Werking Artist

Werking Artist

Created and hosted by Melissa Crespo, Werking Artist is a podcast dedicated to working and thriving as a theater artist. Each episode features interviews with different artists facing everything from critics, climate change, parenting and more.... Show More

Episodes

January 19, 2021 37 min

Karinne Keithley Syers & Melisa Tien talk about Active Listening, a New Dramatists podcast series that experiments with plays for the ear.

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December 9, 2020 38 min
Playwrights Karen Hartman, Lisa Ramirez, and Ken Urban talk about their experience in the 2020 Keen Playwrights Lab.
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October 12, 2020 32 min
Playwright and Actress Jocelyn Bioh talks about her play NOLLYWOOD DREAMS at MCC Theater, postponed due to COVID-19
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August 10, 2020 48 min
Founders of the See Lighting Foundation, Cha See and Rodrigo Munoz, explain the unfortunate circumstances immigrant artists face during the pandemic.
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Darrel Alejandro Holnes and Victoria Collado tell Melissa how they turned a workshop lost to the pandemic into a fulfilling virtual experience
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July 22, 2020 41 min
Nora El Samahy talks with Melissa about her show 9 PARTS OF DESIRE that was forced to close due to covid-19 after four nights of previews at Portland Center Stage.
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July 20, 2020 44 min
Kilroys members Jaclyn Backhaus & Obehi Janice discuss The 2020 List with Melissa in partnership with 3Views on Theater.
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In partnership with 3Views on Theater, Melissa talks with singer Kearstin Piper Brown from Lincoln Center's suspended production of Intimate Apparel
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October 21, 2019 45 min

Elaine Grogan Luttrall, a CPA and accredited financial counselor who runs Minerva Financial Arts, a company that helps creative individuals with the business and money side of their creativity, breaks down the ins and outs of a werking artist's wallet.

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October 14, 2019 49 min
Ryan Fogarty, a playwright who also works in development, helps de-mystify the grant seeking process along with tips for getting money that is meant for artists.
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October 7, 2019 53 min
Vid Guerrerio, Writer, breaks down the intersection of commerce and art, especially in the opera world.
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Zi Alikhan, Director, talks with Melissa about the pros and cons of MFA Programs in the Theater.
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September 23, 2019 46 min
David Harrell, Actor, Writer and Disability Advocate breaks down how performers with disabilities are viewed onstage and off.
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September 9, 2019 57 min
Sarah Ruhl, Playwright and Cassie da Costa, Critic, break down the state of criticism in the arts.
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Lear deBessonet, Founder of Public Works, and Tommy McGinn, Actor, continue our discussion about raising children--and caring for others in general-- while making theater.
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August 11, 2019 16 min

Melissa Crespo asks why do theater today, and what to expect Season 1

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