Based inside the beltline in Raleigh, North Carolina, Lauren Van Hemert is an award-winning podcaster who has been covering regional theater for over three years. She has been called a "pioneer" for her community-based approach to cultural arts reporting and candid conversations about diversity and inclusion in the theater industry. Her guests have included Tony Award-winners, Broadway veterans, international recording artists, and television icons, including Eric Woodall, Lauren Kennedy, Robert Hartwell, Karen Ziemba, and Ed Asner. Van Hemert is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, Society for Professional Journalists, and the Broadway Makers Alliance.
Iliana Garcia Talks On Your Feet
Hear what Iliana Garcia has to say about working with Sutton Foster, representation onstage, and channeling Gloria Estefan for the NC Theatre production of ON YOUR FEET.
Megan McGinnis and Adam Halpin Talk City of Angels
Hear what Broadway veterans Megan McGinnis and Adam Halpin have to say about sharing the stage in Theatre Raleigh's production of CITY OF ANGELS.
Little Shop of Horrors' Aaron Harrington Talks Puppetry, Auditions, and More
Hear what Little Shop of Horrors' Audrey II Aaron Harrington has to say about the show, all those Seymours, and his North Carolina Roots.
A Conversation with Paradise Square's Kayla Pecchioni
Hear what Kayla Pecchioni (Paradise Square) has to say about the show, that Tony performance, and the community of artists behind the headlines.
Gun Sense, Art, and Activism with Jason Odell Williams
Hear what Playwright Jason Odell Williams, along with North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre's Yvonne Belsanti Anderson and Moms Demand Action's Madhavi Krevat have to say about gun sense, art, and activism.
A Conversation with Telly Leung
About the Guest
Telly Leung is an American actor, singer and songwriter. He is known for his work in musical theatre on Broadway and for his role as Wes, a member of the Dalton Academy Warblers on the Fox comedy-drama series Glee. In 2011, he starred in the Broadway revival of Godspell at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Leung was named one of 12 Faces to Watch in 2012: Dance, Theater, Architecture, and Art by the Los Angeles Times.
https://theatreraleigh.com/ (Theatre Raleigh)
https://www.tellyleung.com/ (Telly Leung Website)
http://www.aapacnyc.org/ (Asian American Performers Action Coalition)
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Love this podcast!
I love hearing about each artist and their journey. What a great podcast!
No idea we had local theater celebrities and what an amazing story!
Great interview! Really enjoy hearing what the artists have to say. It gives some more insight into the productions.