21 episodes

Theatre-lover Anne Marie Scalies of Philly Life & Culture chats with designers, musicians, writers, educators, and others behind the scenes of the Philadelphia theatre community and pays them homage for their work. Each artist spills the tea on their success.

Theatre with a Tea Anne Marie Scalies

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 34 Ratings

Theatre-lover Anne Marie Scalies of Philly Life & Culture chats with designers, musicians, writers, educators, and others behind the scenes of the Philadelphia theatre community and pays them homage for their work. Each artist spills the tea on their success.

    Chad Parsons on Inclusive Theatre for Young Audiences

    Chad Parsons on Inclusive Theatre for Young Audiences

    We invited Chad Parsons on to talk about his new podcast, Theatre with P.R.I.D.E., during Pride Month. But of course, the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests changed the conversation. We talked out our feelings about racism in America, and particularly in theatre, as well as what steps theatre artists can take to incorporate queer voices, people of color, and other minorities, and to make them feel welcome.
    Audio Production by Sabrina Boyd-Surka
    Jingle by Chad Gorn, Arranged and Performed by Michele Zipkin
    Artwork by Frankie Rowles 
    Website: PhillyLifeAndCulture.com
    Instagram: @PhLLifeCulture

    • 33 min
    Donna Romero on Teaching Through Theatre

    Donna Romero on Teaching Through Theatre

    Donna Romero is the Drama Department Chair at Friends Select School in Philadelphia. But she does more than put on middle school and high school plays. Her students learn the whole process, from choosing a show to building a budget, and she uses the content of the shows to educate her students about other topics. She tells us how she manages it all, and shares a few successes and fails of teaching theater during a pandemic
     
    Audio Production by Sabrina Boyd-Surka
    Jingle by Chad Gorn, Arranged and Performed by Michele Zipkin
    Artwork by Frankie Rowles 
    Website: PhillyLifeAndCulture.com
    Instagram: @PhLLifeCulture

    • 38 min
    Nell Bang-Jensen and Hallie Martenson on Theatre for Community (Even Online)

    Nell Bang-Jensen and Hallie Martenson on Theatre for Community (Even Online)

    Nell and Hallie are friends and now partners as the Artistic Director and Managing Director of Theatre Horizon. They tell us all about Theatre Horizon’s virtual programming, how they strive to serve the unique community of Norristown, and how their life experiences and values have shaped their work.
     
    Audio Production by Sabrina Boyd-Surka
    Jingle by Chad Gorn, Arranged and Performed by Michele Zipkin
    Artwork by Frankie Rowles 
    Website: PhillyLifeAndCulture.com
    Instagram: @PhLLifeCulture

    • 50 min
    Robi Hager on Broadway Acting, Composing, and Always Learning

    Robi Hager on Broadway Acting, Composing, and Always Learning

    Robi Hager is our first guest who has been on the Great White Way. He tells us what’s different about acting in New York vs. Philadelphia and why he feels more at home in Philly. He also shares advice on how to keep learning your craft.

    See Robi's latest work or take a class at www.robihager.com.


    Audio Production by Sabrina Boyd-Surka

    Jingle by Chad Gorn, Arranged and Performed by Michele Zipkin

    Artwork by Frankie Rowles 

    Website: PhillyLifeAndCulture.com

    Instagram: @PhLLifeCulture

    • 41 min
    TJ Walsh on Giving Time to Yourself

    TJ Walsh on Giving Time to Yourself

    TJ Walsh is a therapist for theatre artists and a visual artist himself. He explains why therapy is important for creative workers and the good that can come out of what he calls “physical distancing” rather than “social distancing”.

    More on TJ’s counseling services at tjwalshtherapy.com.

    Audio Production by Sabrina Boyd-Surka
    Jingle by Chad Gorn, Arranged and Performed by Michele Zipkin
    Artwork by Frankie Rowles 
    Website: PhillyLifeAndCulture.com
    Instagram: @PhLLifeCulture

    • 46 min
    Megan O'Brien Perri on Representation, Opportunity, and Social Distancing with Kids

    Megan O'Brien Perri on Representation, Opportunity, and Social Distancing with Kids

    We’re kicking off season 2 with co-founder and resident director of 11th Hour Theatre Company, Megan O’Brien Perri. Megan shares her thoughts on giving opportunities to young artists, creating space for representation in theatre, and how she’s coping at home with her two kids in the time of COVID-19.

    Audio Production by Sabrina Boyd-Surka

    Jingle by Chad Gorn
    Arranged and performed by Michele Zipkin

    Artwork by Frankie Rowles 

    Website: PhillyLifeAndCulture.com
    Instagram: @PhLLifeCulture

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

cn441161 ,

Yasss!!!

I’m 3 episodes in and am looking forward to catching up on previous episodes and anticipating future episodes! I love the focus on the “why” behind decisions and future goals from local peeps! Great job Anne Marie amd Sabrina!

kelseylynnjones ,

So insightful!

I love what I’ve heard! Y’all should definitely check this one out if you’re a theater lover!

mommalabs ,

Love this!

I highly recommend this podcast! Super amazing with the best host!

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