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The Theatre Thoughts Podcast began in November 2021 as an accompaniment to the Theatre Thoughts Australia website. Our first episodes began as a back and forth conversation on our favourite pieces of theatre and has since slowly transitioned into a platform to promote, discuss and feature upcoming, established, independent and professional artists and productions. This includes Leanne Cope (An American in Paris), Vidya Makan & Kala Gare (SIX the Musical), Yve Blake (Fangirls), and comedy duo Mel and Sam (Sh*t Wrecked, Not Hat, Not Play The Cabaret, High Pony). The purpose of the Theatre Thoughts Podcast is to bring conversations with the artists and creatives in all facets of the theatre industry to the ears of our listeners. We focus on, and promote, those who are changing the landscape of theatre, and cutting out a slice of the theatre scene to share their story.

About the Host
Justin (he/him) is a writer, teacher, actor and (for a short time) European tour guide. Raised in Western Sydney, he always had an avid love for theatre and the spontaneous. This led him to seeking a career in drama teaching which allowed him to teach in the United Kingdom for three years where he nabbed himself a cheap West End ticket every weekend he could. Justin has developed his writing for publishers such as Theatre People and ArtsHub before establishing his own theatrically focused business, Theatre Thoughts. His past theatre credits include directing Stiles and Drew’s Soho Cinders, the ‘brave’ Sir Robin in Spamalot for Arcadians Theatre and the French Taunter/Tim in Spamalot for Springers UK, ensemble in Footloose and Pirates of Penzance and his debut role as Muldoon in Jurassic: That is One Big Pile of Musical which took out the audience favourite award in the Sydney Fringe Festival 2015. As the years have gone by, Justin has taken a great interest in swallowing as much theatre as he can and bringing it to the masses through the establishment of the Theatre Thoughts brand and developing the voice of artists from across the independent and professional sectors.

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https://linktr.ee/ttpodcast
The Theatre Thoughts Podcast began in November 2021 as an accompaniment to the Theatre Thoughts Australia website. Our first episodes began as a back and forth conversation on our favourite pieces of theatre and has since slowly transitioned into a platform to promote, discuss and feature upcoming, established, independent and professional artists and productions. This includes Leanne Cope (An American in Paris), Vidya Makan & Kala Gare (SIX the Musical), Yve Blake (Fangirls), and comedy duo Mel and Sam (Sh*t Wrecked, Not Hat, Not Play The Cabaret, High Pony). The purpose of the Theatre Thoughts Podcast is to bring conversations with the artists and creatives in all facets of the theatre industry to the ears of our listeners. We focus on, and promote, those who are changing the landscape of theatre, and cutting out a slice of the theatre scene to share their story.

About the Host
Justin (he/him) is a writer, teacher, actor and (for a short time) European tour guide. Raised in Western Sydney, he always had an avid love for theatre and the spontaneous. This led him to seeking a career in drama teaching which allowed him to teach in the United Kingdom for three years where he nabbed himself a cheap West End ticket every weekend he could. Justin has developed his writing for publishers such as Theatre People and ArtsHub before establishing his own theatrically focused business, Theatre Thoughts. His past theatre credits include directing Stiles and Drew’s Soho Cinders, the ‘brave’ Sir Robin in Spamalot for Arcadians Theatre and the French Taunter/Tim in Spamalot for Springers UK, ensemble in Footloose and Pirates of Penzance and his debut role as Muldoon in Jurassic: That is One Big Pile of Musical which took out the audience favourite award in the Sydney Fringe Festival 2015. As the years have gone by, Justin has taken a great interest in swallowing as much theatre as he can and bringing it to the masses through the establishment of the Theatre Thoughts brand and developing the voice of artists from across the independent and professional sectors.

    Theatre Thoughts does Edinburgh Fringe!

    Theatre Thoughts does Edinburgh Fringe!

    Welcome to a momentous occasion as we celebrate our season finale and reach the milestone of Episode 50! Join us for a special episode as host, Justin Clarke, takes you to the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
    In this unique episode, Justin engages with a diverse array of artists who have converged at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh to showcase their exceptional productions. From the bustling streets of Edinburgh, we bring you exclusive insights, and glimpses into the world of these talented performers and creators.
    As we mark Episode 50, we reflect on the incredible journey that the Theatre Thoughts Podcast has taken us on. From insightful artist chats and in-depth discussions to explorations of captivating productions, we've shared our love for theatre with you, our devoted listeners.
    Join us in this celebratory season 2 finale as we capture the vibrant energy of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Immerse yourself in the excitement of the festival atmosphere as Justin connects with these artists and delves into the stories behind their works. Discover the challenges and triumphs of bringing a production to one of the world's most renowned stages, and gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry and dedication that goes into making the Fringe Festival a theatrical spectacle like no other.
    As we wrap up this season, I want to express my gratitude to you, our cherished listeners, for your unwavering support and enthusiasm. Your passion for theatre has fueled our journey, and we can't wait to continue sharing more captivating stories and insights in the seasons to come.
    Stay connected with us on Instagram (@theatrethoughtsaus or @ttpod_official) for updates and announcements about our upcoming episodes and projects. And if you want to be a part of our Patreon community, where you can access exclusive content and support the podcast's growth, head over to our Patreon page and choose from our three levels of support.
    Don't miss out on this very special season finale and Episode 50 from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and celebrate the magic of theatre that brings us all together.
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    • 23 min
    Sarah Carroll on Cherry, Katy Perry Obsessions & Saturday Girls

