A “Gutless” artist’s “Grateful” journey.

On Today’s podcast, we meet #Amy #Oestreicher whose shares with us an emotional series of events in #Gutless and #Grateful that could have derailed her artistic goals. If you are held back by something in your life, this story is sure to inspire. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT GUTLESS AND GRATEFUL

After its sold-out, Broadway World Award-nominated run in NYC, CT, and MA, Oestreicher’s near-death experience and unique personal story are once again woven into a moving, entertaining, and inspiring evening of music, humor, surprise, and triumph. At 18, Oestreicher fell into a coma after a blood clot abruptly caused her stomach to literally explode. After 27 surgeries and three years without food or drink, her passion and hunger for life stayed strong, proving that with hope, anything is possible. Director: Jerold Goldstein.

Recommended for: #children, #teenagers, #adults, #elderly, #theatre community, #LGBTQ community, anyone who has been through medical or other obstacles.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:
http://amyoes.com
http://unitedsolo.org


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Acting Out with Charlie DelMarcelle

On today’s podcast, Hank Curry is joined by Charlie DelMarcelle. I believe the last time we chatted with Charlie was for an Azuka production. Now, he is featured in Norristown for the Theatre Horizon production of “I Am My Own Wife”. Stay Tuned

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ABOUT I AM MY OWN WIFE

I Am My Own Wife

October 31 – November 24, 2013

by Doug Wright
Honorary Show Producers – William & Cindy Wanger, TD Bank, Fesnak & Associates LLP, Fox Rothschild LLP
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
Starring Charlie DelMarcelle

“…riveting theatre… the structure of the play is original, challenging, and involving.” —BackStage

Synopsis

Based on a true story, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German man who survived the Nazis and the Communists while dressed as a woman. Having endured two of history’s most repressive regimes, Charlotte’s ambiguity made her a bridge between unlikely worlds. Celebrated actor Charlie DelMarcelle portrays over 30 characters and seduces us with Charlotte’s tale of politics, survival, and beauty.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://theatrehorizon.org

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ACTING OUT with Jared Reed

On today’s podcast, Brock Vickers catches Jared Reed, ACTING OUT in Media! Jared sat down with REP RADIO to talk about becoming MACBETH in the Hedgerow production directed by Dan Hodge and feature a cast of exceptional Philadelphia favorites! Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT JARED REED

Jared Reed is a founding member of Curio Theatre. Jared is a graduate of the Juilliard School in Drama. He has appeared Off-Broadway at The Roundabout and starred in The Woman in Black at the Minetta Lane. Some of his regional theatre credits include Seattle Repertory, McCarter Theatre, Yale Repertory, the Huntingdon, The Old Globe in San Diego. His most recent regional performance was at the Walnut Street Theatre inThe Philadelphia Story. Jared worked as lighting and sound designer for ten years at Hedgerow Theatre, Rose Valley, PA and has also taught summer drama programs for the past ten years. He has written and directed many shows at Hedgerow Theatre and for Curio, including Great ExpectationsThe Iliad, and The Hanging.

MACBETH

Why is Shakespeare’s “Scottish play” the perfect autumn thriller? It has it all!  Deceit, intrigue, treachery, murder, backstabbing (literally!), plus witchcraft and ghosts give it the spooky feel that sets you on the edge of your seat.  Director Dan Hodge (of the acclaimed Philadelphia Artists Collective) is crafting a fast-moving production different than any other version you’ve seen. He’s placed it just after the First World War, full of the occult and the birth or our modern world, but still the classic tale of a man and his wife, temptation, and the  prophecies made by a trio of witches. The acclaimed Hedgerow Stage and the bare stone walls provide the perfect backdrop for a spooky, bloody, war-torn world where “something wicked this way comes.”

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://hedgerowtheatre.org

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ACTING OUT with Kevin Chick

On today’s podcast, Brock Vickers channels the wonders of the interwebs to connect with performer Kevin Chick. With a truck full of costumes, there most certainly would be a few hats. Find out which ones Kevin wears as Brock Vickers catches Kevin Chick…ACTING OUT!

