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.
Ep 21: Artistic Stamp
Composer and lyricist Tim Huang talks about his recent collaboration with Artistic Stamp, co-founded by stage director Shelley Butler
Ep 20: BIPOC Critics Lab
Brittani Samuels, Steven Vargas, and Ana Zambrana talk about their experience in the BIPOC Critics Lab, spearheaded by writer Jose Solís.
Ep 19: Active Listening with Karinne Keithley Syers & Melisa Tien
Ep 18: 2020 Keen Playwrights Lab
Playwrights Karen Hartman, Lisa Ramirez, and Ken Urban talk about their experience in the 2020 Keen Playwrights Lab.
Ep 17: Jocelyn Bioh's Nollywood Dreams
Playwright and Actress Jocelyn Bioh talks about her play NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at MCC Theater, postponed due to COVID-19
Ep 16: Immigrants Get the Job Done
Founders of the See Lighting Foundation, Cha See and Rodrigo Munoz, explain the unfortunate circumstances immigrant artists face during the pandemic.
Honest, delightful conversations among theater artists! Highly recommened as a light in these dark times!
I love Melissa’s genuine, open conversations that transcend her and her colleagues artistry and allow listeners to enjoy culturally relevant discussion and views.
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!