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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

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    • 5.0 • 35 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.

    Garrick Morgan on Creating Equity in Theatre

    Garrick Morgan on Creating Equity in Theatre

    Garrick Morgan, aka Garrick Vaughan, is part of the steering committee for the newly-formed Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia. He tells all about what BTAP is, what they do, and why their work is so important. Plus he shares some of his thoughts on how to create a more equitable theatre community.
    Please follow and donate to BTAP at www.blacktheatrephiladelphia.org.
     
    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

    • 40 min
    LaNeshe Miller-White on Theatre for Social Change

    LaNeshe Miller-White on Theatre for Social Change

    Meet the new Executive Director of Theatre Philadelphia, LaNeshe Miller-White! LaNeshe also works with Theatre in the X and the Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia. She tells us all about her amazing work to support BIPOC artists in Philly and what she hopes to achieve in her new role.
    If you are a theatre artist out of work in the pandemic, you can apply for emergency relief at www.theatrephiladelphia.org.
    Please consider donating to the Black Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia at www.blacktheatrephiladelphia.org and/or Theatre in the X at www.theatreinthex.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
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Delris ,

Love this!

As someone who used to do theatre in Philly, this hits home for me! I never can’t give enough support for the arts!

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!

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