The Backstage Creative focuses on the people who work behind the scenes of theater. Each week is a conversation with either a stage manager, designer, musician, music director, choreographer, sound engineer, or technical director. We get into the nitty-gritty of what it takes to get a live production on stage and shine a light on the often overlooked and under appreciated creatives who create the magic of live theater.
TBC is 3!
On this solo anniversary episode of The Backstage Creative I talk about the similarities between running ultramarathons and being an artist.
Heather Augustine is a sound engineer currently getting ready to go out on tour with Mean Girls. We talk about her ten years of touring experience, making mistakes, and why she enjoys mixing shows.
Miguel Flores is a Boston based production manager. We talk about setting boundaries, the Boston theater scene, and communication.
Celia Kasberg is currently pursing her MFA at Carnegie Mellon University. We talk about working on a degree during a pandemic, advice for people looking for a college to go to, and the structure of a costume shop.
Katie Spelman is a New York City based Choreographer. We talk about her work on Moulin Rouge, issues facing women in the industry, and how growing up in Chicago has influenced her work.
Ana Maria Aburto
Ana Maria Aburto is a New York City based painter. We talk about her favorite projects to work on, skills needed to do her job, and what she is excited about right now.