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!

079 - John Rozzoni

June 21st, 2019

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Cindy Hennon Marino met John Rozzoni at Tri-Cities Opera in 2013 when they did #Carmen. At the time, John was transitioning out of a singing career and working part-time as program editor and social media manager. He did such an amazing job that the next season he became full-time as Director of Community Engagement. After Cindy left TCO, John became the Director of House Operations at Anderson Center for the Performing Arts. But starting on July 1, he comes full circle and will become the new Executive Director at TCO! Amazing where some vision and a music degree from IthacaCollege can take you!
 
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078 - Anna Robinson

June 14th, 2019

Anna Robinson is a scenic and projection designer who grew up in New Zealand. After receiving her undergraduate at the Victoria University of Wellington she took two years to work in theatre and film. But she knew she needed more training to advance in her career. That's how she found herself at UC San Diego Theatre and Dance earning her MFA in Scenic Design. With her background in design and cinematography, she did her thesis in projection design. Within a few short years after graduation she has found herself working in LA at East West Players and Geffen Playhouse, to name a few, as well as across the country such as Mixed Blood Theatre Company in Minneapolis. There is no telling where her amazing talent will bring her next!

To learn more about Anna, please visit her site at www.annarobinson.design

 

 

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077 - Josh Shaw

April 12th, 2019
If you are a contemporary opera fan, or a fan of Star Trek or Super Mario Bros., you probably have heard of Josh Shaw's opera company, Pacific Opera Project.  Josh started the company 9 years ago to produce adorable and high quality opera for the masses.  Slowly it has grown to be well know for its modern mash ups that excite both opera lovers and newbies.  Such as his recent "The Magic Flute" set in the Super Mario Bros and Zelda world, sung in English.  Or the ever popular "Abduction From The Seraglio" set in the original Star Trek episodes.

You can learn more about Josh at www.joshshaw.org  
And more about POP at www.pacificoperaproject.com

 

 

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076 - Ashphord Jakoway

April 5th, 2019

Ashphord Jacoway was born in California, moved to Virginia at the age of 12, then moved back to California after graduation because she was tired of being cold (and CA is in he blood). Ashphord received her BFA in Theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University. Though her degree is in Acting, she is a multi talented and amazing person who acts, designs costumes, runs the East West Players Costume shop and is their Wardrobe Supervisor and does #cosplayer. And if you have ever met Ashphord, you know she loves her layers of cute and soft clothing!

You can visit her website at https://ashphord.wordpress.com/

 

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075 - Jennifer Ambler

March 29th, 2019

Jennifer Ambler is a pay preparer, and an actress, who is full of useful information! Did you know that you should keep receipts (at least the ones you claim as a write off) or 3 years. But tax preparers do not need to see all of them. Instead they would prefer a spreadsheet with all your expenses already organized and calculated. Not sure what categories you should have? Look up the 1040 schedule C form. They are all listed there. Simple! Or at least a starting a point.

Check out Jennifer's web site at https://www.jentaxprep.com/

 

 

 

 

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074 - Jade Cagalawan

March 8th, 2019

Jade Cagalawan is the Arts Education and Professional Enrichment Program Manager at East West Players. Even though this a new position for her, she has been in theatre as a Stage Manager for years and always thought she would find her way to education. While getting her MFA at UNLV she was introduced to the School of Education and earned a "Higher Education Graduate Certificate". She keeps on her desk, 2 books from that program that help her include diversity and inclusivity in her job and life. 

"Multiculturalism on Campus: Theory, Models, and Practices for Understanding Diversity and Creating Inclusion". By Michael J. Cuyjet, Chris Linder, Mary F. Howard-Hamilton and. Diane L. Cooper. 

"Why Aren't We There Yet?: Taking Personal Responsibility for Creating an Inclusive Campus". By Jan Arminio, Vasti Torres, and Raechele L. Pope

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073 - Karyn Lawrence

February 22nd, 2019

073_-_Karyn_Lawrence.jpgKaryn Lawrence is a busy lady. She does from 3-4 lighting designs per month for most of the months. During the Halloween season she works with Radiant Lighting to design the lights for Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights mazes and scare zones. She also teaches at Cal-State L.A. and mentors at University of Southern California. Thank you Karyn for teaching the next generation of designers and theatre lovers!

To learn more about Karyn, visit her website at https://kdlightingdesign.com/
 

 

 

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072 - Beth Kennedy

February 14th, 2019

Beth Kennedy can be seen both on stage and on screen. The arts run in her family. She is the oldest of 9 kids, most of whom have an inclination towards the arts, and her mom even started an acting career after raising them all!  Beth received her MFA in Acting from CalArts School of Theater and soon after that, joined Matt Walker and where she can be seen both  on stage and backstage as the production manager. Make sure to catch their next show in May, "Julius Weezer" where they mash up the classic Shakespeare show with Weezer music! Stacy Stone is the Technical Director!

To learn more about the Troubadour Theatre Company, visit their web site at: http://troubie.com  

 

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071 - Tláloc Miguel López-Watermann

February 8th, 2019

Tláloc Miguel López-Watermann has a unique education and history as a lighting designer, he spent 4 months as a lighting intern at the Deutsche Oper Berlin while in undergrad! Check out this week's podcast to learn why they have 60+ electricians per venue, how there is still tension between the east and the west, and how new shows are created without a lighting designer.

To find out more about Tlaloc and his company, check out lightconversations.com

 

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070 - Nate Rufus Edelman

February 1st, 2019

Our first interview with a Playwright! This week we speak with Nate Rufus Edelman about how long it takes for him to create a play from the ground up, how the script itself is alive and constantly changing, and how he loves being in rehearsal with directors, designers and performers.

If you would like more information regarding one of Nate's plays, please email him at naterufus@gmail.com

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