Spotlight: The American Stage Podcast

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Sinopsis

Illuminating the artistry and ideas behind the theatrical stories. Join American Stage, a theater company in St.Petersburg, FL, as we explore a variety of topics surrounding our programming. Email us: podcast@americanstage.org

Episodios

  • Join us for Romeo and Juliet in America

    09/07/2021 Duración: 22min

    American Stage's Associate Artistic Director Kristin Clippard speaks with Josh Odsess-Rubin and Kiara Hines about playing Romeo and Juliet in our return to live performances. This tragedy gets a new happy ending, and the actors share their insight into why this story and these characters still enthrall us today. Romeo and Juliet in America play at Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg July 21 - August 1, 2021.

  • Behind the Scenes of Satchmo at the Waldorf

    10/02/2021 Duración: 33min

    Associate Artistic Director Kristin Clippard interviews director Ted Lange and actor L. Peter Callender about their working relationship, personal connections and building the production. Ted and Peter talk about Louis Armstrong and how Satchmo's story informs their own.

  • The 5th Annual 21st Century Voices Playwrights Panel

    05/02/2021 Duración: 01h04s

    A conversation moderated by Associate Artistic Director Kristin Clippard featuring this year's playwrights: Amber Palmer, Cris Eli Blak, Meghan Maugeri, and Arlene Hutton. The playwrights discuss their plays, their writing style and career paths, as well as their dreams for the future of theater.

  • Community Conversation on Mental Health

    28/01/2021 Duración: 01h28min

    A conversation moderated by CEO/Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte featuring April Lott, CEO of Directions for Living; Donna Sicilian, LCSW, EdS, Executive Director, Student Services of Pinellas County Schools; Beth Houghton, Executive Director of the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County; Jeff Undestad, Chief of Police of the Largo Police Department; and Reverend Kenneth Irby, Pastor, Bethel AME Church discussing the state of mental health in our community, including the sharing of resources, and an examination of how we can work to destigmatize mental illness.

  • Life in the Desert: NOSOTROS LA GENTE

    09/12/2020 Duración: 31min

    NOSOTROS LA GENTE is a new commissioned play by Jerry Montoya, and features actors Diana Garle and Daniel Llaca. Associate Artistic Director and Co-Director of the play, Kristin Clippard, talks with this real life couple about the age of digital theater, an unorthodox creative process, and the beauty of building a life in the desert of California. In this episode, listeners will get a behind-the-scenes glance at this new play. NOSOTROS LA GENTE is available to stream, December 4 - 20, 2020.

  • Playing Kate: Janis Stevens as Katharine Hepburn 

    11/11/2020 Duración: 22min

    American Stage's second digital production is Kate: The Unexamined Life of Katharine Hepburn by Rick Foster and performed by the indomitable Janis Stevens. Associate Artistic Director Kristin Clippard talks with Janis about how the show came to be and what it's been like to play an iconic celebrity.

  • Women of Firsts: LETTERS TO KAMALA

    21/10/2020 Duración: 35min

    This episode, hosted by Associate Artistic Director Kristin Clippard, features a discussion with the playwright and cast of LETTERS TO KAMALA by Rachel Lynett.  The conversation takes a deeper look into this new piece of theater, the historical figures therein, and the democratic voting process. Special guests include playwright Rachel Lynett, and cast, Renata Eastlick, Dee Selmore and Mia Tagano. Watch the virtual performance of LETTERS TO KAMALA available October 21-November 8. 

  • Creative Conversations: The Fundamental Role of Arts in Education During COVID

    21/08/2020 Duración: 33min

    In this series American Stage's CEO/Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, meets with our virtual community to discuss live theatre during the pandemic and beyond. In today's episode, Stephanie is joined by American Stage’s Director of Education and Outreach, Tiffany Ford, and Jeanne Reynolds, the Performing Arts Specialist for Pinellas County Schools, to talk about the value of arts education experiences and the challenges & opportunities in delivering arts experiences to young people during the pandemic.  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • New Shorts: Installment Five 

    05/08/2020 Duración: 40min

    This episode is the final installment of Virtual New Shorts. It features excerpts from HEAR ME ROAR by Jennifer Blackmer and REAL AMERICAN DINNER PARTY by Jen Silverman, followed by a conversation that takes a deeper dive with the playwrights into why they wrote these pieces and the exciting, challenging and dynamic world of live virtual theater.  These shorts were directed by Tiffany Ford and performed by Janis Stevens, Renata Eastlick, Rose Hahn, Kate Berg, Alicia Thomas, Jovon Jacobs, and Jim Sorenson. Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Creative Conversations: The Next Generation, Shaping the Future of Live Theatre

    04/08/2020 Duración: 48min

    In this series American Stage's CEO/Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, meets with our virtual community to discuss live theatre during the pandemic and beyond.  In this conversation Stephanie is joined by AS's 2019-2020 apprentices (Alyssa Baumgardner, Kianna Jackson, Skye Lindberg, John Perez, Lyle Sweppenheiser) for a conversation about how the current realities in our world are informing the priorities of our emerging theatre professionals. How will these young artists, arts educators and arts leaders use their experiences in the present moment to shape the future of live theatre?  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • New Shorts: Installment Four

