Off and On: A New York Theatre podcast

Julia Cho and Nicholas Pilapil from Artists at Play stop by the podcast to talk about producing Asian American theatre in Los Angeles. Plus we chat about how to keep audiences engaged year round, why being a theatre person in L.A. matters, and their production of Carla Ching's latest play The Two Kids Who Blow Shit Up.

Buy your tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2570097

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Actor Jerry Richardson has performed at theatres all over the country. He stops by the podcast to talk about the balance of art and commerce as an actor, struggling with defining your "type", considered Plan B's, and wanting your family to understand your career. Follow Jerry at www.jerry-richardson.com

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Artistic Director/Performer David Lozano stops by the podcast to talk about running a Latino theatre company in Dallas, Texas. We also talk about mask work, why the language taught at American universities can inhibit creativity, finding your audience and much more! Follow his company at www.caramiatheatre.org

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Artistic Director/Playwright/Actor Michael Henry Harris stops by the podcast to talk about co-running a theatre for 10 years in New York. Moving to Atlanta, fearing that you were never good enough, being a father, and what he wants from theatre now. Support his theatre company Inviolet Theater at inviolettheater.com and sign up fro Second Monday Social

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Director Deena Selenow stops by the podcast to talk about finding the joy in the piece, why a director needs to find what an actor excels at, not choking the piece to death, growing up biracial, and why she loves being in the room. Check out her website www.deenaselenow.com

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Actor Ari Boyland stops by to talk about being a Power Ranger, working as a teenager in Television, being an actor in New Zealand, his work with Ammunition Theatre Company, and moving to L.A. to pursue his dream. Follow him on instagram at @arirayboy. 

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Stage Manager/Podcaster Liz Richards stops by the podcast to talk about what makes someone want to be a stage manager, the role of theatre in activism, theatre podcast land, growing up in Texas, and much more!

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Trevor Boffone stops by the pod to talk about his work on Howlround, the Latino Theater Commons, the 50 playwrights project, being white and being an activist for diversity, why larger companies can benefit from collaboration with smaller ones and much more!

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Actor/Director Michael Ray Escamilla stops by the pod to talk about what the differences are as an actor in New York and in Los Angeles, missing the stage, being present in your career, deciding to leave New York, and directing film. 

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Director Jess Chayes stops by the podcast to talk about bringing her play to Los Angeles from New York for the first time, creating a room where everyone has a voice, activism, her company The Assembly, marriage, her Jewish identity and more! Buy tickets to her play Homesick here http://www.assemblytheater.org/

Direct download: Jess_Chayes_Final.mp3
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