Every week on BORN READY, Bay Area theater producer Rob Ready brings a bold and unique perspective on the business and art of theater. With writer / actor Raymond Hobbs as co-host, the guys interview artists and producers, cover current events, and drink a totally reasonable amount of beer.
BORN READY – EP 33 – Twelve Years in the Dark Room w/ Jim Fourniadis
After a 12-year run, The Dark Room is shutting it’s doors. The iconic indy comedy venue’s Grand Poobah Jim Fourniadis sits down to share memories, history, and the scoop on why the venue is closing. The guys wonder what, if anything, this means for arts in San Francisco, agree on the value of letting artists fail, and get the skinny on how the company skated the line between parody and cease and desist orders. Also, Nicaraguan pirates release Ray who returns as co-host this week with another FaceBeat.
BORN READY – EP 32 – Be More Star Belly w/ Brian Gibbs
This week we’re on with Brian Gibbs aka B Troubles, a choreographer, art director and skater who is back in the Bay Area for his upcoming new show Life In Trouble (Aug 5-7 tickets here). We hear how he went from hyper active kid with ADHD to getting booted from art school to becoming a professional artist in LA. We also get into recent news of the closing of the Dark Room Theater, 50 Mason Social House, Viracocha and Elbo Room and what this means for funky indy art venues in SF. Plus Ray is kidnapped by Nicaraguans and Duncan runs our social media segment FaceBeat.
BORN READY – EP 31 – The SEX-isode w/ Luna Malbroux
BORN READY – EP 30 – Acronyms Like You Wouldn’t Believe w/ Tom DeCaigny
This week we get into government funding of the arts with the Director of Cultural Affairs for the City and County of San Francisco, Tom DeCaigny. We also deep dive into the dude who plugged his phone in to an outlet on a Broadway set, Ray’s epic Medium post, major increases to arts funding in both California and SF, and we pwned SF Barkast. Also, Ray answers a ton of listener questions.
BORN READY – EP 29 – Minor Chord G 7 Heartbreak w/ Pearl Marill
We’re back people! And this week we have Pearl Marill with us to talk about dance, moms, and why pandering in art is a must.
Also, in case you’re curious what happened to episodes 27 and 28, those will here forward be known as the lost episodes. Perhaps they will become unlost at some point. Only time will tell.
BORN READY LIVE – EP 26 – Winning the Humility Award w/ Stuart Bousel & Jamie DeWolf
This week we’re back LIVE (recorded) from PianoFight’s Main Stage in San Francisco with two Bay Area Theater Heavyweights, Stuart Bousel and Jamie DeWolf, weighing in on the State of the Theatrical Union.
We get a glimpse into the lives of two of the busiest creators in the Bay Area indy scene and find out why they do so much, and how they manage it all. We talk about awards and how they are and are not b******t, and the effect they have on winners. And Rob asks the age old questions, do sales equal quality?
And finally, the identity of @FakeDuncanWold is revealed startlingly in our social media segment, #FaceBeat.
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Very entertaining podcast about theater, specifically in the Bay Area. It's addicting! Keep up the great work Born Ready.
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This is the SEXIEST podcast on iTunes! I am not even a big fan of theatre and don’t live in San Francisco, but these guys have the sexiest voices on the internet!
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Just moved to SF. This podcast got me up to speed on the SF theater scene.