On the first episode of the newly revamped Token Theatre Friends podcast, the Friends sat down and recorded over Skype on June 1. They discussed Black Lives Matter and the protests that have erupted around the world around the murder of George Floyd and police brutality. They also discuss how different brands have released statements to support BLM, including Broadway shows and theater companies across the country, though some of these statements have been better than others. At the end of the episode, they also chat about what they’ve been up to in quarantine and their opinions about virtual theater. So buckle up because the girls are back in town!
Here are links to things that Friends talked about in this episode.
- Article: What It Feels Like to Be Shot by a Rubber Bullet
- Tweet: What the Constitution Means to Me
- Statement: The Public Theater
- Statement: Wicked
- A spreadsheet of theaters that have not spoken up (created by Marie Crisco, a former line producer at the Public Theater)
- Article: Rewatching Sex and the City During a Pandemic
- Life on Earth from This is Not a Theatre Company
- The New York Neo-Futurists podcast
- She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen at the University of Maryland
- Amazon Prime film: Pass Over by Antoinett Nwandu
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