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Thesis on Joan is a podcast dedicated to amplifying voices from the LGBTQ+ community in the New York performing arts scene and examining the industry from a queer perspective! Join fanqueers and theatre professionals Holly (they/them) and Meghan (she/her) as they sit down with groundbreaking theatre folx, from Brooklyn cabaret performers to people backstage and on Broadway. For many queers, theatre has been an escape, this podcast looks to have open conversations on where we’ve come from and where we’re headed as a community, while queering the canon along the way.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

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Hosts Meghan & Holly chat with Twi McCallum (she/they/he), the first woman of color sound designer of a Broadway show! Hear how Twi came to work on their Broadway debut, Chicken & Biscuits (previews begin TOMORROW, September 23, 2021), the history of women and POC sound designers on Broadway (not many), how things have changed since Twi published an open letter to the theatre community last year, and her concerns for the future. They also share their love of designing musicals, how she manifested more musical projects, the difference between sound designers and composers, thoughts on virtual theatre, and his dream role in film production. Holly and Meghan also check-in about their upcoming trip to a Broadway show and some ways to fight for reproductive justice. You can find a transcript of this episode here. Action of the Ep:  Tell your members of Congress to support the Women’s Health Protection Act  Sign petition from Planned Parenthood Twi McCallum: Website Open Letter to the Theatre Community on Hiring Black Designers and Creatives Chicken & Biscuits - Circle In The Square Theatre It Came From Outer Space - Chicago Shakespeare Theater Queer Culture Recs: Pose Queer Gives: Qween Jean: Website | Instagram | Black Trans Liberation | Venmo - @Miss_Jean Donja R. Love: Instagram | Twitter | Write It Out! - Donate Episode Credits: Edited by Holly Sansom Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We’re back with the hilarious and insightful actor and playwright Ryan J. Haddad to kick-off the second half of Season Two! Ryan’s show Hi, Are You Single? was a pandemic, digital theater high point for us - we go into the backstory and creation of this piece and what it was like to tell stories about connections during COVID. Ryan also (maybe accidentally?) announces his next show coming in 2022, Dark Disabled Stories. We also discuss radical accessibility, exploring ableism in Dark Disabled Stories, the lack of true depictions of disabled stories, the sinister nature of tearjerkers, frozen custard and other Northeast Ohio hotspots, and an upcoming opportunity to go on a date with Ryan. Meghan and Holly also encourage you to go out and patronize your queer spaces! Cheers, queers! You can find a transcript of this episode here. Action of the Ep:  Eat, drink and be queer at your local Queer hangs! Lesbian Bar Project Alibi Lounge Ryan J. Haddad: Website | Instagram | Twitter  Woolly Mammoth 2021-2022 Season Queer Culture Recs: Megan Stalter at New York Comedy Festival Megan Stalter: Twitter Otherworld - Holly’s Columbus pick! Queer Gives: Follow Imani Barbarin: @crutches_and_spice Imani Barbarin Patreon Episode Credits: Edited by Meghan Dixon Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wrap up Pride month with playwright and impact producer, Javier Rivera DeBruin, and hosts Meghan and Holly! Javi discusses how queerness, magical realism/fantasy/scifi in theatre allows a unique opportunity for anything to happen, the dynamics of family in their writing and in the theatre community, and why theatre is the Grey Gardens of the arts. Learn what Javi does as an Impact Producer for documentaries like DISCLOSURE and TRANS IN TRUMPLAND, practices that theatre could adapt from documentaries, and the rewards of contributing to the counter narratives to the recent attacks against trans youth. Holly and Meghan also discuss upcoming shows in July and how you can support the Equality Act!   