    29/07/2020 Duración: 40min

    This series features our July Virtual Stage series of New Shorts.  This episode features excerpts from PICK ME UP by Rachel Lynett and INDELIBLE by John Bavoso, followed by a conversation that takes a deeper dive with the playwrights into why they wrote these pieces and the exciting, challenging and dynamic world of live virtual theater.  These shorts were directed by Brian Balcom and performed by Ben Ismail, Xavier Reyes, Kara Sotakoun, Jessica Moraton.  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • New Shorts: Installment Three

    27/07/2020 Duración: 35min

    This series features our July Virtual Stage series of New Shorts.  This episode features excerpts from THREE RINGS, NO DIAMONDS by D.W. Gregory and YOUR SONG REMAINS THE SAME OLD SONG SUNG BLUE by Hal Borden, followed by a conversation that takes a deeper dive with the playwrights into why they wrote these pieces and the exciting challenging and dynamic world of live virtual theater.  These shorts were directed by Benjamin Ismail and performed by Imani Mitchell, Brock Vickers, and John Perez. Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Creative Conversations: Perspectives from the Board Room

    21/07/2020 Duración: 32min

    In this series American Stage's CEO/Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, meets with our virtual community to discuss live theatre during the pandemic and beyond. In this conversation Stephanie is joined by Robyn Rusignuolo, American Stage's Board Chair to discuss the priorities and strategies of the American Stage Board of Trustees during this time of incredible change for live theatre. Join us for our live creative conversations every other Monday in July and August at 6pm. Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • New Shorts: Installment Two

    16/07/2020 Duración: 35min

    This new series will feature our New Summer Shorts series, where each Thursday in July at 8pm, we bring you trivia and cocktail recipes pre-show and a performance of 2 short pieces of theater, followed by a chat back with the playwrights and cast.  Today’s episode features excerpts from THE MAGICIANS USED TO GO HERE by Emily Dendinger and SURVIVAL STRATEGY by Donna Hoke, followed by a conversation that takes a deeper dive with the playwrights into why they wrote these pieces and the exciting, challenging and dynamic world of live virtual theater. These shorts were directed by L. Peter Callender and performed by Josh Odsess-Rubin and Margee Sapowsky.   Audio production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • New Shorts: Installment One

    14/07/2020 Duración: 29min

    This new series will feature our New Summer Shorts series, where each Thursday in July at 8pm, we bring you trivia and cocktail recipes pre-show and a performance of 2 short pieces of theater, followed by a chat back with the playwrights and cast.  Today’s episode features excerpts from FOOD FOR THOUGHT by Rick Rubin  and YOU’RE OUT! by Deborah Zoe Laufer, followed by a conversation that takes a deeper dive with the playwrights into why they wrote these pieces and the exciting, challenging and dynamic world of live virtual theater. These shorts were directed by Kristin Clippard and performed by Matt Acquard and Sadie Lockhart.   Audio production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Shakespeare Lite: TWELFTH NIGHT

    09/07/2020 Duración: 31min

    This is the final installment of our June Shakespeare Lite series.  This episode is all about Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, as performed on American Stage's virtual stage. In this episode you will hear from the director L. Peter Callender, a performer from the production, Camille Upshaw , the prologue delivered before the performance by Skye Lindberg, a scene  from the performance itself, and the chat back conversation with the cast.   Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Creative Conversations: A Safe Return to the Stage for Performers

    07/07/2020 Duración: 35min

    In this series American Stage's CEO/Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, meets with our virtual community to discuss live theatre during the pandemic and beyond. In this conversation Stephanie is joined by Actor’s Equity Association members, Renata Eastlick and Richard Watson for a conversation about navigating the intimacy of live performance in a COVID world.  Join us for our live creative conversations every other Monday in July and August at 6pm.  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • 2019-2020 Apprentice Cohort

    03/07/2020 Duración: 32min

    Spotlight on FIVE TIMES AROUND In today's episode we meet our 2019-2020 Apprentice Cohort of American Stage.   The discussion includes a day in the life as apprentices, their newly devised piece of theater entitled FIVE TIMES AROUND, and what will stay with them, from their experience this season, on their next adventure.  You can find more information about their piece on our website and Youtube channel.  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Creative Conversations: Anti-Racism in Practice

    26/06/2020 Duración: 35min

    In this series American Stage's CEO/ Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, meets with our virtual community to discuss live theatre during the pandemic and beyond. In this podcast Stephanie begins an honest conversation about American Stage’s commitment to anti-racism now and in the future.  American Stage is committed to listening, to learning and to acting in support of a more just world. You can watch these creative conversations live each Monday during the month of June at 6pm.  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart

  • Shakespeare Lite: OTHELLO

    24/06/2020 Duración: 47min

    The Shakespeare Lite series will be highlighted on our podcast throughout the month of June. This episode is all about Shakespeare's OTHELLO, as performed on American Stage's virtual stage. In this episode you will hear from L. Peter Callender who played Othello in this production, the director Benjamin Ismail, the prologue delivered before the performance by Kianna Jackson, a scene  from the performance itself, and the chat back conversation with the cast.   You can join us for a live performance of Shakespeare Lite each Sunday in June at 2pm.  Audio production: Sadie Lockhart 

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