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Young, Scrappy & Hungry

Young, Scrappy & Hungry

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“Young, Scrappy & Hungry” is a podcast for young, aspiring theatre professionals by young, aspiring theatre professionals. The Broadway Podcast Network interns, Charlotte Abate, Emily Ballou, and Samantha Omari-Cendejas endeavor on the journey to help their peers with the difficult task of starting a career in the arts. Each episode, a different theme will be covered to include all aspects of the beginning of a career, from resumes and auditions, to accepting a position and beyond! With the help of guests, both in the biz and on their way, they will provide listeners with helpful resources, advice, and discussions on the episode’s theme.Feel free to ask the hosts your career questions here and hear them answered on the podcast!Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network.

8 Episodes
No way! It’s Young, Scrappy, and Hungry’s last episode! What?! As the year has come to an end and the holiday season begins, Charlotte, Emily, and Samantha, along with guest Catherine Palacios, talk about sustainability. They discuss avoiding burnout, mental and physical health, and finding outlets outside of theatre. Your well being is the number one priority, as an artist and as a human. For advice, tips, or words of reassurance visit the resources listed below that are provided in this episode: Burnout in the Arts: A Millennial Perspective The Business of Showbiz: Avoiding Burnout Hurt & Healing 3 Productivity Hacks For You And Your Team To Prevent Burnout Creative Outlets and Resources During COVID-19 The Limit - Classes - Live on Zoom Christal Brown - Steps and Stages Thank you to everyone who has tuned in to our podcast as the BPN interns! We are so grateful to have had this opportunity. We have learned so much along with all of you from our guest interviews, provided resources, and the questions sent in that led to insightful discussions. It’s a weird and interesting time, but we’ve got this! We will get off book when the time is right. From Charlotte, Emily, and Samantha: have a good, safe, and restful holiday break . . . And scene! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Surprise, a bonus episode! Huzzah! In this bonus interview, we talk to Kahari Blue about his experience in theatre, his podcast, and his advice for aspiring theatre professionals. Kahari is a producer, critic and singer from New Haven, CT. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre with minors in Education Studies and Black Studies from Middlebury College in VT. He has worked with NY theater companies such as Theater for a New Audience and PTP/NYC, and co-hosts the theater and culture podcast called Talkback. As always, if you have any questions regarding entering a career in the arts, feel free to ask us here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
The BPN interns are back with another episode featuring artist Attiyya Fortune! The four discuss the topic of diversity in the arts, from their personal experiences, to their hopes for future changes to make the theatre landscape more representative of the world around us. It is time for inclusive, respectful, and equitable representation in theatre. Visit the resources that are provided in this episode to educate yourself on diversity in theatre: Cause an Effect: Episode 3 with Joy Dewing, An Ally for an Ally Three Ideas for Allyship in Theatre The Sappho Project - Sappho Small Talk Encompass Collective Finding Our Way in a World of Gender Fluidity Creating an AntiRacist Performing Arts Classroom: Decolonizing & Diversifying the Performing Arts - Resources & Databases We have one more episode left of Young, Scrappy, and Hungry (cue the sad violins), which means there’s only one more Q&A opportunity left. We still want to hear and answer all of your questions, so go ahead and send them on over! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Another day, another episode! The BPN interns speak with producer and University of Texas lecturer Natasha Davison on the ways of making and keeping connections in the industry. When starting a career in the arts, networking is the way to go, so listen up as we share with you all of our do’s and don'ts! Need help building new connections? Trying to stay in contact with people you’ve met and worked with along the way? Take a look at some of the resources we shared in this episode: Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi For the Introverts Out There: 10 Tips for Becoming a Better Networker The Leading Network for Developing Theatre Professionals Network of Ensemble Theatres | Facebook Group How to Network When There Are No Networking Events Why Theatre? | Serendipity Acting Studio Our Q&A form is still open and we want to hear what you have to ask! We are here to help and answer all the questions you have about the arts. Don’t be shy! Send us your questions here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Well look at that! It’s Episode 3! Charlotte, Emily, and Samantha are back at it again with actor, designer, and playwright Stephanie Everett tackling the topic of courage. Booking auditions, doing portfolio work, getting the interview… these things are hard to do! Listen as they try give you some tools to make things a little less terrifying. For whenever you ask “Where do I start to take the first steps in my careers?”, take a look at the resources we provided in this episode: 185 Powerful Action Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Awesome Indeed Cover Letter Samples The List 2020 How Do You to Make the Perfect Self-Tape? 8 Role-Winning Tips! USITT Education & Training Interview Tips for the Theatre Technician Do you have questions about the theatre world and need answers? You came to the right place! Send your questions over to us here and tune in to our upcoming episodes for more Q&A’s! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
It’s Episode 2! The BPN interns tackle the topic of uncertainty in theatre and sit down with UT Austin’s Ph.D. candidate, Khristián Méndez Aguirre. From the what-ifs to the what-to-dos, whether it be accepting a job or a project, or wondering what to do in this time of social distancing, we are here to answer your questions and offer some resources. Here are the resources discussed in this episode: How to Experience Art and Culture During Coronavirus 5 Do's and Don'ts When Accepting a Job Offer What Everyone Can Learn From Actors About Dealing Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Unemployment What To Do Without Broadway: A Day-to-Day Schedule Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations Have some questions about the industry, but don’t know where to start? The BPN Interns have got you covered! Send your questions to us and we’ll answer them in our upcoming episodes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Episode 1 - Meet the Hosts

Episode 1 - Meet the Hosts


Introducing the Broadway Podcast Network interns! Get to know Charlotte, Emily, and Samantha as they talk about their artistic upbringings, current and post undergraduate experiences, and their goals in the arts and theatre industry. During these unprecedented times, they hope to interact and engage with their guests and audiences in upcoming episodes via Q&A’s. Do you have questions about the industry and working in theatre that need answers? Send them our way here! Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Welcome to Young, Scrappy & Hungry, where the three Broadway Podcast Network interns help bring you closer to your dreams of starting a career as a theatre professional. Produced by the Broadway Podcast Network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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