    Sarah Carroll on Cherry, Katy Perry Obsessions & Saturday Girls

    Join us for our mid-season finale as we sit down with the talented and award-winning artist, Sarah Carroll. We delve into her recent productions, Cherry which has been making waves in the theatre community, as well as the upcoming production of Saturday Girls at Belvoir's 25A.
    Sarah Carroll, a Pasifika Queer and Neurodiverse writer, performer, and producer, has not only captivated audiences with her one-woman shows but has also established her own production company, Sour Cherry Productions. With a passion for uplifting underrepresented voices, Sarah brings her unique perspective and creativity to the stage.
    In this episode, we explore Sarah's journey in the theatre industry, from her initial inspiration to her start as a performer. We discuss the evolving landscape of theatre and how it has influenced her work, as well as her favorite productions that hold a special place in her heart.
    Prepare to be intrigued as Sarah shares her experiences taking Cherry to Los Angeles for the Fringe festival, along with her fangirling adventures with Katy Perry. Additionally, she gives us a sneak peek into the upcoming production, Saturday Girls, set to grace the stage at Belvoir's 25A this August, and the unique challenges and joys of being a producer.
    Join us as we delve into Sarah's creative process and uncover the passion that drives her to create meaningful and engaging works. This episode promises to be a captivating conversation filled with inspiration, laughter, and a glimpse into the world of a remarkable theatre artist.
    Don't miss out on this mid-season finale, available on our Theatre Thoughts Podcast. Stay up-to-date with all our episodes by following us on Instagram (@ttpod_official) and join our Patreon community, where you can access exclusive content, including the footage of this exciting episode, for as little as $3/month. Experience the magic of theatre through the eyes of the incredible Sarah Carroll as she shares her journey with us in this engaging and thought-provoking interview.

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    • 33 min
    Tough T*****s Post Show Q&A at Meraki Arts Bar

    Tough T*****s Post Show Q&A at Meraki Arts Bar

    Join us for a special live post-show Q&A as Theatre Thoughts Australia presents an exclusive episode featuring the co-writers of "Tough Titties," Renae Valastro and Kristelle Zabara. Hosted by Justin, this engaging discussion takes place at the vibrant Meraki Arts Bar, offering a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creation of this feminist comedy show.
    Renae Valastro, a talented multi-disciplinary artist, and Kristelle Zabara, an accomplished performer, director, and writer, come together to share their insights and experiences in bringing "Tough T*****s" to life. Discover the origins of the show, its evolution over the years, and the inspiration behind its empowering message.
    As we dive into the conversation, Justin also explores the personal journeys of Renae and Kristelle in the theatre industry. Gain valuable insights into their career paths, the changes they have witnessed in the industry, and how these changes have influenced their work as artists.
    Don't miss the opportunity to hear firsthand about the collaborative process and how different artists have shaped the show. The Q&A session promises to be a dynamic exchange of ideas, experiences, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes that will deepen your appreciation for the creative process.
    Plus, we have exciting news for our Patreon community! We are thrilled to announce that the exclusive footage of this live post-show Q&A is now available for all Patreon subscribers, starting at just $3/month. By becoming a patron, you not only support the Theatre Thoughts Podcast but also gain access to this special content and enjoy a range of other perks.
    Stay connected with us on Instagram @theatrethoughtsaus or @ttpod_official to keep up with the latest updates, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and more. Join our Patreon community today and unlock the full experience of this captivating episode with Renae Valastro and Kristelle Zabara. It's a podcast episode you won't want to miss!
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    • 34 min
    Theatre Thespians - A Theatre Thoughts and Tragic Thespians Collab!

    Theatre Thespians - A Theatre Thoughts and Tragic Thespians Collab!

