Today’s podcast features actor J. Paul Nicholas, part of the ensemble for Theatre Exile’s production of The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar. We tread lightly on the productions particulars, tap into politics and explore the conversations that surround this well-executed production directed by Matt Pfeiffer. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT THE INVISIBLE HAND
Nick Bright, a highly successful player at a major investment bank is kidnapped and held for ransom by an Islamic militant group. As he awaits his fate in remote Pakistan and with no one negotiating for his release, he must take matters into his own hands. Full of questionable alliances and moral bargaining, this Philadelphia premiere is a chilling examination of how far we will go to survive and the consequences of the choices we make.
Every year, we encourage SoLow Artists to send us a sound byte explaining the why, who, what, where and when about your upcoming production. These audio clips should be no longer than 5 minutes and can be as creative or as simplistic as you want them to be. Once compiled, we will create a special REP RADIO podcast featuring those clips to help promote the festival. All submissions should be received by Friday, June 10th at midnight. If you are interested in sharing your voice with us, visit our special link for more information.
On today’s podcast, our 7th Season Premiere features Artistic Director, Writer and Performer, Jen Childs. We talk about the latest 1812 offering, “I Will Not Go Gently” where a stellar team of creatives breathe life into the faded career of “Sierra Mist”. We also nerd out about a few other notable musicians and I totally “fanboy” all of Jen and the great work at 1812. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT I WILL NOT GO GENTLY
A rock ‘n’ roll queen returns for her crown in I Will Not Go Gently, a world premiere comedy written and performed by Jennifer Childs. This play with music tells the story of fictional ‘80s rock icon Sierra Mist and the spirit of rebellion embodied in her music. Sierra has gone from top of the charts to middle aged obscurity, leaving behind a legion of fans for whom her songs were the anthems of their adolescence.
Today’s podcast features Artistic Director, Tom Reing. Inis Nua’s been having a great season and the mounting of compelling productions continues with this fictional tale that takes us into the mind of Bradley Manning, before becoming Chelsea. Diving into childhood, time in the military and incarceration, the struggle to identify oneself and establish life’s purpose assist in the telling of this story. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING
By: Tim Price
“Do you have an attitude problem?” “Do you have a problem following orders?” In this wholly imagined version of the mind and life of Chelsea Manning, these are only some of the questions to be answered. Known to the world as Pfc. Bradley Manning in 2010, her leaks of classified information to Wikileaks ignited a firestorm of much more crucial and challenging questions.
On today’s podcast, we take the elevator up to Studio 5 at the Walnut Street Theatre to chat with Artistic Director, Rich Rubin of Quince Productions about the next production, RODEO, written by Philip Dawkins. This production has recruited the talents of painter and illustrator, Anthony (Tony) Palumbo, whose work is well-known by any Quince artist. And, representing the cast, we are joined at the end by Michael Manley. Stay Tuned!
Rough and tumble cowgirl Cody and her persnickety mule Sprezzatura ride into town fixin’ to win the annual rodeo. Only one problem: girls aren’t allowed to compete. Unwilling to lay down the lasso so easily, Cody and Sprezzatura whip up the perfect plan to disguise themselves as a boy and a horse and sneak their way into the competitors’ ring. Western-y and Shakespearean-y shenanigans ensue when a dastardly villain, a slew of unique horses, and an unexpected romance come between Cody and her master plan to win the day.
On today’s podcast, we touch base with Griffin Stanton-Ameisen, Artistic Director of Revolution Shakespeare. We recap his 2015, talk about the organizations goals and what to look forward to in 2016. Stay Tuned!
ABOUT REVOLUTION SHAKESPEARE
Revolution Shakespeare engages audiences in the variety and vitality of Shakespeare’s works and works inspired by Shakespeare. Through performances and educational programming, Revolution Shakespeare creates accessible, stimulating theatrical experiences for the here and now.
ABOUT GRIFFIN STANTON-AMEISEN
Griffin is a Philadelphia based actor, producer and teacher. He grew up outside of Philly in Bryn Mawr, PA. After high school, Griffin pursued a B.A. in Theatre from Temple University where he studied with Kevin Cotter, David Ingram, Dan Kern and Donna Snow. Following this, he moved out west for three years for further training at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he obtained an M.F.A. in performance under the tutelage of Robert Benedetti, Rayme Cornell, Phil Hubbard and Michael Lugering. Upon graduation he came back home to Philly to begin his acting career. Griffin has worked at The Walnut Street Theatre, Quintessence Theatre Group, Act II Playhouse, the National Constitution Center, Luna Theatre, Simpatico Theatre Project, Brat Productions, Curio Theatre, Philadelphia Artists Collective, Theatre Horizon, Playpenn, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, as well as repeatedly with The Delaware Shakespeare Festival, EgoPo Classic Theatre and The Renegade Company. As a teacher, Griffin has worked with Bristol Riverside Theatre, the Lantern Theatre, Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Theatre Horizon. For more info go to www.griffinsa.com.