38 minutes | Jun 3, 2012
Colt Coeur theater co - Interview 13
Adrienne Campbell-Holt, artistic director of Colt Coeur theater company, and Eliza Clark, writer of the play RECALL, join me to chat about TV jobs, their process for making theater, and the business sides of both. We play the game CLASSIC STAGE -- if you know what play we're reading you could win TWO TICKETS to see Recall. Don't say I never do anything for you. Send me your guess at UpNextPodcast@gmail.com Music:Fire Club www.myspace.com/fireclubband Sabrina Chap www.sabrinachap.com Sabrina's second album 'We Are The Parade' drops in June, released by ERT records. More info at her website. Colt Coeur presents RECALL by Eliza Clark, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holtat the Wild Project June 8 through July 7info: www.coltcoeur.org my website: www.JohnAnthonyRusso.com and I'm always on twitter@johnarusso Like the facebook page, and click those iTunes stars to rate the show! *Up Next features actors, writers, directors sharing insight and funny stories as they work to make their break.
15 minutes | May 13, 2012
AUDITION stories: Sean Christopher Lewis
Sean Christopher Lewis is an actor/ playwright in Iowa. You can find out about his Working Group Theater company at www.seanchristopherlewis.com. His play GOODNESS will perform in NYC at Under St. Marks, June 21-23 This is the FIRST in a SERIES of stories, written and produced by some amazing people doing cool work in theater and film, all across the country. In today's episode, Sean Christopher Lewis shares his audition story (you know how you have that one? This is his.) If YOU have a story you want to share on Up Next, email me at UpNextPodcast@gmail.com. Wherever you are in the world, if you have a theater or film related story to share, pitch me! ASLO -- please check out the new theater company "Asian And..." This is a link to an article about their upcoming reading series. http://broadwayworld.com/article/Christine-Toy-Johnson-Lauren-Yee-et-al-Set-for-ASIAN-ANDs-RIGHT-HERE-RIGHT-NOW-20120504_page2 They're doing important work, and the reading features a diverse and super-talented group of writers/ performers. May 15 at 8pm. Suggested donation is $10, at the Cherry Lane Theater in NYC. Email ProjectAsianAnd@gmail.com for reservations. My website is www.Johnanthonyrusso.com and you can keep up with me on twitter when I should be writing or sleeping @johnarusso Thanks for listening -- please, rate the podcast in iTunes and like the Facebook page. It matters!
36 minutes | Apr 29, 2012
Actor / Artistic Director Emily Simoness -- Up Next interview 12
Emily Simoness runs the artist retreat -- Space on Ryder Farm. We talk about managing a non-profit from the ground up, and the surprising turns your career takes! We also play Pick a Play. Email your feedback to UpNextPodcast@gmail.com Rate the show in iTunes! Today's band LA RES is playing in NYC so check them out: LA RES @ Bowery Electric327 BoweryThursday, May 109pm$8 Emily's website www.SpaceonRyderFarm.com My Website www.JohnAnthonyRusso.com Twitter: @johnarusso Music today by La Res at www.ViveLaRes.com and Fire Club at www.myspace.com/fireclubband Promos: These people are coming on the show soon so check them out! Adrienne Campbell-Holt's Colt Coeur theater company www.coltcoeur.org
43 minutes | Apr 8, 2012
Actor/Producer Steven Klein - Up Next interview 11
Steven Klein is an actor/producer in film and theater in NYC and LA. He also runs a sucessful grantwriting company. We chat about the dirty work of acting, the shame of the day job, and how your acting career is like starting a business. We also play a game: pick a play! (send your guess to UpNextPodcast@gmail.com for your chance to win a DVD of his movie Make Believe and a deck of cards to practise your magic!) Steven's production company: www.fireflyinc.com My Website www.JohnAnthonyRusso.com Twitter: @johnarusso Promos: These people are coming on the show soon so check them out! Casey Ryan's interview show (I'm on 4/8) http://cuttingroomfloorpodcast.blogspot.com Beth Hoyt's comedy videos and interviews www.mydamnchannel.com/live Havilah Brewster's blog on dating and pop culture www.yesimgoingtoblogaboutthis.com Emily Simoness' artist retreat place www.spaceonryderfarm.com Erin Cronican's Seeing Place Theater company in NY www.SeeingPlaceTheater.com
61 minutes | Feb 12, 2012
Playwright Janine Nabers - Episode 9
