Part 1: Who am I? What is needed? How can I serve? These are the questions serial entrepreneur Anne Hamburger has been asking from early days as a visual performance artist to originating site specific theater, to running a regional theater, to starting Disneys Global entertainment theme park division to her return to socially relevant theater with her company En Garde Arts.
Kicking off International Women’s Month, award-winning composer and lyricist, Georgia Stitt shares her experience as a woman/mother musician in a field heavily dominated by men. She speaks to finding her own voice as a composer, coming back to herself once she became a mother, and how a lack of representation in our industry led her to create Maestra Music, a database of female identifying musicians, to aid in the hiring of a more diverse and equal music team.
Theo Bosanquet sits down with the one and only Olivier Award winner Janie Dee to discuss her plans for appearing on a much bigger stage. She is to star in the London transfer of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang. Whilst appearing there, Dee is to co-produce the inaugural London Climate Change Festival all happening at the Charing Cross Theatre. At the end of the episode, Dee recites Titania’s speech from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – just as pertinent today as 400 years ago.
Joining us today are Matt Dahan & Kelly Lynne D’Angelo, writers of the emotional and explosive pop-rock musical Starry, about brothers Vincent and Theo van Gogh.
Dancer Brandon Cournay shares his experiences with the dark side and building a creative life in the New York dance world, from freelancing to becoming a company member, starting a business, and finding community. Check out what he’s up to at http://www.brandoncournay.com and https://www.dancedevicelab.com