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DAG presents: Curtain Call

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Curtain Call is a tell-all behind the scenes look into the lives of performers and backstage talent alike at the Downriver Actors Guild located in Wyandotte, Michigan. Join host Benjamin Apostle as he pulls the curtain back on some of downriver's most talented individuals.

Curtain Call is a tell-all behind the scenes look into the lives of performers and backstage talent alike at the Downriver Actors Guild located in Wyandotte, Michigan. Join host Benjamin Apostle as he pulls the curtain back on some of downriver's most talented individuals.

Location:

United States

Description:

Curtain Call is a tell-all behind the scenes look into the lives of performers and backstage talent alike at the Downriver Actors Guild located in Wyandotte, Michigan. Join host Benjamin Apostle as he pulls the curtain back on some of downriver's most talented individuals.

Language:

English


Episodes

A New Chapter!

3/28/2021
DAG is changing and The Curtain Call is changing with it! Listen as host Benjamin Apostle unveils the exciting new chapter for The Curtain Call!

Duration:00:20:39

"Planting the Seed": 2nd St Performing Arts Center

3/14/2021
In this episode the Downriver Actors Guild announces some exciting news! We are developing a performing arts center and moving! Listen to host Benjamin Apostle get all the details from Artistic Director Debbie Aue, Director of Operations Joel Bias, and Executive Board President Jim Steele. Be sure to follow and subscribe to get all new episodes automatically!

Duration:00:35:03

"No One Cares For You A Smidge" The Power of the Ensembles

2/28/2021
This week on Curtain Call we dive into a highly requested topic, ensembles! Ashley Blevins and Sam Ramirez join us as we discuss what makes a show special and spectacular. Our guests share their personal fails, wins, the best way to have a great ensemble, and how ensembles put the community into community theatre! Check out our newest episode wherever you stream podcasts. Comment on Facebook with your favorite ensemble role or a show you are dying to be in the ensemble for!

Duration:00:45:42

"Please, Disney Gods..." Screen and Stage Adaptations

2/14/2021
In today’s episode host Benjamin Apostle and guests Sarah, Dylan and Nathan discuss a multitude of adaptations, including Book of Mormon, spicy butt holes a la cats the movie, and our queen Julie Andrews 👀🎙. Please tell us on social media what you think would make a great stage or screen adaptation?!

Duration:00:48:01

"Let Us Be Your Diversity Guides"

1/31/2021
It's here!! Part 2 of the interview with Spencer Genrich and Sebastian Adams. Listen to the two discuss the issues facing the LGBTQ community in local theater and their suggestions for how to move forward. Please listen, rate, and review!

Duration:00:34:16

"It All Comes Down to Effort"

1/17/2021
In this week's episode host Benjamin Apostle leads a discussion on an issue that plagues community theaters. Does community theater have a responsibility to include all members of the community interested in acting or to the quality of the performance? Thanks to guests Kyle Harwood and Kenny Konaszewski for their thoughts and contributions. Please listen and share your ideas on Facebook or Instagram. We would love to hear what you think!

Duration:00:48:26

"My Personal Pronouns are..."

1/3/2021
Greetings and A Happy New Year to all our listeners! Yay 2021! This week we have an amazing episode! Joining host Benjamin Apostle are fan favorite Spencer Genrich and newcomer Sebastian Adams. The two join Ben on a wonderfully enlightening and enriching discussion on LGBTQ+ issues, representation, and the effect on local theater roles and casting. Please listen, rate, and review. We would love to hear what you think on our social media. Instagram or Facebook. Please let us know what you...

Duration:00:42:07

Broadway Villains: The Great(ish) Debate

10/30/2020
In episode 2 of season 2, host Benjamin Apostle discusses the idea of Broadway Villains with guests Kenny Konaszewski and Jesslyn Kostopoulos. Favorite villains, best villain song, the anti-hero, and more are all discussed. Listen and then go on Facebook to tell us your favorite villain and song. For a first time ever on the Curtain Call, we had a remote guest. Jesslyn joined the Curtain Call via Zoom. Let us know how it sounded.

Duration:00:33:14

The Show Must Go On!

