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Alyssa Sanders and Megan Behm "Talk" New Theater Business Model

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 04/13/2021

Megan Beyer Megan Beyer "Talks" White House Office on Arts and Culture

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Arlington County's "First Lady" and fierce arts advocate Megan Beyer was a distinguished guest on "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks." We talked about the need for a White House Office on Arts and Culture, what is Virginia Humanities focusing on, her previous work as the Director of the President's Committee on Arts and Culture in the Obama Administration, her advice to arts organizations struggling during this pandemic, and much more. So glad Megan is in our corner fighting for the arts!

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Mikael Manoukian Mikael Manoukian "Talks" Rug Shop Concerts

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Mikael Manoukian, Co-Owner of Manoukian Brothers Oriental Rugs talked about the unique concerts the shop (called the "Rug Shop Concerts") has been hosting since the pandemic hit. Get the details on the bands set to perform in May, as well as planned concerts in June as part of the Blues Festival. Also hear why he started hosting these events, what types of other artists will be performing, and whether these events will continue once the country reopens. Such a wonderful contribution back to the community!

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Visual Artist Kate Fleming Visual Artist Kate Fleming "Talks" 50 States Project

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Visual Artist Kate Fleming is interviewed in this show about her ambitious and laudable "50 States Project" which captures the United States at a specific - and tumultuous - time. Find out where they have been, how the project changed after COVID pandemic hit, how they decide where in each state to visit and some of the art pieces created as part of the series. Also learn about how she became a professional artist and how to keep abreast of their travels and artwork as they visit the remaining 33 states.

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Actor Dina Soltan Actor Dina Soltan "Talks" Donor Relations and Theater Management Model

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Actor Dina Soltan joined us for such an interesting conversation about how she got into the theater industry via the United Kingdom and Egypt, and finally landing in the DC region. Also find out what exactly a "Donor Relations" job in the theater entails, her responsibilities as part of the Artistic Collaborative managing Avant Bard Theatre Company, why this shared business model is so effective and her favorite types of roles. Also get the details on her upcoming virtual performance at Mosaic Theater Co.

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Alyssa Sanders and Megan Behm Alyssa Sanders and Megan Behm "Talk" New Theater Business Model

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Actor Alyssa Sanders and Director Megan Behm joined us to talk about their new Artistic Collaborative with three other theater professionals to manage Avant Bard Theatre Co. Hear about their respective roles in the shared leadership theater business model, and why they believe this new model is a big improvement over traditional management styles, is becoming more popular in the DC region and why it will lead to less hierarchy in theater management. Also learn about some of their upcoming online programs.

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Maria Manuela Goyanes Maria Manuela Goyanes "Talks" Woolly Mammoth Digital Productions

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The Artistic Director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co. Maria Manuela Goyanes was a guest on "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" for a wide-ranging and insightful chat. Get details on the group's jam-packed digital production line up, "Play At Home" series that put money into playwrights' pockets, and the Miranda Family Fellowship program to help young theater professionals from historically excluded communities. Also hear her honest assessment of progress on the diversity front in theaters in a post-COVID world.

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Actor Sara Barker and Director Demone Seraphin Actor Sara Barker and Director Demone Seraphin "Talk" New Partnership

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Actor Sara Barker and Actor/Director Demone Seraphin give us all the details about the new Artistic Collaborative now managing Avant Bard Theatre Company. Find out about this new business model of shared responsibilities, how the collaborative came about, sneak peek into some upcoming online events and their civic space to discuss important issues in theater like EDI and safe spaces called the "Bard's Action Corner." Also find out what Demone labels as the "gift" of the shutdown.

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Leo Sushansky Leo Sushansky "Talks" Performing Concerts During a Pandemic

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The Artistic Director of the National Chamber Ensemble Leo Sushansky returned to the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to update us on how the group "pivoted" in response to the pandemic by recording their concerts. Get details about two upcoming shows rounding out this season, sneak peek into next season's productions, and how to get access to the three concerts already aired (Tribute to Beethoven, Holiday concert and Russian Valentine show). Also get his take on performing without a live audience.

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Synetic Theater Synetic Theater "Talks" New Streaming Channel and Productions

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Synetic Theater has introduced a new streaming website with both archived content of previously produced shows, as well as new original filmed work and licensed pieces. Get all the details in our podcast with the organization's Managing Director Jason Najjoum and Associate Producer J.P. McLaurin. Also find out about their upcoming hybrid season of productions, subscription packages available, and the latest on their first expected live performance back in their theater "Servant of Two Masters."

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Actor Natalie Cutcher Actor Natalie Cutcher "Talks" Commedia dell'Arte

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Actor and newly named Director of Education at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts Natalie Cutcher taught us a lot about the Italian theater acting genre of "Commedia dell'Arte" - the highly physical and improvisational style of acting with roots in the 1500's. Also hear her entertaining story about her first foray into acting during her elementary school days, what is happening at the Conservatory, and her role in the sci-fi podcast entitled EOS10.

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Actor Alyssa Sanders and Director Megan Behm joined us to talk about their new Artistic Collaborative with three other theater professionals to manage Avant Bard Theatre Company. Hear about their respective roles in the shared leadership theater business model, and why they believe this new model is a big improvement over traditional management styles, is becoming more popular in the DC region and why it will lead to less hierarchy in theater management. Also learn about some of their upcoming online programs.