Twins Talk Theatre

Twins Cynthia Hennon Marino and Stacy Hennon Stone host a weekly podcast talking to the people behind the curtains. Take a trip back stage to learn what it takes to put on a production: design process, music study and execution, paperwork, meetings, management, unions, and all the excitement backstage that the audience doesn’t get to see. Enjoy the show!

118 - Christine A Richardson

January 22nd, 2021

118 - Christine A Richardson

Christine A. Richardson is master Costume Manager and Designer with 30+ years of experience in film, TV, Opera and Theatre.  She currently is the Costume Director and Designer at Portland Opera, where Cindy had the pleasure to do "Faust " with.  In her spare time she is a member of the Cultural Arts and Heritage Commission in Vancouver, WA  so she can support and advocate for all arts in her city.

To learn more about Christine, please visit her web page at  https://christinearichardson.viewbook.com
 

 

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117 - Kate Munchrath

January 15th, 2021

117 - Kate Munchrath

Cindy and Kate met at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in 2006 where Kate received her BFM in theatre design and production with an emphasis in Sound Design.  Even though in high school her teachers told her that she couldn't be on Broadway because they don't let women in the union, and CCM would be too hard for her.  Little did they know that only months after graduating CCM, she would be on a national tour as the Audio 2 for "Spring Awakening" and is now on Broadway with "SiIX"!

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116 - Angela De Gregoria

January 8th, 2021

116 - Angela De Gregoria

Cindy met Angela in the summer of 2015 at Bel Canto where Angela was the Senior Director of Operations at the Orchestra of St. Lukes.  Angela has worked at St. Lukes since 2004 where she has tied down instruments on a private jet to Montreal to perform with Peter Gabriel, gathered glass bottles for weeks to play in the pit only to have the janitor throw them out, and memorized which height of chair her musicians prefer to sit in!

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115 - Antonia Collins

December 25th, 2020

115 - Antonia Collins

By the age of 5, Antonia had decided she wanted to do theatre!  Growing up in Wales, she had plenty of exposure to the arts and local theatres.  Always being eager to learn more and her willingness to say yes quickly got her Equity card, a job in opera, the touring circuit and into the academic realm.  She has worked all over England, Hong Kong, and Florida!  Her dedication to Stage Management and education led her, with the help of her husband, to start the Bamboo Manager Project to provide an online opportunity for stage managers of all backgrounds.

 

 

For more information about Antonia, her podcast Standby Please, and The Bamboo Manager Project, please visit www.thebamboomanagerproject.org

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114 - Katurah Stickann

December 18th, 2020

114 - Keturah Stickann

Cindy and Stacy met Katurah when they all first worked at Opera Santa Barbara on Madame Butterfly in 2012.  Keturah's early career was as a contemporary and classical dancer, working mostly with operas later.  It is said that dancers have two deaths; once when their dance career is over, and once at the end of their life.  After dancing in and falling in love with Philip Glass' Akhnaten, she decided she would move into directing and has become a huge champion of new American Operas. 

To learn more about Katurah, please visit her page at https://www.keturahstickann.com 

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113 - Julia Noulin-Merat

December 11th, 2020

113 - Julia Noulin-Merat

Julia Noulin-Mératis met Cynthia Hennon Marino a few years ago at an Opera America conference.  She is an Opera producer and international Production Designer. She has over 18 years of experience in the Performing Arts industry.  For the past eight years she has been the Associate Producer at Boston Lyric Opera, is the creative director for Honk Kong-based More than Musical and is the co-Artistic Director of Guerilla Opera having begun her tenure as their Producer and Head of Production. In addition, Julia has worked on over 400 opera, theater, and television productions, including 25 new operas and 22 new plays, produced 50 shows, and is the principal designer at Noulin-Mérat Studio.  And if that is not enough, she is an adjunct professor at Pace University.

You can learn about Julia at https://noulinmeratstudio.com

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112 - Stuart Brown

December 4th, 2020

112 - Stuart Brown

As a teenager, Stuart went into "The City" to watch a random Broadway show that a friend had a 2 for 1 ticket to.  They get there only to find the show has been canceled, so they go next door and watch the original production of..."Grease!"  Stuart's life long love for musicals has began.  In college he took over hosting a 3 hour Broadway show, probably because he was constantly calling in to request songs.  It's now been... a few years... and he still has a radio show called Sounds of Broadway that plays Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the West End, he is the president of the Connecticut Critics Circle, a member of the Outer Critics Circle, and the American Theatre Critics Association.

You can download Stuarts "Sounds of Broadway" app and listen to his program at www.soundsofbroadway.com   

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111 - Jorrel Javier

October 17th, 2020

111 - Jorrel Javier

Jorrel Javier is a Philipines born, Southern California transplant raised in Torrance, CA, who now resides in New York City! Stacy met him when he was in Torrance High School and took part in Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory. Jorrel received an amazing education and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Texas State University which taught him the value of the technical side, mental health in the industry, and how to stand on 6 during tech!

For more information about Jorrel, visit: www.jorreljavier.com

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110 - Jessica Friday

September 18th, 2020

110 - Jessica Friday

"If given the opportunity to study theatre, I'll make sure to bring this art to a new generation of artists."

Stacy met Jessica Rivera a few years ago when they worked together at Palos Verdes Performing Arts. Now she is a theatre tech teacher at her Alma Mater, Renaissance High School For The Arts, training the next generation!

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109 - Mark and Gary Blackman

September 11th, 2020

109 - Mark and Gary Blackman

What's better than twins talking about theatre? MORE twins talking about theatre! Gary and Mark Blackman are Co-Founders of Arts Power Inc, which delivers the magical power of live, professional theatre to millions of children and adults in regional theatres, cultural centers, university auditoriums, and schools throughout the United States. During the pandemic they have created an online theatre and cross-curricular education programs for elementary and middle school-aged students.

To learn more about their show and programs, visit: https://artspower.org/ 

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