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Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 08/25/2020

Eric Rubio Eric Rubio "Talks" The Washington Chorus and Arts Advocacy

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Eric Rubio, the Director of Finance and Administration for The Washington Chorus was our latest guest on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast. He gave us the scoop on what Arts Management professionals do and how the industry has changed after COVID, as well as details about The Washington Chorus, its mission, upcoming season, importance and who to become a singing member. He also briefed us on his fellowship at the Sphinx Organization and its emphasis on arts advocacy, and explained why he wanted to join the Embracing Arlington Arts Board of Directors (which he did!).

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Tessa Klein Tessa Klein "Talks" Creative Age Program for Seniors

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Tessa Klein, who manages the "Creative Age" program at Educational Theatre Company (ETC) appeared as a guest on the podcast to talk about this very unique and wonderful program that greatly benefits seniors. The program has students telling their own stories and putting these stories into an original play, as well as them reading and acting out already published plays. Also hear why and how this program provides health benefits for older adults and hear one pretty insightful story from one participant. And we hear about Tessa's acting career and types of roles she tends to gravitate...

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Monumental Theatre Actors Monumental Theatre Actors "Talk" Production of "American Psycho"

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Actors Jordyn Taylor and Kaeli Patchen joined us on the podcast to talk about the upcoming production of "American Psycho" being presented by Monumental Theatre Company. Get all the details about the show, including some pretty special seats you can reserve, what the show is about, and what they both particularly like about the show (it might surprise you!). Also find out how they both got into the theater industry, characters they like to play (and want to play), how they prepare for the roles, and whoat realy unique "day job" Kaeli has.

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Visual Artist Brian Luzader Visual Artist Brian Luzader "Talks" Unique Style of Painting

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Asheville Visual Artist Brian Luzader appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to tell us about his very unique style of painting that he calls "Flow Paintings". Find out how he became an abstract professional visual artist, details about his style of pouring paint onto a canvas and leaving it overnight to create beautiful colorful art pieces, what interesting kitchen gadget he uses to avoid "over-working" a painting, and how painting became a type of therapy for him. Also hear his insightful words of advice and wisdom for folks who want to start painting. Then visit his studio...

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Actor Thomas Walter Booker Actor Thomas Walter Booker "Talks" New Movie

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Actor Thomas Walter Booker appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to give us all the details about his exciting new project - a movie called "Absent" about a young boy in DC learning to forgive his father and move on with his life that he wrote, is producing and will appear in. Find out what spurred him to write the film, why it is so important for folks to see, what is the timeline until release and how listeners can help support the project. Also learn how he ended up in the theater industry at a VERY young age and his serendipitous journey toward landing a role in "Fat...

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Director Jason Damaso and Actor Zach Kessel Director Jason Damaso and Actor Zach Kessel "Talk" Production of "Rent"

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Dominion Stage's Director Jason Damaso and Actor Zach Kessel joined us on the show to talk about the company's upcoming production of "Rent." Get details about how the show will be presented, why they feel this show still resonates today, and some examples of unique ways this production has been presented in the past. Also find out how each of them got into the theater industry and roles/plays on their bucket lists.

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Artistic Director Peggy McKowen Artistic Director Peggy McKowen "Talks" CATF

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We were so happy to invite the Artistic Director of the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Peggy McKowen back to the show to talk about the 2024 festival which includes three plays and an offering in two parts. From the supernatural to autism to HIV to the Holocaust, this year's experiences cover many tough topics and yet most will leave audiences uplifted as Peggy gravitated towards choosing ones that would powerfully touch people. Also hear about some unique collaborations with other organizations that she pursued this year, as well as information about the playwrights, themes,...

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Casey Watkins Casey Watkins "Talks" Costume Design

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Another episode in our "Behind the Curtain" series on the professionals working backstage to make theater happen has aired. This one features Costume Designer Casey Watkins. Learn what she is responsible for in a production, what is her process for designing costumes, how does she research period pieces and some interesting tricks about costume designs that directly influence an audience member's experience and feelings toward the characters. Also hear about her wonderful experience of bringing a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Bailey Gafeney Bailey Gafeney "Talks" Sound Design

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Continuing our "behind the curtain" chats with those theatrical professionals who make theater happen backstage, we welcome to the show Sound Designer Bailey Gafeney. Find out what exactly a sounder designer is responsible for, the tricks and insight into "underscoring" a production, what is her process for designing sound and some of the more challenging projects she has worked on. Also learn about some positive changes she has seen in the industry so far in her career.

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Actor John Hall Actor John Hall "Talks" About New Role(s) at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

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Actor and Chair of the Black Mountain Center for the Arts John Hall joined us on the show to talk about his unique journey into the theater world, the mission, background and upcoming events at the Center, and details about his role(s) in the regional premiere of "Popcorn Falls" (2 actors playing about 20 characters). Also get all the details about a truly immersive event coming in June at the Center - "Art in Bloom" - that melds art, floral arrangements and nature and includes garden tours of local houses, visual artists creating artwork at each house, gallery exhibitions and the opportunity...

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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!