Community Theater Heroes

Community Theater Heroes

Community Theater Heroes interviews theater companies, directors, actors, casting directors, playwrights, and other theater artists from all over the country! For more information about the podcast and CTH, please visit our website, subscribe to our newsletter, follow us on social media, or reach out to us by email.www.CommunityTheaterHeroes.comCommunityTheaterHeroes@gmail.com... Show More

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In this episode I sit down with Nina Monique Kelly, the Founder & Artistic Director of Whisper Skin Theatre in Portland, OR. Nina discusses their upcoming show, Beneath the Rawness, and Whisper Skin Theatre's mission of using surrealist drama to give women and female-identifying artists a platform to tell their stories. Beneath the Rawness is playing at the Clinton Street Theater October 11-13, 2019.

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This is episode 3 of 6, in our series of interviews conducted while at AACTFest 2019 in Gettysburg, PA. In this episode we sit down with the team from the Wetumpka Depot Players' production of The Diviners which won the People’s Choice Award at ACCTFest 2019. Director Kim Mason, Artistic Director and actor Kristy Meanor (Luella Bennet) , actor Reese Lynch (Buddy Layman), and actor Brad Sinclair (C.C. Shower...

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This is episode 2 of 6, in our series of interviews conducted while at AACTFest 2019 in Gettysburg, PA. In this episode we sit down with interns Ashley Parks, Blake Carlson, and Thomas Griffin as they discuss the festival from their perspective.

Ashley, Blake, and Thomas are some of the most kind, hard-working, and passionate college students we have ever met... and we know listening to them will inspire and exc...

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This is episode 1 of 6, in our series of interviews conducted while at AACTFest 2019 in Gettysburg, PA. In this episode we sit down with Emily Anderson to discuss her love for the American Association of Community Theatre as well as AACTFest & WorldFest. 

Emily (which you'll soon find out) is an amazing person, artist, and an award winning actor. She is also the Former Managing Director of the Midland Ce...

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In this episode I sit down with award Jen Lanier (Co-Artistic Director) and Lauren Saville Allard (Educational Director) to discuss their work with the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival in Portland, OR.

In three weekends in July and one in August, OPS Fest performs all 17 shows in its repertory. WIL Fest will take place over four weekends at three Portland parks: Willamette Park, (SW Macadam Ave); Irving P...

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April 22, 2019 57 min

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In this episode we sit down with award winning Fight Director, John Armour. John is a former advanced actor combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and founded the Memorial Day Melee regional workshop in Portland in 2001. He has taught and staged violence for theater for the past 30 years. He twice received Drammy awards for Best Fight Design. John has been the primary fight director for Portland...

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In this episode we sit down with Ruth Jenkins & Patrick Short the founders of ComedySportz Portland. In their interview Ruth and Patrick discuss the history of ComedySportz in Portland, offer insight on building a sense of community with your community, give advice on creating original shows, shed some light on what actors are doing in class or auditions that hurt themselves, and much more!

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In this episode we sit down with Blaine Vincent III and Ira Kortum to talk about their theatre (and film) careers and their work in The Elephant Man currently playing at the Twilight Theater in Portland, OR until March 24th.

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Blaine Vincent III (John Merrick in The Elephant Man), Ira Kortum (Carr Gomm in The Elephant Man), Chris Murphy (Creator/Co-Host), Samuel Alexander Hawkins (Guest Host), Sara...

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February 28, 2019 50 min

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In this episode we sit down with Dennis Britten, Kevin Lay, and Laurence Cox to discuss their company (Light Opera of Portland) and their original production of We Met In Moscow, which runs March 22nd-31st at the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House in Portland, OR.

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Dennis Britten (Director), Kevin Lay (Musical Director), Laurence Cox (Assistant Director), Samuel Alexander Hawkins (Guest Host), Craig Fitz...

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February 17, 2019 37 min

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Hey all of you C.T. Heroes out there! In this episode we interview Beth Lewis who is an actor by trade, but, also wears SO MANY hats in the theatre world. Beth is the managing director of Bag & Baggage theatre in Hillsboro, OR, she is a Core Company Member of Original Practice Shakespeare Company, and  is the Board President of The Portland Area Theatre Alliance. In this episode she discusses her work with ...

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January 29, 2019 48 min

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Hey all of you C.T. Heroes out there! In this episode we interview playwright James Van Eaton and director, Alicia Turvin about their original production titled Help Me premiering at the Fertile Ground Festival in Portland, OR. Help Me tells the story of a male college student named Joe who enters a hyper-realistic simulation and finds himself cast as a number of women, each faced with the daunting task of refu...

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Hey all of you C.T. Heroes out there! Did you miss us?! Because we sure missed you! We are back with our Season 2, Episode 1 interview featuring our new guest hosts for Season 2: Crystal Lemons, Samuel Alexander Hawkins, and Craig Fitzpatrick! Sit back and listen to us discuss the perfect subtitle for our second season, our theater horror stories, our hopes for community theater in Portland and the greater Unit...

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In episode 22, the Community Theater Heroes (Chris Murphy and Sarah Fuller) sit down with David Cockerell (Marketing/Communications Director of AACT) and Chris Serface (Managing Artistic Director of Tacoma Little Theatre and on the Board of Directors of AACT) immediately following the incredible Town Hall Meeting for Oregon Community Theaters held at Twilight Theater Company in Portland, OR on August 11th.

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