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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 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

9/2/2019
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

Ep 3: Werking Artist vs Parent Artist, Part 1

8/26/2019
https://www.playwrightsrealm.org/mothers

Duration:00:50:06

Ep 2: How to Make Art on a Dying Planet?

8/19/2019
http://www.superheroclubhouse.org

Duration:01:04:00

Ep 1: What is a Werking Artist?

8/11/2019
Melissa Crespo asks why do theater today, and what to expect Season 1

Duration:00:16:52