Outcry Theatre is a DFW-based theatre company with an educational branch called Outcry Youth Theatre. Every episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast will delve into the artistic process of creating theatre, featuring conversations between artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos and different actors and designers.
In the eighteenth episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos talks with the four lead actors from Outcry Youth Theatre's production of Assassins: Isabella Wilson and Madeline Carter as the Balladeer and Corbin Ross and Peyton Nicholson as John Wilkes Booth. They discuss the darkly funny and highly controversial musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by John Weidman.
In the seventeenth episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos talks with the three lead actors from Outcry Youth Theatre's production of Antigone: Peyton Nicholson as Creon and Alex Gray and Marcy Bogner as Antigone. They discuss this challenging and original post-apocalyptic version of Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy, as well as what it's like to make theatre in this difficult time.
In the sixteenth episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos talks with the four lead actors from Outcry Youth Theatre's production of Tuck Everlasting: Alexa Stratton and Ashlyn Koford as Winnie Foster, and Brayden Soffa and Corbin Ross as Jesse Tuck. They discuss the difficult and unusual road to the stage for a production that was cast just days before the pandemic hit.
The Little Prince
In the fifteenth episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, guest host Jason Johnson-Spinos sits down with the four lead actors from the upcoming production of Cummins and Scoullar's The Little Prince: Isaac Aranda and Jordan Battey, who play the Little Prince, and Brayden Lawrence and Giulia Garbani, who play the Aviator. They discuss their characters in depth, including the challenges they went through and the extra steps they took to bring them to life.
Dreams of Icarus
The fourteenth episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast features the three creators of the world premiere devised theatre piece Dreams of Icarus. The director (and podcast host) Becca Johnson-Spinos talks with the two actors, Dylan Weand, who plays Icarus, and Logan Beutel, who plays Daedalus. They discuss the long and difficult, but ultimately fruitful, process of creating a play from the ground up.
The Cripple of Inishmaan
In the thirteenth episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos sits down with four of the actors from Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan: Dylan Weand, Calin Eastes, Elijah Harms, and Harrison Polen. They discuss this dark and politically incorrect show, the entertaining characters that inhabit it, and the challenges of their roles. In addition, Elijah Harms discusses what it is like to perform in his last Outcry Youth Theatre show.