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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 15: What the Hell Is a Republic, Anyway? (Feat: Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare)

This week, the Friends talk about two shows. First they discuss Murder at River Crossing Book Club from Live In Theatre Company, which is an interactive murder mystery where the audience get to interrogate witnesses and try to figure out, who killed the richest woman in town? It's ...
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Ep 14: Building a Latinx Legacy (Feat: John Leguizamo)

This week, the Friends weren't able to record an intro together. But their guest is pretty epic. They welcomed Tony-winning actor/writer John Leguizamo, who is now adding director to his resume. He's starring in and directing a new film, Critical Thinking, where he plays a chess teacher who ...
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Ep 13: How to Be Productive in Quarantine (Feat: The Bengsons)

This week, the Friends react to the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards and the sudden death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman (who was also a playwright!). Then they discuss their experiences at Here We Are, a series of one-on-one plays produced by Theater for One where an ...
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Ep 12: Shooting the Sh*t About the Tony Awards (Feat. Daniel K. Isaac)

This week's guest is actor Daniel K. Isaac, who is a recurring character on the Showtime television show Billions. But did you know that Isaac is a big theater nerd? He has multiple binders and drawers dedicated to all the playbills he's collected over his 11 years in ...
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Ep 11: Would You Risk Your Life For Theater? (Feat: Harriett D. Foy)

This week, the Friends talk about Godspell at Berkshire Theatre Group, the first musical to be performed in from of a live audience using union actors. There's a lot of plastic involved, and masks on stage, which is admirable but they can't help but wonder: Who would want ...
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Ep 10: “Songs From an Unmade Bed” Is BD Wong’s Gay “Lemonade”

This week, the Friends open the show by talking about Black is King, Beyoncé's new visual album, and folklore, the new album by Taylor Swift that was written and released during quarantine. They talk about how these albums use storytelling as its primary driver, and what other artists ...

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