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Theatre in the 21st-century is an inherently interdisciplinary craft and Robert Barry Fleming, Executive Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville, finds inspiration everywhere. Each week, Robert talks with an unrivaled expert, full of ideas, strategies and challenges around their work, then investigates that which is consonant and connected to how they navigate their discipline and their world no matter what the field. It’s a podcast about that which we can learn from one another when such learning is approached with a spirit of openness.

Borrowed Wisdom with Robert Barry Fleming Actors Theatre of Louisville

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

Theatre in the 21st-century is an inherently interdisciplinary craft and Robert Barry Fleming, Executive Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville, finds inspiration everywhere. Each week, Robert talks with an unrivaled expert, full of ideas, strategies and challenges around their work, then investigates that which is consonant and connected to how they navigate their discipline and their world no matter what the field. It’s a podcast about that which we can learn from one another when such learning is approached with a spirit of openness.

    COVID-19 and Systemic Racism: Dual Public Health Crises, ft Dr. Monalisa Tailor

    COVID-19 and Systemic Racism: Dual Public Health Crises, ft Dr. Monalisa Tailor

    Dr. Monalisa Tailor shares a COVID-19 primer and chats with Robert about being “the first” in leadership positions and approaching healthcare from a human-first perspective.

    Monalisa Tailor, MD is a practicing outpatient internist with Norton Community Medical Associates: Barret. As only the 6th female President of the Greater Louisville Medical Society, the first Indian American, and one of the youngest Presidents in its history, she is honored to be able to serve the Louisville community in this role.

    Dr. Tailor  is a native of Bowling Green, KY. Her parents are Indian immigrants who are self employed business owners. She graduated from the University of Kentucky summa cum laude in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. She then graduated from University of Louisville School of Medicine Class of 2010.

    Actor and musician Nick Cordero passed away from COVID-19 on July 5, 2020. Here is the link to the memorial fund to benefit Amanda Kloots, his wife, and their 10-month old son. https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-amanda-kloots-nick-cordero-amp-elvis

    Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

    https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

    📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

    🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

    Produced by Elizabeth Greenfield

    Audio Engineer Lindsay Burdsall

    Edited by Paul Doyle

    Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

    Original music by Omega Latham III

    Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Feeding Louisville and Empowering the Next Generation, ft Chef Nikkia Rhodes (McAtee Community Kitchen)

    Feeding Louisville and Empowering the Next Generation, ft Chef Nikkia Rhodes (McAtee Community Kitchen)

    Robert talks to Chef Nikkia Rhodes about serving Louisville, leadership, and empowering the next generation in and out of the kitchen.



    📚 References:

    McAtee Community Kitchen: https://leeinitiative.org/mcatee-community-kitchen/

    Kentucky to the World “The Future of Food is Female” : https://www.kentuckytotheworld.org/upcoming-events/the-future-of-food-is-female

    Iroquois High School Culinary Academy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqd0VEgK8zo



    Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

    https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

    📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

    🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

    Produced by Elizabeth Greenfield

    Edited by Lindsay Burdsall and Paul Doyle

    Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

    Original music by Omega Latham III

    Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

    • 33 min
    Radical Hospitality, Extravagant Welcome, and Transforming Communities, ft Dr. David Anderson Hooker

    Radical Hospitality, Extravagant Welcome, and Transforming Communities, ft Dr. David Anderson Hooker

    Robert talks to Dr. David Anderson Hooker about radical hospitality, extravagant welcome, and building community after conflict and protest.

    📚 References:

    The Little Book of Transformative Community Conferencing: A Hopeful, Practical Approach to Dialogue (Justice and Peacebuilding) by David Anderson Hooker

    Consciousness-in-Action: Toward an Integral Psychology of Liberation & Transformation by Raúl Quiñones Rosado, PhD

    Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing by Miranda Fricker

    Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer by Father Michael Lapsley. Fr Lapsley is the Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories: https://www.healing-memories.org/

    The Democracy Collaborative: https://democracycollaborative.org/

    Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

    https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

    📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

    🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

    Produced by Kathryn de la Rosa and Elizabeth Greenfield

    Edited by Lindsay Burdsall

    Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

    Original music by Omega Latham III

    Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

    • 41 min
    Abolition, Redlining, and Louisville, ft Joshua Poe (Root Cause Research Center)

    Abolition, Redlining, and Louisville, ft Joshua Poe (Root Cause Research Center)

    Joshua Poe, co-founder of the Root Cause Research Center in Louisville, joins Robert to discuss racial capitalism, redlining, and the Breonna Taylor protests. Recorded June 4, 2020.

    Root Cause Research Center: https://www.rootcauseresearch.org/

    📚 References:

    Life Behind a Veil: Blacks in Louisville, Kentucky, 1865-1930 by George C. Wright

    Development Arrested: The Blues and Plantation Power in the Mississippi Delta by Clyde Woods

    Faces at the Bottom of the Well by Derrick Bell

    Actors Theatre of Louisville: https://actorstheatre.org

    https://www.facebook.com/ActorsTheatreofLouisville

    📷 Instagram: @actorstheatre, @robertbarryfleming

    🐦 Twitter: @atlouisville, @flemingrobertb3

    Produced by Kathryn de la Rosa and Elizabeth Greenfield

    Edited by Lindsay Burdsall

    Cover art by Mary Kate Grimes

    Original music by Omega Latham III

    Opening song written & performed by Erica Denise

    • 51 min
    Introducing Borrowed Wisdom

    Introducing Borrowed Wisdom

    A new podcast from Actors Theatre of Louisville, hosted by Executive Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming. Season one coming soon!

    • 36 sec

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