    Join us for a special collaborative episode as Theatre Thoughts Australia teams up with the Tragic Thespians podcast, hosted by Caterina Imbro and Ryan Peters. In this insightful conversation, we delve into the diverse and dynamic world of the entertainment industry in Australia.
    Caterina and Ryan, both talented actors and industry insiders, bring their expertise and passion to the forefront as they explore the various jobs that make up the vibrant Australian entertainment scene. From acting to producing, directing to stage management, Tragic Thespians leaves no stone unturned in its quest to shed light on the multifaceted roles that bring stories to life.
    Discover the challenges, triumphs, and behind-the-scenes stories shared by professionals in the industry. Gain valuable insights into the creative process, learn about the intricacies of each job, and gain a deeper understanding of the collaborative nature of theatre and performance by listening to their episodes now.
    As always, Theatre Thoughts Australia is committed to providing engaging content for theatre enthusiasts like you. Stay connected with us on Instagram [@ttpod_official] to keep up with the latest updates, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and more. And if you want to show your support and access even more exclusive perks, consider signing up for one of our three levels of Patreon support.
    Don't miss this exciting crossover episode featuring the Theatre Thoughts Podcast and Tragic Thespians. Tune in to gain a newfound appreciation for the incredible individuals who bring magic to the stage and screen in Australia.
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    New Episodes from Caterina and Ryan come fortnightly! @tragicthespians
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Dean Drieberg, Grace Driscoll & the Great Comet of 1812

    Dean Drieberg, Grace Driscoll & the Great Comet of 1812

    Join us on the Theatre Thoughts Podcast as we dive into the enchanting world of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 with special guests Grace Driscoll and Dean Drieberg. In this episode, we explore the upcoming production at Darlinghurst Theatre Company and uncover the magic behind this extraordinary musical.

    Dean Drieberg, an in-demand creative with a wealth of industry experience, including his recent role as Resident Director of Hamilton Australia & New Zealand, joins us to share his insights. With a background that spans over two decades and includes directing acclaimed productions such as Bare and Memphis the Musical, Dean brings a unique perspective to the conversation. He is also the Co-Artistic Director of the esteemed Stephen Sondheim repertory company, 'Watch This.'

    We are also delighted to have Grace Driscoll, a rising talent in the Australian theatre scene, join us. With her Diploma of Musical Theatre from NIDA and notable performances in Squabbalogic's Australian Made concert and Opera Australia's West Side Story, Grace brings her passion and energy to the discussion. She was even recognized as a semi-finalist in the inaugural Artist of Colour (AOC) Initiative, showcasing her dedication to fostering inclusivity and diversity in the arts.

    Together, we delve into the inspiration behind their careers, the allure of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, and the unique qualities that set it apart from other musical productions. We also explore their roles in the show, discussing the challenges they faced and the golden moments they discovered along the way.

    In our signature 1 Minute Theatre Thoughts segment, Grace and Dean share their favorite recent productions, go-to karaoke songs and the influential artists who inspired them. We also discuss the ongoing evolution of the theatre industry and its impact on their work.

    Don't miss this captivating episode as we unravel the layers of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and gain fascinating insights from our talented guests. Join the conversation by following us on Instagram @ttpod_official or @theatrethoughtsaus and sign up for one of our three levels of Patreon support to unlock exclusive behind-the-scenes content.

    Experience the magic of theatre through the Theatre Thoughts Podcast, available on all major podcast platforms.

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    • 38 min
    She's not your Average Bear, it's Michelle Brasier!

    She's not your Average Bear, it's Michelle Brasier!

    Join us for an exclusive one-on-one artist chat with the multi-talented Michelle Brasier on this exciting episode of the Theatre Thoughts Podcast. Michelle, a multiple award-winning actor, singer, writer, and comedian, is widely known for her exceptional contributions to the musical comedy world. With collaborations alongside the absurdist comedy sketch group Aunty Donna and her comedy duo Double Denim with Laura Frew, Michelle has established herself as one of Australia's best talents in the industry.
    In this hilarious conversation, we dive into Michelle's creative journey, exploring what inspired her to pursue a career in theatre and how she got her start. We'll delve into the creative processes behind her acclaimed shows, including Average Bear, Reform, and Legacy, discussing the stories behind this productions, or what Michelle calls, "The Trilogy".
    Discover some of Michelle's favorite productions she's been a part of and the reasons why they hold a special place in her heart. We'll also uncover the joys of working creatively with a partner, as Michelle shares entertaining stories from her experiences.
    As we reflect on the evolving landscape of the theatre industry, Michelle provides insights into how it has changed over the years and the impact of those changes on her work. Discover how she stays inspired and motivated as a theatre artist, and what continues to draw her back to the stage time and time again.
    Plus, don't miss our lightning-round segment, "1 Minute Theatre Thoughts," where Michelle shares her favorite recent production, her go-to karaoke song, the dream role she hasn't played yet, her early inspirations as a performer, and the production she most wants to see come to Australia.
    Be sure to follow Theatre Thoughts Australia on Instagram (@ttpod_official) for behind-the-scenes content and updates. And if you enjoy our podcast, consider supporting us on Patreon, where you can choose from three levels of membership to further engage with our theater-loving community. All the links can be found below.
    Join us for this insightful and entertaining episode as we uncover the comedic genius and remarkable talents of Michelle Brasier.

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    About Michelle Brasier:
    https://www.michellebrasier.com/
    Tickets for Edinburgh Fringe Festival Production - Reform: https://www.michellebrasier.com/tour

    Next Live Q&A - Tough Titties by Queen Hades Production - Tuesday 11th July
    Tickets: https://meraki.sydney/whats-on/
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    • 35 min

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