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

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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