Arty Froushan, an actor and truly gentle man, sits down for a conversation about craft, identity, discipline, the definition of “artist”, and this podcast.
When this was recorded, Arty was in the midst of the Broadway run of Tom Stoppard’s LEOPOLDSTADT.
British Iranian actor Arty stars as ‘Jonah’ in both seasons of Amazon’s fantasy drama ‘Carnival Row’ alongside Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevigne. His other TV credits include ‘Strikeback’ and ‘Knightfall’. In 2022 he played skilled young knight Qarl Correy in the Golden Globe nominated, Game of Thrones prequel ‘House of the Dragon’. In August 2021 he starred as Leo in Tom Stoppard’s ‘masterpiece‘, his award-winning play ‘Leopoldstadt’, produced by Sonia Friedman, at the Wyndham Theatre for a 3 month run. The play is set during war time Vienna and follows a prosperous Jewish family during Nazi occupation and the Holocaust. The play won an Olivier Award for ‘Best New Play’ in 2020. He reprised the role of Leo for the play’s 2022 run at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway.
On The Come Up, host Matt Rodin sits with creative people to find out where they’re at, today, in the journey of becoming who they are. What unfolds are often inspiring, transcendental, and candid conversations about the reality of being a growing artist.
Matt believes that love is who we are. He taps into people’s light so that we can form deeper connections with ourselves and one another. He’s a queer maker of music, media, characters, and campfires. As an actor, Matt recently starred in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Milwaukee Rep, and the upcoming musical film BEAU. In 2020, he released his first live solo album, Matt Rodin: Live at Home. Matt has also worked as a content producer and consultant for The Tony Awards, The Smithsonian Institute, SoulCycle, Hamilton, Cynthia Erivo, Ingrid Michaelson, Playbill, Broadway.com, Dear Evan Hansen, Write Out Loud, and more.
The Come Up is presented by Broadway Podcast Network
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