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Jorge Acevedo "Talks" Casting Process at Signature Theatre

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Release Date: 12/05/2023

Music Director Chris Zimmerman Music Director Chris Zimmerman "Talks" Fairfax Symphony

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Music Director and Conductor Chris Zimmerman was a guest on the show to talk about the Fairfax Symphony and give us all the details about their upcoming concerts. Also find out how to audition for the Symphony, how he chooses which pieces will be performed each season and the many diversity programs they have initiated. Plus hear about their exciting recent concert featuring the renowned soprano Renee Fleming and some interesting factoids about how China is voraciously embracing Western classical music.

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Visual Artist Brenda Goerzen Visual Artist Brenda Goerzen "Talks" VERY Unique Style of Painting

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Visual Artist Brenda Goerzen joined us to talk about the health benefits of painting for her during the COVID shutdown which impacted her mentally. Also learn about the unique materials she uses for her pieces, her #1 inspiration for creating art, and how she describes her particular type of art work. And then hear what very interesting fact she dropped on us halfway through the interview about how she exactly paints and how this technique would be such an entertaining show and explains why she does not teach!

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Architect Paola Amodeo Architect Paola Amodeo "Talks" New Jewelry Design

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The award-winning architect Paola Amodeo returned to the show to talk about her latest and very exciting side business - jewelry design. Find out how she got into this line of work from an incident that happened 40 years ago, how her jewelry is so unique, how "adjacencies" and shapes appear to her when designing jewelry and her other services of repair and repurposing pieces and heirloom gems for customers. Also learn why she thinks architecture design so closely mirrors jewelry-making with one major difference which made it a perfect fit for her keen eye for design. Finally, hear first-hand...

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Jake Loewenthal Jake Loewenthal "Talks" World Premiere of "Private Jones" at Signature

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Actor Jake Loewenthal took time out of his crazy schedule to chat with us about the upcoming world premiere of "Private Jones" at Signature Theatre about a a WWI deaf soldier and the unique device of "sound" in the production. Also hear about how he prepares for new roles, his bucket list of productions, his particular technique when sending in taped auditions, and what exactly he does when he is not on stage (hint: it is not reading a book!). And he does have one COVID silver lining that positively impacted his acting career.

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Stacey Schwartz Stacey Schwartz "Talks" Free Little Art Gallery

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"Community Builder for the Arts" Stacey Schwartz shared with our listeners a wonderful new initiative being offered in communities throughout the US - Free Little Art Galleries. Find out what it is all about, how they help the community residents interact with the arts, how they uplift residents and how they help artists market their work. Also find out the process and how folks can take or give art. She also updated us on how the Hylton Performing Arts Center at George Mason University is changing its marketing strategies for ticket sales in this post-COVID world, and what is happening at the...

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Avant Bard's Sara Barker Avant Bard's Sara Barker "Talks" 2024 Season

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One of the Artistic Producing Partners of Avant Bard Theatre returned to the show to give us all the details about their exciting 2024 season. Starting off the year they will be holding their annual "Scripts in Play Festival" that features staged readings of 3 original plays, along iwth talk backs and the ability of audience members to influence the final play. Subjects this year include a serial murderer, a queer Puerto Rican and a fictional Shakespeare. Also hear about their 2 main stage productions - "Coriolanus" with video games and an updated "Cherry Orchard" for today's world. Finally we...

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Director Mario Font and Actor Gary Bernard DiNardo Director Mario Font and Actor Gary Bernard DiNardo "Talk" Dominion's "Torch Song"

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Dominion Stage's Director Mario Font and Actor Gary Bernard DiNardo came on the podcast to give us all the details about the organization's upcoming prodution of "Torch Song." Also find out how Gary prepared for his role as "Arnold" and how the character's personality resonated with him, some things you will see in the show from the director's standpoint and how the show captures family conflict. Also find out which roles and plays are on each guest's bucket list and what is coming next in the Dominion season, as well as what exactly is a "busy signal?"

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Visual Artist Judy Southerland Visual Artist Judy Southerland "Talks" New Exhibition

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The Visual Artist Judy Southerland joined us to talk about her new exhibition at the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art opening January 6th with an opening reception, an artist talk on February 4 and a closing reception on February 24. Hear about how she became a visual artist despite no art classes being offered when she was ins school, how Carl Sagan influenced her interest in art, and how her work in this latest exhibition features a unique glazing technique and hidden text within each work. Also find out how it actually IS her life. 

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A'nnah Howard A'nnah Howard "Talks" 2024 Fred Schnider Gallery Exhibitions

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The newly hired Gallery Assistant at the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art A'nnah Howard came on the show to give us all the details about the gallery's exciting 2024 Exhibitions schedule - from gothic surrealism to psychology to human grief and anxiety. Also find out her aspirations for a career in the art world, the type of art she creates and why she loves the Fred Schnider Gallery whose mission is to showcase local artists.

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Jorge Acevedo Jorge Acevedo "Talks" Casting Process at Signature Theatre

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Continuing our goal of interviewing "behind the scenes" theatrical professionals, we welcomed back to the show Jorge Acevedo who is the Casting Director at Signature Theatre. Find out exactly what a casting director does and how they go about finding the right actors for each role. Also learn the audition process followed at Signature, how Jorge strives to bring diversity and "outside the box" thinking to casting actors, how far in advance actors in DC are called up for auditions and how does he keep track of everyone's talents and gifts? Also get all the details about the current hit at...

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Continuing our goal of interviewing "behind the scenes" theatrical professionals, we welcomed back to the show Jorge Acevedo who is the Casting Director at Signature Theatre. Find out exactly what a casting director does and how they go about finding the right actors for each role. Also learn the audition process followed at Signature, how Jorge strives to bring diversity and "outside the box" thinking to casting actors, how far in advance actors in DC are called up for auditions and how does he keep track of everyone's talents and gifts? Also get all the details about the current hit at Signature "Ragtime" and the upcoming world premiere of "Private Jones." And at the end hear Jorge's words of wisdom to all administrative theater professionals starting out in their careers.