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Bushwick Variety Show

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The Bushwick Variety Show is a podcast where Alec Stephens III has conversations with musicians, artists, innovators and visionaries from Bushwick and beyond, of all sorts and at all levels of experience in their process to help elevate their voices to a broader audience and help inspire, encourage and educate others on how to successfully pursue and manifest their dreams.

The Bushwick Variety Show is a podcast where Alec Stephens III has conversations with musicians, artists, innovators and visionaries from Bushwick and beyond, of all sorts and at all levels of experience in their process to help elevate their voices to a broader audience and help inspire, encourage and educate others on how to successfully pursue and manifest their dreams.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Bushwick Variety Show is a podcast where Alec Stephens III has conversations with musicians, artists, innovators and visionaries from Bushwick and beyond, of all sorts and at all levels of experience in their process to help elevate their voices to a broader audience and help inspire, encourage and educate others on how to successfully pursue and manifest their dreams.

Language:

English

Contact:

206-218-3311


Episodes

90: Deb Manso: Never Go Back

4/24/2020
Bushwick's own Deb Manso https://www.instagram.com/debmanso/ explores mental wellness in her music showcased very beautifully in here latest music video entitled Never Go Back https://youtu.be/Os8A6jANH20 and also curates public art installations with ArtBridge https://art-bridge.org/ in order to reach other artists who might be suffering with depression in the Bushwick Community. https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/debmanso/never-go-back

Duration:00:58:06

Bonus: Thirdwing/ The Female Genius: Morphosis

4/14/2020
Thirdwing was featured in the NY Times today https://nyti.ms/3cbLRJq featuring several guests who have appeared on the podcast episodes 77 & 89. From The NY Times 4/14/2020: "Thirdwing, a digital theater company specifically designed to develop plays for streaming and the live stage, was introduced just days before most everything shut down. This meant that Thirdwing’s first live stage offering, Rachel Carey’s “The Female Genius” — an episodically written show intended to run from April 14...

Duration:00:07:54

89: Meghan Jones & Morgan McGuire: The Shelter Theatre Company

4/7/2020
Meghan Jones https://www.instagram.com/theshelternyc/ and Morgan McGuire https://morganamcguire.com/ are two of the leaders of The Shelter https://www.theshelternyc.org/ an NYC theatre company that is a haven for theatre artists. Morgan https://www.instagram.com/msmorganm/ and Meghan are both phenomenal actors and playwrights.You can see Meghan in the premiere episode of Thirdwing https://www.thirdwing.watch/

Duration:01:35:36

88: Neil Tyrone Pritchard: Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven: LABrynth Theatre Company

3/31/2020
Neil Tyrone Pritchard https://www.instagram.com/neiltyrone87/ is a NYC Actor and Singer who recently starred Off Broadway in LABrynth Theatre's https://labtheater.org/ production of Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven written by Stephen Adly Guirgis at Atlantic Theatre Company https://atlantictheater.org/

Duration:01:13:30

Bonus - Make Art, Practice Self Care, Share Insight

3/13/2020
I was in the middle of editing an episode that I was gonna release this morning featuring Meaghan Jones and Morgan McGuire of The Shelter Theatre Company https://www.instagram.com/theshelternyc/ because our regular Sunday workshop was to resume this Sunday. But something told me to check my inbox, and sure enough we are postponing this start date to be responsible to the global pandemic. So I decided to record a quick bonus episode encouraging self-care, creativity, and the creation of art....

Duration:00:05:17

87: Carolynn Kingyens: Before the Big Bang Makes a Sound

2/27/2020
Carolynn Kingyens is the author of Before the Big Bang Makes a Sound https://www.amazon.com/Before-Big-Bang-Makes-Sound/dp/1950462692/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=carolynn+kingyens&qid=1579370886&sr=8-1 from Kelsay Books. The collective voice in the collection is intuitive, an outsider and observer, navigating a way through heartbreak, anxiety, freakish accidents, ghosts, regret, illness, set against the beautiful-gritty landscape of New York City. Carolynn lives in New York City with her husband,...

Duration:00:47:16

86: The Journey: Joshua Crone & Jessica Van Niel

2/21/2020
The Journey https://www.facebook.com/events/564386180959861/ is a play Written & Directed by Joshua Crone https://joshuacrone.com/ featuring Jessica Van Niel as Shanti Marsh https://www.jessicavanniel.com/ Tickets available here: ...

Duration:01:10:54

85: Rebbekah Vega-Romero: The Question: Actress, Singer, Biracial Latina Badass

2/19/2020
Rebbekah Vega-Romero https://www.rebbekahvegaromero.com/ is an NYC based Actress, Singer and Biracial Latina Badass https://www.instagram.com/rebbekahvr/ She is currently in pre-production for The Question https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/the-question#story

Duration:01:08:24

84: Yaniv Zarif: Music Beyond Language

2/13/2020
Yaniv Zarif https://www.instagram.com/yzmusicyz/ is an actor, singer, and polyglot fluent in 6 languages and conversational in 32! http://www.yanivzarif.com/ He tours the world with his show "Music Beyond Language" which celebrates and tells the story of the 32 languages he speaks. Yes, 32!

