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Ghostlight - Little Theatre of Norfolk

Ghostlight - Little Theatre of Norfolk

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The podcast of the Little Theatre of Norfolk
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Lisa and BA sit down to discuss how technology is assisting in keeping the performing arts alive during this necessary time of social distancing. Specifically, they had just watched Miranda: A Steampunk VR Opera, and it was pretty freaking cool! Miranda was put on by the LUMA Festival, and some of what they were mentioning was found here at their website. Oh, and as promised, anyone looking to host a Script Club can go to this link to fill out the form so that our coordinators can work with you to set one up! Our Community Feature today is Dwayne Yancey, the playwright who wrote LTN’s current (if you are listening to this in November of 2020) streaming production, Red Moon Rising in the East- get your tickets here if the stream is still running when you find us! You can check him out at his website: dwayneyancey.com, or on Facebook as Dwayne Yancey, Instagram: @Dwayne.Yancey, and Twitter: @DwayneYancey. You can also leave us a voicemail at 757-632-3281 or email us at info@ltnonline.org to talk to us about stuff, and as long as it’s under 3 minutes, we might feature it on a future episode. Follow the theater on Facebook @LittleTheatreNorfolk and Instagram @Little_Theatre_Norfolk for updates on all of our digital offerings, or you can check out the website, ltnonline.org.
Today Chris and BA host Brian Cebrian, former Little Theatre of Norfolk Board President, and amateur ghost hunter, who has made it one of his hobbies to try to contact the ghosts currently residing at the Little Theatre of Norfolk. Brian is also our Community Feature this week, talking a bit about his upcoming streaming production at Little Theatre of Norfolk, Red Moon Rising in the East, a one-man show about Sputnik and the Space Race by Dwayne Yancey. (Editor’s note: Because this interview was brought to us by the letter “B” for Bulleit Burbon, BA forgot to separate the segments… so you get one long conversation instead of two short ones!) You can catch Brian on his TikTok @BrianCebrian where he has a kick-butt demon costume he’s been showing off. You can also leave us a voicemail at 757-632-3281 or email us at info@ltnonline.org to tell us your ghost story, talk to us further about anything we’ve mentioned on the podcast, tell us more about the gig economy, or anything else for that matter, as long as it’s under 3 minutes. Follow the theater on Facebook @LittleTheatreNorfolk and Instagram @Little_Theatre_Norfolk for updates on all of our digital offerings!
Today Chris and BA host James Bryan, Hampton Roads local, and the creative talent behind @thathalloweenbro on Instagram, or if you aren’t on Instagram, https://thathalloweenbro.com/ will work as well. We may have even convinced him to create a @thathalloweenbro TikTok… we shall see. James was also nice enough to share with us a few drink recipes, so if you are planning on celebrating a socially distanced Halloween night (or week, or month, it’s the apocalypse, do what makes you happy…) you still have time to pick up the ingredients! Our community feature this week is Nicholas Thornburg, who told us a short ghost story to warm us up for our next Halloween episode! You can find him on Facebook and Instagram @nicholasthornburg, and Twitter @nic_thornburg. You can leave us a voicemail at 757-632-3281 to tell us your ghost story, talk to us further about anything we’ve mentioned on the podcast, tell us more about the gig economy, or anything else for that matter, as long as it’s under 3 minutes. Follow the theater on Facebook @LittleTheatreNorfolk and Instagram @Little_Theatre_Norfolk for updates on all of our digital offerings!
Today Nina and BA host special guest Nicholas Thornburg, who started his theatrical career right here at the Little Theatre of Norfolk, and has since taken his career path into the professional performing arts. Together they discuss the twists and turns that come with moving between professional and volunteer gigs, skills needed to survive as a professional (which are also useful to volunteers), and throw in a good deal of reminiscing about those fun experiences that happen while working in the performing arts that make you realize that you wouldn’t be able to work in any other career. You can find him on Facebook and Instagram @nicholasthornburg, and Twitter @nic_thornburg. Our community feature this week is Jim Bulleit, who shares his most requested song “Catastropic Thinking”. You can find him on Facebook @jimbulleitmusic, and also sometimes find him at Zeiders American Dream Theater- he worked with them on some of their virtual offerings at the beginning of the pandemic. The cartoon which was the inspiration for this week’s offering can be found here. You can leave us a voicemail at 757-632-3281 to tell us more about your experiences with the gig economy (or anything else for that matter, as long as it’s under 3 minutes). Follow the theater on Facebook @LittleTheatreNorfolk and Instagram @Little_Theatre_Norfolk for updates on all of our digital offerings!
