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    Ep. 9 - John O'Brien

    Ep. 9 - John O'Brien

    John O’Brien currently serves as Director of Programming for The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, where he is responsible for programming the U.S. Bank Broadway Series. In addition to his work with Fox Associates, he is Editor of the industry newsletter Broadway Briefing and previously served as Director of Operations for Broadway Brands, publisher of Broadway Briefing and Broadway News. Prior to working with Fox Associates, John worked with various companies in New York and St. Louis, including Roundabout Theatre Company, The Muny, New York Musical Festival, and RKO Stage. John is a member of the Broadway League and the Independent Presenters Network and is a Tony Awards voter.

    • 55 min
    Ep. 8 - Featuring Kevin Connors

    Ep. 8 - Featuring Kevin Connors

    Kevin Connors has been a professional musical theatre composer and director for more than 40 years. Off-Broadway: PLAY LIKE A WINNER (NYMF award-winner 2016 and 2017), PRIME TIME PROPHET, JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT, THE ABANDONED LOVES OF FREDERICK R., LIFE ANONYMOUS, LOVER: THE VALENTINO MUSICAL, BABES OFF BROADWAY, SALOON AND SUZY Q. Selected regional productions: THE FANTASTICKS, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, BABES IN TOYLAND, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, BABY; with such stars as Joan Rivers, Joanna Gleason, James Naughton, Skitch Henderson, and Johnny Mathis. Co-founder Music Theatre of Connecticut in 1987 where he still serves as Executive Artistic Director. He has directed over 100 MTC Equity MainStage productions including NEXT TO NORMAL, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, JEKYLL & HYDE, CABARET, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, EVITA, DOUBT, MASTER CLASS, GYPSY, (all Connecticut Critics’ Circle Award Nominations/Winners), and IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY (Moss Hart Award Winner). 2019 BroadwayWorld Award Winner as Best Director for MTC’s CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF and 2020 Connecticut Critics’ Circle Award Winner Best Director for MTC’s RAGTIME. As a composer he has penned the score for numerous musicals including IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY and A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A LIVE RADIO PLAY (both published by Playscripts, Inc.). He is a ten-time Connecticut Critics’ Circle Best Director nominee/winner, the recipient of the Tom Killen Award for Outstanding Contribution to Connecticut Professional Theatre, and served on the faculties of The Hartt School of Music/University of Hartford, Sacred Heart University, the University of Bridgeport and Musical Theatre Works in NYC.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 7 - Featuring Teresa Eyring

    Ep. 7 - Featuring Teresa Eyring

    Teresa Eyring (she/her/hers), executive director/CEO, joined TCG in 2007. Teresa Eyring has served as executive director of TCG since 2007. Under her leadership, TCG has invested in building greater equity, diversity, and inclusion in the American theatre field and promotes a vision for “a better world for theatre, and a better world because of theatre.” Prior to joining TCG, Eyring spent more than 20 years as an executive in theatres across the U.S. Prior positions have included: managing director of the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis; managing director of the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia; assistant executive director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis; and development director of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. Eyring holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MFA in Theatre Administration from Yale School of Drama. She is on the boards of the Actors Fund, the Performing Arts Alliance, and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. She is also an advisory board member of SMU DataArts.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 6 - Featuring Scott C. Sickles

    Ep. 6 - Featuring Scott C. Sickles

    SCOTT C. SICKLES is an LGBTQ/biracial Korean American writer whose plays have been performed in New York City, across the U.S., and internationally in Canada, Australia, the UK, Hungary, Singapore, Indonesia, and Lebanon. Recently, he published Playing on the Periphery: Monologues and Scenes for Queer Kids (Amazon). Full-lengths include: Nonsense and Beauty (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: Edgerton New Play Award; Outstanding New Play, St. Louis Theater Circle; ATCA Steinberg Finalist); Marianas Trench (O’Neill Finalist); Pangea (O’Neill Semifinalist), and Composure (NY Innovative Theatre Award; Lambda Literary Finalist), among others. Five consecutive Writers Guild of America Awards for “General Hospital” and eight Emmy nominations.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Ep. 5 - Featuring Matthew R. Kerns

    Ep. 5 - Featuring Matthew R. Kerns

    Matthew is an artist, educator, and community leader. His artistic body of work is multi-disciplinary and some of his favorite projects are: A Christmas Carol, an eight-minute solo-performance; Read, Sing; Resist, Melania Trump; The Talking Cure Speaks; Gay Fantasia, a late-night immersive event; CHICKEN, a solo-performance journey of life, liberty, and the pursuit of healthiness in the shadow of HIV, as well as directing productions of FROST/NIXON and 1984.

    As an educator he has taught at independent schools, colleges and universities across the nation. His students have gone on to careers starring in Broadway shows, television, and major motion pictures. In 2006, Matthew was a member of faculty awarded the Creative Ticket National School of Distinction Award from the John F. Kennedy Center's Alliance for the Arts Education Network.

    Matthew is the Producing Executive Director at St Lou Fringe and Director of the Emerging Leaders Program & Member Relations for FOCUS St. Louis. He also owns an independent arts company named, The Drama Club STL. Matthew was honored to be named one of the 2020 Diverse Business Leaders by the St. Louis Business Journal last year for his work with St Lou Fringe.

    Matthew married Sean Gottlieb last year in a simple ceremony under the St. Louis Arch. They live in Lafayette Square in a row house built in 1890 with Lewis the Dog and Tuxedo the Cat.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 4 - Featuring Amelia Acosta Powell

    Ep. 4 - Featuring Amelia Acosta Powell

    Featuring Amelia Acosta Powell, Associate Artistic Director Repertory Theatre St. Louis.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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