15 episodes

Cause an Effect is a podcast hosted by Sheri Sanders where she skillfully seasons the ALWAYS hard conversations with laughter, thoughtfulness, and tons of tools for change. Sheri was inspired to create Cause an Effect to share her experience innovating Pop/Rock Musical Theatre performance techniques, with 86 musical theatre programs, over the last 10 years, while navigating a diagnosis of Complex-PTSD. Through interviews with innovators from every facet of the theater industry, live coachings, and pearls of wisdom only Sheri can imbue, Cause an Effect will offer tons of creative inspiration during an unprecedented moment in time.In an industry where wild talent and creativity have been forced to the sidelines, Musical Theatre Actor and Pioneer Sanders plays a major role in the development of a healthier theatre community,enabling a safer return to the arts. Sheri holds an integral space at the intersection between Popular Music, Musical Theatre, Advocacy, and Mental Health.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

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    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings

Cause an Effect is a podcast hosted by Sheri Sanders where she skillfully seasons the ALWAYS hard conversations with laughter, thoughtfulness, and tons of tools for change. Sheri was inspired to create Cause an Effect to share her experience innovating Pop/Rock Musical Theatre performance techniques, with 86 musical theatre programs, over the last 10 years, while navigating a diagnosis of Complex-PTSD. Through interviews with innovators from every facet of the theater industry, live coachings, and pearls of wisdom only Sheri can imbue, Cause an Effect will offer tons of creative inspiration during an unprecedented moment in time.In an industry where wild talent and creativity have been forced to the sidelines, Musical Theatre Actor and Pioneer Sanders plays a major role in the development of a healthier theatre community,enabling a safer return to the arts. Sheri holds an integral space at the intersection between Popular Music, Musical Theatre, Advocacy, and Mental Health.Part of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    Brennan Srisirikul

    Brennan Srisirikul

    We are closing up our #passthemic series on Cause an Effect with a GREAT introduction to new RTA Team member Brennan Srisirikul. I couldn’t be more excited to call him creative collaborator, as he lives and thrives at the intersection of being Queer, Disabled and Chinese. We are AMPED about him and check out why in this absolutely awesome interview!
    you can find Brennan @brennansrisirikul and www.BrennanSrisirikul.com
    You can find the RTA Team at @rocktheaudition
    www.rock-the-audition.com.
    Find more info about the podcast via bpn.fm/CauseAnEffect. Produced by Dori Bernstein, Alan Seales, and Brittany Bigelow. Edited by Kyle Moore.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    What does a Safe Theatre Space Look Like?

    What does a Safe Theatre Space Look Like?

    RTA family for years, BIPOC Delegate for AEA, GREAT actor Mental Health advocate, Carla Martinez DeNicola sits down with Elijah to talk about what a safe theatre space really looks like and what it's going to take to make it happen.
    You can find Carla @_cmdnicola, Elijah at @thisiscaldwell
    You can find the RTA Team at @rocktheaudition www.rock-the-audition.com. Find more info about the podcast via bpn.fm/CauseAnEffect. Produced by Dori Bernstein, Alan Seales, and Brittany Bigelow. Edited by Kyle Moore.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Being Filipina

    Being Filipina

    Jamie Gamonez, Actor and RED Branch Leader with Millikin CARE, sits down with California Therapist Nicole Calvento to talk about being Filipina in college, the world, and in the world of theatre.
    You can find the RTA Team at @rocktheaudition www.rock-the-audition.com.
    You can find @milikin.care on Instagram
    You can find Jamie at https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCdMwoPizZkTwJlrMF67NzbA and Nicole at www.ncalventolmft.com
    Find more info about the podcast via bpn.fm/CauseAnEffect. Produced by Dori Bernstein, Alan Seales, and Brittany Bigelow. Edited by Kyle Moore.
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    • 41 min
    The CARE Coalition's DNA Branch

    The CARE Coalition's DNA Branch

    Meet the DNA Branch of Millikin CARE! Disability, Neurodivergence and Accessibility is literally what DNA STANDS FOR.
    Please enjoy this JUICY #passthemic. It’s facilitated by RTA Company Member Adam Roberts, creator of The Award-winning Tilt Theatre in Austin and members of the Millikin CARE Coalition’s NDA Branch, Rebecca, Owen and Taylor and you’ll get great tools for leading with a Disability, as well as how to holds space for the some very necessary leadership!

