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Rex Daugherty, Solas Nua "Talks" Contemporary Irish Arts

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 07/12/2022

Reginald Douglas Reginald Douglas "Talks" Emmett Till Trilogy and Racial Justice

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

The Artistic Director of Mosaic Theater Reginald Douglas joined us to talk about the premiere of the repertory production of the "Emmett Till Trilogy," as well as offered his insight and views on racial justice in our nation today as a component of our podcast educational series. Find out what he thinks the role of the theater industry is in spurring discussions about important issues in our nation, what he learned about Emmett Till and his family through these works, what he hopes the Till family will say after seeing the shows and much more. As part of an Embracing Arlington Arts Theater...

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Catie Anchin, Director, Contemporary Art Museum Catie Anchin, Director, Contemporary Art Museum "Talks" Big News

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The Executive Director of the formerly-named Arlington Arts Center Catie Anchin returned to the show to update our listeners on the very exciting changes happening at the gallery. From a rebranding to new initiatives for corporations to teaching patrons how to build a collection to yoga, the gallery is introducing scores of new ways to bring patrons through their doors. Also hear about the latest exhibitions, including a "Made in Arlington" pop-up, and its launch of a National Biennial show featuring artists nationwide.

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Director Talvin Wilks Director Talvin Wilks "Talks" Emmett Till Trilogy

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Director Talvin Wilks expounds in this podcast on the critical importance of the Emmett Till Trilogy of plays and why audience members should see the shows. Also learn how he got into the theater industry and his views on how and why this industry helps spur and continue critical discussions about issues such as racial justice. Rounding out the chat is how the media has been integral to bringing visibility to the vast problem of racism and injustice throughout these many decades. As part of an Embracing Arlington Arts Theater Educational Podcast Series being released next month, what are his...

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Playwright Ifa Bayeza Playwright Ifa Bayeza "Talks" Till Trilogy of Plays at Mosaic Theater

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Renowned Playwright Ifa Bayeza offers us such insight and interesting background on her "Till Trilogy" of plays ("The Ballad of Emmett Till," "That Summer in Sumner" (world premiere), and "Benevolence." Summaries of each play, the unique link to another play she was writing that served as the impetus to write this series, what she learned about Emmett Till through her research, and her hope for audience member actions after seeing the shows are some of the topics covered. Also, as part of an Embracing Arlington Arts Theater Educational Podcast Series being released next month, what are her...

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Visual Artists Nan Morrison and Beth Rhyne Visual Artists Nan Morrison and Beth Rhyne "Talk" AVAST

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Visual Artists Nan Morrison and Beth Rhyne were guests on the show to promote the fifth "Arlington Visual Art Studio Tour", also known as AVAST. This is the weekend when artists open up their studios to visitors who can meet artists, see their art up close and watch them create art. This year there is an incredible diversity of artists and art mediums. Also hear from Nan about her artwork and why she has participated in AVAST for all five years.

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Reginald Douglas Reginald Douglas "Talks" Mosaic Theater Company

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The new Artistic Director for Mosaic Theater Company Reginald Douglas appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to give us all the details about his vision for the theater, how he ended up in the theater industry, his views on diversity in the industry and why presenting new work is so important to him. Also we discuss his very exciting upcoming season including the premiere of a repertory run of the entire "Emmett Till Trilogy" of plays and the world premiere of one of those shows "That Summer in Sumner," as well as a formidable 25 collaborative partnership with numerous...

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Don Zientara Don Zientara "Talks" Latest on Inner Ear Studio

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The Founder of the recording studio Inner Ear Studio Don Zientara updated us on the status of the venue which has reopened in his basement where it originated. Hear all the history of the studio, some of the many bands who have been there, an exhibit of the Inner Ear Art being held at the Lost Origins Art Gallery, and how he actually got into the recording industry. Also find out about the free outdoor concert being offered by the "South Ivy Street Consortium" band.

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Greg Geffrard Greg Geffrard "Talks" Intimacy Choreography

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Intimacy choreographer Greg Geffrard provided a very interesting chat with us about what exactly his job entails during a theater production. Find out how all about this relatively new theatrical field, how he educates theater performers and crew about navigating the space onstage, when a theater is required to hire an intimacy choreographer and what was the impetus behind this new field being established. Also get all the details about the upcoming production of "The Color Purple" at Signature Theatre.

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Beatriz Paz Beatriz Paz "Talks" Viva Cultura! Festival

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Beatriz Paz, founder of VIP Impressions, came on the show to offer us some insight into the meeting planning arena. She also shared all the details about the upcoming festival "Viva Cultura!" that she is organizing to help Latino Community artisans run their businesses. Find out what you will see during the day (including music, dance, food and games), how the idea came about for this event, and what types of artwork can be seen and bought (including quilts, jewelry, visual arts, leather and clothing).

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Steena Fullmer Steena Fullmer "Talks" Gallery Underground

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The Gallery Director of the Gallery Underground Steena Fullmer gave us a primer on the different types of glass artwork process (stained glass, fusing and glass blowing), as well as her own process for creating beautiful art pieces. Also find out about some exciting events coming up at the Gallery, future shows, how themes are chosen each month for exhibitions, and some signature annual events organized by the Arlington Artists Alliance. And why did she name her company "BuddhaKittyGlass?

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The Artistic Director for Solas Nua Rex Daugherty engaged us in a very interesting discussion about contemporary Irish arts and how his theater company aims to display how Irish culture matters. Also get all the details about the upcoming workshop production of his autobiographical play entitled "The Well," his unique presentation of the one-person show "The Smuggler" before COVID hit, and a sampling of upcoming productions and events at Solas Nua.