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Every week on the Clubhouse App (Tuesdays @12:55 Eastern- come join us!) folks who are defining the future of technology and theatre join Broadway Unlocked to run down the news of the week. Hosted by theatre creator Jess Ryan and tech startup vet Joe White, #TechTheatre: Clubhouse Conversations is a podcast to continue that conver-ception.

Every week on the Clubhouse App (Tuesdays @12:55 Eastern- come join us!) folks who are defining the future of technology and theatre join Broadway Unlocked to run down the news of the week. Hosted by theatre creator Jess Ryan and tech startup vet Joe White, #TechTheatre: Clubhouse Conversations is a podcast to continue that conver-ception.

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Every week on the Clubhouse App (Tuesdays @12:55 Eastern- come join us!) folks who are defining the future of technology and theatre join Broadway Unlocked to run down the news of the week. Hosted by theatre creator Jess Ryan and tech startup vet Joe White, #TechTheatre: Clubhouse Conversations is a podcast to continue that conver-ception.

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@bwyunlocked

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English

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9176899956


Episodes

Data Meets Storytelling

1/20/2022
Jess and Joe are again joined this week by Broadway Unlocked's Creative and Cause Director, Jermaine Blackwell! They breakdown a report from the end of last year, detailing how audiences are consuming art, what has changed for them throughout the pandemic and what cultural changes they would like to see reflected in their arts organizations. Yet another example of why data collection and presentation is so important! Hope you enjoy nerding out with us! Catch up with Jermaine:...

Duration:00:41:43

A Rising Tide Raises All Artists

1/13/2022
Joe and Jess talk about all the adversity that theatre as an industry and individual theatre artists are facing right now. In a bright spot amongst cancellations and closures, David Byrne's American Utopia was able to remain open earlier this month by reconfiguring the show to accommodate fewer musicians and a smaller crew. It's given us a lot of food for thought about the future of musical theatre being more flexible and about creators inspiring the trends we will see on Broadway in the...

Duration:00:30:33

Preserving the Present w/ Paul Taylor's Michael Novak

1/7/2022
This week Jess and Joe had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Novak, Artistic Director of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Having taken over the company in 2018, Novak has had the incredible responsibility of navigating them through the pandemic. They've embraced technology and used it to connect with communities all over the globe, all while staying in touch with their past and the roots of modern dance. Learn more about the Paul Taylor Dance Company: https://paultaylordance.org/ And...

Duration:00:49:23

The Nimble Creator

12/31/2021
The phrase "we invest in people" is one that is thrown around a lot in the world of venture capitalism. But there's a new company on the market that's actually trying to operate by that phrase and giving individual creators large sums of money to grow their brands. Jess and Joe unpack the pros and cons of this new investment model as always, thinking of the benefits and potential risks to the creatives. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts:...

Duration:00:21:18

The Red Lobster of Theatre w/ Jermaine Blackwell

12/23/2021
This week Joe and Jess are joined by dear friend and Broadway Unlocked's Creative and Cause Director, Jermaine Blackwell! The three of them talk about which Broadway shows are like various fast food chains, why we seek out comforting content in troubling times and how Broadway has played a role in the erasure of unflattering moments in American history. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/techtheatre-clubhouse-conversations/id1574212248 Get into...

Duration:00:37:48

Mini-sode: A Part of Something Bigger

12/17/2021
The passing of Stephen Sondheim left a rather large hole in American musical theater. Sondheim was know for being a mentor to so many in this community, including Rent creator, Jonathan Larson. Joe and Jess postulate about the next generation of theatre makers and finding and supporting the artists of the future. We hope Sonheim and Larson both leave a legacy of giving as many people of different backgrounds as many chances to fail as needed, until they find their success. Leave us a review...

Duration:00:16:47

A Leaky Pipeline

12/9/2021
This week Jess and Joe talk about the way we collect data and why it's important to question our methods so that we don't unintentionally leave groups and people out. Surveying theatre organizations based solely on this size of their budget means you get results skewed away from organizations that serve communities of color, but a study at SMU's DataArts aimed to refocus that lens. Additionally, they discuss the concept of a human library where you can speak to a person from a historically...

Duration:00:30:25

Impetus for Exodus

12/2/2021
For many people the pandemic affected not just daily life, but inspired them to make large-scale changes. In the last year the theater industry has seen a mass exodus of their workers as they seek out careers that offer more reasonable hours and better work-life balance. Jess and Joe point out the similarities they see in the startup world and other industries with very high expectations of their employees. Additionally, they discuss the introduction of captions to many AMC theaters across...

Duration:00:25:50

The Jury is Still Out

11/27/2021
News in the theatre community these last few weeks have been the highest of highs and lowest of lows. On the one hand, new and exciting movie- musical adaptations continue to roll out. Including the recent casting announcements for the upcoming Wicked feature film (hold for applause). On the other hand, Jess and Joe continue to need to defend the value and validity of virtual theater offerings after a recent survey declared that them merely an unsuccessful pandemic experiment (hold for...