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ABOUT KEVIN CHICK

Kevin Chick is a Philadelphia based performer who has performed in New York, Minneapolis, Iowa, throughout Argentina and around South America and Mexico. !He has

performed as a puppeteer, clown, musician, actor, improv-er, in Spanish, and with masks. ! His favorite credits include: X Tink Shun- Jim Henson Company, Flash of Time with the

Kimmel Center in The Philadelphia International Festival of Arts,The Black Arts by Lamb Lays with Lion at The Guthrie Theatre, and of course Do Not Push with Alex Suha at The Metropolis Theatre and The Den theatre of Chicago. BA-University of Iowa

WORKSHOP INFO:
Everything’s Funny. Including you. We’re gonna leave the face paint at home and take a look at the real funny stuff, the stuff we usually cover up. Participants in this clown workshop will study the movements of objects, materials, each other, and themselves. In the end, they’ll leave with clown characters and prepared to develop their own theatrical material. Join if you dare. Join if you WANT to dare.

Mondays September 9th-30th, 6:30-9:30 PM
cost: $100, includes $25 space reservation deposit
ARTS PARLOR
1170 South Broad Street (at Federal Street), Philadelphia, PA 19146

visit
http://www.alexsuha.com/classes.html
for more info and to register

Questions?
[email protected]

Students and colleagues have said…

“…but you wouldn’t let us quit, you had us work through our insecurities and confront our frustrations and that’s when things started to really happen. It was great.”

“You helped us discover our own clown within us without force but not by babying us either. ”

“his students will be inspired by the joyful yet rigorous quality of his proposals”

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Acting Out with Jeff Baxt

Jeff Baxt made his way from Brooklyn to the City of Brotherly Love some twenty years ago. HIs body of work spans from theater and film. We sit down with Jeff to talk about his journey and he even shares his monlogue with us at the end. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT JEFF BAXT

I’ve been acting part time for more than 15 years in Philly area, mostly on stage but in more recent years in TV spots.

But most importantly — I love the theatre!

My uncle, a playwright, introduced me to theatre as a teenager,encouraging me to read plays; I proceeded to devour all the scripts I could find in the public library. Subsequently, I’ve had the good fortune to appear on Philadelphia area stages as an actor, as well as
work in theatre production and take any opportunity to contribute to the theatre community.

FOLLOW JEFF ON TWITTER!
https://twitter.com/jadambaxt

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AO – Lester Houseman

Today’s podcast features Broadway actor, Lester Houseman. Hank allows Lester to ACT OUT for this special April Fools interview. Stay Tuned!

ABOUT LESTER HOUSEMAN

“Lester Houseman has a theatrical career that spans over thirty years, six continents, and hundreds of productions. He is the co-founder of the Hook Theater Company in New York, the author of “Preantics: A Guide to Preantics”, and a three time recipient of the Acting Award. He is a graduate of the Julliard School and the Exhibitoreum, and he continues to act, write, direct, and teach all over the world.”

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AO – F. Otto Haas Award WINNER!! – Steve Pacek

Today’s podcast features Steve Pacek’s return to REP RADIO as a 2012 F.Otto Haas Award Nominee. We touch base with Steve and talk about his 2011-12 and his hand in starting a new theatre company, while being a part of a up and coming theatre company, while acting for other companies! Tell me who’s emerging! Stay Tuned!
Steve Pacek — Artistic Associate Director of 11th Hour Theatre Company
Steve attended Ithaca College, where he received his BFA in Musical Theatre. He has worked extensively in the entertainment industry, spanning many disciplines and in many different cities including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Minneapolis. As an actor, he has appeared on television, off-broadway, on tour and on numerous Philadelphia stages including the Arden Theatre Company, the Prince Music Theater, Walnut Street Theatre and 11th Hour Theatre Company. Steve has been nominated for 5 Barrymore Awards including 2 nominations for the Haas Award for Emerging Artist in Theatre. Directing/choreography credits include: I Sing!, The World Goes ‘Round (11th Hour), APA showcases (The Arden). He has also assisted such directors as Larry Moss (NYC’s Century Center), Joe Calarco (Playwright’s Horizons), Mark Valdez (Minneapolis’s Mixed Blood Theatre Co) and Terry Nolen (The Arden). As an educator, Steve has taught with Music Theater International, Disney’s Broadway Junior, Jen Waldman Studio, Lucy Moses School, Windward School, Arden Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theater, Ithaca College, and the Hangar Theater’s Next Generation program.
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