The Ensemblist

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The Ensemblist is an online advocate for the talented artists working in theatre ensembles. Through our podcast, website and social presence we are creating conversations about what it means to be a successful artist in the theatre. Each of our miniseries highlights a conversation that affects performers in Broadway ensembles, with experts on the topic sharing their insights in candid interviews. In addition, our monthly episodes feature readings of the most popular posts from our blog as well as show reviews. The Ensemblist podcast has a million downloads and was recently named one of the Top 50 Best Selling Performing Arts Podcasts of all time by Apple Podcasts. Hosted by Mo Brady.

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#83: The History of the Ensemble (feat. Jennifer Ashley Tepper)

Hey there, friends! We're back, we're rested, we're better than ever, and we're SO EXCITED to tell you all about our new season in this here Intro episode! Find out about what's inspiring us, what lies in store for our second full official season, and why we're obsessed ...
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#81: Audition Stories (feat. Laura Marie Duncan, Raymond J. Lee, Krysta Rodriguez, Jessica Rush, Betsy Struxness, Nicholas Ward)

WE. LOVE. AUDITION. STORIES. You know that. Everyone's got great ones, and our guests are no exception: hear Laura Marie Duncan, Ray Lee, Krysta Rodriguez, Jessica Rush, Betsy Struxness, and Nicholas Ward spill the goods on getting those jobs. Enjoy!  ...
#80: As Cast (feat. Seán Martin Hingston, Vasthy Mompoint, Anne L. Nathan)

#80: As Cast (feat. Seán Martin Hingston, Vasthy Mompoint, Anne L. Nathan)

We're taking another deep dive into contractual language today, but with a really fun twist. We talk a lot about the creation process of new musicals, but what is it that allows ensemblists to create all those characters? Do they like doing it? How are they paid for ...
#79: Associate Directors (feat. Steve Bebout, Jen Bender, Brandon Ivie)

#79: Associate Directors (feat. Steve Bebout, Jen Bender, Brandon Ivie)

This week, we sit down behind the table (FINALLY!) and talk to three magical humans (Steve Bebout, Jen Bender, and Brandon Ivie) about their experiences on the directing side of a Broadway show.  ...
#78: Creating Characters (feat. Jennifer Smith, Gabrielle Ruiz, Jeremy Woodard)

#78: Creating Characters (feat. Jennifer Smith, Gabrielle Ruiz, Jeremy Woodard)

Sometimes, the most fun (and challenging) thing about ensemble work is playing all sorts of different characters throughout a single show! You can be anything from the fanciest royal personage to an anthropomorphic inanimate object and do a cross as a townsperson or two- all in the same ...
#77: Pre-Production (feat. Paige Faure, Dionne Figgins, Adam Perry)

#77: Pre-Production (feat. Paige Faure, Dionne Figgins, Adam Perry)

This week, we dive into another much-talked-about but rarely-dissected aspect of putting up a Broadway show: Pre-Production. It's that nebulous time before rehearsals begin where the choreography team gets in a room with some willing dancers to throw theoretical Broadway spaghetti at the wall.  ...

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