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The Afro-Existential Podcast

The Afro-Existential Podcast

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An AUDIO-PLAY and PODCAST all in one. Enjoy the play, come back for the conversation.This season, we present DEAD WAIT: A JOURNEY IN AFRO-EXISTENTIALISM by Blaine Sparks-Teamer. A black comedy, DEAD WAIT tells the story of a modern all-American family: people who love each other but still wrestle with basic human fears: abandonment, poverty, death, and Los Angeles traffic.After you've listened to the play, come back for the Afro-Existential Podcast, where your host Blaine and Indira insightfully (and irreverently) chop up the Afro-Existential themes of the play, as well as interview the cast and many special guests.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

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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
Welcome to the Afro-Existential Podcast. On Episode 4 of the Podcast, Indira and Blaine discuss how small changes in behavior can have big impacts in your life. We also interview the hilarious actress LeShay Tomlinson Boyce, who plays Helen 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
In Episode 4 of Dead Wait: A Journey in Afro-Existentialism, after the technical difficulty Brady becomes his old self again and takes charge of the situation. In the midst of it all, family secrets are revealed and threaten to impede the families ability to move forward.   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
Welcome to the Afro-Existential Podcast. On Episode 3 of the Podcast, Indira and Blaine discuss Georgina's sister Helen's arrival, the family system and "Cognitive Dissonance". We also interview the actor Shawn Carter Peterson, who plays Oliver 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
In Episode 3 of Dead Wait: A Journey in Afro-Existentialism, the Mulligan family begins their long day’s journey into night as they set out on a short trip that will hopefully take them a long way. However, a "technical" difficulty interferes with their plans and they try to figure out their Plan B.  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
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, Blaine and Indira interview our notable narrator, ALASTAIR JUSTIN BLACK. Alastair lends his considerable vocal talents as the narrator of the audio-play DEAD WAIT: A Journey in Afro-Existentialism. We've had tons of listener interest about Alastair - and a few booking request - and we thought it was time to let the world hear his story from the pony's mouth. (That's an inside joke.) 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
Welcome to the Afro-Existential Podcast. On Episode 2 of the Podcast, Indira and Blaine discuss Afro-Existentialism and "Bad Faith". We also interview David Sparks, who gives some insightful ideas on how to overcome Bad Faith in our election system.  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
In Episode 2 of Dead Wait: A Journey in Afro-Existentialism, Georgina and Oliver finally get on the same page in regards to employing a burdensome Brady in service of their plans. But out of the blue, Georgina’s nosy sister Helen shows up! Time is ticking to take advantage of the window of opportunity but Georgina’s mouth presents a hindrance. 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
This week, the Afro-Existential Podcast is kicking off a new series called AFRO-EX [+]. Weekly bonus episodes featuring additional Afro-Existential content we thought you'd enjoy. On the first episode, the hosts of the podcast, Blaine + Indira, talk about who they are, how they met and how they came up with this podcast. It's a fun adventure through a fifteen year friendship that has culminated into the artistic expression that is this podcast. 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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