10/18/2020
We're Baaaaaaack! Host Benjamin Apostle and Producer Bryan are back with your inside look behind the curtain of all the theaters in the downriver area. In our first episode back since the pandemic, host Benjamin Apostle sits down with Chuck Bollman from The Downriver Actors Guild, Sydnee Corbin for Southgate Community Players & The Players Guild of Dearborn, and Daveaux Riggs & Nathan Kubik from Spotlight Studios in Monroe. Here we learn a little about how each group has found ways to keep...

Duration:00:41:23

Pulling back the curtain on The Curtain Call

3/23/2020
In this week's episode host Benjamin Apostle sits down with ?????, wait huh, this can't be right. He sits down with Producer Bryan? The two share how the podcast got started and named, their "first time" stories, and generally try to keep everyone entertained during this quarantine process.

Duration:00:39:09

State of the Theater: COVID-19 Edition

3/14/2020
!!Special Edition!! The theater management team of Joel Bias Director of Operations, Denny Connors Director of Development, and Debbie Aue Artistic Director all sit down with host Benjamin Apostle to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on The Downriver Actor's Guild. For more inormation please visit www.downriveractorsguild.net.

Duration:00:26:51

Spotlight Series: Inspire Theatre

3/10/2020
This week we are changing things up! We are releasing our first in a line of Spotlight Series showcasing other community theater groups in the southeastern Michigan area. First up, Inspire Theatre! Host Benjamin Apostle sits down with Inspire Theatre founder Len Fisher and Inspire veteran Jazzmin Sharara as they discuss what makes their theater group special. For more information regarding Inspire Theatre, please visit www.inspiretheatre.com

Duration:00:35:05

A Real Downriver Success Story

2/25/2020
This week we change things up! Host Benjamin Apostle sits down with Ryan Crum, a professional bass player for local, regional, and touring musical theater. Currently, Ryan is the bass player for Spongebob: The Musical national tour. Ryan shares his experiences and stories from the road as well as providing insight on how to become a professional musician.

Duration:00:27:53

"Not Right or Not White?"

2/11/2020
In this week's episode host Benjamin Apostle takes a deep dive into the discussion of minoritized people and groups in community theater. Leading the discussion are our guests Amanda Chatila and Domingo Guzman. Both are active in multiple community theater groups in the southeastern Michigan and northern Ohio area and share their stories, experiences, and opinions.

Duration:00:54:05

Duct Tape & Swords: A Stage Manager's Best Friend

1/28/2020
In this week's episode host Benjamin Apostle sits down with 3 stage managers (Kristin Davis, Maria Vespa, and Valerie Compau) as they discuss what it takes to stage manage both community and professional theater. The three share the perils of working backstage and some of the things audiences never get to see.

Duration:00:33:16

“A Woman Would Never Get Away With That”

1/14/2020
In our 2020 return, host Benjamin Apostle sits down with Ashley Blevins, Kayla Harwood, and Gerald Hymer to discuss the pervasive problem of male privilege in community theater. The three share their opinions, stories, and experience working with productions at the Downriver Actors Guild and beyond and how male actors are treated differently than female actors.

Duration:00:52:09

How long you been in plaid? ... Forever

12/15/2019
In our last episode of 2019, host Benjamin Apostle sits down with the guys from Forever Plaid to discuss embarrassing moments on stage, gold stars, and of course their show. Be sure to listen all the way to the end to hear a live listen at their rehearsal. See you in 2020!

Duration:00:53:10

You don't live here???

12/8/2019
In this week's episode of Curtain Call, host Benjamin Apostle sits down with downriver directing royalty Paul Bruce and Debbie Aue. The two share stories about their current productions, how they got started in theater, and Debbie Aue gives a little background on the origins of the Downriver Actor's Guild.

Duration:00:44:41

Life outside of DAG

12/1/2019
In this week's episode of the Curtain Call, host Benjamin Apostle sits down with Taylor Charbonneau and Sydnee Corbin to discuss how other theater compaines compare to the Downriver Actors Guild. The two share their stories of working with groups like DYPAC, SCP, and The Players Guild of Dearborn.

Duration:00:53:35

“Casted is not a word!”

11/24/2019
They're baaaaack! One episode wasn't enough to contain these two powerhouses. In this week's episode host Benjamin Apostle continues his discussion with Former Downriver Child Star Sam Ramirez and Nathan Vazquez. The two get a little more personal, sharing their own experiences performing.

Duration:00:40:38