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. 40: A Lesson in Crafting Opera (Ft. Laquita Mitchell)

Ep. 40: A Lesson in Crafting Opera (Ft. Laquita Mitchell)

In this episode, Jose speaks to world renowned soprano Laquita Mitchell. This month she stars in On Site Opera's Lesson Plan, an adaptation of Georg Philipp Telemann's Der Schulmeister which takes place ...
Ep. 39: I'm Just a Teenage Dick, Baby (Ft. Mike Lew & Gregg Mozgala)

Ep. 39: I’m Just a Teenage Dick, Baby (Ft. Mike Lew & Gregg Mozgala)

In this episode, Jose speaks to playwright Mike Lew and actor Gregg Mozgala about Teenage Dick. The high-school-set play is a hilarious adaptation of Richard III in which Mozgala plays the title Dick, ...
Ep. 38: Reopening Shakespeare in the Park (Ft. Jocelyn Bioh & Saheem Ali)

Ep. 38: Reopening Shakespeare in the Park (Ft. Jocelyn Bioh & Saheem Ali)

In this episode Jose speaks to playwright Jocelyn Bioh and director Saheem Ali, who star in the documentary "Reopening Night" (available on HBOMax from Dec. 20). The film by Rudy Valdez follows the talented ...
Ep. 37: Historias del West Side & Panamá (Feat. Ilda Mason)

Ep. 37: Historias del West Side & Panamá (Feat. Ilda Mason)

In this episode, Jose speaks to actor Ilda Mason, who is making her big screen debut in Steven Spielberg's sumptuous retelling of West Side Story. Mason talks about how she ended up starring in four different ...
Ep. 36: Black Feminist Video Game (Feat. Victoria Collado and Darrel Alejandro Holnes)

Ep. 36: Black Feminist Video Game (Feat. Victoria Collado and Darrel Alejandro Holnes)

Victoria Collado and Darrel Alejandro Holnes talk about feminism and safe spaces in gaming ...
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Ep. 35: Shadow/Land: Part Play Part Poem

In this episode, Brittani and Alexi review Shadow/Land at the Public Theater. The show explores the relationship between a mother and daughter who are forced to stay in New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina engulfs the city. Both Brittani and Alexi agree that the piece is part play, part ...

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