Spotlight: The American Stage Podcast

Sinopse

Illuminating the artistry and ideas behind the theatrical stories. Join American Stage, a theater company in St.Petersburg, FL, as we explore a variety of topics surrounding our programming. Email us: [email protected]

Episódios

  • Creative Conversations: The Fundamental Role of Arts in Education During COVID

    Creative Conversations: The Fundamental Role of Arts in Education During COVID

    21/08/2020 Duração: 33min

    In this series American Stage's CEO/Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, meets with our virtual community to discuss live theatre during the pandemic and beyond. In today's episode, Stephanie is joined by American Stage’s Director of Education and Outreach, Tiffany Ford, and Jeanne Reynolds, the Performing Arts Specialist for Pinellas County Schools, to talk about the value of arts education experiences and the challenges & opportunities in delivering arts experiences to young people during the pandemic.  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • New Shorts: Installment Five 

    New Shorts: Installment Five 

    05/08/2020 Duração: 40min

    This episode is the final installment of Virtual New Shorts. It features excerpts from HEAR ME ROAR by Jennifer Blackmer and REAL AMERICAN DINNER PARTY by Jen Silverman, followed by a conversation that takes a deeper dive with the playwrights into why they wrote these pieces and the exciting, challenging and dynamic world of live virtual theater.  These shorts were directed by Tiffany Ford and performed by Janis Stevens, Renata Eastlick, Rose Hahn, Kate Berg, Alicia Thomas, Jovon Jacobs, and Jim Sorenson. Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Creative Conversations: The Next Generation, Shaping the Future of Live Theatre

    Creative Conversations: The Next Generation, Shaping the Future of Live Theatre

    04/08/2020 Duração: 48min

    In this series American Stage's CEO/Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, meets with our virtual community to discuss live theatre during the pandemic and beyond.  In this conversation Stephanie is joined by AS's 2019-2020 apprentices (Alyssa Baumgardner, Kianna Jackson, Skye Lindberg, John Perez, Lyle Sweppenheiser) for a conversation about how the current realities in our world are informing the priorities of our emerging theatre professionals. How will these young artists, arts educators and arts leaders use their experiences in the present moment to shape the future of live theatre?  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • New Shorts: Installment Four

    New Shorts: Installment Four

    29/07/2020 Duração: 40min

    This series features our July Virtual Stage series of New Shorts.  This episode features excerpts from PICK ME UP by Rachel Lynett and INDELIBLE by John Bavoso, followed by a conversation that takes a deeper dive with the playwrights into why they wrote these pieces and the exciting, challenging and dynamic world of live virtual theater.  These shorts were directed by Brian Balcom and performed by Ben Ismail, Xavier Reyes, Kara Sotakoun, Jessica Moraton.  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • New Shorts: Installment Three

    New Shorts: Installment Three

    27/07/2020 Duração: 35min

    This series features our July Virtual Stage series of New Shorts.  This episode features excerpts from THREE RINGS, NO DIAMONDS by D.W. Gregory and YOUR SONG REMAINS THE SAME OLD SONG SUNG BLUE by Hal Borden, followed by a conversation that takes a deeper dive with the playwrights into why they wrote these pieces and the exciting challenging and dynamic world of live virtual theater.  These shorts were directed by Benjamin Ismail and performed by Imani Mitchell, Brock Vickers, and John Perez. Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Creative Conversations: Perspectives from the Board Room

    Creative Conversations: Perspectives from the Board Room

    21/07/2020 Duração: 32min

    In this series American Stage's CEO/Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, meets with our virtual community to discuss live theatre during the pandemic and beyond. In this conversation Stephanie is joined by Robyn Rusignuolo, American Stage's Board Chair to discuss the priorities and strategies of the American Stage Board of Trustees during this time of incredible change for live theatre. Join us for our live creative conversations every other Monday in July and August at 6pm. Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • New Shorts: Installment Two

    New Shorts: Installment Two

    16/07/2020 Duração: 35min

    This new series will feature our New Summer Shorts series, where each Thursday in July at 8pm, we bring you trivia and cocktail recipes pre-show and a performance of 2 short pieces of theater, followed by a chat back with the playwrights and cast.  Today’s episode features excerpts from THE MAGICIANS USED TO GO HERE by Emily Dendinger and SURVIVAL STRATEGY by Donna Hoke, followed by a conversation that takes a deeper dive with the playwrights into why they wrote these pieces and the exciting, challenging and dynamic world of live virtual theater. These shorts were directed by L. Peter Callender and performed by Josh Odsess-Rubin and Margee Sapowsky.   Audio production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • New Shorts: Installment One

    New Shorts: Installment One

    14/07/2020 Duração: 29min

    This new series will feature our New Summer Shorts series, where each Thursday in July at 8pm, we bring you trivia and cocktail recipes pre-show and a performance of 2 short pieces of theater, followed by a chat back with the playwrights and cast.  Today’s episode features excerpts from FOOD FOR THOUGHT by Rick Rubin  and YOU’RE OUT! by Deborah Zoe Laufer, followed by a conversation that takes a deeper dive with the playwrights into why they wrote these pieces and the exciting, challenging and dynamic world of live virtual theater. These shorts were directed by Kristin Clippard and performed by Matt Acquard and Sadie Lockhart.   Audio production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Shakespeare Lite: TWELFTH NIGHT

    Shakespeare Lite: TWELFTH NIGHT

    09/07/2020 Duração: 31min

    This is the final installment of our June Shakespeare Lite series.  This episode is all about Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, as performed on American Stage's virtual stage. In this episode you will hear from the director L. Peter Callender, a performer from the production, Camille Upshaw , the prologue delivered before the performance by Skye Lindberg, a scene  from the performance itself, and the chat back conversation with the cast.   Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Creative Conversations: A Safe Return to the Stage for Performers