Playwright Janine Nabers shares her tips on writers groups, navigating grad school, and finding your voice. A current Julliard student, with an MFA from the New School in Playwriting, Janine already has a commission from Playwrights Horizons and has worked with Soho Rep, Sundance, MCC, Ars Nova, the Dramatists Guild, Primary Stages, Page 73, and others. Basically, get to know her, she's great. Show links: My website: www.JohnAnthonyRusso.com (intro/exit music) Fire Club: www.myspace.com/fireclubband (breaks music) Analog Fire: www.facebook.com/analogfire *Analog Fire's new remix LP is available this week, for free, through their Facebook Page Casey Ryan's interview podcast on tv and webseriesr: www.cuttingroomfloorpodcast.blogspot.com Adam Szymkowitz's interviews on theater: www.aszym.blogspot.com LIKE the Up Next Facebook page for updates Follow me on twitter @johnarusso
63 minutes | Jan 29, 2012
Director Michelle Tattenbaum - Episode 8
Director Michelle Tattenbaum shares her thoughts on learning the ropes by way of internships and festivals; how having a baby changes your career; and the importance of long-term relationships with writers. On breaks we'll hear selections from "Nobody Loves You," a new musical by Itamar Moses and Gaby Alter (which Michelle is directing at the Old Globe). Links: Michelle Tattenbaum (directing website, and links to hear other songs from "Nobody Loves You") www.michelletattenbaum.com Babyprov (webseries) www.Babyprov.com John Russo (press, reel, screenplays) www.JohnAnthonyRusso.com and on twitter at www.twitter.com/johnarusso Fire Club (music and video) www.myspace.com/fireclubband "Up Next" features actors/ writers/ directors sharing insight and funny stories as they work to make their break.
58 minutes | Jan 15, 2012
Writer/Composer David Ingber - episode 7
Actor / writer / composer David Ingber has created musicals about Zombies and Fantasy Football, an ESPN web series, and several screenplays. He chats about his process, working in an internet startup, and using South Park as a model of good writing. We play a new game this week – Play Rap! (that's right) This episode features the band Fire Club on the intro and exit music, and during the breaks we’ll hear a song from "Zombies, Actually," and two from, "Fantasy Football the Musical." They're written by David, with arrangements and orchestrations by Brian Usifer, and sung by David Ingber and Kristen Da Costa. Show links: Fire Club www.myspace.com/fireclubband My site www.JohnAnthonyRusso.com Thanks to new listeners around the world for sharing on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to leave feedback and rate the show in iTunes!
51 minutes | Jan 1, 2012
Actor Bill Army - Episode 6
Happy New Year! Thanks to your reviews, Up Next was "New and Notable" in iTunes last week, and is now in 14 countries! Keep posting! Thanks!! Episode 6: Actor Bill Army, from Woody Allen's Broadway comedy, Relatively Speaking, shares his thoughts on graduating NYU, planning his wedding, and landing a Broadway gig in the same year; he advises actors on starting a relationship with an agent; and he brings up the big questions: grad school? How do you know when you've made it? What's the best way to prep audition material? We play a fun game this week - Pick a Play! This episode features the band Fire Club on the intro and exit music, and singer/songwriter Dann Russo during breaks. Thanks to new listeners around the world for sharing on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to leave feedback and rate the show in iTunes! show links: Relatively Speaking www.RelativelySpeakingBroadway.com Fire Club (intro) www.myspace.com/fireclubband
55 minutes | Dec 19, 2011
Actor/Singer Amy Jo Jackson - Episode 5
*This episode has been fixed -- sorry for the glitch! Enjoy!! Actor / singer / vocal coach Amy Jo Jackson gives her take on starting your own coaching business, the challenges of performing in regional theaters, and the tricky dance of self-promotion. We play a new game this week - Duets! This episode features the band Fire Club on the intro and exit music, and the band Occurrence during breaks. Thanks to new listeners around the world for sharing on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to leave feedback and rate the show in iTunes! Show links: Amy Jo's coaching site www.amyjojackson.com Fire Club (intro) www.myspace.com/fireclubband Occurrence (breaks) www.occurrencemusic.com My site www.JohnAnthonyRusso.com FEEDBACK UpNextPodcast@gmail.com Up Next is now available to stream on your Stitcher Radio app, or on your computer at www.Stitcher.com Up Next features writers/ actors/ directors sharing insight and funny stories as they work to make their break. Send feedback to UpNextPodcast@gmail.com Thanks, and enjoy! *For updates, follow me on www.Twitter.com/johnarusso or like "The Up Next Podcast" Facebook page.
