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Author: Chris Miller, Artistic Director

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A talk about the art of theater by artists to inform, educate and enjoy.
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Demystifying Auditions

Demystifying Auditions

2020-11-0935:25

This episode we talk with two professional directors about the audition process, what to have on your resume, and how to prepare for your audition.  We also cover some do's and don'ts as well as touching on video submissions. 
Michelle Foster

Michelle Foster

2020-10-1419:22

A fun discussion with Michelle Foster on her Carole King tribute show. We chat how she come up with the idea and what the show is about. 
I have a great chat with an old friend who founded and is artistic director of the Ritz Theatre. A staple in South Jersey theater since 1986. We talk about how it all started, how the organization has shifted and grown since the beginning.
This week we talk with Valerie Berger about the Hybrid Conservatory classes from our education platform.  We discuss the courses and who can and should participate. With a virtual option anyone in the country and world wide can participate.
A conversation with Playwright Pete Gambino, who wrote The Eagle Theatre original full length Audio play Poe Re-Deranged.  We talk his inspiration and how it was like to convert a stage play to an audio play.  
This week I have a great chat with an old friend Chris Newcomer, who's broadway credits include Chicago and the Visit.  A trained opera singer gives us insight on his training and experiences on and off Broadway.  
As schools are or have already started to go back, I wanted to revisit my amazing conversation with 3 drama teachers about what it was like teaching during the pandemic last year.  With many schools going remote again to start, or are trying a hybrid model, the conversation is still relevant.  They share their experiences, advice and pitfalls of teaching Drama remotely.  
The exciting conclusion to the radio play "The Maltese Eagle"
A different election this week as we share with you part one of our proof of concept audio play.  It's a reimagined version of the iconic Maltese Falcon, well Eagle in our case.  As we try to pivot in todays pandemic climate, this is our way of bringing entertainment to you. We are producing longer format versions that will be available on iBooks, Audible and Audio Books. 
A fun conversation with Phoenix Best, local Philly girl who has made it big in her young career on broadway.  She got her start on the Color Purple, where she befriended Star Jennifer Hudson. She then went on to Dear Evan Hansen, and was currently starring in the role of Eponine on the Broadway tour of Les Miserables.  
This week we talk with the ever energetic and extremely talented young choreographer Devon Sinclair.  We cover how he entered the world of dance, found passion in creating movement, and also some honest experiences he has had as a black artist.  
A talk with Craig Hutchings, a theater artist who coordinates and performs in Theater for Young Audiences. We chat about how important it is in creating experiences for children and young adults to foster their love and appreciation to the theater art form.   
A discussion with Stunt Performer Pat King. We discuss how Pat made the jump from theater to TV and Film to Stunt Man.  WE talk different stunts, the preparation, different experiences and what it was like to play Wolverine in Marvel Universe Live as well as his lates show Jurassic Park Live.  
Talkin' Hamilton

Talkin' Hamilton

2020-07-0849:30

This episode two theater pals of mine talk Hamilton with me as it recently dropped on Disney+. We share our experiences, feelings and insights on the show.  A fun talk about a great show. 
Updates

Updates

2020-07-0108:06

Just a quick look at what the theater is doing during this pandemic shut down as well as a thank you to all the listeners we have gained so far.
The conclusion of our 3 part conversation on the Black experience in theater.  
We continue our honest and difficult conversation with 5 amazing black artists and their experiences and stories about diversity in theater.  
In the wake of the George Floyd Murder, we take an honest look at the black experience in theater.  An important conversation about diversity in the theater profession.  I chat with five talented black artists and we discuss their experiences.  We talk about the current protests, working as black artists in theater, and their views on mistakes theaters make and how we can do a better job to be more inclusive and more diverse.
The Joy of Drag Queens

The Joy of Drag Queens

2020-06-0355:44

This weeks episode we have a fun filled episode with three Philly area Drag Queens to kick off Pride Month.  We talk all things Drag, from its history, through its present, and into its future.  We demystify the culture and give tips to anyone who is interested in joining the fabulous art form.
A laughter filled conversation with Playwright and Screenwriter Bruce Graham on his adventures in screenwriting as well as writing the play Gary that we produced at the Eagle Theatre this past fall.  Bruce's writing credits include the animated film, Anastasia, Dunston Checks In, Roseanne, and Cedar Cove.
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