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Werking Artist

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Created and hosted by Melissa Crespo, Werking Artist is a podcast dedicated to working and thriving as a theater artist. Each episode features interviews with different artists facing everything from critics, climate change, parenting and more.

Created and hosted by Melissa Crespo, Werking Artist is a podcast dedicated to working and thriving as a theater artist. Each episode features interviews with different artists facing everything from critics, climate change, parenting and more.

Location:

United States

Description:

Created and hosted by Melissa Crespo, Werking Artist is a podcast dedicated to working and thriving as a theater artist. Each episode features interviews with different artists facing everything from critics, climate change, parenting and more.

Language:

English

Contact:

3155150072


Episodes

EP 23: Sloppy Bonnie by Krista Knight

5/19/2021
Playwright Krista Knight talks about her upcoming production of her play SLOPPY BONNIE

Duration:00:34:43

Ep 22: We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman

5/18/2021
Guest Host, Sarah Rose Leonard interviews writer Jen Silverman about her debut novel, "We Play Ourselves."

Duration:00:43:04

Ep 21: Artistic Stamp

5/12/2021
Composer and lyricist Tim Huang talks about his recent collaboration with Artistic Stamp, co-founded by stage director Shelley Butler

Duration:00:33:08

Ep 20: BIPOC Critics Lab

5/3/2021
Brittani Samuels, Steven Vargas, and Ana Zambrana talk about their experience in the BIPOC Critics Lab, spearheaded by writer Jose Solís.

Duration:00:31:09

Ep 19: Active Listening with Karinne Keithley Syers & Melisa Tien

1/19/2021
Karinne Keithley Syers & Melisa Tien talk about Active Listening, a New Dramatists podcast series that experiments with plays for the ear.

Duration:00:37:40

Ep 18: 2020 Keen Playwrights Lab

12/9/2020
Playwrights Karen Hartman, Lisa Ramirez, and Ken Urban talk about their experience in the 2020 Keen Playwrights Lab.

Duration:00:38:03

Ep 17: Jocelyn Bioh's Nollywood Dreams

10/12/2020
Playwright and Actress Jocelyn Bioh talks about her play NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at MCC Theater, postponed due to COVID-19

Duration:00:32:43

Ep 16: Immigrants Get the Job Done

8/10/2020
Founders of the See Lighting Foundation, Cha See and Rodrigo Munoz, explain the unfortunate circumstances immigrant artists face during the pandemic.

Duration:00:48:21

Ep 15: Hey Zoomers! It's Black Feminist Video Game

8/4/2020
Darrel Alejandro Holnes and Victoria Collado tell Melissa how they turned a workshop lost to the pandemic into a fulfilling virtual experience

Duration:00:37:19

Ep 14: Never Alone Onstage

7/22/2020
Nora El Samahy talks with Melissa about her show 9 PARTS OF DESIRE that was forced to close due to covid-19 after four nights of previews at Portland Center Stage.

Duration:00:41:12

Ep 13: The 2020 Kilroys List

7/20/2020
Kilroys members Jaclyn Backhaus & Obehi Janice discuss The 2020 List with Melissa in partnership with 3Views on Theater.

Duration:00:44:36

Ep 12: 3Views & Intimate Apparel's Kearstin Piper Brown

5/17/2020
In partnership with 3Views on Theater, Melissa talks with singer Kearstin Piper Brown from Lincoln Center's suspended production of Intimate Apparel

Duration:00:32:07

Ep 11: Mo Money Mo Werk

10/21/2019
Elaine Grogan Luttrall, a CPA and accredited financial counselor who runs Minerva Financial Arts, a company that helps creative individuals with the business and money side of their creativity, breaks down the ins and outs of a werking artist's wallet.

Duration:00:45:03

Ep 10: Grants Better Have My Money

10/14/2019
Ryan Fogarty, a playwright who also works in development, helps de-mystify the grant seeking process along with tips for getting money that is meant for artists.

Duration:00:49:06

Ep 9: The Business of Opera & Theater

10/7/2019
Vid Guerrerio, Writer, breaks down the intersection of commerce and art, especially in the opera world.

Duration:00:53:53

Ep 8: To MFA or not to MFA? A Director's Perspective.

9/30/2019
Zi Alikhan, Director, talks with Melissa about the pros and cons of MFA Programs in the Theater.

Duration:00:57:46

Ep 7: Medical Appropriation Onstage

9/23/2019
David Harrell, Actor, Writer and Disability Advocate breaks down how performers with disabilities are viewed onstage and off.

Duration:00:46:46

Ep 6: Reviews I Can't Use

9/16/2019
https://www.maybeburke.com/ https://www.topicsincludepod.com/

Duration:00:38:18

Ep 5: Werking Out Criticism in the Arts

9/9/2019
Sarah Ruhl, Playwright and Cassie da Costa, Critic, break down the state of criticism in the arts.

Duration:00:57:37

Ep 4: Werking Artist vs Parent Artist, Part 2

9/3/2019
Lear deBessonet, Founder of Public Works, and Tommy McGinn, Actor, continue our discussion about raising children--and caring for others in general-- while making theater.

Duration:00:46:21