Upcoming Shows:  Trans Moses at Ars Nova - Created & Performed by Christian Luu   Brother, Brother at NYTW - by Aleshea Harris, directed by Shayok Misha Chowdhury Action of the Ep:  Call and email your Senators to support the Equality Act Javier Rivera DeBruin: Website | Instagram | Twitter  Parsnip Ship Radio Roots Writers’ Group DISCLOSURE TRANS IN TRUMPLAND Queer Culture Recs: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas  Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender Queer Gives: Third Wave Fund - DONATE Sex Worker Giving Circle Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com You can find a full transcript of this episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Celebrate Pride with National Queer Theater’s Criminal Queerness Festival! Hosts are joined by director, playwright, actor, teaching artist and National Queer Theater (NQT) Artistic Director Adam Odsess-Rubin and playwright, dramaturg and Co-Producer of the Criminal Queerness Festival Adam A. El-Sayigh. In addition to the trio of shows for this year’s Criminal Queerness Festival we talk about fighting for queer liberation through art, queerness as a political act, a producing theater’s responsibility to artists, the many incredible programs offered by NQT, and the trials and tribulations of producing outdoor theater. Meghan and Holly talk about their dream pride celebrations (it’s not in June), pride celebrations happening this month, the work of Communities United for Police Reform and the MaYi Theater’s production of ONCE UPON A (KOREAN) TIME by Daniel K. Isaac and directed by Ralph B. Peña.  ONCE UPON A (KOREAN) TIME: Show Information National Queer Theater: Web Site Get Tickets for the Criminal Queerness Festival THIS IS NOT A MEMORIZED SCRIPT, THIS IS A WELL-REHEARSED STORY By Dima Mikhayel Matta, Directed by Em Weinstein <> By Victor I. Cazares, Directed by Borna Barzin LAYALINA By Martin Yousif Zebari, Directed by Sivan Battat NQT Programs  Adam A. El-Sayigh Web Site Instagram (for charcuterie gold) Twitter Adam Odsess-Ruben Instagram Action of the Ep Communities United for Police Reform Take Action: Budget Justice Dyke March New Marshal Training Information June 12th-13th - Haircut Fundraiser at Hairrari Queer Liberation March Queer Culture Rec: Genera+ion Veneno It’s a Sin The Circle (Season 2) Queer Gives: National Queer Theater - Donate Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, hosts chat with filmmaker, theatremaker, and writer Drew Gregory! Drew shares about the short she made in quarantine, “The First Time”, reminisces about directing immersive theatre immediately after coming out, and giving young people the trans representation in media she did not have. As a writer for Autostraddle, Drew discusses the freedom of writing for queer indie media, finding the one second of queerness in the In The Heights trailer, and assigns us the best kind of homework, to watch her queer media recommendations. Hosts Holly and Meghan discuss more thoughts on the return of in-person theatre and Chonburi International Hotel and Butterfly Club written by and featuring Shakina Nayfack and directed by Laura Savia on Audible. Show Discussion: Chonburi International Hotel and Butterfly Club written by and featuring Shakina Nayfack, directed by Laura Savia, produced in collaboration with Williamstown Theatre Festival Narrated by: Shakina Nayfack, Kate Bornstein, Annie Golden, Telly Leung, Jason Tam, Bianca Leigh, Ivory Aquino, Pooya Mohseni, Samy Figaredo, Angelica Ross, Liz Lark Brown, Ita Segev, Dana Aliya Levinson Action of the Ep:  Upcoming NYC voting dates Saturday, June 12, 2021 - early Voting begins  Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - absentee ballots must be requested  Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - primary election  Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - general election NYC Registered Voter Search Find Your Pollsite and View a Sample Ballot for Democratic Primary elections! Research candidates for Mayor, City Council, District Attorney, Cit Comptroller, Borough President, and more! Learn about the new Ranked Choice Voting Gothamist 2021 Voter Guide Theater in Asylum’s 2021 Voter Guide Drew Gregory: Instagram | Twitter | Autostraddle “The First Time” - short from Drew Gregory “This Is an Essay About Penises” “The Poet’s Choice” - essay about Portrait of a Lady on Fire  “From “Calamity Jane” to “The Prom”: A History of Queer Women in Movie Musicals” Holy Camp! The 200 Best Lesbian, Bisexual & Queer Movies Of All Time House of Hummingbird Alice Junior The Watermelon Woman Mommy is Coming Eva & Candela Second Star on the Right “Sundance 2021: “4 Feet High” Is a Monumental Work of Queer Disabled Media” Queer Gives: Trans Justice Funding Project - Donate! Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com You can find a full transcript of this episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The multi-talented Dionne McClain-Freeney is a musical theatre septuple threat - pianist, composer, lyricist, choral and musical director, arranger, singer and teaching artist. Join Meghan & Holly as they sit down with Dionne to discuss her many roles in the theater world, musical theater as a medium rather than a genre, the importance of “working it out” in a collaboration, genre-fluidity, love song lyrics that make her swoon, uplifting the next generation of musical theater creators, redefining success in theater, faith and spirituality as a queer person, the beauty in the mundane lives of queers, and our shared enduring love of Anybodys. Meghan and Holly also discuss the LAST GASP WFH, written and performed by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches and presented by La Mama and shout out Rock Steady farm. Dionne McClain-Freeney:  Instagram Twitter Maestra Music Profile Into the World - from THIS ONE GIRL’S STORY  Last Gasp WFH - Split Britches Through May 31, 2021 Streaming  Action of the Ep Rock Steady Farm - Web Site Black Farmers United - Web Site Queer Culture Rec: Soul Summit- Instagram Queer Gives: Mizz June The Audre Lorde Project Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com A full transcript of this episode is available here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In Thesis on Joan’s first duo interview, musical theatre writing team Melissa Li (she/her) and Kit Yan (they/she/he) check in with hosts about the recent rise in anti-Asian violence, how they’ve grown as creative partners over a decade, and what our responsibility is to our elders even when they’re part of the problem. Kit and Melissa also discuss how they healed their friendship through writing the musical Interstate, met the community they now write for while touring to 32 states, and what to do when casting directors tell you they can’t find someone for a role. Get your athletic wear ready for their next musical, Miss Step, with an entirely trans lead cast telling the story of the boring and remarkable life of a trans person, the importance of queer joy, and living our best lives. Hosts Holly and Meghan discuss nonbinary erasure and ciswashing of Jagged Little Pill and their thoughts on the Ars Nova Vision Residency of The Women, created by L Morgan Lee and Raja Feather Kelly. Content Warning: 18:18 - 19:10 Mention of sexual assault, rape, death One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Broadway’s Jagged Little Journey Toward Nonbinary Inclusion by Christian Lewis Show Discussion: Ars Nova Vision Residency of The Women  Created by L Morgan Lee & Raja Feather Kelly Featuring works by Kirsten Childs, Dane Figueroa Edidi, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Christine Toy Johnson, Bianca Leigh, Carmen LoBue, & Nia Witherspoon Directed by Raja Feather Kelly Featuring Dane Figueroa Edidi, Kim Exum, Jordan Ho, Lacretta, L Morgan Lee, Ronald Peet, Aneesh Sheth Action of the Ep:  March on Broadway: @randomblackgirllll, @50milerunforjusticeprotest, @papimagic March on Broadway Demands Melissa Li and Kit Yan:  Melissa Li: Website | Instagram | Twitter Kit Yan: Website | Instagram | Twitter Interstate website Queer Culture Rec: Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters Queer Gives: East West Players - Donate here No Place For Hate • EWP responds to rising anti-Asian violence Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com A full transcript of this episode can be found here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Maybe Burke has been all over your TV this pandemic! In our third episode of the season, Meghan and Holly sit down with the award-winning actor, writer and human rights advocate! We talk about the many ways to identify as a theatre-maker, the dangers of producers auditioning trans actors to “check a box,”, the glamours of screen work (umbrella PAs?), why this is now a Victor Garber stan podcast, how we all wish theater was better to us, shutting up and listening in order to be an advocate, and why some of our favorite musical theater characters should be trans! Meghan and Holly give updates on their pups and discuss the Women’s Project Theater, in collaboration with Red Bull Theater, production of GALATEA by MJ Kaufman and directed by Will Davis. Maybe Burke:  Website Instagram Twitter GALATEA Show Information MJ Kaufman Action of the Ep NYC Community Fridges Queer Culture Rec: Redefining Realness by Janet Mock Surpassing Certainty by Janet Mock Janet Mock’s Website Queer Gives: The Transgender Training Insitute Learn More Donate - Website Upcoming Webinars Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com You can find a full transcript of this episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Critic and cheerleader, Jose Solís chats it out with hosts Holly and Meghan this week! A critic at the age of 16, Jose shares how to become an authority on things we’re “not allowed” to be a part of and why he has his matches ready (fuck the Tonys). By creating the BIPOC Critics Lab and Token Theatre Friends podcast, Jose works to disrupt the white supremacist structure in criticism, queer the relationship between artists and critics, remove barriers, and teach critics how to start conversations, not end them. Holly and Meghan also discuss the last shows they saw in