19 episodes

Hosted by Ashley Griffin (called "The Hermione Granger of the theater world,") STAGE DIRECTIONS offers a deeper look at the things no one discusses contemporary theater. Exploring everything from the dichotomy between critical and audience reception, whether fairy tales are important to modern day storytelling, and whether "high" and "low" musical theater can ever find common ground, Ashley will examine ideas you "didn't know you didn't know.

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Hosted by Ashley Griffin (called "The Hermione Granger of the theater world,") STAGE DIRECTIONS offers a deeper look at the things no one discusses contemporary theater. Exploring everything from the dichotomy between critical and audience reception, whether fairy tales are important to modern day storytelling, and whether "high" and "low" musical theater can ever find common ground, Ashley will examine ideas you "didn't know you didn't know.

    "Chatting with Joe Iconis"

    "Chatting with Joe Iconis"

    This week Ashley sits down with composer Joe Iconis(BE MORE CHILL, LOVE HATE IN THE NATION). They talk about his journey as an up-and-coming composer, the folks that helped him along the way frustrations with the COVID era, and what the future holds.
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    Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater have announced the release of Love in Hate Nation – Original Cast Recording, which is available in digital and streaming formats. 
    Love in Hate Nation features book, music, and lyrics by Joe Iconis and direction by John Simpkins. The recording is based on the show’s world premiere production at the Two River Theater in 2019.
    The label is reuniting with Iconis and Two River after their viral success with the original cast recording of Be More Chill. The show has music direction and vocal arrangements by Annastasia Victory, and music supervision and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen.
    The album is produced by Joe Iconis, Ian Kagey, and Charlie Rosen, with Michael Hurst/Two River Theater and Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producers. The album is available at Ghostlight.lnk.to/LoveInHateNationPR
    www.mrjoeiconis.com
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    Hosted by Ashley Griffin (called "The Hermione Granger of the theater world,") STAGE DIRECTIONS offers a deeper look at the things no one discusses contemporary theater. Exploring everything from the dichotomy between critical and audience reception, whether fairy tales are important to modern-day storytelling, and whether "high" and "low" musical theater can ever find common ground, Ashley will examine ideas you "didn't know you didn't know."
    About Ashley
    Ashley Griffin is the first person in history to be nominated for a major award for both playing and directing HAMLET. As a writer Ashley is most well known as the creator of the pop culture phenomenon FOREVER DEADWARD (New World Stages,) praised by MTV, E!, EW, and others, and the hit off-Broadway play TRIAL directed by Lori Petty. Her work has been developed at Broadway’s Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons, and La MaMa (among others.) Ashley is currently in development with a new network series and is an artist in residence at The Access Theater Company.
    As an actress, Ashley has performed on and off-Broadway as well as in L.A. and London. This past year she appeared in HOMELAND, THE DEUCE, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (starring Hugh Jackman,) and in the off-Broadway play THE NEUROLOGY OF THE SOUL at A.R.T. originating the starring role of Amy. She has a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts (where she has subsequently taught,) and has studied at R.A.D.A., The Boston Conservatory, and the Hamilton Academy of Music.
    www.ashleygriffinofficial.com Twitter: @ashleyjgriffin Instagram: @ashleygriffinofficial Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashleygriffinofficial/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    "Chatting With Dance Star Kathryn Morgan"

    "Chatting With Dance Star Kathryn Morgan"

    Ashley and Kathryn discuss the importance of dance, the need for crossover in the Broadway/Classical worlds and the rise of new avenues for training on YouTube.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    "Chatting wtih Matthew Ryan Limerick about sizeism in the theatre industry."

    "Chatting wtih Matthew Ryan Limerick about sizeism in the theatre industry."

    On this episode, Ashley talks to designer Matthew Ryan Limerick about sizeism in the theatre industry and how it's finally getting the attention it deserves.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    "Chatting with Actor & Playwright Kevin Ray Johnson"

    "Chatting with Actor & Playwright Kevin Ray Johnson"

    This week Ashley sits down with Actor, playwright, and fellow OnStage Blog writer, Kevin Ray Johnson. They discuss Kevin's background and how he got involved in theatre to navigating through this industry in a post- COVID world.

    • 54 min
    "Separating Art from the Artist"

    "Separating Art from the Artist"

    This week Ashley welcomes OnStage Blog Founder Chris Peterson to talk about the difficult task of trying to separate brilliant work from a problematic artist.

    • 43 min
    Ep #12 - "Actors on Actors with guest Danny Gardner"

    Ep #12 - "Actors on Actors with guest Danny Gardner"

    This week, Ashley chats with actor Danny Gardner. Danny has been seen on Broadway in Dames at Sea. He also appeared at Radio City Music Hall as "George M. Cohan" in the NY Spectacular starring the Rockettes.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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Love this podcast! Super smart and entertaining. Ashley really is the theatrical Hermione Granger!

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