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A podcast that celebrates playwrights, performers and patrons. Hosts Dana Colagiovanni and Christy Gallo introduce us to and interview theatre artists and creatives while exploring the depths of storytelling and imagination of several playwrights you might never have heard of...yet.

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As part of it's bimonthly radio program, The ETC Digital Theatre Hour on WUTC 88.1 FM (an NPR affiliate station), The Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga presented Neil Wechsler's play GRENADINE.  "GRENADINE is pure fun, it is fantastically delicious, engagingly imaginative and even pushes the button of your heart.  While simple in story, it is massive in the message of not taking oneself or one's journey too seriously," mentions Garry Lee Posey (ETC's founder and executive artistic director) The play follows a group of cohorts on a journey to find the long lost love of one of that group's life.  It is a journey that introduces the group to a host of challenges and characters while challenging their connection to each other and their connection to the world.  "The play ends with such a dramatic sensibility that you never see coming," mentions Posey. The cast includes: Gage Goza as PRISMATIC Jacob Moore as SCONCE Courtenay Cholovich as PYX Christopher Hrozencik-Snyder as GROVE Casey Keelen as FEMALE ENSEMBLE Amir Andalib as MALE ENSEMBLE Garry Lee Posey as MALE ENSEMBLE More on Neil Wechsler: Neil Wechsler's Website Yale Books Unbound about Neil Wechsler's GRENADINE Neil's Podcast The Online Theatre Development Collaborative New Play Exchange - Neil Wechsler Instagram - @wechlersprojects Facebook --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
For several years, Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga presented a series of original works written by local playwrights conceived by and performed in front pieces of art at the Hunter Museum of American Art.  We called this performance CASTING THE CANVAS.  "It was an experiment of mixing mediums in an effort to showcase how the different ways individuals can experience visual art.  Our writers included established playwrights, novice playwrights, fiction writers and willing enthusiasts with no prior writing experience." Six to Eight scripts were curated, rehearsed and performed throughout the museum.  A guide would lead the audiences to each of the galleries housing the art where the play would be performed with the art creating the backdrop.  Three of the four plays in this series by playwright Garry were included in various Casting the Canvas events, they are: FUGUE IN D Terrance Wright, Brenda Schwab, Garry Lee Posey,  Christy Gallo Subway - 14th Street - Hunter Museum inspiration Two Men - Hunter Museum inspiration (Gaiety) Burlesque (also known as Irving Palace Burlesque) - Hunter Museum inspiration Glen (Ireland) - Hunter Museum inspiration American Gothic, Washington D.C. - Hunter Museum Inspiration TWELVE IRONS IN THE FIRE Garry Lee Posey, Taylor Williams, Kashun Parks GOODWILLED Kashun Parks, Taylor Williams, Maggie Williams, Eric Red Wyatt, Taylor Williams, Jesse McCecil Alone Together IX - Hunter Museum inspiration The other play in the series premiered as part of Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga's SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE Short Play Festival and then performed again as part of the Drive By Theatre Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. TAKING IN THE PEACEFULNESS Maggie Williams, Megan Smith, Christy Gallo, John Thomas McCecil --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
Season Two Recap

