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Thesis On Joan

Thesis On Joan


A podcast dedicated to amplifying voices from the LGBTQ+ community in the New York performing arts scene and examining the industry from a queer perspective! Join fanqueers and theatre professionals Holly (they/them) and Meghan (she/her) as they sit down with groundbreaking theatre folx, from Brooklyn cabaret performers to people backstage and on Broadway. For many queers, theatre has been an escape, this podcast looks to have open conversations on where we’ve come from and where we’re headed as a community, while queering the canon along the way. 

Email us at: thesisonjoan at gmail dot com.

Podcast Artwork by Maura Dixon @gardenslugg_, Podcast Portraits by kd diamond


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Thesis on Joan - #14 Incandescent Lisa Kron

#14 Incandescent Lisa Kron

Join us for our season finale episode in which we get to talk to the artist who coined the name for our podcast, writer and actor Lisa Kron! We discuss Lisa’s early artist days and the “living culture” of WOW Café as well as the origins and almost ...
Thesis on Joan - #13 The Divine Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi

#13 The Divine Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi

In our season one penultimate episode, hosts Meghan and Holly talk with Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi. As a performance artist, author, educator, advocate, choreographer, priestess, speech writer, playwright, and healer, Lady Dane takes us through her teenage years creating cabarets and if you’re a fan of WAP, recommends ...
Thesis on Joan - #12 The Interdimensional Aneesh Sheth

#12 The Interdimensional Aneesh Sheth

Today our guest is none other than the interdimensional Aneesh Sheth! We talk to Aneesh about creating during quarantine, making Shakespeare accessible and relevant (and Bollywood infused, of course), inhabiting many roles as an artist, the magic of Fun Home (we didn’t bring it up, we swear!), trans ...
#11.5 - Vote & Hang In

#11.5 – Vote & Hang In

Surprise! Join Holly & Meghan on this special mini episode as they talk election hopes & fears and q ...
Thesis on Joan - #11.5 - Vote & Hang In

#11.5 – Vote & Hang In

Surprise! Join Holly & Meghan on this special mini episode as they talk election hopes & fears and queer culture comfort. They’ll provide a quick fix of bisexual pirates, queer sci-fi, dog talk and road trip paranoia before tomorrow’s election. Get out and vote and we’ll be back ...
Thesis on Joan - #11 Joker Parent, Sulu LeoNimm

#11 Joker Parent, Sulu LeoNimm

Hosts Meghan and Holly keep it in the working family this week with Holly’s co-worker, Sulu LeoNimm, a Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) Joker and Interim Executive Director, actor, director, and parent of 2 small kids. Hear about Sulu’s very serious start in drag performance that eventually ...


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