EMPLOYEE of the MONTH
About This Show
EMPLOYEE of the MONTH is a talk show about dreamy jobs.Comedian and writer Catie Lazarus interviews phenomenal folks about their careers, be it Rachel Maddow or Miss Piggy. Her guests also receive the coveted Employee of the Month Award, which falls somewhere between a Nobel Peace Prize and free cup of coffee. The podcast is released weekly and you can attend live tapings in New York at Joe's Pub. To get involved, get on the mailing list, donate or just for kicks, visit www.employeeofthemonthshow.com.
Most Recent Episode
TAYLOR SCHILLING & PIPER KERMAN, aka the Two Pied Pipers of Orange is the New Black
5 days ago
Taylor Schilling is up for her second Emmy Award nod for her portrayal of Piper Chapman on Netflix’s most popular series Orange is the New Black. Based on Piper Kerman’s memoir about her experience in prision, it’s the first television show to shine the light on a women’s prison population. Show creator Jenji Kohan cast a genuinely diverse ensemble of formidable actors. The majority happen to be female, black, Latina, LGBT, trans, and only a handful were already well established. But Orange is the New Black is one of rare shows made in Hollywood where the actors aren’t simply seletected for the color of their skin or number of Twitter followers, but for the content of their character acting.
It was a treat to have Piper Kerman, an alumni of Employee of the Month, join us to discuss what it’s like to have someone personify you and the line between fact and fiction. When not consulting on the show, Kerman is highly active in prison reform and has testified before Congress. n our interview at Employee of the Month, we spoke about what the two Pipers are up to as well as what it was like for Schilling to be cut from a dream job; working on the set of a children’s psychiatric hospital; and what “stardom” really entails.
Schilling, who started out in theater, is returning to her roots and rejoins Peter Dinklage in Turgenev’s A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY at Classic Stage Company in New York. In addition to television and theater, Schilling has also appeared in films, including the comedy, The Overnight with Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman, directed by Patrick Brice, which will debut at Sundance in January 2015. She was also seen (but not heard) in the Academy Award-winning film Argo opposite Ben Affleck and starred inThe Lucky One with Zac Efron, Stay with Aiden Quinn, and, of course, Atlas Shrugged Part I.
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