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The Backstage Creative
56 minutes | 6 days ago
Ari Fulton is a New York City based costume designer. We talk about the books she has been reading during the pandemic, how diversity should be organic, and the importance of making mistakes.
54 minutes | 20 days ago
Julianne Merrill is a music director based in New York City. We talk about building a network, pit technology, and audition coaching.
56 minutes | a month ago
Joanna Staub is a New York City based sound designer. We talk about diversity in sound design, mixing shows, and some of the realities of Broadway.
43 minutes | a month ago
Susan Sampliner is the company manager for Wicked on Broadway. We talk about what a company manager does, dealing with difficult people, and the Broadway Green Alliance.
49 minutes | a month ago
Emily Grishman is a New York City based music copyist. We talk about what a music copyist does, the importance of community, and changes in the industry over the past several decades.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Kate Sutton-Johnson is a scenic designer based in the Twin Cities. We talk about measuring effectiveness, importance of transitions, and creativity.
66 minutes | 2 months ago
Robbie Cowan is a music director, singer, and pianist. We talk about doing theater during a pandemic, touring, and balancing ambition with satisfaction.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Nia Sciaretta is the production stage manager at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Florida. We talk about the Nia Explains It All videos, diffusing tense situations, and organization.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
Adriane Heflin is a Minneapolis based technical director. We talk about inviting collaboration, leadership, and effective communication.
41 minutes | 3 months ago
Kyra Sims is a New York City based musician, writer, and actor. We talk about subbing on Broadway, the New York Neo-Futurists, and working on off-Broadway.
54 minutes | 3 months ago
Anne McPherson stage manages in NYC. We talk about effective communication, self advocacy, and building trust with those you work with.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Lawrence Moten is a New York City based scenic designer. We talk about self care, working on new plays, and the 2020 Antonyo Awards.
50 minutes | 4 months ago
Richard Hammond is the bassist for Hamilton. We talk about recording versus live performance, creating musical currency, and musicians as athletes.
49 minutes | 4 months ago
Stacey Derosier is a New York City based lighting designer. We talk about advocating for yourself, balancing life, and minorities in theater.
56 minutes | 4 months ago
Justin Ellington is a musician and sound designer. We talk opportunities in the field of music, handling healthy conflict, and the importance of representation in the theater and music industries.
51 minutes | 4 months ago
Anna Murphy is a Twin Cities based music director and pianist. We talk about breaking into a scene, having a day job, and engaging with your community.
48 minutes | 5 months ago
Dominique Hill is a costume designer who splits her time between NYC and LA. We talk about empathy, staying healthy, and viewing clothing as language.
48 minutes | 5 months ago
Jiyoun Chang is an East coast lighting and set designer. We talk about letting go in the design process, staying healthy during stressful times, and motherhood.
33 minutes | 5 months ago
Scott Thornton is a New York City based bassist. We talk about his background, what it's like playing Chicago on Broadway, and his advice to young musicians.
51 minutes | 5 months ago
Tilly Grimes is a costume and set designer. We talk about the art of asking good questions, leadership as a designer, and the beauty of live events.
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