Duration:00:29:12

Making Of: Promethean Fire

11/18/2021
Back in September, Broadway Unlocked had the honor of filming at the Oculus with Paul Taylor Dance Company as they gifted a performance of Promethean Fire to the city and the people of New York. After the shoot, Jess and Joe sat down to share their experiences as director and set PA, respectively. It was a long, wild day that resulted in a beautiful film and some great stories. We hope you join us for the virutal benefit, Modern is Now: Illumination, on November 18 at 8pm EST to watch the...

Duration:00:16:23

Jesters of the Corpocracy

11/11/2021
Big tech is getting bigger every day, so this week Joe and Jess speculate about a (hopefully distant) future where corporations operate like governments. (Hellscape hellscape blah blah blah...) While we don't want to live in the 'metaverse' just yet, we find it important to consider the impact and influence of technology on our daily lives and, in particular, on the media that we consume. How do we determine truth from fiction? Can we rely solely on anti-trust laws to protect us? Food for...

Duration:00:24:53

A Startup Hero's Journey

11/4/2021
Jess comes from the theatre world. Joe comes from the startup world. But when they join forces we come to realize that there are some surprising industry similarities and a lot that we can learn from each other. On today's epsiode Jess and Joe talk about the still uncertain economic landscape of Broadway and different metrics for success or failure. Failure is exalted in the startup landscape but could mean the end of your career in theatre... Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts:...

Duration:00:31:59

No Perfect Solution

10/28/2021
This week Joe and Jess tackle the issue of Broadway merchandizing and improvements that are slowly being made to the system. They also discuss feature film writing credits and changes proposed by the WGA. It's an enlightening example of how the theatre and film industries differ, and possibly what they can learn from one another. As always, these are big, complicated issues and we certainly don't have all the answers but we'd love to know what you think! Join in on the conversation with...

Duration:00:28:57

Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle

10/21/2021
Joe and Jess (naturally) have a lot of thoughts about the CAA/ICM merger. If they decide to go ahead as planned and focus more on helping their clients with entrepreneurial pursuits, how will these new revenue streams benefit the talent? And how are they being protected and not taken advantage of? Also, does this matter if you aren't a movie star? Are any movie stars reading this? Let us know! Get into Clubhouse and our club in one quick click: http://bit.ly/BroadwayUnlockedCH Join in on the...

Duration:00:28:23

Don't Dig Too Deep

10/14/2021
A few months ago, before Broadway reopened, Jess and Joe had a discussion about the shows that announced they would not be reporting their grosses for this season. They run down how industry professionals utilize these numbers and why freeing the data is important. What would you do with that information if it were publically available? Get into Clubhouse and our club in one quick click: http://bit.ly/BroadwayUnlockedCH Join in on the conversation with #TechTheatreCH on Twitter, and join our...

Duration:00:27:28

Fiefdoms are Cute

10/7/2021
In modern society we are already allowing technology and large corporations to have significant access to our personal information. Joe and Jess discuss where the line should be drawn in regards to Amazon One, hand scanning technology which is now being implemented in theater and concert venues. How much do you value your own biometric data? Get into Clubhouse and join our fiefdom in one quick click: http://bit.ly/BroadwayUnlockedCH Join in on the conversation with #TechTheatreCH on Twitter,...

Duration:00:20:59

Tony Awards: Two Platforms, Both Alike in Dignity

9/30/2021
The Tonys are back! Against all odds the famous theatre awards returned last week and Jess and Joe have lots of thoughts. The split broadcast on streaming and traditional television left us wondering about the future of the award show and the best way to reach the vast and diverse audience of theatre lovers. Get into Clubhouse and our club in one quick click: http://bit.ly/BroadwayUnlockedCH Join in on the conversation with #TechTheatreCH on Twitter, and join our weekly show at 12:55 Eastern...

Duration:00:31:25

Irksome Philanthropy

9/23/2021
In this epsiode, Joe and Jess take on philanthropy. Specifically, they talk about large donations to small arts organizations and wonder why we rely on wealthy individuals, rather than our government, for support. One upside of this relationship is often the creation of brand new mediums for artists to play with and make new works that shape the future of theatre and entertainment. Get into Clubhouse and our club in one quick click: http://bit.ly/BroadwayUnlockedCH Join in on the...

Duration:00:25:26

A Thing That Matters

9/16/2021
How do you define theatre and does it matter? Jess and Joe get into the ongoing debate of how we are using the designation of theatre as the digital world expands. They also discuss who benefits from certain definitions. And stick around until the end to hear their take on ASL interpreters and how they get (or more likely, do not get) credit for translation of music. Get into Clubhouse and our club in one quick click: http://bit.ly/BroadwayUnlockedCH Join in on the conversation with...

Duration:00:29:37

Bartering for Content

9/9/2021
This week Jess and Joe are unpacking what it means for venture capitalists to be interested in content creators and the platforms they create on. They ponder how we can protect individuals in the digital landscape and whether or not blockchain technology can be used for good. Get into Clubhouse and our club in one quick click: http://bit.ly/BroadwayUnlockedCH Connect with Gabi Mayers | @worldaccordingtogabi Join in on the conversation with #TechTheatreCH on Twitter, and join our weekly show...

Duration:00:31:44