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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 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 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 downriver's most talented individuals.

Language:

English


Episodes

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

Avenue A Cappella: The Episode

11/20/2019
In this weeks episode (albeit delayed due to Producer Bryan), host Benjamin Apostle sits down with Avenue A Cappella members Kyle Harwood and Melanie Aue. The two discuss the origins of the group, how songs are chosen, and what the group looks for in perspective members.

Duration:00:39:10

Former Downriver Child Star SAM RAMIREZ!...and Nathan

11/10/2019
In this week's episode, host Benjamin Apostle goes into an in-depth discussion of high school theatre. Nathan Vazquez serves as the director for Melvindale High School and Sam Ramirez serves as the Roosevelt High School director in Wyandotte. The two share their stories, wisdom, and anecdotes related to their time as high school directors.

Duration:00:46:35

👀 BIG THINGS COMING!! 👀

11/3/2019
Please be sure to "Like", "Follow", and "Subscribe" to our new social media accounts so you can ask us questions directly and suggest topics for future shows. For tickets to all performances of the Downriver Actors Guild be sure to go to www.downriveractorsguild.net

Duration:00:03:04

The Obligatory Frozen Episode

10/27/2019
In this week's episode, host Benjamin Apostle sits down with Josh Gray (Director of Frozen Jr.), Kylie Scarpace (Queen Elsa), and Chloe Scarpace (Princess Anna) as they discuss being in the Downriver Actors Guild's production of Frozen Jr. Kylie and Chloe share what it's like being sisters in real life and on stage together. To get tickets to Frozen Jr. visit www.downriveractorsguild.net Performances are 11/8 - 11/10 & 11/15 - 11/17 and the cost is $15.

Duration:00:28:04

If you didn't need black people, would you still call me?

10/20/2019
In this week's Curtain Call, host Benjamin Apostle sits down with Nick "Big Papa" Brown and Mishana Green to discuss the point of view of African Americans in community theater. Nick and Mishana share their stories, opinions, and struggles of being an African American actor in predominately white community theater companies. Contact Mishana about voice or acting lessons at mishanagreen@gmail.com. To see "Frozen Jr" 11/8 - 11/17 at The Downriver Actors Guild, get your tickets at...

Duration:00:52:52

There's one QUEEN in the room, and it's me!

10/13/2019
In this episode, host Benjamin Apostle talks to Betsy and Spencer Genrich who are the lead instructors at the Downriver Dance Academy. Betsy and Spencer share their stories of being life-long dancers, choreographers, and performers. Ben also gives you an exclusive look with the cast, crew, and audience of Evil Dead the Musical playing on the DAG stage October 11-12 & 18-19.

Duration:00:57:55

I Just Work Here

10/4/2019
In this weeks episode, host Benjamin Apostle sits down with Josh Gray and Valerie Compau to discuss theater tech, who's the biggest diva, and funny stories from their adventures in assisting with sound, lights, and special effects.

Duration:00:38:49

Come Take My Part!

9/29/2019
Host Benjamin Apostle takes a deep dive with guests Denny Connors and Melanie Aue. The two share stories, secrets, and feelings about past and present productions at the Downriver Actors Guild.

Duration:00:33:43