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In this episode, we are talking about the importance of CULTURAL EQUITY in the Arts with Executive Director of the Amory Center for the Arts, Leslie Ito, and Indira and Blaine crack themselves up playing a round of Would Your Rather? It’s a fun and insightful episode.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are excited to bring you season 2 of The AFRO-EXISTENTIAL PODCAST on the Broadway Podcast Network (@broadwaypodcastnetwork)! Join co-hosts Blaine (@bteamer574), Indira Gibson Wilson (@indira.thatsenough), and Frederick Johnson (@iamfrederickjohnson) for a new series of engaging interviews exploring The Breakthrough: From Vision to Fruition. Our first guest is Deesha Philyaw, award-winning author of the bestselling story collection The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, soon to be an HBO Max series produced by Tessa Thompson (@tessamaethompson). You don't want to miss this interview.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We talk with author, editor, and book publisher Rebecca Razo about the big breakthrough that transitioned her from being a police officer to becoming a children's book publisher. Rebecca Razo has 20+ years of combined experience in book + magazine publishing, editorial project management, and content creation. She has overseen the creative and editorial development of hundreds of books and is a prolific writer with numerous credits to her name, including Quiet Los Angeles.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In our new interview series, entitled “The Breakthrough: from vision to fruition”. we are having conversations with people who took a great idea and made it a reality. We want to know how they did it and how they got over the obstacles along the way. We hope that it helps and inspires you to make your great idea a reality. Ep. 6 Part Two: Our special guest, author Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha Kitt, talks about her new book, Eartha & Kitt: A Daughter’s Love Story in Black and White. It’s a unique combination of memoir and cultural history about one of the greatest stars the world has ever seen—Eartha Kitt—as revealed by the person who knew her best: her daughter. A luminous and inspiring portrait of a Black pioneer and artistic force—Eartha Kitt—and one of the most moving mother/daughter stories in Hollywood history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In our new interview series, entitled “The Breakthrough: from vision to fruition”. we are having conversations with people who took a great idea and made it a reality. We want to know how they did it and how they got over the obstacles along the way. We hope that it helps and inspires you to make your great idea a reality. Ep. 5 + 6 Part One: Our special guest, author Kitt Shapiro, daughter of Eartha Kitt, talks about her new book, Eartha & Kitt: A Daughter’s Love Story in Black and White. It’s a unique combination of memoir and cultural history about one of the greatest stars the world has ever seen—Eartha Kitt—as revealed by the person who knew her best: her daughter. A luminous and inspiring portrait of a Black pioneer and artistic force—Eartha Kitt—and one of the most moving mother/daughter stories in Hollywood history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Guests: From the Actors' Gang Prison Project - HANNAH CHODOS + RICHARD LOYA PART TWO of Our Interview In our new interview series, entitled "The Breakthrough: from vision to fruition". we are having conversations with people who took a great idea and made it a reality. We want to know how they did it and how they got over the obstacles along the way. We hope that it helps and inspires you to make your great idea a reality. Find out what happens when Tim Robbin's "GANG" goes to prison in part two of our interview with Hannah Chodos and Richard Loya from the Actors' Gang Prison Project + the premiere of "60 Second Elevator Pitch". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Guests: From the Actors' Gang Prison Project - HANNAH CHODOS + RICHARD LOYA In our new interview series, entitled "The Breakthrough: from vision to fruition". we are having conversations with people who took a great idea and made it a reality. We want to know how they did it and how they got over the obstacles along the way. We hope that it helps and inspires you to make your great idea a reality. Part 1 of 2 From the Actors' Gang Prison Project - Hannah Chodos breaks down the history of the Actors Gang and Richard Loya shares the breakthroughs that led him from prison inmate to co-program manager of the theater's Prison Project in Culver City, CA Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's the premiere episode of our new interview series, entitled "The Breakthrough: from vision to fruition". We are having conversations with people who took a great idea and made it a reality. We want to know how they did it and how they got over the obstacles along the way. We hope that it helps and inspires you to make your great idea a reality. In this episode, we introduce the newest member to our Afro-Ex family, Frederick Johnson, and show you how we come up with some of our greats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Arts for Healing and Justice Network (AHJN) is an interdisciplinary collaborative that provides exceptional arts programming in order to build resiliency and wellness, eliminate recidivism, and transform the juvenile justice system. We had the pleasure of discussing the program with AHJN's Executive Director, Elida Ledesma, and how the network worked together throughout the pandemic. Afterward, we introduced a new segment, Afro-Ex's Would You Rather, and we invited Elida to play along with us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's the premiere of our six-part series, entitled "Creating Art in Crisis". We explore how creatives are dealing with the current pandemic and social unrest and finding new ways to share their work while dealing with the crisis. We kick it off with a conversation with a psychotherapist. We discuss what the first phone call to a therapist can look like, what to expect, current issues clients are dealing with, and solutions. Melanie Stitt is a licensed clinical social worker who lives in and has a private practice in Philadelphia, as well as works for a group practice in NY and NJ. Through her several decades as a mental health professional, Melanie has worked with various populations. Her passion is working with young adults and people attending therapy for the first time Identify skills to live more meaningful and pleasurable lives. Like us at the Afro-Existential Podcast, she believes in working outside of the box and that the most unlikely ideas yield the most helpful solutions. She draws from her creative and clinical background to help people live their best lives. Her goal is to make therapy attainable and understandable for people who aren’t sure what to expect. We also get sage advice from attorney David Sparks about the upcoming election, and we debut a contagious new dance anthem for the Corona Era by two members of our fan club, Josie and Bessie, called "Corona is SO WHACK!" