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I'm dedicated to supporting artists who want to produce original work for the stage.

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I'm dedicated to supporting artists who want to produce original work for the stage.






Episode 29 - Find Your Authentic Voice with Rena Cook

In Episode 29 of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast I talk with world class vocal coach Rena Cook whose new book, Empower Your Voice: Women In Business, Politics And Life comes out in February. I’m your podcast host, Sally Adams. Every week I talk to people about creating original work for a live audience. This week my guest, Rena Cook, shares her vocal expertise. There are very few people on the planet with Rena’s skill and training as a vocal coach but her resume goes much deeper than...

Duration: 00:34:13

Episode 28 – Prepare for Your Moment with Vanessa Adams-Harris

Hi Friend, Welcome to Episode 28 of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast. Today, the featured conversation is about how to prepare for your moment with playwright, storyteller, and visual artist, Vanessa Adams-Harris. I’m your podcast host, Sally Adams. Every week I talk to people about creating original work for a live audience. Thanks so much for the comments you’ve been leaving. I still could use a few more reviews on iTunes when you’ve got a minute. Thanks to Beck, George, and Pat for...

Duration: 00:32:07


Hi Friend, I’ve been having some technical issues that have slowed me down this week. I think I’ve successfully tackled 4 out of 5 but I have to wait on an engineer to solve the final issue. Later today is my expectation. I’m posting this thought from my phone so you don’t get lonely or wonder what happened to me. It’s all good! I have even been able to address issues that were on the back burner like site security for the blog and the issues with links to the Creator’s...

Duration: 00:02:22

Episode 28 - It’s A Snow Day After All with Sally and George

Hi Friend, Welcome to Episode 28 of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast. Today George and I are celebrating Christmas with my son and his boyfriend and three amazing dogs. Two of our three dogs must return home when my daughter and her partner get back from Tulsa. The pups, Charlie, Theo, and Buster, can occasionally be heard snoring in the background on this episode. It’s Christmas. We haven’t had a snow day yet but we expect some later this week. George, Darian, Will, and...

Duration: 00:09:32

Episode 27 – A Child’s Creative Point of View with Scarlette Adams

In Episode 27 you’ll hear my great niece Scarlette Adams after her performance last week in Baltimore, Maryland’s White Marsh Ballet Academy’s The Nutcracker. It’s holiday time and whether you’re in the middle of Chanukah, still gathering stocking stuffers, shopping for the kwanzaa feast, or setting up your Festivus pole, kids play a big part in the celebration. I am getting to know my relatives better after moving to the east coast. I am fortunate to live closer to some of my youngest...

Duration: 00:22:44

Your Artistic 2nd Wind with Frank Gallagher of Lager & Tea

Hi Friend, Welcome to my blog with show notes for Episode 26 of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast. Every week I talk to people about making original work for a live audience. This week on the podcast, you’ll hear an uplifting conversation about getting your artistic 2nd wind. Lager & Tea is the poetry+music pair from Tulsa Oklahoma that features my friend Frank Gallagher and his daughter Mercy Teague. Frank Gallagher of Lager & Tea Many people listening in Tulsa might know Frank as a...

Duration: 00:29:47

Episode 25.1 - A Modern Holiday

Episode 26 with Frank Gallaghar comes out on Wednesday this week. This is a fun bonus download tonight. It’s a seasonal song I wrote and recorded. I hope you enjoy A Modern Holiday! Stay vigilent for the Monday podcast on Wednesday this week.

Duration: 00:03:35

Episode 25 – rose walk green ice with Teresa Fellion

Episode 25 of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast features Teresa Fellion whose new show, rose walk green ice, at Danspace Project, 131 E. 10 Street, NY, premieres this week! December 7-9, 2017 at 8pm. Tickets are $22 in advance ($25 at the door) Teresa Fellion Just commit and get the tickets now! They’re available at, or by calling TheaterMania/OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.

Duration: 00:24:34

Episode 24 – It Takes a Village to Raise a Play with Liza Vest

Every Monday evening I talk to people about making original work for a live audience. Episode 24 features professional stage manager, Liza Vest. Liza is a long time friend with Broadway experience and a master degree from the Yale School of Drama. She’s also a former Tulsa Holland Hall student. Liza had so much good stuff to share that I ended up with 10 pieces of great advice. She’s humble, she’s fun, and she’s at the top of her field. One piece of advice stands out for being excellent,...

Duration: 00:32:53

Episode 22 - Faith, Community, and the Spoken Word with David KoloKolo

Hi Friend, I’m your host, Sally Adams, and every Monday evening, I talk to people about making original work for the stage. Subscribe to SallyPAL on iTunes, Google Play, Podbean and many other podcast platforms. Leave comments, give me a review, or send an email to Your ideas keep great conversations coming every Monday evening. Thanks so much to those of you who continue to share. Thanks to Connie, Steve, Jeremy, Pat, Emile, George, Vicki, and all of you who are taking...

