#TechTheatre: Clubhouse Conversations

#TechTheatre: Clubhouse Conversations

Every week on the Clubhouse App (Tuesdays @12:55 Eastern- come join us!) folks who are defining the future of technology and theatre join Broadway Unlocked to run down the news of the week. Hosted by theatre creator Jess Ryan and tech startup vet Joe White, #TechTheatre: Clubhouse Conversations is a podcast to continue that conver-ception.

Episodes

October 21, 2021 28 min

Joe and Jess (naturally) have a lot of thoughts about the CAA/ICM merger. If they decide to go ahead as planned and focus more on helping their clients with entrepreneurial pursuits, how will these new revenue streams benefit the talent? And how are they being protected and not taken advantage of? Also, does this matter if you aren't a movie star? Are any movie stars reading this? Let us know!

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A few months ago, before Broadway reopened, Jess and Joe had a discussion about the shows that announced they would not be reporting their grosses for this season. They run down how industry professionals utilize these numbers and why freeing the data is important. What would you do with that information if it were publically available?

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October 7, 2021 20 min

In modern society we are already allowing technology and large corporations to have significant access to our personal information. Joe and Jess discuss where the line should be drawn in regards to Amazon One, hand scanning technology which is now being implemented in theater and concert venues. How much do you value your own biometric data?

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The Tonys are back! Against all odds the famous theatre awards returned last week and Jess and Joe have lots of thoughts. The split broadcast on streaming and traditional television left us wondering about the future of the award show and the best way to reach the vast and diverse audience of theatre lovers.

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September 23, 2021 25 min

In this epsiode, Joe and Jess take on philanthropy. Specifically, they talk about large donations to small arts organizations and wonder why we rely on wealthy individuals, rather than our government, for support. One upside of this relationship is often the creation of brand new mediums for artists to play with and make new works that shape the future of theatre and entertainment.

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September 16, 2021 29 min

How do you define theatre and does it matter? Jess and Joe get into the ongoing debate of how we are using the designation of theatre as the digital world expands. They also discuss who benefits from certain definitions. And stick around until the end to hear their take on ASL interpreters and how they get (or more likely, do not get) credit for translation of music.

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September 9, 2021 31 min

This week Jess and Joe are unpacking what it means for venture capitalists to be interested in content creators and the platforms they create on. They ponder how we can protect individuals in the digital landscape and whether or not blockchain technology can be used for good.

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September 2, 2021 51 min

In this week's epsiode Joe and Jess are joined by guest, Justin Masterson. Justin is the Senior Project Manager at NDT Broadgate, a brand new rehearsal space and artist development complex in London. They talk all about the space and how it can serve as a model for more artist spaces around the world.

Find out more about NDT Broadgate:
https://newdiorama.com/ndt-broadgate

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August 26, 2021 33 min

Broadway Unlocked has been creating live, in-person events with digitally extended audiences since 2013. This week we returned to those roots with the first show in the Live at the Waldorf series. Jess and Joe talk about all the things that went right (and wrong) to help you in planning hybrid events in the future.

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August 19, 2021 31 min

Jess is once again joined by associate producer, Natalie Renfro to talk about our upcoming show with Freestyle Love Supreme. Planning this show has had it's challenges but there is always something to be learned from the creavtive process... and it helps that the show is dope...

Live at the Waldorf: The Ladies of Freestyle Love Supreme Academy is August 29th, virtual doors open at 6:30pm ET.
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August 12, 2021 28 min

This week Joe and Jess talk big news in Hollywood, as well as across the pond. Scarlett Johansson's lawsuit against Disney stands to set some interesting precedents in actors' contracts. And we all wish we were the French teens that are receiving money from the government to experience local culture.

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August 9, 2021 11 min

Get a bite-sized conversation from Joe and Jess all about theatre playbills. Why do we love them and store them under our beds and decorate our houses to match them? They also discuss how the new company Marquee Digital is changing the future of playbills through technology.

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August 5, 2021 25 min

In a very special episode, Jess is joined by associate producer, Natalie Renfro to discuss the news! They take a generational approach to considering the future of theatre and social media influencers.

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July 29, 2021 30 min

Attempting to make large-scale change can feel like an overwhelming, uphill battle. But for every terrible headline, Joe and Jess still manage to find the good news, like the fact that the School of Drama at Yale is now completely tuition free!

Please be advised, this episode contains discussions of abuse and sexual assault.

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July 22, 2021 27 min

CO/LAB Theater Group has spent the last 10 years (!) using theater arts to connect with and inspire people with developmental disablities. Joe and Jess recap the ways in which their organization opened our eyes to making the digital space more accessible.

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July 15, 2021 30 min

Did you know there's now a database of diversity stats from Broadway? Well there is and this week Jess and Joe discuss the next steps for utilizing this information to hold people accountable and make actual, systemic change in the theatre industry. Or they plan to host an ethical hackathon to free the hidden Broadway data.

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July 8, 2021 26 min

The recording of Broadway plays and musicals has long been a taboo and strictly regulated subject. But Paul Canaan, co-founder of The Original Production as well as dancer and choreographer, is starting to break down that wall. In this episode, Joe and Jess talk about the implications of Paul's work beyond choreography and on the larger theatre industry.

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July 1, 2021 23 min

This week on Clubhouse was an exploration of the university showcase model and talent pipeline that supports theaters across the country. Jess and Joe invited casting director Jason Styres, talent manager ChiChi Anyanwu and BFA educator Heather Luellen to interrogate the ways this current system is failing and how it can be improved.

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July 1, 2021 26 min

Broadway is the epicenter of incredible theatre and art but it is ultimately a business, as well. Jess and Joe ruminate on why it's difficult for those two elements of showbiz to coexist, specifically within the newly proposed bill to change the current Broadway ticketing system.

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July 1, 2021 25 min

In an ongoing effort to creative positive change in the world and in our industry, Joe and Jess discuss the pressures of being a whistleblower, different modes of change and why continuing to have these conversations is what it's all about!

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