Season Two Recap

2021-08-0801:04:06

Producer Garry Lee Posey and Host Dana Colagiovanni provide brief recaps and insights from the ten plays we produced this season. https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/jun/10/godot-is-a-woman-review-silent-faces-samuel-beckett (mentioned in the recap of Guy Newsham's play "Waiting for Hello") --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
WEBSITE - Adam Szudrich Facebook - Adam Szudrich SHORT + SWEET - Article about a trio of shorts by Adam which played to sold out crowds in Sydney BACHELOR GAL - Adam's co-creation original one woman cabaret show based on swiping (left or right) MISLEAD - a short film with a completely funded campaign in INDIEGOGO by Adam Cast: Deborah Meeks (TN) - ROSA Dennis Parker (TN) - LEO Casey Keelen - Stage Directions Eric "Red" Wyatt - Audio Design  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
NEW PLAY EXCHANGE - Marj O'Neill-Butler PLAYWRIGHT CENTER - Marj O'Neill-Butler Smith Scripts U.K - three published plays for purchase including THERE'S NEW LIFE COMING and BABY FEVER (which Marj talks about in the interview and the production that happened just recently in Hong Kong) DRAMATIST'S GUILD - bio Instagram - @marj2341; Facebook - Marj O'Neill-Butler Fantasy Theatre Factory - where LIFT EVERY VOICE : Black Women Speak was produced Cast: Joyce Benson (TN) - DORIS Maggie Williams (GA) - MILLIE Eric "Red" Wyatt - Audio Design and Stage Directions --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
NEW PLAY EXCHANGE - Donald Loftus PLAYWRIGHT CENTER - Donald Loftus Cast: Patrick Brady (VA) - Charlie Christopher Hrozencik-Snyder (TN) - JIMMY Casey Keelen - Stage Directions Eric "Red" Wyatt - Audio Design --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
NEW PLAY EXCHANGE - Daniel Prillaman Backstage.Com - Daniel Prillaman Instagram: @prillsofwisdom2 Twitter: @prillsofwisdom FERAL THEATRE COMPANY - Daniel Prillaman's "For a Limited Time Only"  Cast: Garry Lee Posey  (TN) - TERRENCE Elise Mayfield (AL) - LING LING Eric "Red" Wyatt (TN) - ZOOKEEPER Casey Keelen - Stage Directions Eric "Red" Wyatt - Audio Design --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
Today on Lights Up, we present the third of a three part series.  If you haven't been following the atrocities happening in Belarus over the rigged election of Alexander Lukashenka, known as the last European dictator, then prepare yourself for quite the story. If you are aware of what is happening in Belarus, then prepare yourself for a story that is part documentary, part creative license, but fully rooted in a live and still developing narrative. INSULTED BELARUS by Andrei Kureichik has been translated into English by John Freedman. Together the two of them have been disseminating this play across the world. 190 events involving a reading of the play to date, over 25 translations in 23 different countries, with 43 having happened already in the United States. This play is part of a revolution in a country where democracy doesn't really exist. In a country where artists have been forced from the counties, where opposition candidates are thrown in jail as enemies of the state preventing them the opportunity to run for President. In a country where riot police, from another country, enforce the laws of a man who refuses to give up control. Part One: Interview with John Freedman by Dana Colagiovanni and Garry Posey Part Two: Act One of INSULTED BELARUS featuring performers Libby Lindsey, Bonnie Stoloff, Shannan Osborn-Bilyeu, Eric "Red" Wyatt, John Thomas McCecil, Gage Goza and Garry Lee Posey Part Three: Act Two of INSULTED BELARUS For More Information: INSULTED BELARUS https://www.facebook.com/Insulted-Belarus-Worldwide-Readings-111217267391429 JOHN FREEDMAN https://jfreed16.wixsite.com/johnfreedman/blog American Theatre article written by Andrei Kureichik https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/08/24/theatre-in-belarus-we-will-never-be-the-same/ Music used in this three part series of episodes include: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/ilya-kuznetsov/losses https://uppbeat.io/t/ilya-kuznetsov/light https://uppbeat.io/t/ak/lost-in-thoughts https://uppbeat.io/t/anuch/legendary-confrontation https://uppbeat.io/t/anuch/countermarch https://uppbeat.io/t/anuch/our-champion The play ends with “Walls,” by Lluis Llach, sung in Belarusian --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
Today on Lights Up, we present the second of a three part series. If you haven't been following the atrocities happening in Belarus over the rigged election of Alexander Lukashenka, known as the last European dictator, then prepare yourself for quite the story. If you are aware of what is happening in Belarus, then prepare yourself for a story that is part documentary, part creative license, but fully rooted in a live and still developing narrative. INSULTED BELARUS by Andrei Kureichik has been translated into English by John Freedman. Together the two of them have been disseminating this play across the world. 190 events involving a reading of the play to date, over 25 translations in 23 different countries, with 43 having happened already in the United States. This play is part of a revolution in a country where democracy doesn't really exist. In a country where artists have been forced from the counties, where opposition candidates are thrown in jail as enemies of the state preventing them the opportunity to run for President. In a country where riot police, from another country, enforce the laws of a man who refuses to give up control. Part One: Interview with John Freedman by Dana Colagiovanni and Garry Posey Part Two: Act One of INSULTED BELARUS featuring performers Libby Lindsey, Bonnie Stoloff, Shannan Osborn-Bilyeu, Eric "Red" Wyatt, John Thomas McCecil, Gage Goza and Garry Lee Posey Part Three: Act Two of INSULTED BELARUS For More Information: INSULTED BELARUS https://www.facebook.com/Insulted-Belarus-Worldwide-Readings-111217267391429 JOHN FREEDMAN https://jfreed16.wixsite.com/johnfreedman/blog American Theatre article written by Andrei Kureichik https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/08/24/theatre-in-belarus-we-will-never-be-the-same/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
INSULTED.BELARUS

