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A community of BIPOC theater enthusiasts offering opportunities for theatre lovers to discover and engage with the works of artists we love. We bring a fresh perspective to the performing arts, exploring new work from underserved artists in our weekly web series and podcast, as well as our features and reviews. We don’t talk about representation, we are representation.Become a contributor on Patreon at www.patreon.com/tokentheatrefriends.

Token Theatre Friends Broadway Podcast Network

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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

A community of BIPOC theater enthusiasts offering opportunities for theatre lovers to discover and engage with the works of artists we love. We bring a fresh perspective to the performing arts, exploring new work from underserved artists in our weekly web series and podcast, as well as our features and reviews. We don’t talk about representation, we are representation.Become a contributor on Patreon at www.patreon.com/tokentheatrefriends.

    The Eras Tour as Theatre

    The Eras Tour as Theatre

    In this episode, Jose is joined by fellow Swifties (and BIPOC Critics Lab alumni) Maria Paz Alegre and Octavia Washington, to discuss Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour. The blockbuster concert film, which has grossed over $250 million worldwide, is out on demand and for rental on December 13th (Happy birthday, TayTay!) In addition to being what Jose describes as the greatest experience he's ever had at a movie theater, Maria Paz and Octavia comment on Swift's insightful writing, and how much theatre can learn from Swift. 
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    • 50 min
    Shakespeare in the Jazz Age (Ft. Aria Shahghasemi)

    Shakespeare in the Jazz Age (Ft. Aria Shahghasemi)

    In this episode, Jose talks to actor Aria Shahghasemi about his starring role in Romeo and Juliet at The Curtain in New Jersey. The actor known for his work on various seasons of The Originals and Legacies, speaks about why he wanted to return to the stage, as well as how his inner "Shakespeare dork" informs his performance as Romeo.
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    • 33 min
    Repair (Ft. Michael Marrero and Julio Trinidad)

    Repair (Ft. Michael Marrero and Julio Trinidad)

    In this episode, Jose talks to the duo behind Repair, a play making its premiere via streaming at StudioWorks. Writers Michael Marrero and Julio Trinidad (who also stars in the play) talk about the process of writing together, creating a unique NY story, and the joy of bringing theater to people's homes.
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    • 48 min
    El Lancelot Latino

    El Lancelot Latino

    In this episode, Jose speaks to Matías De La Flor, who talks about his work in Lerner & Loewe's Camelot and getting to play a Latino Lancelot. De La Flor also shares what it was like landing his first Broadway job out of school and why he's interested in coaching actors in two languages. Coming up on August 4th, De La Flor will join Jaime Lozano & The Familia at Lincoln Center.
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    • 47 min
    Latiné Rising Stars of Musical Theatre

    Latiné Rising Stars of Musical Theatre

    In this episode, Jose speaks to four of the composers who will be featured in 4xLatiné at Latiné Musical Theatre Lab. Anna Deeny Morales of Zavala Zavala, Nico Raimont of Como Correr, Erlina Ortiz of Silueta, and Felipe Vásquez-Encamilla of Divergentes talk about the joys of creating musical theatre, how their passion for the form began, and share their experience working in the Lab.
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    • 47 min
    Into the Woods (Ft. Shane Dittmar & Aubrie Therrien)

    Into the Woods (Ft. Shane Dittmar & Aubrie Therrien)

    In this episode, Jose speaks to two of the artists behind Epic Players' production of Into the Woods. Music Director Shane Dittmar and Executive & Artistic Director Aubrie Therrien talk about the company's mission of providing opportunities for neurodivergent and disabled people, as well as the joys and challenges of taking on a show as beloved as Woods.
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Danielle Mohlman ,

Thank you!!

Diep and Jose are amazing and I cannot believe they let us listen to this for free. (But seriously, support them on Patreon if you’re able.)

BangaloreBluntBuddy ,

Actually use word ‘Latinx’

They use the mutilation ‘Latinx’. No more need be said.

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