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

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 05/19/2020

Actor/Playwright Tyler Dobies Actor/Playwright Tyler Dobies "Talks" Theater

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Actor and playwright Tyler Dobies chatted with us about how he became interested in a career in the theater, how he has changed his process for preparing for roles, what is on his "bucket list," and all the details about the upcoming production of "tick, tick, BOOM" presented by Monumental Theatre Company. Also find out about his process for writing plays, what kind of shows he writes and learn about the current show he is writing.

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CATF Producing Artistic Director Peggy McKowen CATF Producing Artistic Director Peggy McKowen "Talks" 2022 Plays

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The Producing Artistic Director for the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Peggy McKowen joined us in the studio to talk about their return to live theater and the exciting line up for summer 2022. Also learn how they choose which plays to produce, the history and mission of CATF, and an interesting insight she shared about the plays she has received for next year written in a post-COVID world. Also get tips on her process when designing costumes.

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ArtSpace VP Stacey Mickelson ArtSpace VP Stacey Mickelson "Talks" Development Projects

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The Vice President for Government Relations for ArtSpace Stacey Mickelson joined us on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to talk about his organization's mission and its goal of developing affordable live/work space for artists, as well as performing arts venues for all types of arts genres. Find out how they decide which communities to go into, how artists are chosen to live in each project and more. Also get more details about their potential arts project in Arlington to include artists studios and a performing arts venue. Then put on your schedules their June 19th event at the...

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Visual Artist Emily Shepardson Visual Artist Emily Shepardson "Talks" Collages and Printmaking

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Visual artist Emily Shepardson joined us on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to talk about two unique forms of artwork - printmaking and collages. Learn about both processes, some techniques she uses, which unexpected  material she has used and her project with miniature houses. Also hear her views, as a middle school art teacher, how art helps students, and especially how it helped them cope during the COVID shutdown.

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NEA Producer Jo Reed NEA Producer Jo Reed "Talks" Podcast, Arts, Grants and More

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The Media Producer for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Josephine Reed chatted with us about her podcast "Art Works" - featuring interviews with creative thinkers about their work which they are passionate about. Who were some of her previous guests (including one very well-known theater personality), who is coming on the show soon, how does she choose guests and more. Also find out about the NEA, its mission and goals, how it got started, etc.

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Mason Exhibitions Arlington Manager Alissa Maru Mason Exhibitions Arlington Manager Alissa Maru "Talks"

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Alissa Maru, Exhibition and Program Manager at the new Mason Exhibitions Arlington gallery gives us all the details about this exciting new venue and flexible space that will feature not only visual art, but also dance, music, film, etc. Also learn about the current exhibition "Mother" - a photography show about motherhood, a June 2 artist talk with MasPaz, an upcoming exhibition showing calligraphy work from a Syrian artist and a very exciting Arlington Collective Art Walk on June 17th.

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Visual Artist Victoria Truhn Visual Artist Victoria Truhn "Talks" Ceramics Making with a Wheel

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Visual Artist Victoria Truhn gives us a very interesting "tutorial" on ceramics making using a wheel. Learn all the tricks, what's involved, how mugs are made, how you can be a ceramics artist and much more. Also find out which retail establishments carry these art pieces, upcoming arts festivals, and how COVID positively impacted her and her artwork.

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Ballet Nova  Artistic Director Matthew Powell Ballet Nova Artistic Director Matthew Powell "Talks" New Production

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Ballet Nova's Artistic Director Matthew Powell returned to the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to give us all the details about the upcoming production of "The Sleeping Beauty" - a show that has been on the docket for 2.5 years. Hear the history behind the ballet, the story lie, and an interesting factoid about "Swan Lake." Also learn about a unique petite production they will be offering for younger audiences, as well as other events coming this spring and summer, including festivals, a June performance, a collaborative production with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, and their...

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DC Metro Theater Arts Publisher DC Metro Theater Arts Publisher "Talks" BIG Changes

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The Publisher at DC Metro Theater Arts (DCMTA) Nicole Hertvik joined us to talk about some BIG changes happening at the organization. Get all the scoop about these developments, along with her work with the CUNY Newmark Journalism School, the state of the theater industry in the DMV, her widely received article on the drastic impact the omicron variant had on theaters, changes to services provided by DCMTA and much more.

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Dominion Stage's Dominion Stage's "title of show" Directors "Talk"

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Dominion Stage's Director Kevin Sockwell and Music Director Matthew Dohm give us all the details about Dominion Stage's upcoming production of "title of show" - a show within a show within a show. Find out how this show is so unique - both in terms of content and music, as well as their take on why they enjoy the show so much. Also learn what exactly a music director's role is and how each of them ended up in the theater industry.

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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.