12 episodes

Created and hosted by Melissa Crespo, Werking Artist is a podcast dedicated to working and thriving as a theater artist. Each episode features interviews with different artists facing everything from critics, climate change, parenting and more.

Werking Artist Melissa Crespo

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 20 Ratings

Created and hosted by Melissa Crespo, Werking Artist is a podcast dedicated to working and thriving as a theater artist. Each episode features interviews with different artists facing everything from critics, climate change, parenting and more.

    3Views & Intimate Apparel's Kearstin Piper Brown

    3Views & Intimate Apparel's Kearstin Piper Brown

    In partnership with 3Views on Theater, Melissa talks with singer Kearstin Piper Brown from Lincoln Center's suspended production of Intimate Apparel

    • 32 min
    Ep 11: Mo Money Mo Werk

    Ep 11: Mo Money Mo Werk

    Elaine Grogran Luttrall, founder of Minerva Financial Arts, helps Melissa navigate the financial aspects of a werking artist.

    • 45 min
    Ep 10: Grants Better Have My Money

    Ep 10: Grants Better Have My Money

    Ryan Fogarty, a playwright who also works in development, helps de-mystify the grant seeking process along with tips for getting money that is meant for artists.

    • 49 min
    Ep 9: The Business of Opera & Theater

    Ep 9: The Business of Opera & Theater

    Vid Guerrerio, Writer, breaks down the intersection of commerce and art, especially in the opera world.

    • 53 min
    Ep 8: To MFA or not to MFA? A Director's Perspective.

    Ep 8: To MFA or not to MFA? A Director's Perspective.

    Zi Alikhan, Director, talks with Melissa about the pros and cons of MFA Programs in the Theater.

    • 57 min
    Ep 7: Medical Appropriation Onstage

    Ep 7: Medical Appropriation Onstage

    David Harrell, Actor, Writer and Disability Advocate breaks down how performers with disabilities are viewed onstage and off.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Lulu Fogarty ,

Look forward to it every week!

This podcast goes beyond chats about the theatre biz by approaching inequities in, and access to, the arts with honesty and humor. Thank you, Melissa (and Martina!), for continuing the conversation! Can’t wait until next season!

DrunkenHomemaker ,

Amazing and Important Discussions

Melissa is an amazing host that leads the discussions with such a natural grace and air. It's never grating and always thoughtful and inspiring. This podcast highlights the voices of the underrepresented in the theater world and topics that I never thought about. I can't help but nod along furiously and I feel like it gives me a vocabulary for my experiences in theater. Can not recommend enough. Do not miss this important podcast!

YAY CHEAP GOOD MUSIC! ,

Thanks!

I am loving this podcast! Melissa and her guests have such brilliant conversations and unique insights into what it means to be an artist! Thanks for sharing!

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