26 episodes

Helping womxn in theatre take center stage in lives they love.

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    • Performing Arts

Helping womxn in theatre take center stage in lives they love.

    Open Eyes & Ears & Hearts (Lynne Streeter Childress)

    Open Eyes & Ears & Hearts (Lynne Streeter Childress)

    In this episode, I talk about Theatre for Young Audiences as a profession, how working at Payless Show Source can change your life, and the value of authentic kindness with Lynne Childress. 
     
    Lynne Streeter Childress (she/her) is a playwright, actor, teaching artist, singer, director, and the founder and artistic director of Building Better People Productions, a professional theater company based in Annapolis, MD, that does shows for young audiences all based in themes of kindness, respect and the things that make us all better people. Her show, “We Got It!: A Show About Empathy”, is among several of BBPP’s shows that are currently traveling to schools in Maryland and surrounding areas. This is her 25th year in professional theater, with much of that experience in theater for young audiences.  This includes performing at the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage and Adventure Theater, and teaching for institutions like the Folger Shakespeare Library. Through all those experiences, Lynne has seen firsthand how theater can communicate the most important things in the clearest and most interesting of ways, especially to young people. Lynne lives in Annapolis, MD with her husband and son.
     
    Host: Emily Stamets

    • 57 min
    Emotional Compound Interest (Rhianna Basore)

    Emotional Compound Interest (Rhianna Basore)

    Personalized money, the value of flexibility, and how to pursue your artistic dreams and the lifestyle you want (it's possible!).
    Rhianna Basore (she/her) is an award-winning actress, director, and writer.  She has been performing professionally for over 20 years in in stage, film, and TV, both here in the US and abroad.  Her work as a content creator and director/producer includes CRAPSHOOT! (scheduled to headline the 2020 Marfa Fringe and will be featured at the Reykjavik Fringe in July).  Her love of the creative life and its pursuits has sparked a passion for helping artists build financial stability.  She believes that better creative work comes from a healthy relationship to money.  Her background managing small nonprofit organizations creates a unique but flexible point of view that helps creatives ebb and flow with the tide of today’s gig economy.  
    Www.Rhiannabasore.Com
    Www.Selftrustfund.Com
     
    Host: Emily Stamets

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Yes, AND (Margaret Dilloway)

    Yes, AND (Margaret Dilloway)

    In this episode, I speak with Margaret Dilloway (she/her) about using improv to work through social anxiety, the connections between performing and novel-writing, and the value of YES, AND.
    Margaret Dilloway is the author of 8 novels for adults and children, including the American Library Award-winning MOMOTARO: XANDER AND THE LOST ISLAND OF MONSTERS and THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS. She writes in the genres of contemporary and historical women’s fiction; middle grade fantasy; and middle grade contemporary.  Descended from samurai and coal miners, Dilloway incorporates themes about the intersections of race, class, and culture within families and communities, as well as invisible disabilities.
    In her spare time, Dilloway loves performing long-form improv, hiking, baking, and trying to achieve a pull-up. She lives in San Diego with her family.
     
    www.margaretdilloway.com 
    https://www.facebook.com/margaretdillowayauthor/
     
    Host: Emily Stamets
    Original Music: Jaclyn S. O'Connor
    Graphics: Tiffany Spence

    • 46 min
    The Terror of Halfway (Green Room with Emily)

    The Terror of Halfway (Green Room with Emily)

    Why is that you can start a project with tons of excitement and energy, but then you get halfway and UGGGHHHH it's suddenly so much harder???
    Join me in this session of the Green Room where we chat about why that happens, and wtf to do about it.
     
    Join future Green Room sessions live: emilystamets.com/greenroom
     
    Host: Emily Stamets (she/her)
    Original music: Jaclyn S. O'Connor (she/her)
    Graphics: Tiffany Spense (she/her)

    • 32 min
    Don't Work for A******s (Isabella Byrd)

    Don't Work for A******s (Isabella Byrd)

    I chat about seeking creative routine, being a "rehearsal-forward designer", and balancing light and dark with Isabella Byrd (she/her).
     

    Isabella is a lighting designer based in Brooklyn, New York.
    She was recently awarded an Obie for her design of Light Shining in Buckinghamshire at New York Theatre Workshop. (Check out the current / news page for the latest highlights.) Her design collaborations have been presented in New York City and regionally across the United States.  With a special interest in developing new works, her process pivots/activates/blooms around design dramaturgy, musical movement, and color composition. Her work favors architectural impulses and shadow play.
    Isabella was a Design Editor and creative producer at Chance Magazine.  Aside from curating content for the magazine, she was invited to lead a symposium and seminar at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial, exploring the fertile encounter of photography, theatrical design, and thought artifacts.
    Isabella was the Creative Producer for 13Playwright's archival website www.13p.org. In 2012, the Obie Award-winning downtown collective completed their producing mission and 'imploded' into the interactive time capsule.
    Isabella is a proud member of USA-829, and interested in expanding her creative interactions to redefine the theatrical bubble. Do not hesitate: say hello.

     
    https://www.isabellabyrd.design/
    https://www.instagram.com/isabelllaa/
     
    Host: Emily Stamets (she/her, @theemilystamets)
    Original music: Jaclyn S. O'Connor
    Graphics: Tiffany Spence

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Fueling Your Creativity (Amanda Hibschman)

    Fueling Your Creativity (Amanda Hibschman)

    Amanda Hibschman (she/her, @amandathedietition) is an award winning San Diego based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who is passionate about making food FUN! From cooking in clients homes, to developing menus, to teaching culinary techniques, to working with clients 1:1 to develop a healthy relationship with food. Amanda loves helping others find peace with food through mindful and intuitive eating techniques and provides weight neutral medical nutrition therapy for various conditions, including diabetes, renal disease, eating disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders. Amanda works with Athletes and Artists fuel themselves to reach peak performance while loving and honoring their bodies. When Amanda is not in the kitchen or the office, she enjoys singing, dancing, and acting. Amanda regularly performs throughout San Diego with Encore Vocal Ensemble and is an accomplished marathoner who runs with the Potterhead Running Club (a Harry Potter themed virtual running club).
     
    Host: Emily Stamets (she/her, @theemilystamets)
    Original Music: Jaclyn S. O'Connor
    Graphics: Tiffany Spence

    • 53 min

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