person, what they’re looking forward to with theatre returning, and Parity Production’s 2019 Parity Commission winner, CERCLE HERMAPHRODITOS by Shualee Cook, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. Show Discussion: CERCLE HERMAPHRODITOS by Shualee Cook, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser Action of the Ep:  Red Canary Song Statement about Atlanta shooting Thread uplifting Atlanta shooting survivors and families' direct funding requests Jose Solís:  Twitter Instagram BIPOC Critics Lab  Token Theatre Friends Podcast Queer Culture Rec: Kylie Minogue - DISCO RuPaul’s Drag Race Queer Gives: Latino Equality Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com You can find a full transcript of this episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome back, queers! The incomparable L Morgan Lee is our first guest of Season Two! Join Holly and Meghan as they talk to L Morgan about making space in developing projects, the Pulitzer situation, intersectional change, always being a student, the demands on musical theater actors, the genius of Michael John LaChiusa and searching for L Morgan’s personal George Seurat. In this episode we discuss the productions HI, ARE YOU SINGLE? By Ryan J. Haddad, directed by Laura Savia and Jess McLeod, and presented by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in association with IAMA Theatre Company. We also discuss THE BLACK QUEENS SCREEN TESTS written and directed by Jerome A. Parker, A Patterson Projects Workshop Production sponsored by the Tank NYC and produced in conjunction with Alan K. Schuster. L Morgan Lee:  Website Instagram Twitter HI, ARE YOU SINGLE? Show Information Ryan Haddad- Website THE BLACK QUEENS SCREEN TESTS Show Information Patterson Projects Inc- About Queer Culture Rec: Veneno Real Housewives Fate: The Winx Saga - Netflix Queer Gives: LEGACY: A BLACK QUEER PRODUCTION COLLECTIVE Donate - Website Learn More - Instagram Our Dogs! Business Indigo Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com You can find a full transcript of this episode through this link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#14 Incandescent Lisa Kron

#14 Incandescent Lisa Kron

2020-12-0201:37:11

Join us for our season finale episode in which we get to talk to the artist who coined the name for our podcast, writer and actor Lisa Kron! We discuss Lisa’s early artist days and the “living culture” of WOW Café as well as the origins and almost European tour of the Five Lesbian Brothers. This leads us to the importance and rarity of queer spaces, queer identity outside of the patriarchy, the incandescent and creative life of the subculture, and the sanctification of a chosen family. In our discussion of Fun Home, we get to hear excerpts from Lisa’s childhood diary and about the autograph line confessions at the Fun Home stage door. Lisa reflects on the intersection of art and activism and her family history in light of today’s political climate and provides some pre-election insight that’s still prescient to our presidential transition time. We leave you this season with the reminder, as Lisa says, of “our power to create the future.” Be powerful and keep it queer. Lisa Kron: Website Queer Culture Rec: AOC Sunrise Speech Gentleman Jack - HBO Great British Bake-Off (specifically Noel Fielding) - Netflix Taskmaster - Amazon, Youtube Queer Gives: Lesbian Herstory Archives Outright International  Georgia Senate Runoff Campaigns to Support: Jon Ossoff Raphael Warnock Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com You can view a transcript of this episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In our season one penultimate episode, hosts Meghan and Holly talk with Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi. As a performance artist, author, educator, advocate, choreographer, priestess, speech writer, playwright, and healer, Lady Dane takes us through her teenage years creating cabarets and if you’re a fan of WAP, recommends some nasty songs from her Bad B Medley. She shares some past and upcoming projects and how she leverages her access to fight against white supremacy and ask for what she feels is necessary. Join her call to action of advocating for Black trans women and ask yourself who do you want to be and what do you want the place where you work to be? Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi: Website | Instagram | Twitter  Additional Mentions: Pull Up to The Bumper by Grace Jones Slow Tongue by Millie Jackson All the Way Lover by Millie Jackson Lady Dane’s books Long Wharf Theatre’s Black Trans Women at the Center Baltimore Center Stage Theatre Alliance Queer Culture Rec: P-Valley Lovecraft Country The Black Trans Prayer Book First gay marriage in Marvel First Gay Wedding in ‘Astonishing X-Men’ Queer Gives: For the Gworls The Okra Project Black Trans Travel Fund Marsha P. Johnson Institute Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com You can find a transcript of this episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today our guest is none other than the interdimensional Aneesh Sheth! We talk to Aneesh about creating during quarantine, making Shakespeare accessible and relevant (and Bollywood infused, of course), inhabiting many roles as an artist, the magic of Fun Home (we didn’t bring it up, we swear!), trans folx in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what we really need to see when we talk varied representation and why your quarantine queer culture indulgence should be Aneesh’s new vlog!  Aneesh Sheth: Website | Twitter | Instagram Queer Culture Rec from Aneesh: The News! Stay Informed! Aneesh recommends CNN. Queer Gives: South Asians for Black Lives Matter- Instagram & Web Site Black Trans Femmes in the Arts Collective - Instagram & FB & Web Site Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com You can find a transcript of this episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#11.5 - Vote & Hang In

#11.5 - Vote & Hang In

2020-11-0215:16

Surprise! Join Holly & Meghan on this special mini episode as they talk election hopes & fears and queer culture comfort. They’ll provide a quick fix of bisexual pirates, queer sci-fi, dog talk and road trip paranoia before tomorrow’s election. Get out and vote and we’ll be back on November 11th with our regularly scheduled programming with the incomparable Aneesh Sheth! Queer Culture Rec: Tik Tok Birates San Junipero - Netflix Black Mirror: Season 3 Episode 4 #HalloweenDog on Instagram Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hosts Meghan and Holly keep it in the working family this week with Holly’s co-worker, Sulu LeoNimm, a Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) Joker and Interim Executive Director, actor, director, and parent of 2 small kids. Hear about Sulu’s very serious start in drag performance that eventually led to an Asian musical mashup drag show in the back of straight bars. We get to dive into Peg-ass-us, a romantic sex-ed burlesque they created, performed, and toured with their real-life partner (and yes, it’s about what you think it’s about) and how their relationship with theatre has changed since becoming a parent. Learn more about TONYC, how they are shifting the nature of their work, how TONYC is different from other theatre companies, and how to approach administrative tasks with care, including the difference of getting something done right versus getting it done in a way that serves the needs of the people involved. Sulu LeoNimm: Twitter Theatre of the Oppressed NYC: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook Additional Mentions: Ali Forney Center Hetrick-Martin Institute Augusto Boal - created Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) Paulo Frierie - works inspired TO Queer Gives: Trans Boxing - become a Patron to support their new space! Queer Culture Rec: Samuel Delaney Octavia Butler Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com You can find a transcript of this episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On our most bookish episode yet Holly and Meghan sit down with award-winning Black queer theatre maker and founder of Roots and River Productions, Azure D. Osborne-Lee! Join us as we chat Black sci-fi, sharing stories with family, being a weird kid, our queer night missed connection with Azure at their show Mirrors, the importance of paying artists, fat love interests, the emotional core of Worst Cooks in America and making big queer announcements at family gatherings. Azure explains why Shakespeare needs to take a back seat and why non-profit orgs should be putting their budgets where their mouth (mission statement) is! Azure D. Osborne-Lee: Website | Twitter | Instagram Queer Culture Rec from Azure: N.K. Jemisin Escape Pod Work Cooks in America Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency - Netflix Queer Gives: Roots and River Productions - donate and support! Take Action! Voting Dates - New York State (if out of NYS, please check local dates!) Oct 9th - Register to Vote Oct. 27th - Request Absentee Ballots Nov. 3rd - Postmarked Date, Return In Person If you are voting in NYS please vote for Biden/Harris under the Working Families Party so they can maintain their spot on the ballot in the future. Democratic Senate Candidates to Support in Close Races: Arizona: Mark Kelly South Carolina: Jaime Harrison Justice for Breonna Taylor: Donate to the Louisville Community Bail Fund Call: 502-574-7111 or 502-574-2111 - Louisville Police Department 502-696-5300 - Special Prosecutor State AG Daniel Cameron (502) 574-2003 - Mayor Greg Fischer (502) 564-2611 - Kentucky Gov. Andy Breshear (502) 574-2136 - Police Public Integrity Unit Demand: Immediately fire and revoke the pensions of the officers that murdered Breonna. Divest from LMPD and Invest in community building. Immediate resignation (or impeachment) of Mayor Greg Fisher. Metro Council ends use of force by Louisville Metro Police Department. Police shootings are gun violence. Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com You can find a transcript of this episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#9 Unboxable Diana Oh

