This week on Showgoers I sat down with my friend and theatre professional, Gen Parton-Shin to discuss his experience as a multi-racial actor, Japanese theatre audiences, and the process of translating the musical, "Hamilton" to Japanese.
Gen’s translation of "My Shot" from Hamilton: An American Musical in Japanese: https://youtu.be/Bwbi4KNp-fE
Hapa Magazine: https://www.hapamag.com
This week on Showgoers I went to see a preview performance of “Fire in Dreamland” at the Public Theater with my friend, Sara Kjelsvig. Join us as we discuss how a conversation with Sara launched Showgoers, how theatre’s develop new work in front of an audience, and the differences between seeing a movie and seeing a play.
This week on Showgoers I went to see “Cyprus Avenue” at the Public Theater with my friend, William Cheek. Join us as we discuss finding home in another country, how dark comedy makes us perfectly uncomfortable, and convincingly British physicality onstage.
This week on Showgoers I saw “Othello” with my friend Jennifer Brody. Join us for our discussion about classical theatre in modern contexts, theatre as a written form, and the difficult beauty of Shakespearean language.
After lots of hemming and hawing and not knowing where to begin, I'm incredibly excited to announce my new Podcast and creative project: Showgoers.
It all began after seeing the Broadway production of Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House Part 2. The writing was so contemporary and the subject matter so current that I couldn't stop recommending it to everyone, including my fellow Baristas at the coffee shop I work at. My coworkers are some of the most thoughtful, inspired,...