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/
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/
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
Karyn 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/
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
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 email@example.com
This week we spoke with Elynmarie Kazle on how she navigated being the first female #stagemanager at San Diego Opera in the 1980s and why she chose to always wear a skirt suit, heels and hose. We also delve into what the Stage Managers' Association of the United States is (in which she is the Chair), how it got started, how it has evolved over the past years, and all of the wonderful resources they offer (including a wonderful mentor section, a document page, the Symposium and starting this month, a new Lecture Series).
Learn more about Elynmarie at http://elynmariekazle.com/
Learn more and engage with the SM Association at https://www.stagemanagers.org/