    You can Find Adam Roberts at @tiltperformance

    You can find Rebeeca at @rebeccajaffeactor

    You can find Owen at @owenmpetersonactor

    You can find Taylor at @x.taylormade.x

    You can Find Millikin CARE at @millikin.care

    You can find OCU CARE at @ocu_care

    You can find the First Revised Second Edition at http://www.rock-the-audition.com & find the Rock The Audition Team on Insta @rocktheaudition
    Find more info about the podcast via http://bpn.fm/CauseAnEffect
    Produced by Dori Bernstein, Alan Seales, and Brittany Bigelow. Edited by Kyle Moore.
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    • 50 min
    Broadway, College, and Disordered Eating

    Broadway, College, and Disordered Eating

    This entire year, Rock The Audition built the CARE COALITION (Creatives for Artistic and Realistic Equity) with both Oklahoma City University, and Millikin University. While leading our Mental Health initiatives, we also launched a brand new branch, BE, The Body Empowerment branch.
    This episode is a crucial conversation between Mandy Dulny, Junior and Mental Health and Wellness branch leader with Millikin CARE, Trans theatre-maker and RTA Team member Sandy Sahar Gooen, and incredible Therapist Rebekah Sauder-Russo on the culture and spectrum of Eating Disorders this industry has brought to the very artists they are counting on.
    You can find the Rock The Audition Team on Insta @rocktheaudition
    Find more info about the podcast via http://bpn.fm/CauseAnEffect
    Produced by Dori Bernstein, Alan Seales, and Brittany Bigelow. Edited by Kyle Moore.
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    • 44 min
    The AAPI Experience // Transracial Adoptees Part 2

    The AAPI Experience // Transracial Adoptees Part 2

    At 5:30 PM on Tuesday RTA Member Jenna Mee Dosch sat down with therapist Rachel Forbes on Cause an Effect to open up the first of many conversations with AAPI members of the theater community and mental health community. After they completed our interview, we found out about the mass shooting at three massage spas in Atlanta, in which 6 out of 8 who were murdered were Asian women.
    Because we wanted to start these conversations with an RTA team members’ experience first, we also wanted to make sure they shared a few words here today before you listen to their episode.
    From Rachel and Jenna:
    While we are in mourning with the AAPI community, we also want to acknowledge our unique positioning within the community as transracial adoptees. Though we can empathize with experiencing microaggressions, fetishization, model minority stereotyping, and overt xenophobia, we also recognize our close proximity to white privilege and thus our disconnect from living in an Asian community with ancestral experiences of systemic racism. It is also worth noting that the transracial Asian adoptee community has consequently experienced perpetual confusion about belonging - i.e., “I’m neither fully white, nor fully Asian.” We hope that our words are heard and understood within this layered context as we grieve with the AAPI community.
    You can find Jenna Mee Dosch at @jennamee & Rachel Forbes at @rachelforbes.lcsw
    you can find our REVISED Second Edition at www.rock-the-audition.com
    You can find The Rock The Audition team on Insta @rocktheaudition
    Find more info about the podcast via bpn.fm/CauseAnEffect. Produced by Dori Bernstein, Alan Seales, and Brittany Bigelow. Edited by Kyle Moore.
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    • 48 min

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Sheri truly knows how to make EVERYONE feel included. Her frank discussions about living with mental health is a welcome freshness. Tune in. Feel heard. Feel seen. And Feel better about your own struggles!

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