9 episodes

Producing Heroes is a podcast dedicated to creative producers who make impossible things happen. Every day these intrepid theatrical alchemists harness the energies of artists, hustle opportunities, dream dreams and translate them from ideas into shows.

They are the drivers of an industry and yet they tend to remain hidden, hiding behind the curtain. Until now.
The triumphs and failures, the risks and rewards, the glory and the gory all feature in these deeply personal accounts of some of the world’s most inspiring creative producers.

Producing Heroes tells their stories, in their own words.

Producing Heroes
Created by Circa
Host: Yaron Lifschitz
Producer: Lauren Eisinger
Post Production: Thom Kellar, Folklore Sound

Special thanks to
Joe Melilo
Kate Bouchier-Hayes

Producing Heroes Circa Contemporary Circus

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 28 Ratings

Producing Heroes is a podcast dedicated to creative producers who make impossible things happen. Every day these intrepid theatrical alchemists harness the energies of artists, hustle opportunities, dream dreams and translate them from ideas into shows.

They are the drivers of an industry and yet they tend to remain hidden, hiding behind the curtain. Until now.
The triumphs and failures, the risks and rewards, the glory and the gory all feature in these deeply personal accounts of some of the world’s most inspiring creative producers.

Producing Heroes tells their stories, in their own words.

Producing Heroes
Created by Circa
Host: Yaron Lifschitz
Producer: Lauren Eisinger
Post Production: Thom Kellar, Folklore Sound

Special thanks to
Joe Melilo
Kate Bouchier-Hayes

    Producing Heroes with Phloeun Prim

    Producing Heroes with Phloeun Prim

    Born during the genocide in Cambodia and having grown up in Montréal, Canada, Phloeun is proud to be part of the movement to use the arts for healing, social transformation and economic development in Cambodia.

    A visionary cultural entrepreneur, Phloeun has spearheaded Cambodian Living Arts’ (CLA) transformation from a grassroots project reviving traditional arts to the leading cultural agency in Cambodia. Phloeun has led the organization to extend its reach from local to international programming; The major Season of Cambodia festival in New York April-May 2013, a $2.6 million project, involving 125 artists, 34 presenting partners including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim, symbolizes the capacity that Phloeun has brought not only to CLA, but to the Cambodian arts and culture sector as a whole.

    Join us for Phloeun’s incredible story of bringing Cambodian art to the world stage, the importance of art and culture in a post-genocide society and the power of a smile.

    • 50 min
    Producing Heroes with Virginia Hyam and Simon Hinton

    Producing Heroes with Virginia Hyam and Simon Hinton

    Virginia Hyam (HOTA, Gold Coast) and Simon Hinton (Merrigong Theatre) discuss the challenges and opportunities that come with producing and presenting in cities that are one hour away from a major capital. They share their stories of developing new work and new audiences, pioneering initiatives and playing the long game.

    • 55 min
    Producing Heroes with Ruth Wikler

    Producing Heroes with Ruth Wikler

    Ruth Wikler joins us on Producing Heroes. Ruth is the Deputy Director of Programming for Circus Arts at TOHU, Montréal’s premier presenter of contemporary circus.

    Ruth is a passionate advocate for international artistic exchange. She is a published writer and translator on international theatre and circus. Ruth ran an independent performance series, bringing contemporary theatre to Portland, Oregon.

    Join us as she shares her tales of unlikely collaborations, cultural diplomacy and producing independently and for large organisations.

    • 38 min
    Producing Heroes with Jonathan Holloway

    Producing Heroes with Jonathan Holloway

    Jonathan Holloway's storied career takes him from the National Theatre in London to Melbourne International Festival and Perth Festival, where he closed the city of Perth so 1.4 million people could watch the giants of Royal de Luxe walk the streets.

    Join us for Jonathan's conversation on the needs vs. wants of an audience, creating giant performance experiences and getting the moment exactly right.

    • 59 min
    Producing Heroes with Shanta Thake

    Producing Heroes with Shanta Thake

    Shanta Thake is Senior Director of Artistic Programs at The Public Theater and a Co-Director of globalFEST in New York City.

    Shanta shares incredible stories of raising marginalised voices, fostering superstar talent and programming 800 shows a year.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Producing Heroes with Mark Ball

    Producing Heroes with Mark Ball

    Mark Ball is Creative Director of Manchester International Festival (MIF), where he is responsible for leading the artistic programme for The Factory, MIF’s new large-scale venue for arts and culture..

    Enjoy Mark's discussion on nurturing bold ideas, convincing the sceptics, dancing with risk and building cultural spaces.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

kbtmelb ,

Love this

I loved this conversation, great guest and Yaron is such an astute enquirer. The theme of continually mentoring and being mentored is one that really resonated. Great listening for producers!

b@w@k ,

Excellent !!

This is a fabulous podcast for understanding what it takes to make amazing things happen in the world of live performance. It’s also just really inspiring.

livingstone88 ,

Love this!

This podcast is a great listen, for all those with an intertest in arts, culture, producing and the likes. What an amazing set of guests that Yaron provides thoughtful, provoking questions to.

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