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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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Ep. 33: Messy Characters/Meaningful Theatre

In this episode, Alexi and Juan review Romeo Y Julieta at The Public Theater. The show’s bilingual translation reminded Alexi of the chismes in his family spilling the tea (some might say he himself is the chisme). Both agreed that maybe it was best to leave behind the ...
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Ep. 32: No COVID Musicals Please!

In this episode, Ayanna and Alexi get in their feels as they reminisce over the last in-person shows they each saw before the pandemic began 1 year ago (for most of us). They have high expectations for the first season of in-person shows and make one request: NO ...
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Ep. 31: Romeo y Julieta (Feat. Saheem Ali and Ricardo Pérez González)

In this episode, Jose talks to Saheem Ali and Ricardo Pérez González. The director and playwright discuss their bilingual adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Now titled Romeo y Julieta, the audio-play transforms Verona into a sonically layered version of Latin America. The star-crossed lovers are played ...
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Ep. 30: Thank You Theater-Makers (Ft. Daniel K. Isaac)

It's been one year since theaters shut down all over the world. We're all still processing our new reality in different stages. The way to commemorate this strange anniversary couldn't be one of just sadness over what we lost or admiration at the perseverance of artists. Instead, we ...
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Carpe Donum (Ft. André De Shields)

In this episode, Jose talks to Tony winner André De Shields. The legendary performing activist talks about his upcoming performance as Frederick Douglass in Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory. The piece is part of Flushing Town Hall's Black History Trilogy, a celebration of Black History Month ...
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Ep. 29: Carnival (Feat. Kwame Kwei-Armah)

In this episode, Andrew and Brittani celebrate carnival and discuss their favorite soca musicians. This leads them to imagine, and cast, a soca-driven Broadway show. Make it happen, producers! Then they review two pieces. First they talk about iN-Hale MEGA VEE's reading of All Boys Aren't Blue, by ...

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