#9 Unboxable Diana Oh

2020-09-2301:12:13

Hosts Meghan and Holly receive a virtual fridge tour and so much more from polyspirited Artist Diana Oh. Learn about Diana’s doula in birthing art, how they define chosen family, and why her art is so big, sparkly, colorful, and bombastic. Diana also gives us some advice on how to find some of the joy from Infinite Love Party during quarantine and some initial steps to salvage the Gr8 American Theatre. Before the interview, Holly and Meghan check-in about their favorite aspects of making the podcast and what’s been getting them through 2020. Diana Oh: Website | Instagram Additional Mentions: Korean Queer & Trans National Network Queer Gives: API Rainbow Parents Developing Artists Queer Culture Rec: Harney & Sons Fine Tea PEN15 A Black Lady Sketch Show Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com You can access a transcript of this episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On a “We all escaped from Ohio” special edition of Thesis on Joan- your friendly neighborhood Schmerm, Becca Blackwell, joins your favorite buckeye queers, Holly and Meghan, to talk labels, imagining Midwest queer communities, the many reasons Holly and Becca are destined to be friends, that paradox of trying to understand the gender binary (through comedy, of course!), cutting your hair and joining the circus, Daoism and facing the dreaded “I just don’t know what to do with you.” Hear more about Becca’s experience working on Hurricane Diane and how dispelling the myth of gatekeepers can help us fix the American Theatre! Becca Blackwell: Website | Instagram This episode contains mentions of sexual trauma, please see the time codes below to skip these portions of the episode: 3:30-4:20 34:33-34:43 50:23-50:39 Queer Resources: Dixon Place Bushwick Starr SoHo Rep Queer Culture Rec from Becca: High Maintenance Schmermterion Collection Queer Gives: Callen Lorde Sylvia Rivera Food Pantry- Volunteer or Donate Mutual Aid for Sex Workers of Color Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com You can access a transcript of this episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tune in this week with Meghan and Holly as they talk with interdisciplinary artist Ty Defoe about breaking out of binaries as a two-spirit Indigiqueer person and finding balance between safe and brave space in theatre. Ty also speaks on being “genre fluid,” building just systems to create justice on stage with projects like Broadway’s Straight White Men, and imagining queerness seven generations from now. Ty Defoe: Website | Instagram | Twitter Ty’s Work: Indigenous Direction artEquity All My Relations - GIZHIBAA GIIZHIG | Revolving Sky Queer Culture Rec from Ty: Hot Comb by Ebony Flowers Queer Gives: American Indian Community House Brooklyn Community Pride Center Callen-Lorde Community Health Center Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter  Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251‬ Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com You can read a transcript of this episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Join Meghan and Holly as they sit down with Tony Award winning producer extraordinaire Sally Cade Holmes as she navigates producing in the age of digital theater. We talk about our mutual love of drag kings, why strong female characters in musicals are probably queer, Holly’s go-to fourth date spot in 2014-2015, the need for queer mentors, and living in the discomfort in 2020. Support Sally Cade! Website Instagram - @sally_cade Pickle the dog - @pick1e__ Sally Cade Projects: Play On Shakespeare Gender And Family Project - @GenderAndFamilyProject Support Justice! Queer Gives - Marsha P. Johnson Institute Support Us! Instagram - @thesisonjoan Twitter - @thesisonjoan Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com Queer Culture Recs from Sally Cade: The Jungle Upstairs - @thejungleupstairs Queerology Podcast Making Gay History Podcast Additional Mentions: Junior Mintt - @juniormintt Lou Henry Hoover - @LouHenryHoover Switch n' Play - @SwitchnPlay Takarazuka Review Ballez You can read a transcript of this episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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