On the inaugural episode of this limited series, host Eric Ulloa asks: “Why activism? And more so, why the theatre community?” His first guest, Javier Muñoz (“Hamilton”, “In the Heights”), helps answer why theatre people are so uniquely skilled to help create a “blue wave” election in November. Tune in to discover or re-ignite the activist within you and get inspired to take action in the 2020 election!
JAI RODRIGUEZ joined The Take On to discuss his experience playing Angel in Rent and being on one of the most famous shows EVER, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy….a show that changed Jai’s life, but also showed him the frustrations of being brown man in Hollywood. Despite the odds, Jai has created a niche for himself in Hollywood, and is an amazing example of leaning into his most authentic self.
Beautiful and The Book of Mormon’s Dimitri Moise is a queer, HIV+ activist, now the co-chair of Claim Our Space Now. COSN, featured in Forbes, an organization emboldening urgent action to dismantle white supremacy. Dimitri speaks about following impulses that led him to following a call to action and the tools he uses to produce his best, focused work.
This podcast that speaks to activists within the Broadway community in hopes of inspiring a whole new generation of them and getting them to jump into action for the 2020 election and beyond.
Women have played a much more significant role in the history of the Broadway Musical than they are generally given credit for. In this episode I share the often overlooked stories of Broadway’s groundbreaking female choreographers including Aida Overton Walker, Gertrude Hoffman, Albertina Rauch, Hanya Holm,, Onna White, and especially Agnes DeMille who may be the most important woman in the history of the Musical. I also profile the women who direct and choreograph during the modern era, and the two queer women that basically invented the art and craft of Broadway lighting design: Jean Rosenthal & Tharon Musser. Special thanks to Alan Fitzpatrick for his vocal acting contributions.