25 episodes

Some Small Magic is an interview series about path and craft - how they affect each other, and how they have shaped and been shaped by the artist who wields them. Join Fletcher Pierson as he travels Chicago and the country to learn contemporary artist's methods and theories, and discover their stories, their dreams, and their favorite moments of magic.

Some Small Magic Fletcher Pierson

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

Some Small Magic is an interview series about path and craft - how they affect each other, and how they have shaped and been shaped by the artist who wields them. Join Fletcher Pierson as he travels Chicago and the country to learn contemporary artist's methods and theories, and discover their stories, their dreams, and their favorite moments of magic.

    Adam Rose on Magic and the Body

    Adam Rose on Magic and the Body

    Adam Rose is a dancer based in Chicago, and the Founder and Artistic Director of Antibody Corporation. Topics include the mind-body problem, fragmented adolescent theories, and spirituality.

    Music by SJ Roberts: Find more at sjroberts.bandcamp.com.

    • 18 min
    Corey Smith

    Corey Smith

    Corey Smith, an artist and friend, joins me for an informal chat about his recent show The New Prairie School, the Midwest the Neo-Futurists, objects, capital-P capital-A Performance Art, art galleries, and ambient fish.

    Music by SJ Roberts: Find more at sjroberts.bandcamp.com

    • 2 hr 23 min
    Erica Mott

    Erica Mott

    Erica Mott tells me about overcoming deep fear through joy and surprise, making new objects out of trash, learning from every voice, and the magical elements of presence.

    Music by SJ Roberts: Find more at sjroberts.bandcamp.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Don Share on Poetry

    Don Share on Poetry

    Don Share is the editor of Poetry Magazine, the longest-running monthly English language periodical dedicated to poetry. We talk about the idealism of poetry, poetry's durability and portability, editing with a legacy, and the joy of literary magazines.

    Music by SJ Roberts. Find more at sjroberts.bandcamp.com.

    • 47 min
    Christopher Knowlton on Object Performance

    Christopher Knowlton on Object Performance

    Cut from a recording that's being saved for a future project, here's a quick conversation between Christopher Knowlton and I about puppetry and object performance.

    Music by SJ Roberts: Find more at sjroberts.bandcamp.com

    • 19 min
    Lee Mikeska Gardner

    Lee Mikeska Gardner

    Lee Mikeska Gardner is the Artistic Director of the Nora Theatre Company in Cambridge, MA. We talk about the differences in Boston and D.C.'s arts scenes, collaborating with scientists, honesty in practice, and how to put the work first.

    Music by SJ Roberts: Find more at sjroberts.bandcamp.com.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

danielrjohanson ,

So great!

Love hearing about local Chicago theater! So glad this podcast exists!