway. The classic songs of the Grateful Dead come to life on the...

Duration:01:04:48

808 - Cabaret And LPTW - Nov. 28, 2017

11/28/2017
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Broadway titan and Cabaret performer Karen Mason stops by with her husband, songwriter extraordinaire, Paul Rolnick. Each have a new album and tons of wisdom to share. Ira Lee Collings, 81 year old MAC Hanson Award winner for 2017 is here to explain his "Gay Geezer Power", and Kelli Lynn Harrison & Kimberly Loren Eaton discuss their involvement with the League of ProfessionalWomen's Professional Theatre League as well as their own careers and "origin stories."

Duration:01:14:51