INSULTED.BELARUS

2021-06-2101:00:22

Today on Lights Up, we present the first of a three part series. If you haven't been following the atrocities happening in Belarus over the rigged election of Alexander Lukashenka, known as the last European dictator, then prepare yourself for quite the story. If you are aware of what is happening in Belarus, then prepare yourself for a story that is part documentary, part creative license, but fully rooted in a live and still developing narrative. INSULTED BELARUS by Andrei Kureichik has been translated into English by John Freedman. Together the two of them have been disseminating this play across the world. 190 events involving a reading of the play to date, over 25 translations in 23 different countries, with 43 having happened already in the United States. This play is part of a revolution in a country where democracy doesn't really exist. In a country where artists have been forced from the counties, where opposition candidates are thrown in jail as enemies of the state preventing them the opportunity to run for President. In a country where riot police, from another country, enforce the laws of a man who refuses to give up control. Part One: Interview with John Freedman by Dana Colagiovanni and Garry Posey Part Two: Act One of INSULTED BELARUS featuring performers Libby Lindsey, Bonnie Stoloff, Shannan Osborn-Bilyeu, Eric "Red" Wyatt, John Thomas McCecil, Gage Goza and Garry Lee Posey Part Three: Act Two of INSULTED BELARUS For More Information: INSULTED BELARUS https://www.facebook.com/Insulted-Belarus-Worldwide-Readings-111217267391429 JOHN FREEDMAN https://jfreed16.wixsite.com/johnfreedman/blog American Theatre article written by Andrei Kureichik https://www.americantheatre.org/2020/08/24/theatre-in-belarus-we-will-never-be-the-same/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
https://msockol.com/ NEW PLAY EXCHANGE - MIKE SOCKOL Article about "PETS AND THIER HUMANS" by Mike Sockol Youtube Video of HORSESHOES by Mike Sockol Cast: Zach Desutter (TX) - THE DRIFTER Jeremy Wilkins (TN) - BO Autumn Allison (TN) - BILLILE JEAN Rodney Strong (TN) - CHARLIE Casey Keelen - Stage Directions Eric "Red" Wyatt - Audio Design --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
Playwright - Judy Klass (TN) www.judyklass.com CELL by Judy Klass (published by Concord Theatricals) Professor at Vanderbilt University Judy's Music Cast: Lauren Elens - JOAN Joseph Bromfield - MICHAEL Casey Keelen - Stage Directions Eric "Red" Wyatt - Audio Design --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
Written By Guy R. Newsham (Ontario, Canada) https://guynewsham.com/ https://newplayexchange.org/users/55711/guy-newsham Directed By Garry Lee Posey Soundscape/FX by Eric "Red" Wyatt Stage Directions: Casey Keelen Featuring: Savannah Mazda (NJ) as Malone Claire Bartlett (TN) as Watt Joel Sanchez-Avantes (GA) as Abel --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
Intermission Season 2