53 minutes | Dec 4, 2011
Director Mary Birnbaum - Episode 4
Director Mary Birnbaum tells our host, John Russo, about starting the Art Party Theater company, bringing plays to festivals, collaborating, and physical theater. She shares stories about the plays and people who have helped and inspired her, and the surprising challenges that gave her new perspective. Intro and exit music, as always, is by the band Fire Club. On breaks, we'll hear from the band Teen Girl Scientist Monthly. Up Next features NYC actors, writers, directors sharing insight and funny stories about making their break. Show links: Art Party Theater Company www.ArtPartyTheaterCompany.com Fire Club (intro) www.myspace.com/fireclubband Teen Girl Scientist Monthly (breaks) www.teengirlscimo.com My site www.JohnAnthonyRusso.com FEEDBACK UpNextPodcast@gmail.com *for feedback follow me on www.Twitter.com/johnarusso or "like" The Up Next Podcast Facebook page.
60 minutes | Nov 20, 2011
Actor/Producers Steve Stout and Dominic Spillane - Episode 3
Up Next Episode 3 features actors/writers/producers Steve Stout and Dominic Spillane who talk about paying their dues, finding opportunities to create work for themselves, and producing the weekly late-night play competition, #serials@TheFlea. We play a new game this week: Play Pitch. As always, Up Next features NYC writers / actors / directors sharing insights and funny stories as they work to make their break. Show links: #serials @ thea Flea www.theflea.org Fire Club (intro) www.Myspace.com/fireclubband I'm Turning Into (breaks) http://imturninginto.bandcamp.com My site www.JohnAnthonyRusso.com FEEDBACK UpNextPodcast@gmail.com *for feedback follow me on www.Twitter.com/johnarusso or "like" The Up Next Podcast Facebook page.
51 minutes | Nov 6, 2011
Playwright Christopher Oscar Pena - Episode 2
Up Next features actors / writers / directors who are, literally, up next -- they're getting great work in the downtown theater scene, they have the chops, now it's a matter of getting to the next stage. They're struggling to do that right now, and if they can break through, they're the next generation of names and faces you're going to know, so get to know them now! Hear the daily challenges of the artists who are Up Next. Episode 2 features playwright Christopher Oscar Pena. Show links: Chris Pena http://cpinthenyc.wordpress.com Adam Szymkowitz http://aszym.blogspot.com Fire Club (intro) www.myspace.com/fireclubband Measure (breaks) www.measuremusic.com My site www.JohnAnthonyRusso.com FEEDBACK UpNextPodcast@gmail.com *for updates follow me on www.Twitter.com/johnarusso or "like" The Up Next Podcast Facebook page.
44 minutes | Oct 23, 2011
Actor Michael Micalizzi - Episode 1
Up Next features actors / writers / directors who are, literally, up next -- they're getting great work in the downtown theater scene, they have the chops, now it's a matter of getting to the next stage. They're struggling to do that right now, and if they can break through, they're the next generation of names and faces you're going to know, so get to know them now! Hear the daily challenges of the artists who are Up Next. Show links: Michael Micalizzi www.MichaelMicalizzi.com Fire Club www.Myspace.com/fireclubband My site www.JohnAnthonyRusso.com FEEDBACK UpNextPodcast@gmail.com *For updates, follow me on www.Twitter.com/johnarusso or like "The Up Next Podcast" Facebook page.