11 episodes

*New Episodes every other Friday!*

A deep dive into the struggle from behind the theatre curtain with Addae Moon and EB Smith. Listen to these two theatre creators and leaders as they unpack performing arts culture in Canada and the US.

Over the course of the season, EB and Addae will be bringing in guests to talk about various aspects of the theatre industry, covering topics such as cultural dramaturgy, Black arts leaders, the intersection of Black and Indigenous art, conversations with designers of colour, and much more!

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    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

*New Episodes every other Friday!*

A deep dive into the struggle from behind the theatre curtain with Addae Moon and EB Smith. Listen to these two theatre creators and leaders as they unpack performing arts culture in Canada and the US.

Over the course of the season, EB and Addae will be bringing in guests to talk about various aspects of the theatre industry, covering topics such as cultural dramaturgy, Black arts leaders, the intersection of Black and Indigenous art, conversations with designers of colour, and much more!

    Episode 10: A Looks Back at the Season

    Episode 10: A Looks Back at the Season

    The team's all here for this final episode of the season!  EB and Addae chat with editor Verne Good and producer Nicole Eun-Ju Bell about this past season, reflecting on highlights and lessons and where we might be going next.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 9: Writing and Black Imagination

    Episode 9: Writing and Black Imagination

    Al Letson joins EB and Addae to talk writing for TV and Theatre, the Black imagination, comic books, and the renaissance in television narratives, plus much more!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 8: Theatrical Design from the Black Perspective

    Episode 8: Theatrical Design from the Black Perspective

    Canadian theatre designer, Rachel Forbes, joins EB and Addae to talk design and all its subtleties, how it folds into storytelling, the importance of hair and costume, design as part of theatre education, and designers as artistic leaders and much more!

    • 49 min
    Episode 7: Intersections of Black and Indigenous Art

    Episode 7: Intersections of Black and Indigenous Art

    Yolanda Bonnell joins our hosts EB and Addae to talk the similarities and differences of Black and Indigenous art, hurdles, cultural identity, and colonization.  

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 6: Black Arts Leaders

    Episode 6: Black Arts Leaders

    Robert Barry Fleming joins our hosts to talk about leadership in the Theatre, and talk past leaders and their own influences as well as how to be a leader in the present moment. 

    • 55 min
    Episode 5: Funding Theatre

    Episode 5: Funding Theatre

    How will theatres bounce back?  How are Black arts institutions going to get funding?  Heather Infantry joins EB and Addae to reflect on her work as an arts fundraiser in Atlanta and how to get that money.

    Links to content mentioned in this episode:

    Ballethnic Dance Company

    Check out Heather's list of Black arts groups in metro Atlanta. She updates weekly! 

    The reading Addae mentioned in this episode has already happened, but you can follow Addae's new theatre company Hush Harbor Lab on Facebook to find out about future projects.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Lady ADO ,

Refreshing…

Been waiting on a podcast like this… Honest and open

BAngieB06 ,

Love it.

Awww great job guys. Addae I’m very proud of you. I will be turning in to listen to you guys. Very educational and informative, classmate.

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