Token Theatre Friends

Token Theatre Friends

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A community of BIPOC theater enthusiasts offering opportunities for theatre lovers to discover and engage with the works of artists we love. We bring a fresh perspective to the performing arts, exploring new work from underserved artists in our weekly web series and podcast, as well as our features and reviews. We don’t talk about representation, we are representation.
 
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Episodes

Ep. 61: Musical Interpretation and Creation (Ft. Rona Siddiqui)

Ep. 61: Musical Interpretation and Creation (Ft. Rona Siddiqui)

In this episode, Jose speaks to Rona Siddiqui, the Music Director of A Strange Loop. A composer first, as she tells Jose, Siddiqui talks about what it was like to interpret Michael R. Jackson's award-winning music and the elements she played with in both the Off-Broadway and Broadway cast recordings ...
Ep. 60: You Gotta Have Faith (Ft. Annie Fang)

Ep. 60: You Gotta Have Faith (Ft. Annie Fang)

In this episode, Jose speaks to Annie Fang, one of the stars of Your Own Personal Exegesis by Julia May Jonas. Fang plays Beatrice, one of the members of a church youth group in New Jersey, where she hopes she will be able to find answers to her problems. The ...
Ep. 59: When You Know the Notes to Sing (Ft. Ashley Blanchet)

Ep. 59: When You Know the Notes to Sing (Ft. Ashley Blanchet)

In this episode, Jose speaks to Ashley Blanchet who plays Maria in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of The Sound of Music. Blanchet speaks about playing one of the most iconic characters in musical history and making it her own. The conversation was recorded over the Thanksgiving holiday, which ...
Ep. 58:  En inglés with an Accent (Ft. Migguel Anggelo)

Ep. 58: En inglés with an Accent (Ft. Migguel Anggelo)

In this episode, Jose speaks to multidisciplinary artist Migguel Anggelo about his album English with an Accent and the eponymous theatrical piece he'll present at Lincoln Center in early December. The vibrant artist shared his insights on working with ideas from his dreams, Paloma Faith & Lady Gaga, and ...
Ep. 57:  Artists as First Responders (Ft. The Bengsons)

Ep. 57: Artists as First Responders (Ft. The Bengsons)

In this episode, Jose speaks to The Bengsons about Sovereignty Hymns, a series of spirituals they wrote in which they address a woman's right to choose when it comes to reproductive liberty. The Hymns were first released by La Jolla Playhouse shortly after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in the ...
Ep. 56:  Rhythm is Gonna Get'cha (Ft. Linedy Genao & Brandon Espinoza)

Ep. 56: Rhythm is Gonna Get’cha (Ft. Linedy Genao & Brandon Espinoza)

In this episode, Jose speaks to actors Linedy Genao & Brandon Espinoza who starred as Gloria and Emilio Estefan in On Your Feet! at Paper Mill Playhouse. They discuss the different paths they took to become actors and what they learned playing the real-life couple. Genao, who was recently cast ...

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