14 episodes

Welcome to Whispers in the Wings, the podcast that takes you behind the scenes of the theatrical world! Join host Australian-based stage manager Joshua Broadbent as he welcomes seasoned industry professionals to share their fascinating career journeys, from humble beginnings to the exhilarating present.
With a focus on stage managers and technical creatives, each episode dives deep into their experiences, passions, and even the challenges they've faced along the way. This podcast is a must-listen for stage managers, theatre enthusiasts, and anyone aspiring to pursue a career in the industry. With an active working creative as your guide, get ready for an informative and entertaining exploration of the backstage realm.
Whispers In The Wings is proudly a part of the Broadway Podcast Network.
Questions can be submitted any time on Instagram @WhispersInTheWings.
Whispers in the Wings acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

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Welcome to Whispers in the Wings, the podcast that takes you behind the scenes of the theatrical world! Join host Australian-based stage manager Joshua Broadbent as he welcomes seasoned industry professionals to share their fascinating career journeys, from humble beginnings to the exhilarating present.
With a focus on stage managers and technical creatives, each episode dives deep into their experiences, passions, and even the challenges they've faced along the way. This podcast is a must-listen for stage managers, theatre enthusiasts, and anyone aspiring to pursue a career in the industry. With an active working creative as your guide, get ready for an informative and entertaining exploration of the backstage realm.
Whispers In The Wings is proudly a part of the Broadway Podcast Network.
Questions can be submitted any time on Instagram @WhispersInTheWings.
Whispers in the Wings acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

    Establishing great foundations to ensure a shows success - with guest host Monique Orton

    Establishing great foundations to ensure a shows success - with guest host Monique Orton

    Join Joshua Broadbent as he learns all about the world of sound with special guest host Monique Orton. 
    Monique Orton is live entertainment tech working in Australian theatre, cabaret, music, burlesque, circus and comedy. She shares her experiences on YouTube, aiming to provide fans with a behind-the-scenes look and inspire aspiring technicians. Currently, she works as a Radio Mic Technician for "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" in Sydney.
    In this episode we discuss the importance of sound and stage management working closely together, navigating technical challenges of working on the outdoor production of Phantom Of The Opera, how working with great people make a huge impact to your experience, and the importance of finding that work/life balance to look after your mental and physical health. 
    This episode touches on topics of mental health and the importance of finding work/life balance, if you or any one you know is in need of support please reach out to Support Act who offer a free phone counselling service for anyone working in Australian music or the arts by calling 1800 959 500.  If you are overseas or not in the industry please reach out to your relevant service providers. 
    Connect with Monique on Instagram, subscribe to her on YouTube and join her discord

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    Whispers In The Wings is produced by Marker Creative Co, and is a proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    Whispers in the Wings acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Pushing the boundaries of “traditional theatre” - with guest host Daniel Story

    Pushing the boundaries of “traditional theatre” - with guest host Daniel Story

    On this episode of Whispers In The Wings Josh is joined by Daniel Story, a Sydney-based theatre practitioner specialising in stage management for experimental, physical, and durational performances. Daniel strives to be part of impactful storytelling teams, particularly in experimental theatre, physical theatre, and durational performances.
    The duo discuss durational performances and how vital a stage manager is to them, the importance of de-rolling not only as an actor but as a creative too and how find out how to stage manage a performer hanging 20 meters above Sydney Harbour on a 2.7 tonne intricately sculpted block of ice.

    Connect with Daniel on Instagram

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    Whispers In The Wings is produced by Marker Creative Co, and is a proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    Whispers in the Wings acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.
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    • 40 min
    Don't forget the blu tack - with guest host Darren Kowacki

    Don't forget the blu tack - with guest host Darren Kowacki

    To celebrate the launch of Season 2 Josh is joined by Stage Manager turned Production Manager Darren Kowacki.

    Darren Kowacki has been immersed in the entertainment industry for two decades, taking on creative and production roles. With a background in stage management and production, he has contributed to numerous musical productions such as "Priscilla Queen of the Desert," "School of Rock," "King Kong," and more. Currently, he serves as a Senior Production Manager at CVP Events, Film & TV, and works as the video associate designer for the musical "&Juliet.

    In this episode the Darren gives insight into the changes that have occurred in the industry over the past two decades, how to prepare yourself to tour a production overseas (and the importance of packing enough blu tack), and how he found himself migrating from stage manager to production manager.

    Connect with Darren on LinkedIn and find out more about the Stage Managers Association


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    Whispers In The Wings is produced by Marker Creative Co, and is a proud member of the Broadway Podcast Network.

    Whispers in the Wings acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.
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    • 47 min
    How to manage a show with a real live baby onstage - with guest host Annah Jacobs

    How to manage a show with a real live baby onstage - with guest host Annah Jacobs

    This week New Zealand Stage Manager Annah Jacobs drops by the studio to join Josh as this week's guest host. Annah talks about what life is like touring New Zealand, she gives the listener a great tip on how to spike using electrical tape, we hear about out how the pandemic lead her to study a Cert in Project Management and we find out how the hell you manage a show with a REAL baby onstage!!

    In Act Two the duo discuss how the SM role has change with covid safety responsibilities, as well as share an insight into what they wish they knew before starting in theatre.

    Follow Annah on Instagram: @aj.backstage


    If you'd like to ask a question to be answered on the podcast you can send them via the links below.

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    Whispers In The Wings is produced by Marker Creative Co.

    Whispers in the Wings acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

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    • 30 min
    Toolbox Talk: Roles within Stage Management

    Toolbox Talk: Roles within Stage Management

    Join Joshua on his first solo episode of Whispers in the Wings as he gathers you for another Toolbox Talk. On this weeks episode he answers one of the most asked questions from the audience... "What are the roles within Stage Management". Theatre is ever evolving and changing, and while there are many areas within theatre this episode is focused towards musical theatre.



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    Whispers In The Wings is produced by Marker Creative Co.

    Whispers in the Wings acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.

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    • 8 min
    From community theatre to super swing - with guest host Tom Rogers

    From community theatre to super swing - with guest host Tom Rogers

    This week Josh is joined by special guest host Tom Rogers (them/they) as the hosts dive into Tom's career. Tom started in community theatre at a young age and without any university qualifications has found their way into the industry. Gain insight from Tom and their time as a swing on shows like A Chorus Line, North By Northwest and Nearer the Gods.

    In Act Two we find out what are the host's favourite things about the theatre process and explore the importance of paper vs digital prompt copies.

    Follow Tom on Instagram: @tom.rogerss


    Want to ask us a question, or share your experiences within theatre? Here’s how to reach us.
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    Whispers In The Wings is produced by Marker Creative Co.

    Whispers in the Wings acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal Land.
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    • 28 min

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