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Chil Kong, Anventure Theatre Artistic Director "Talks" Children's Theater

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 02/25/2020

Maggie Boland Maggie Boland "Talks" Signature Theatre Programs

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The Managing Director of Signature Theatre Maggie Boland gives us some teasers about the organization's tentative plans for next season. With strict adherence to safety protocols, the theater is planning a full season of digital programming using high quality multi-camera filming of live productions. Also learn about their array of online productions, their revised ticketing structure that allows more flexibility, and some silver linings of the pandemic including more collaboration between theaters.

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Artistic Director for 1st Stage Alex Levy Artistic Director for 1st Stage Alex Levy "Talks" New Season and More

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Alex Levy, the Artistic Director for 1st Stage caught us up on his theater in this podcast interview. Find out about their planned 2021 season, his priorities for offering live performances again, the organization's commitment to take action on the cultural equity front, their unique Logan Festival for Solo Performances and a lot more. Also find out why the theater was named 1st Stage. We applaud Alex and his staff for all their work on the theatrical and diversity fronts.

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Natalie Graves Tucker's Wide Ranging Natalie Graves Tucker's Wide Ranging "Talks"

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The Founder of Blackstage DC, Executive Director of Artomatic and Social Media "Phenom" Natalie Graves Tucker gives a wide ranging interview on so many interesting issues. Learn about why she founded Blackstage DC which highlights the successes and career of artists of color, the multicultural marketing services provided by her company NGT Consulting, the largest pop-up art festival in DC ARTOMATIC and her interesting career journey. Also find out which famous person show would like to portray.

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Laura Connors Hull Laura Connors Hull "Talks" About Creative Caudron

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The Producing Director of Creative Cauldron Laura Connors Hull updated us on all the exciting programming her theater is offering during the pandemic. From outdoor cabarets to online Learning Theater Program (with an interesting twist) to recordings of live music, there is a lot going on. Also find out the wonderful news about the original musical "On Air" and her unique views on a positive change in the DC theater industry due to the shutdown.

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Pryalal Karmakar Pryalal Karmakar "Talks" About Prio Bangla

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The Executive Director of the Bangladesh heritage group Prio Bangla Pryalal Karmakar imparts some historical information about the Bangladesh community in northern Virginia, as well as background on the organization he founded. What was his goal and mission for Prio Bangla? Why did so many Bangladeshis land in northern Virginia? What event from the annual multicultural festival might still be conducted this fall? Find out the answers and much more in this interesting interview.

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Social Media Senior Manager Lyndsey McFail Social Media Senior Manager Lyndsey McFail "Talks" Successes

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Social Media Senior Manager Lyndsey McFail imparts tons of advice on running a successful social media campaign in this podcast. From film, TV, music and print media, Lyndsey has a multitude of experience. Hear about her successes on the Maury Povich show to ESSENCE Magazine to BET and so much more. Also hear about her phenomenal nomination for a Webby award for her "Emoji That Track" Youtube series. Plus learn about her DJing career and company. So many accomplishments already in her career!

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Theater Alliance Artistic Director Raymond Caldwell Theater Alliance Artistic Director Raymond Caldwell "Talks" Theater During Pandemic

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The Artistic Director of Theater Alliance Raymond Caldwell joined our podcast for a wide-ranging interview. Hear how the theater inspires conversation about important social issues, how he picks shows, his specific decision to use the theater to respond to his community's needs during this pandemic, and how the Black Lives Matter movement might change the industry for good. Also get some scoop on the Theater's upcoming season, and entertaining story about Raymond directing himself in a one-man show.

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Artist Sarah Hardesty Artist Sarah Hardesty "Talks" Abstract Art

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Visual Artist Sarah Hardesty appeared on the Embracing Arlington Arts Talks podcast to talk about her work, how she became an artist, how the pandemic and shutdown might impact her future pieces and more. Also learn how what most impacts the type of art she exhibits at different openings, her ideal exhibition, and how she knows when a piece of art is "done." Very interesting look inside the head of a creative visual artist.

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Jeanne Kelly Jeanne Kelly "Talks" About Chorale for Older Adults

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The Founder of the organization "Encore Creativity for Older Adults" Jeanne Kelly enlightens us in this podcast about her entity, the benefits of music (bot listening to and singing) for older adults, upcoming fall programs being offered and her views on when live chorale performances will happen. Also find out the results of a NEA-commissioned study on the effects on older adults when given the opportunity to perform choral activity under a professional conductor. So many benefits identified!

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Sound Impact Co-Founder Danielle Cho Sound Impact Co-Founder Danielle Cho "Talks" Benefits of Music

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The Co-Founder of Sound Impact Danielle Cho talked to Embracing Arlington Arts about the work her organization is doing to use music as a platform for social change and how they are bringing music to marginalized communities in the US and in Latin American countries. Find out how they are helping students and incarcerated youth by exposing them to music and classes, as well providing them with instruments. Also hear about their education series "Time Travel Through Music" being offered for free this fall.

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Chil Kong, the Artistic Director of Adventure Theatre, speaks from the heart about the importance of children's theater in the DMV and in forming adult theater patrons in this "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" interview. Appearing as a featured guest as part of our five-part "Artistic Directors STEAM Ahead" series starring the five most successful theaters in the DC region, Chil talks about his multi-faceted film and theater career, diversity challenges in the performing arts industry, how children benefit from exposure to theater and much more. Also hear his unique description of those working in the industry. Very entertaining and insightful interview.