Intermission Season 2

2021-05-1730:41

The Season One Propped Winners include: SWIM MAN by Peter Dakutis (featuring Dana Colagiovanni and Eric "Red" Wyatt) TORN PAJAMAS by Joel Sanchez-Avantes (featuring Luis E Mora and Juanita Castro-Ochoa) BODEGA NIGHTS by Alice Nora (featuring Casey Keelen, Garry Lee Posey, Eric "Red" Wyatt) STRIPPER GLITTER by Rhea McCallum (featuring Garry Lee Posey, Christy Gallo) JUST SOUNDS by Thomas White (featuring Garry Lee Posey and Dana Colagiovanni) INSISTENT DOWNWARD PRESSURE OF WATER by Thomas White (featuring Garry Lee Posey) SWEETEST SOUNDS by Peter Dakutis (featuring Garry Lee Posey) BETTY TO YOUR BARNEY by Peter Dakutis (featuring Dana Colagiovanni and Garry Lee Posey) ME AND YOU by Thomas White (featuring John Thomas McCecil and Garry Lee Posey) Please rate and like us! E-mail: lightsup@ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com Website: www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/ETChattanooga --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
Written By Ken Preuss (www.facebook.com/KenPreussPlaywright) Directed By Garry Lee Posey Soundscape/FX by Eric "Red" Wyatt Featuring  Paige Mattox-Burns (GA) as ELLE Daniel Meeks (IN) as MAX --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
Written by Dana Leslie Goldstein http://www.danalesliegoldstein.com Reading Directed by Garry Lee Posey Performances by Bronte Upshaw (Leah) and Gage Goza (Matthew) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
Lights Up is a podcast produced by the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga. Each week we will provide table readings of unpublished plays, along with an interview with the playwright and winners of our one page play contest PROPPED. This weeks hosts for Lights Up are Dana Colagiovanni and Christy Gallo. This week's play is Donna Hoke's Survival Strategy. The cast includes Marcia Parks as Jenny, and Scott Harrison as Jerry. Please rate and like us! E-mail: lightsup@ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com Website: www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/ETChattanooga --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
For our Lights Up season one finale episode, we asked some of our playwrights to write a monologue about what they wanted bring into focus for the new year.  Then we matched the monologue with and actor and created a nice study of the human spirit. We thank you for listening to us and we would love to encourage to become a monthly sponsor here on Anchor or visit our website and learn about the other ways that you can sponsor Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga and the Lights Up Podcast.  2021 will usher in some exciting projects for ETC including the launching of least two new podcasts to join the Lights Up family: Lights Up, Jr featuring playwrights 18yo and younger and SPEAK UP featuring actors in a similar way to how we feature playwrights.   If you want to submit to be an actor or have your monologue or play performed, shoot us a message at lightsup@ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com or follow us on twitter @etofc and Instagram @ensemble_theatre_of_chatt Playwright - Title of Monologue - Performer 1) Peter Macklin (Pop) - "New Shirts" - Daniel Meeks (Circuit Breaker) 2) Emma S Rund (To Fix A Dinosaur) - "Mhm" - Elise Mayfield (Brittle) 3) Michael Sockol - untitled - performed by Rodney Strong 4) Paolo Muccio (Propped Winner Week 2) - Walking - Bruce Shaw 5) Pater Dakutis (Propped Winner Week 1) - "year of Hugs" - Kashun Parks 6) Derek Van Barham (EVOL) - "Touch Eater" - Brian Tichnell 7) Yussef El Guindi (Picking Up The Scent) - "Brass Knuckles" - Kashish Bajpai (Picking up the Scent) 8) Thomas White (Multiple Propped Winner) - "The Lost Sock" - Savy Mazda (Picking Up The Scent) 9) Daniel Guyton (Brittle) - "The Jitters" - Scott Harrison (The Rental) 10) Garry Lee Posey (Finding Father) - "Little Squeezes" - Bronte Upshaw (Brittle) www.ensembletheatreofchatanooga.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
Lights Up is a podcast produced by the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga. Each week we will provide table readings of unpublished plays, along with an interview with the playwright and a weekly version of our one page play contest PROPPED. The hosts for Lights Up are Dana Colagiovanni and Christy Gallo. This week's play is Yussef El Guindi's PICKING UP THE SCENT. The cast includes Amir Andalib as Hisham, Kashish Bajpai as Nisrin and Savy Mazda as Annabelle/Perfume Salesperson with stage directions read by Garry Lee Posey. This week's winners of PROPPED are Peter Dakutis with BETTY TO YOUR BARNEY featuring Garry Lee Posey and Dana Colagiovanni with John Thomas McCecil providing stage directions and Thomas White's ME AND YOU featuring Garry Lee Posey and John Thomas McCecil with stage directions from Casey Keelen.  Please rate and like us! E-mail: lightsup@ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com Website: www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/ETChattanooga --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
Lights Up is a podcast produced by the Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga. Each week we will provide table readings of unpublished plays, along with an interview with the playwright and a weekly version of our one page play contest PROPPED. The hosts for Lights Up are Dana Colagiovanni and Christy Gallo. This week's play is Maksym Kurochkin's CIRCUIT BREAKER, translated by John Freedman. The cast includes Jeffrey Benson Parker as Grandson and Daniel Meeks as Grandfather with stage directions read by Casey Keelen. This week's winner of PROPPED is THE SWEETEST SOUND by Peter Dakutis. Featuring Garry Lee Posey as Paul.  Please rate and like us! E-mail: lightsup@ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com Website: www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/ETChattanooga --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/etchattanooga/support
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