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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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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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Ep 9: Audio Dramas and Dating Drama (Feat: Clare Barron)

The Friends discuss two audio plays: Richard II by Shakespeare and Julia Pastrana by Shaun Prendergast. Richard II was presented by the Public Theater and WNYC, and starred André Holland as the king and Miriam A. Hyman as his foe Henry Bolingbroke. It's still available to download. Julia ...
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Ep 8: How COVID Life and Undocumented Life Aren’t That Different (Feat: Hilary Bettis)

This week, the Friends discuss immigration, or rather, how immigration is portrayed on the stage. First off is a review of The Copper Children by Karen Zacarías, a play that was performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is now being streamed by the theater. It's about a ...

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