    Creative Conversations: A Safe Return to the Stage for Performers

    07/07/2020 Duração: 35min

    In this series American Stage's CEO/Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, meets with our virtual community to discuss live theatre during the pandemic and beyond. In this conversation Stephanie is joined by Actor’s Equity Association members, Renata Eastlick and Richard Watson for a conversation about navigating the intimacy of live performance in a COVID world.  Join us for our live creative conversations every other Monday in July and August at 6pm.  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • 2019-2020 Apprentice Cohort

    2019-2020 Apprentice Cohort

    03/07/2020 Duração: 32min

    Spotlight on FIVE TIMES AROUND In today's episode we meet our 2019-2020 Apprentice Cohort of American Stage.   The discussion includes a day in the life as apprentices, their newly devised piece of theater entitled FIVE TIMES AROUND, and what will stay with them, from their experience this season, on their next adventure.  You can find more information about their piece on our website and Youtube channel.  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Creative Conversations: Anti-Racism in Practice

    Creative Conversations: Anti-Racism in Practice

    26/06/2020 Duração: 35min

    In this series American Stage's CEO/ Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, meets with our virtual community to discuss live theatre during the pandemic and beyond. In this podcast Stephanie begins an honest conversation about American Stage’s commitment to anti-racism now and in the future.  American Stage is committed to listening, to learning and to acting in support of a more just world. You can watch these creative conversations live each Monday during the month of June at 6pm.  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart

  • Shakespeare Lite: OTHELLO

    Shakespeare Lite: OTHELLO

    24/06/2020 Duração: 47min

    The Shakespeare Lite series will be highlighted on our podcast throughout the month of June. This episode is all about Shakespeare's OTHELLO, as performed on American Stage's virtual stage. In this episode you will hear from L. Peter Callender who played Othello in this production, the director Benjamin Ismail, the prologue delivered before the performance by Kianna Jackson, a scene  from the performance itself, and the chat back conversation with the cast.   You can join us for a live performance of Shakespeare Lite each Sunday in June at 2pm.  Audio production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Creative Conversations: A City of the Arts

    Creative Conversations: A City of the Arts

    18/06/2020 Duração: 27min

    In this series American Stage's Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, meets with a guest in our virtual community roundtable to discuss live theatre during the pandemic and beyond.  In this conversation she is joined by Chris Steinocher, the CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber, for a conversation about reimagining our City of the Arts the “St. Pete Way.”  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart

  • Shakespeare Lite: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

    Shakespeare Lite: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

    17/06/2020 Duração: 30min

    The Shakespeare Lite series will be highlighted on our podcast throughout the month of June.  This episode is all about Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, as performed on American Stage's virtual stage.  In this episode you will hear from the director Chris Crawford, a prologue delivered before the performance by Lyle Sweppenheiser, an excerpt from the performance itself and the chat back conversation with the cast.   You can join us for a live performance of Shakespeare Lite each Sunday in June at 2pm.  Audio production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Venturing onto the Virtual Stage

    Venturing onto the Virtual Stage

    16/06/2020 Duração: 29min

    This spotlight series conversation dives into the process and transition of performing and directing in a virtual theater space.  We are joined by Benjamin Ismail,  Dee Selmore, Enoch King and Roxanne Fay, all artists who have performed with us before on our in-person stage and are now featured in our virtual Shakespeare Lite series.  You can join us for our Shakespeare Lite series each Sunday in June at 2pm.  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart

  • Creative Conversations: Staging a Creative Comeback

    Creative Conversations: Staging a Creative Comeback

    11/06/2020 Duração: 32min

    In this series our Producing Artistic Director, Stephanie Gularte, meets with a guest in our virtual community roundtable to discuss live theatre during the pandemic and beyond.  In this conversation she is joined by John Collins, Executive Director of the St. Pete Arts Alliance, to share perspectives on staging a creative comeback in St. Pete and to answer the question, "what role can the arts play in creating a post-COVID renaissance in our community?" Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart

  • Shakespeare Lite : ROMEO AND JULIET

    Shakespeare Lite : ROMEO AND JULIET

    10/06/2020 Duração: 34min

    The Shakespeare Lite series will be highlighted on our podcast throughout the month of June.  This episode is all about Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, as performed on American Stage's virtual stage.  In this episode you will hear from the director Kristin Clippard, a prologue delivered before the performance by John Perez, an excerpt from the performance itself and the chat back conversation with the cast.   You can join us for a live performance of Shakespeare Lite each Sunday in June at 2pm.  Audio production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Our Virtual Return

    Our Virtual Return

    03/06/2020 Duração: 17min

    Join American Stage’s Associate Artistic Director, Kristin Clippard, Director of Education and Outreach, Tiffany Ford and Director of Production, Jerid Fox as they discuss how American Stage is working to connect with our community through online programming and the process of creating both our virtual stage and virtual academy.  Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

  • Cross-Country Collaborations

    Cross-Country Collaborations

    14/05/2020 Duração: 42min

    This episode features a conversation between Stephanie Gularte, Producing Artistic Director of American Stage in Florida and Michael Stevenson, Producing Artistic Director of Capital Stage in California.  Their conversation discusses the partnership between these two companies, the co-production that was planned for this season, Joshua Harmon’s ADMISSIONS, and what it is like to lead an arts organization in the middle of a pandemic in 2020.  www.capstage.org Audio Production: Sadie Lockhart 

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