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Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer "Talks"

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 01/07/2020

Actor Amelia Nickles Actor Amelia Nickles "Talks" Theater and Acting

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Amelia Nickles - Actor and Founder of the pre-professional theater training program "Acting with Amelia" - joined Embracing Arlington Arts for an interesting chat about her classes, how the company adapted to the shutdown, how she prepares for a role, and much more. Also get some insight into what she advises students preparing for college auditions, as well as her "bucket list" role.

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Educational Theatre Company's Stan Kang Educational Theatre Company's Stan Kang "Talks" Diversity

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TheĀ  Executive Director of the Educational Theatre Company Stan Kang appeared on the Embracing Arlington Arts Talks podcast for a wide-ranging interview on the theater industry in today's times. Hear his views on permanent changes we will see in the industry after the nation reopens, will the protests lead to major diversity changes in performing arts, and his hope that theater continues to be an in-person communal experience. Also find out how ETC virtual summer camps will be run.

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Sara Duke, Executive Director of Encore Stage & Studio Sara Duke, Executive Director of Encore Stage & Studio "Talks" Children's Theater

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The Executive Director of Encore Stage & Studio Sara Duke talked with Embracing Arlington Arts about how this shutdown has directly impacted young students who normally would be active in a theater productions. She described their sense of loss about not being with their peers in person and having the outlet of performing to deal with this crisis. Sara also expresses her beliefs about how theater will be permanently altered after the pandemic has subsided, as well as offers advice to venue managers.

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Elena Velasco, Convergence Theater, Elena Velasco, Convergence Theater, "Talks" Cultural Equity

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Elena Velasco, Co-Founder of Convergence Theater and passionate advocate for cultural equity and diversity in the performing arts arena explained how today's dual challenges of COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown, coupled with national protests in support of Black Lives Matter are impacting theaters, and why she considers this a moment of reckoning. Also learn how Convergence is dealing with the shutdown, as well as developments at the American Alliance of Theatre and Education (AATE) on whose board she sits.

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Holly Koons, Arlington Arts Center Executive Director Holly Koons, Arlington Arts Center Executive Director "Talks" Galleries During a Pandemic

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The Executive Director of the Arlington Arts Center Holly Koons discussed how a gallery can remain relevant and visible to its patrons during a pandemic. Also what are the Center's tentative plans for reopening, what exhibits are they planning for the fall, why virtual tours are here to stay and what programs are available online. Also find out what could be in store for the Maury Park name?

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Photographer Zachery Perkins Photographer Zachery Perkins "Talks" About a Perfect Shot

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Photographer Zachery Perkins appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts" Talks podcast to talk about his profession. What does his job entail as a "Combat Documentation Production Specialist? Why does he sometimes still use film? What does he look for when shooting the perfect picture? Where does he see the photography industry in 15-20 years. Find out the answers and more in this interesting interview.

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Avant Bard Theatre Artistic Director Tom Prewitt Avant Bard Theatre Artistic Director Tom Prewitt "Talks" Future of Theater

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Tom Prewitt, the Artistic Director of Avant Bard Theatre appeared on the Embracing Arlington Arts Talks podcast right in the middle of the nationwide shutdown. Find out how he thinks theater will adapt once the crisis is over, what they are doing now to remain relevant and in the public eye, and what the last day on the set was like for the cast and staff of the organization's postponed shows. Tom also talks about the "Avant Promise" campaign and how they are helping their theater family.

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U.S. Mint Curator Robert Goler U.S. Mint Curator Robert Goler "Talks" Art on Coins

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The Curator for our nation's U.S. Mint Robert Goler enlightened us about what types of art we can find in the various U.S. Mint facilities across the nation? What exactly does the Mint Curator do? How are artists chosen to design those many coin collections? What is the state of coin collecting today? Where can folks see the collections? These are just some of the questions he answers in this podcast. Also find out why he thinks music is so important during this pandemic we are currently living through.

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Festival Argentino's Daniel Manzoni Festival Argentino's Daniel Manzoni "Talks" About Plan B

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The Director of the Festival Argentino Daniel Manzoni updated us on his Plan B for the 2020 Festival. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 33rd Festival is now postponed until October (date TBD). But he does give us some details about the many professional dancers expected to perform. Also find out about the May 16th launch of a video featuring the best of 30 years at the Festival, as well as how his native country is responding to the virus.

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Museum Leader Marsha Semmel Museum Leader Marsha Semmel "Talks" Strategic Partnerships

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National Museum Leader Marsha Semmel offered much insight into the museum world in this "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast. How are museums adapting to the changing world, both in terms of the current shutdown as well as changing technology? What is VUCA and how are museums reacting to it? Why are partnerships so important in these changing times? Plus find out more about her book "Partnership Power: Essential Museum Strategies for Today's Networked World." Lots to learn in this interview.

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Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer was a featured guest on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast as part of our five-part "Artistic Directors STEAM Ahead" series starring the five most successful theaters in the DC region. What advice does Eric give young adults who want to open and manage a theater? What are some of the joys of running a theater? What is one priority he has when casting shows? And find out about two upcoming world premieres being presented by Signature. Honored to have had this opportunity to interview such a successful professional!