Duration: 00:25:41

Episode 21 – Let the Music Lead You with Jeremy Stevens

Episode 21 lands on the Interwebs the day before Halloween 2017. No tricks, but I do have a treat for you; a really great interview with the incredibly versatile and talented Jeremy Stevens. I’m Sally Adams, host of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab podcast (SallyPAL). Every Monday evening I talk to people about making original work for the stage. If you’re not a SallyPAL subscriber, find a platform (iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Podbean, etc.) and subscribe! SallyPAL will be featured on...

Duration: 00:32:43

Episode 20 - Love Your Body Week with Kerrie King

Episode 20 of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast (SallyPAL) posts during LOVE YOUR BODY week! The National Dance Education Organization and the National Honor Society for Dance Arts celebrate 2017’s Love Your Body Week October 22-28. You don’t have to be a dance student to love your body. So, whatever else you do, love your body today! Every Monday evening I talk to people about making original work for the stage. Episode 20 features dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Kerrie King from...

Duration: 00:27:25

Episode 19 – Advice from a Visual Artist with Jan Butler

Episode 19 features artist and teacher, Jan Butler. Jan is a former collaborator and my forever friend. Jan’s background is in 2D, and 3D art, as well as puppeteering. She works with students in stop motion animation, graphic novels, pottery, mask making AND she teaches kids all about monarch butterfly migration and supports the butterfly population in Northeastern Oklahoma. On top of all that, Jan is a member of the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus and a consummate gardener. Be sure to listen until...

Duration: 00:23:51

Episode 18 - Creator’s Notebook #1 - Staffing Your Show

In today’s episode, I’ll go over Part One of your Creator’s Notebook. If you want to pause the show while you go download the pdf at, I can wait… (waiting music). Is everybody ready? Okay. While you wait on your printer, I’ll tell you that there will be no Concise Advice from the Interview today, but we do have Words of Wisdom from George. Recently I found myself thinking more and more about the team that makes a live stage show possible. Your show could include clowning...

Duration: 00:18:45

Episode 17 - Booz, Beer, and Big Acting with Steve Barker

Today’s episode features Steve Barker, beer and booz professional, and a terrific actor who originated the role of Drover in the musical, Hank the Cowdog by David Blakely (based on the books by John R. Erickson) and produced by Tulsa Repertory Musicals. Steve is currently performing in a new play by Bruce Dean Willis titled Time for Chocolate. The play opens October 6, 2017 and you can purchase your tickets to this exciting original work at The play has...

Duration: 00:21:52

Episode 16 - Community Theatre Education with George Nelson

Today’s episode features the coolest guy on the planet, my husband, George Nelson. We talk about getting performing arts experience at the local level. We mention Hank the Cowdog, Heller Theatre, and community theatre in general. Tomorrow, I’ll add some links to the blog and these show notes if you want to dive a little deeper.

Duration: 00:30:42

Episode 15 - Risky Venues with Michael Wright

Actor-Director-Playwright Michael Wright and I explore risky venues as well as finding your creative voice. We talk about taking a chance with your writing and staging your original work to draw an audience into your world. University of Tulsa professor Michael Wright is a theatre director, actor, teacher, and playwright. Michael’s theatrical work plays with form, audience interaction, and uncommon theatrical venues. He is the author of Playwriting in Process, Playwriting Master Class, and

Duration: 00:28:24

Episode 14 - Comedy Improv Lessons for Life with Angie Mitchell

Today’s episode is an interview with Angie Mitchell. Angie is a teacher, a mom, and an improv comedy performer. Angie teaches and performs every week and can be heard online on Stories of The Century, an improvisational old timey sounding radio serial that takes place in The fictional Century Building. She’s created dozens of characters and performed with The Spontaniacs! for nearly 10 years. If you’re in the Tulsa area you can see The Spontaniacs! live at the pH House at 306 Phoenix. For...

Duration: 00:24:52

Episode 13 - Authentic Writing Voice with Sheila Black

Episode 13 features an interview with Sheila Black. Sheila is a published poet, and writing professor. She’s been teaching creative writing in college classrooms and writing workshops for over 20 years. Her curriculum encourages students to write and perform their own work. If you’re in the Tulsa area you can sign up for Sheila Black’s writing intensive: Writing from the Heart. This 5-week creative writing workshop runs from 6-7:30pm every Thursday evening starting September 21. To find...

Duration: 00:26:58

Episode 12 - Directing Advice from Sally Adams Host of SallyPAL

In Episode 12, host Sally Adams enlists her husband George (the coolest guy on the planet) to ask questions about directing for the stage. Sally covers how to approach work when you are a beginning director, how to collaborate without giving away your job to enthusiastic performers and staff, and how a director can make an impact on an audience.

Duration: 00:20:18

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