Off and On: A New York Theatre podcast

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. 

Direct download: Ari_Boyland_Final.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Liz_Richards_Final.mp3
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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!

Direct download: Trevor_Boffone_Final.mp3
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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

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Playwright Monet Hurst Mendoza stops by the podcast to talk about loving musicals, whether theatre should be run as a democracy or a dictatorship, discovering her identity later in life, working with Rising Circle Theater Collective, getting chosen to be a part of the Emerging Writers Group at The Public and more! Follow her @monetsimone

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Artistic Director Daniella Topol stops by the podcast to talk about being named the A.D. of Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, the comfort of having a home in New York, continuing on a legacy while creating your own, her early days as a director, and finding your voice in the room. Support the amazing work done at Rattlestick

Direct download: Daniella_Toppol_Final.mp3
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Timmy Wood, a comedian, writer, one-time Ralph Lauren Model, and New York City’s resident “Man of Mirth,” passed away on Sunday, May 15th in his home in Brooklyn, New York at the age of 32.

Timmy loved Halloween and telling spooky stories around the campfire, so we are absolutely positive that Timmy Wood is now a ghost.

Timmy Wood The Ghost’s chief unfinished business will be to watch over his wife Julie, who once swore that she and Timmy would never, ever date. They recently celebrated five years of marriage and the only blemish on their relationship was a rather lackluster performance on television’s “The Newlywed Game.” Timmy Wood The Ghost will also be with his mother Terryanne, his sister Rebekah, and his brother John.

Even in the afterlife, Timmy Wood The Ghost will lovingly tend to his pet candles Howie Cand-el and Lebron Flames. (“Candles are the new pets.”)

Timmy Wood The Ghost’s spooky spirit will always be felt at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, where he was a beloved performer. It is said that if you listen closely after late Thursday night shows, you can still hear him uttering his annual comedy catchphrases, including “Suck it down, Charlie Brown,” “Uhhhhhhhhhh…check please!” “HOLD THE SLAW,” and “DAH FOOK?!?” Even in death, Timmy Wood The Ghost still stands by his controversial, nearly career-ending 2015 catchphrase “I’ll have one more picky for my ticky.”

Now that he has shuffled off this mortal coil (Shakespeare, baby!), Timmy Wood The Ghost will have more time to tinker with his comprehensive ranking of Bond movie theme songs, create insane games with made-up rules that only he can understand, finally watch a regular season Houston Rockets game, research Illuminati conspiracy theories on the internet, defend Yeezus as his favorite Kanye West Album, and drink Shinerbock in one of his many New York City “secret spots.”

Timmy will be missed dearly and even though his time with us was far too short, his life gets a perfect five out five big, beautiful, man-beards.

A celebration of Timmy will be held at TK. In the spirit of his life of seemingly boundless love and positivity, all those present will get one high-five.

Direct download: timmy.mp3
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Artistic Director/Actor David Marcus stops by the podcast to talk about how the grant model of theatre is failing, theatre as a for profit business, how he found his way to The Flea in New York, being a Republican in the theatre, writing for The Federalist, and the election. Follow him on Twitter @blueboxdave

Direct download: David_Marcus_Final.mp3
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Actor/Rapper/Poet Malcolm Barrett stops by the podcast to talk about growing up in New York, preparing as much as the material demands, performing at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, why he continues to do theatre in L.A., being "The Black Guy", getting to have a voice on set, and why he's only a third of the way through his career. Follow his band at, and him on twitter @malcolmbarrett

Direct download: Malcolm_Barrett_Final.mp3
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