Join Nina, BA, and special guest Moriah Joy as they discuss the pros and cons of working as an independent contractor in the gig economy that is the professional performing arts world. They discuss taking gigs, paying taxes, providing your own insurance, and what everyone is doing now that we are all out of work in some way, shape, or form. Our community feature this week is Joanna Eleftheriou, who’s debut book, This Way Back, releases this October (hopefully I picked all the right words there). You can check out her work (and her new book) at https://www.joannaeleftheriou.com/, and follow her on Twitter @joannaessayist and Instagram @joannaessayist. You can leave us a voicemail at 757-632-3281 to tell us more about your experiences with the gig economy (or anything else for that matter, as long as it’s under 3 minutes). Follow the theater on Facebook @LittleTheatreNorfolk and Instagram @Little_Theatre_Norfolk for updates on all of our digital offerings!
As promised, here is your B-Side - BONUS EPISODE! Nina and BA continue their conversation with Lisa Hogan, who explains different voice parts in the Opera world (yeah, we had NO idea it was this complicated either). BA and Wesley continue their conversation about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, and Wesley tells us about what it was like to be a bicycle delivery person in a pandemic. Also, a reminder... that isn't a dirty word we are using. It's German for box.  #ILearnedSomethingNewThisRecording 
Today we introduce yet another new host, Lisa Hogan, who is here to talk to us about how one becomes a trained opera singer! We cover a bit about what opera is, and how it differs from musical theater. Our community feature is Wesley Cheney from the podcast “Tell Me About Your Bike”, though we talked more about playing the ukulele than about either of our bikes! Lisa Hogan can be found on TikTok @eevahh (check out her duet here), Wesley Cheney can be found on Instagram @WesCheney, and don’t forget to subscribe to “Tell Me About Your Bike”, which you can find here: https://tellmeaboutyourbike.buzzsprout.com/. Follow the theater on Facebook @LittleTheatreNorfolk and Instagram @Little_Theatre_Norfolk for updates on all of our digital offerings! Stay tuned next week for episode 6B, which will cover an entire discussion about voice parts that I just couldn’t get to fit while making the podcast a reasonable length, along with some awesome outtakes from Wesley and BA’s conversation.
Today we introduce a new host, Christopher Bernhardt, who is here to talk about fight choreography. We cover some basic terminology, some standards and safety practices, the differences between stage and film fights, and more! Our community feature this week is Juan Gelpi with his original song, “Harlan County 2019”. Follow the theater on Facebook and Instagram for updates on all of our digital offerings!
In the beginning were the Zoom meetings, the webinars, the constant barrage of information… all of which felt like we learned that two weeks prior. The standing joke has become “could this webinar have been an email?” We wrap up our conversation on how to close down a theater with discussion of the various resources that we found helpful, the various resources and offerings that we have going on right now, and the work that was done by our volunteer staff in June and July. Follow the theater on Facebook and Instagram for updates on all of our digital offerings!
As the news from around the world became more and more grim, studies started to be released about how dangerous the performing arts really were (specifically regarding the spread of this respiratory virus, and not the really dumb stuff I’ve done on ladders at work when I was a green carpenter and too young to realize I’m, as far as I can tell, mortal). In this episode we discuss some of the toughest decisions our current board has ever had to make, some of the reasons we made them, and also how much work it is to fully shut down an entire community theater. Follow the theater on Facebook and Instagram for updates on all of our digital offerings!
Each theater has a date. Ours was March 15, 2020. The day we made the call that it just wasn’t safe to go on. At the time, we had no idea where these first steps into a pandemic would lead… Which makes all this sound pretty epic. But I promise, this is just the beginning of our “new normal”, and the apocalypse is way more mundane than any of us ever expected. (Also, I really dislike the phrase "new normal", so... yeah.) Follow the theater on Facebook and Instagram for updates on all of our digital offerings!
Friends- I know, we told you the first episode would be up by the end of July!! We were all set to be on track to get you Episode 1 by then, however, I then got SLAMMED with IT issues. So, my apologies, on behalf of myself and every single piece of electronic equipment in my house- and probable some of the plants too... I think they might be working together. However, as a thank you for waiting so patiently for us, you now get the GRAND OPENING EXPERIENCE of LTN’s Ghostlight Podcast- not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR WHOLE EPISODES AT ONCE! (They will be uploaded over the course of today...) We will be doing our best to get an episode out every other week from here (assuming my possessions continue to cooperate), and we are excited to introduce a couple new hosts soon, and we have a few new guests lined up for you! We hope that you enjoy this first episode, which is an introduction to us and our theater, and we’re looking forward to sharing our Ghostlight experience with you! Follow the theater on Facebook and Instagram for updates on all of our digital offerings!
Ghostlight Trailer

Ghostlight Trailer

2020-07-2501:25

Preview the upcoming podcast from the Little Theatre of Norfolk- Ghostlight! Nina and BA take you through what you might hear if you subscribe and listen to us!
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