Ep. 27 (AE): Alejandro Rodriguez (Alejo Communication) on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

In This Episode

In this Artist Exploration, Charlie and Alejandro discuss loving theater but not loving auditioning, safety and identity as it relates to these difficult conversations, art at the center of movement work, trusting your body, the difficulty of monetizing arts and how social media platforms alter messages. 

Amidst this important conversation, Charlie and Ale play a silly “Celebrity Name Doppelganger” game. Play along and see if you can figure out if we are talking about MTCA’s Charlie F. Murphy, the late Charlie Q. Murphy, Alejandro Rodriguez or Ex-Yankee star Alex Rodriguez. 

If you have any questions about the college audition process, feel free to reach out at If you’re interested in working with MTCA for help with your individualized preparation for your College Audition journey, please check us out at, or on Instagram or Facebook. 

About MTCA: 

Musical Theater College Auditions (MTCA) is the leader in coaching acting and musical theater students through the college audition process and beyond with superlative results. MTCA has assembled a roster of expert artist-educators who can guide students artistically, organizationally, strategically, and psychologically through the competitive college audition process. MTCA provides the tools, resources, and expertise along with a vast and strong support system. They train the unique individual, empowering the artist to bring their true, authentic self to their work. MTCA believes that by helping students reveal their potential it allows each school to connect with those who are truly right for their programs, which in turn guides each student toward their best college fit. 

About Charlie Murphy: 

Charlie is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s BFA program. As an Actor he has performed with theaters such as: NY Public Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Park”, The Pearl Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Kinetic Theatre Company, and the Shakespeare Theatre of DC.

With MTCA [Musical Theater College Auditions —], he has been helping prospective theatre students through the college process for over 15 years. As a Teacher and Director, he is able to do a few of his favorite things in life: help students to find their authentic selves as artists, and then help them find their best fit for their collegiate journey. Through this podcast, he hopes to continue that work as well as help demystify this intricate process.

This episode was produced by Meghan Cordier and Charlie Murphy. Episode theme music is created by Will Reynolds. 

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