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A conversation with Che'Rae Adams, Producing Artistic Director of LA Writers Center about the art of pivoting during a crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The mission of City Ballet of Los Angeles is to sustain a dance institution that reflects the economic and racial diversity of Los Angeles. Introducing the art of dance to students from all walks of life. CBLA opened with the intention of giving back. The scholarships that Ms. Gardenhire received, gave her the opportunity to study dance at some of the most prestigious schools in the country. Far to many times, students run into financial difficulty and are not able to continue and succeed in this art form. It has been CBLA’s most precious gift, to give the life lessons of dance to all students regardless of their economic or social stance in the world. We had the pleasure of speaking with Artistic Director and Founder, Robyn Gardenhire about the impact of the pandemic and how her school and company are evolving. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ArtworxLA believes art works to combat Los Angeles’ dropout crisis. They use the rich cultural resources of Los Angeles to help engage alternative education high school students in the arts. By partnering with cultural institutions, arts colleges, and creative industry professionals, they encourage youth to stay in school, earn their high school diploma, and pursue a plan for their futures. We had the pleasure of speaking with Executive Director, Shelby Williams Gonzalez about the impact of pandemic on the program and the students. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In our second interview of the six-part series, Creating Art in Crisis, we talk with Danny Feldman, The Producing Artistic Director, of the Pasadena Playhouse about the launch of PlayhouseLIVE, their innovative digital hub that seeks to “break down the physical boundaries of theater walls and open access to audiences all over the world,” While the ongoing pandemic pulled the curtains on live theater as we know it– this fall Pasadena Playhouse launched and began streaming, PlayhouseLive an innovative online streaming platform. It includes both free content and pay-per-view events in the form of new filmed productions, staged readings, original series, documentaries, and theater classes. Visit @ PlayhousLive.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
**Warning: Explicit Language in this episode*** Welcome to the Afro-Existential Podcast. On Episode 6 of the Podcast, we interview Tony Award Winning Actress Tonya Pinkins!!! Learn what your nuisance value is. For more information about the podcast, the host and the cast of "Dead Wait", visit our website at www.afroexpodcast.com and follow us on instagram at @afroexpodcast. You can also find us on the Broadway Podcast Network at https://broadwaypodcastnetwork.com/podcast/afro-existential/. Don't miss Tonya's podcast "You Can't Say That."  Visit our website at www.afroexpodcasts.com and follow us on instagram @afroexpodcast.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
IT'S THE FINALE!!!! In the final episode of Dead Wait: A Journey in Afro-Existentialism, we learn what all this hulla-ba-loo was all about. The truth comes to the surface for the Mulligan family, but is it too late? For Cast List and Bios, visit www.afroexpodcast.com New Episodes every Monday. Visit our website at www.afroexpodcasts.com and follow us on instagram @afroexpodcast. Music Credit MUSIC FACTORY Music By Music Factory: https://www.musicfactory.tm Kevin MacLeod ~Scheming Weasel, Hidden Agenda, Sovereign, Marty Gots A Plan, (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License * http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
BIAS BY US |Ep. 5

BIAS BY US |Ep. 5

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Welcome to the Afro-Existential Podcast. On Episode 5 of the Podcast, Indira and Blaine discuss unconscious and implicit bias and how the Neighbor is misunderstood in the play. We also interview the lovely K.J. Middlebrooks who plays all of our host in the play Dead Wait. New Episodes of the play every Monday. New Podcast Episodes every Wednesday. And don't miss our new bonus Friday AFRO-EX [+] episodes. For more information about the podcast, the host and the cast of "Dead Wait", visit our website at www.afroexpodcast.com and follow us on instagram at @afroexpodcast. You can also find us on the Broadway Podcast Network at https://broadwaypodcastnetwork.com/podcast/afro-existential/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are gearing up for the finale of Blaine Teamer's DEAD WAIT: A Journey in Afro-Existentialism. We've combined scenes one through four so you can catch up with the Mulligans.  Come back next week and join us for the final episode of the play and tune into the Afro-Existential PODCAST as we interview Broadway legend Tonya Pinkins.    New Play Episodes every Monday and Podcast Episodes every Wednesday. Also, check out our AFRO-EX [+] segments. Visit our website at www.afroexpodcasts.com and follow us on instagram @afroexpodcast. Music Credit MUSIC FACTORY Music By Music Factory: https://www.musicfactory.tm Kevin MacLeod ~Scheming Weasel, Hidden Agenda, Sovereign, Marty Gots A Plan, (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License * http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Afro-Existential Podcast had the pleasure of interviewing the multi-talented Tonya Pinkins. You don't want to miss this one!     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hope you're enjoying our new series called, AFRO-EX [+]. Weekly bonus episodes featuring additional Afro-Existential content we thought you'd enjoy. This week, e asked our guest if they had any quality advice for someone making the move to Los Angeles. We add our two cents as well.  For more information about the podcast, the host and the cast of "Dead Wait", visit our website at www.afroexpodcast.com and follow us on instagram at @afroexpodcast. You can also find us on the Broadway Podcast Network at https://broadwaypodcastnetwork.com/podcast/afro-existential/. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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