4 episodes

We dance on the edge of financial ruin and artistic heartache. We hustle, side-gig and live creatively. We explore how artists survive through aspiration, compromise and triumph--and how society feels about those that choose a different path.

Grit in the Greasepaint Charlotte Northeast & Aaron Oster

    • Arts

We dance on the edge of financial ruin and artistic heartache. We hustle, side-gig and live creatively. We explore how artists survive through aspiration, compromise and triumph--and how society feels about those that choose a different path.

    Episode 4: Tai Verley

    Episode 4: Tai Verley

    Actor, Director and Revolution Shakespeare Artistic Director Tai Verley talks about her frustrations with type-casting as a Black woman, navigating her family's expectations relative to her career, and the need for positivity in the arts during the...

    • 31 min
    Episode 3: Jared Michael Delaney Interview

    Episode 3: Jared Michael Delaney Interview

    Philadelphia actor/plawright Jared Michael Delaney discusses the rewards and challenges of life in the arts, the variety of simultaneous jobs that support his creative life and the current and future state of American theater against the backdrop of the Pandemic.

    • 32 min
    Episode 2: Travoye Joyner Interview

    Episode 2: Travoye Joyner Interview

    Up-and-coming actor Travoye Joyner explores his experience working as both a teaching artist and restaurant server to supplement his career as a professional Philadelphia actor. He also addresses the importance of portraying the full range of African...

    • 27 min
    Episode 1: Annette Kaplafka Interview

    Episode 1: Annette Kaplafka Interview

    Actor, voice over artist and fitness instructor Annette Kaplafka shares her experiences and insights into the worlds of theater, film, advertising and the fitness industry--and survival as an artist during the pandemic.

    • 29 min

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