The Patrick Page Podcast aims to encourage and inspire artists and artistic souls who aspire to mastery in art and in life. Host Michael Littig (Co-Founder of the Patrick Page Studio and The Zuckerberg Institute) leads the listener through a series of wide-ranging discussions with his mentor, Tony nominee Patrick Page (Hadestown, The Lion King, Hunchback of Notre Dame, etc) and a series of remarkable guests, seeking a deeper understanding of what it means to live as an artist. Focusing on “Method” (the techniques of the craft), “Motivation” (specific examples and tools for success) and “Meaning” (the “Why” behind all the work) Page and Littig open their private conversations to the listener, for a truly unique podcast experience.
Lea Salonga I A Legendary Career
On this episode, we talk about mastery with Lea Salonga. Multiple award-winning actress and singer Lea Salonga is best known for her Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon. In addition to the Tony, she has won the Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, in the field of musical theatre. She was also the first Asian to play Eponine in the musical Les Misérables on Broadway and returned to the beloved show as Fantine in the 2006 revival. Many fans of all ages recognize Lea as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine from Aladdin and Fa Mulan for Mulan and Mulan II. For her portrayal of the beloved princesses, the Walt Disney Company bestowed her with the honor of “Disney Legend”.
All the Devils are Here I How Shakespeare Invented the Villain
On this episode, we continue with the second part of our conversation on process, focusing today on Patrick's one man show - All the Devils are Here (How Shakespeare Invented the Villain).
For more information on how to get tickets for the digital showing of this piece - please visit the Shakespeare Theater DC website - https://www.shakespearetheatre.org/
Remnant I What is Left Behind
This is part one of a two part episode - where Patrick and Michael discuss Theater Mitu's REMNANT, a theater piece Michael has worked on for the past five years, and All the Devils are Here, a piece Patrick has worked on for the better part of a decade.
For this episode, we focus on REMNANT, the artistic process, and the questions posed in the piece. Throughout this episode, you will get a chance to listen to segments from the piece which you can witness in its entirety as part of NYTW’s 2020 season on November 16th, 19th, 22nd, and 24th. For more information and tickets, visit www.nytw.org/show/remnant or www.theatermitu.org
Anaïs Mitchell I Working on a Song
On this episode, we talk with singer/songwriter Anaïs Mitchell on her new book, the craft of songwriting, and how to embrace the muse.
Anaïs is a Grammy/Tony Award winning singer songwriter and creator of the musical, Hadestown. Time magazine recently named her one of the most influential people of 2020.
Check out her latest book : Working on a Song: The Lyrics of Hadestown.
How to Embrace Failure
On this episode, we discuss the two recent films Patrick worked on during COVID-19, Rainer Maria Rilke, and how to embrace failure.
Susan Blackwell I The Disciplined Pursuit of Creativity
On this episode, we talk with theater artist, writer, teacher, host, and overall badass - Susan Blackwell - on her disciplined pursuit of creativity.