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65 minutes | May 23, 2022
Act 2, Scene 7: Noise (Feat. Rachel Covey)
For the first time ever, Playdate is covering a MUSICAL! Kait and Julia are joined for the crossover of a lifetime with the one and only Rachel Covey. Rachel sits down to discuss her new musical, her journey into playwrighting and composing, and gives listeners some insight into her production's process and what is coming up next. Enjoy!
102 minutes | May 9, 2022
Intermission: Q&A with your hosts!
Julia and Kait take a brief intermission to interview some special guests: each other! Get to know your hosts and some of their childhood, their introduction to theatre, and what makes them qualified to host a podcast. Enjoy this very special episode of Playdate!!Check out Julia Black’s brand new play Everything Feels Like the End of the World here: https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Dont-Tell-Amys-Production-Of-EVERYTHING-FEELS-LIKE-THE-END-OF-THE-WORLD-Premieres-Virtually-20220501?fbclid=IwAR18hQSwjfp6t2oltVwYDeASK5Jk_TNcb5haUe8Uug6YKxESCmmzmFmrGU0Get tickets to Hole in the Wall Theater’s production of She Kills Monsters here: https://hitw.org/tickets/
67 minutes | Apr 25, 2022
Act 2, Scene 6: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: Part II
Kait and Julia return to discuss part II of Stephen Adly Guirgis’a play The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. They talk about the usage of mental health in this play and how it can alter your views on the characters, the idea of your “fate” or “destiny” and if it is real, and some ideas on how they would like to see the show staged. Enjoy part II of this April special!
53 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
Act 2, Scene 5: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: Part I
In the first part of this two part April special, Julia and Kait discuss Stephen Adly Guirgis’s play The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. They discuss the parallels between this play and the stages of grief, self-destruction tendencies, and the racial undertones of the characters within the play. Enjoy!
84 minutes | Mar 28, 2022
Act 2, Scene 4: Peter and the Starcatcher (Feat. Brotakus Anime Club)
Julia and Kait are joined once again by their amazing friends from the Brotakus Podcast! This week, the four of them sit down to discuss Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice. They discuss the influence this piece has on the story of Peter Pan, the racist undertones within the show, and the beauty of being young. Enjoy!
78 minutes | Mar 14, 2022
Act 2, Scene 3: The Opposite of Love (Feat. Ashley Griffin)
Julia and Kait are joined by the illustrious Ashley Griffin to discuss her BRAND NEW play The Opposite of Love, described to be, "If 'Pretty Woman' was a 'Black Mirror' episode, sans tech". They discuss the importance of sex education, the challenges and thrills of writing a two-hander, and sex positivity in 2022. Check out www.ashleygriffinofficial.com for more information and updates about this play as it develops throughout year. Enjoy!
59 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Act 2, Scene 2: Stupid Fucking Bird
Katie and Julia read the Aaron Posner's incredible adaptation of The Seagull, written by Anton Chekhov, entitled Stupid Fucking Bird. Along with their enjoyment of swearing on the podcast, they discuss the importance of self care, society's idolization of "the grind", and the absolute heartbreak of self-harm. Dig deep and ask the hard hitting questions this week on Playdate, enjoy!
112 minutes | Feb 14, 2022
Act 2, Scene 1: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Playdate is back and better than ever with love filling the air! This week, Kait and Julia discuss Shakespeare's most famous and beloved play filled with love, violence, and heartbreak. They talk about the career of Leonardo DiCaprio, different tools to understand and dissect his infamous language, and a breakdown of why this play has become so misunderstood...all in time for Valentines Day!
75 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Act 1, Episode 18: Fleabag
Julia and Kait discuss Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag. They discuss their very "fleabag" weeks, the importance of reaching out when someone is grieving, and the main differences between the stage play and the screenplay. Enjoy!
87 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Act 1, Scene 17: Trial (Featuring Ashley Griffin)
Julia and Kait sit down with playwright Ashley Griffin to discuss her play Trial. They chat about Ashley's writing process during this play and discuss the importance of opening up conversations about topics like abuse and suicide.CONTENT WARNING: Gaslighting, Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Abuse, and Suicide. Listeners discretion advised.
79 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Act 1, Scene 16: John Proctor is the Villain
In this episode of Playdate, Julia and Kait break down Kimberly Bellflower's play John Proctor is the Villain. They discuss the history of the play The Crucible and how it fits into this story, the character of John Proctor, the warning signs of gaslighting, and the impact sexual assault can have on the victims. Trigger Warnings include sexual assault and grooming. If you or anyone you know needs help, you can call the sexual assault telephone hotline at (800) 656-HOPE. That's (800) 656-4673.
100 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Act 1, Scene 15: The Wolves (Feat. Avery Norris & Lauren Teller)
in this week's episode, Kait and Julia sit down with Lauren Teller and Avery Norris to discuss The Wolves by Sarah Delappe. They reflect on their own personal production of this play as well as the importance of female playwrights in the industry as a whole, and the industry in its representation of women. Enjoy!
81 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Act 1, Scene 14: The 39 Steps (Feat. FILM)
Julia and Kait are joined this week with the Frankly, I Love Movies Podcast to discuss the film to stage adaptation of The 39 Steps. They discuss the differences between the movie and the play and which medium they believe to be a better fit for this particular piece of art. Enjoy!
63 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Act 1, Scene 13: Other Desert Cities
On this week's episode of Playdate, Julia and Kait discuss the play Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz. They discuss the dynamics of family, the power of language, and the importance of discovering your own self-worth. Enjoy!**Advertisement music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers**
65 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Act 1, Scene 12: The Glass Menagerie
Kait and Julia dive into a theatrical classic written by Tennessee Williams. They discuss the impact William's has made on American theatre, their opposing views on the play, and the ways they would like to see this show performed in 2021. Enjoy!
76 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Act 1, Episode 11: The Inheritance: Part II
On part II of this pride month special, Julia and Kait continue their discussion on The Inheritance (Part II) by Matthew Lopez. They discuss the intimate relationships between characters and the way their choices influence their lives. Enjoy!
58 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Act 1, Scene 10: The Inheritance: Part I
Kait and Julia do a deep dive this week into The Inheritance: Part I by Matthew Lopez. In this two part episode special, they discuss the LGBTQIA+ community as it fits into our society, the AIDS epidemic, and the history of this beautiful community. Stay tuned for Part II!
72 minutes | May 31, 2021
Act 1, Scene 9: A Kid Like Jake
Julia and Kait kick off a very special Pride Month with the analysis and conversation about “A Kid Like Jake” by Daniel Pearle. They are joined by their friend Levi Denton-Hughes this week to discuss gender identity and acceptance among young people. Enjoy!
69 minutes | May 10, 2021
Act 1, Scene 8: Fat Pig (Feat. Abby Rose Morris)
On this episode of Playdate, Kait and Julia are joined by Abby Rose Morris from the More Than Tracy Turnblad podcast to discuss the stigma around fat characters and actors in the theatrical industry. Enjoy!
77 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Act 1, Scene 7: Lifespan of a Fact
Julia and Kait dig deep on this episode of Playdate; In this episode, they discuss the definition of "fact", the power of language, and a weird obsessions with the Sears Franchise. Enjoy
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