Almost four weeks ago Broadway went dark and the lives of many in our community and the world were thrown into upheaval, Cara and Jessica included. Join the co-hosts for an extremely candid and honest conversation on their first guest free episode ever. How do we move forward? Homeschool our children? Stay hopeful? Find any sort of balance and calm in this unstable “new normal” in which we have found ourselves? This conversation is a start, but only the beginning of a long journey to stay sane and keep breathing thru these uncharted waters. This shit is hard, mama, and we SEE you.
Tony Award Winner, television regular and ray of sunshine, Annaleigh Ashford shares her attitude of gratitude for all the ups and downs that come with being a mother in our industry. From having a high needs baby and juggling nursing (and Jake Gyllenhaal) to discovering functional medicine and the power of holding her babe while singing “Children and Art”, she is grateful for it all.
Continuing our “Journey to Motherhood” series, star of Moulin Rouge and Tony Award winner, Karen Olivo shares with us how marrying into motherhood has been the greatest gift: how seeing herself through her children’s eyes has forced her to be kinder to herself, how listening to her gut has always guided her life in and out of the business, and how embodying the sparkling diamond every night shows the next generation that diversity can not be the exception but the rule.
Tara Rubin began her casting journey as a 30 year old assistant at Johnson/Liff, a supportive, good humored office, but one where no one was married, let alone, had a child. Fifteen years later, with two young girls at home and wanting to push herself to accomplish more, she opened her own casting office. Tara speaks candidly with us about the double standards for mothers in the business, the advantages and pitfalls of technology in our industry, and how even she has had to shift her mindset as our society and culture has become more accepting of personal lives in the workplace.
Bernie Telsey is one of the biggest names in the business. You may not see him on stage but he has introduced the world to some of the biggest names on Broadway. He and his team at Telsey + Company have cast literally hundreds of Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional productions, in addition to your favorite TV shows and movies, and more. He is also one of the co-creators of MCC Theatre, which he started right after graduating NYU. Bernie got his big break after casting one the most beloved musicals, Rent, and started a casting trend that almost single handedly changed the face of the industry, and helped to bring the large volume of filming tv, film, and commercials to New York City that we see today.