Duration:01:04:23

83: Clara Francesca: Manifesting Mrs. Marx

2/3/2020
Clara Francesca http://www.clarafrancesca.com/ is an NYC based, Australian raised actor, writer, and speech coach. She created and tours with a solo play called Manifesting Mrs. Marx https://manifestingmrsmarx.com/ based on Jenny Marx, the wife of the famed philosopher Karl Marx. https://www.instagram.com/clar_esca/

Duration:02:00:57

82: Alec Stephens Jr.: Civil Rights Attorney

1/10/2020
Alec Stephens Jr. is a Seattle based Civil Rights Attorney, currently on the Board Of Governors for the Washington State Bar Association. https://www.wsba.org/about-wsba/who-we-are/board-of-governors/governor-bios He's also my Dad.

Duration:00:58:57

81: Jean Goto: Burn It Down Filmmaking Collective

1/3/2020
Jean Goto https://www.instagram.com/jeanmiyoshigoto/ is a self described NYC based, hapa (half Japanese, half Caucasian), actress. She is also a filmmaker and the cofounder of Burn It Down https://www.instagram.com/burnitdownfilmcollective/ a filmmaking collective emphasizing learning by doing in a scrappy, supportive environment. You can support their Indiegogo here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/burn-it-down-season-three#/

Duration:00:55:55

80: Jason Gray: Black Arts Institute

12/20/2019
Jason Gray https://www.instagram.com/kindofgray/ is currently a Theatre Management MFA Candidate at Yale, he is an actor, writer, and was the founding Program Director of Black Arts Institute https://stellaadler.com/classes/black-arts-theater/ The Billie Holiday Theatre and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting are excited to launch the Black Arts Institute. The Institute offers two programs in 2020 exploring the history of the contemporary Black theater tradition with courses held at the...

Duration:01:16:12

79: Mikey Stephens: Comedian/Actor/Musician: Upright Citizens Brigade, Wellington Comedy, and Kingdom Crumbs

12/6/2019
Mikey Stephens https://ucbcomedy.com/user/50622 is a comedic actor and musician based in Hollywood. He is currently on the Upright Citizens's Brigade's Harold Team, Bitchin'. https://franklin.ucbtheatre.com/schedule#current_day He is also cofounder of the sketch group Wellington Comedy https://www.facebook.com/wellingtoncomedy/ Back in Seattle he was a producer and 1/4 of Kingdom Crumbs an innovative hip hop group https://kingdomcrumbs.bandcamp.com/ You can also follow Mikey on Instagram...

Duration:00:41:25

78: Greg Emetaz: Camp Wedding: Bushwick Film Festival

10/3/2019
Greg Emetaz https://www.instagram.com/minorapoc/ is the writer and director of the film Camp Wedding https://www.facebook.com/CampWeddingMovie/ which is making the festival rounds including Buswick Film Festival 10/4, Friday at 10:30pm https://www.bushwickfilmfestival.com/2019program/2019/10/5/camp-wedding and it is also available for download on multiple platforms https://smile.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07VBGGCDZ/ref=cm_sw_em_r_pv_wb_8G3N3cSAfzGRg

Duration:01:29:20

77: Cameron Darwin Bossert: Thirdwing

9/27/2019
Cameron Bossert http://www.cameronbossert.com/ is a director, writer, and composer in NYC, and founder of Thirdwing LTD http://kck.st/2Q11ZaN a new theater company/ streaming platform. He makes music under the name Cam Darwin https://www.instagram.com/cam_darwin/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/6wFqaRpBUGRkOFrK48SeUq He has directed 2 features, THE LAST 48 and the upcoming JEWTAH, as well as producing a number of webseries and short films.

Duration:01:23:41

76: Steve Waitt: Another Day Blown Bright: Musician/Singer/Songwriter

9/25/2019
Steve Waitt https://www.instagram.com/stevewaitt/ is a Bushwick based musician with a new album out called Another Day Blown Bright available through his website https://www.stevewaitt.com/ and on all platforms. I sat down with him before his 9/25 release party at C'Mon Everybody in Brooklyn before he embarks on a month long European tour.

Duration:00:55:43

75: MC Dyalekt: The Museum Of Dead Words

9/20/2019
Brian ‘Dyalekt’ Kushner https://www.instagram.com/dyalekt/ moved from St. Croix to New York to study acting and law. He also liked to rap. After witnessing civil rights injustices at the law firm he worked for, he dropped both the job and the law classes, pursuing the arts instead. Performances at the Nuyorican led him to Hip Hop Theater, writing plays that have been performed on stages across the world. He didn’t sleep on the rapping either, releasing music and touring internationally. His...

Duration:01:13:30

74: Michael Sean Cirelli: This Is Like That: Actor/Writer/Other

8/30/2019
Michael Sean Cirelli http://michaelseancirelli.com/ is an Actor and Writer among many other things. https://www.instagram.com/michaelseancirelli/ His play This Is Like That https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4299736 is part of Theatre for the New City's Dream Up Festival 2019 8/31-9/4. Click the link for details.

Duration:01:12:12

73: The Bushwick Starr: Noel Allain & John Del Gaudio

8/16/2019
Noel Allain is the Co-Founder/ Artistic Director and John Del Gaudio is the Producing Director of The Bushwick Starr https://www.thebushwickstarr.org/ an Obie Award winning not-for-profit theater that presents an annual season of new performance works. https://www.instagram.com/bushwickstarr/

Duration:00:58:42