Mei Ann Teo, theatre, film maker, and Associate Artistic Director of New Work at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, stops by the podcast to give Holly and Meghan a master class in civically minded art, church skits as artistic awakenings, queer plays written by “straight” identifying teens, liberation as a way to subvert the grand narrative and the life changing moment that set them on the path to being a devised theater creator. She shares more about the unique way that Oregon Shakespeare Festival @OSFashland is approaching the artistic director role and how we need to all come to terms with our addiction to producing Shakespeare. Most importantly they blow our mind by teasing the queer camp Little Shop of Horrors of our dreams that we’re unapologetically thirsty for.
Meghan and Holly talk about the New York Times article “As Broadway Returns, Shows Rethink and Restage Depictions of Race” and share some upcoming work from previous guests.
Action of the Ep:
Check out our previous guests’ creative projects!
- Luciernagas with National Queer Theater at the 14th St. Y November 11-30th – written by prior guest Javier Rivera DeBruin
- Chicken and Biscuits on Broadway through January 2, 2022- sound design by prior guest Twi McCallum
- “Wait, Is This a Date?” – new podcast hosted by prior guest Drew Gregory
- August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Arena Stage in DC November 26-December 26th featuring prior guest Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi as Ruby
- Mirrors by prior guest Azure D. Osborne-Lee premiering virtually on November 10, 2021
- Maybe Burke in Maybzgiving: A Queernucopia at 54 Below November 23, 2021
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