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!

069 - Elynmarie Kazle

January 25th, 2019

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/

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068 - Christopher Murrillo

January 18th, 2019
068_-_Christopher_Murrillo.jpgStacy first worked with Christopher Murrillo (for longer than a day or two), this last December with the Troubadours "A Year With Out A Santana Clause".  Come to find out, their paths have been crossing for years!  Chris did props at the Long Beach Opera the first season Cindy and Stacy started there.  He worked a number of shows at East West Players before Stacy got there.  Chris' resume is full of theatre, opera, dance and TV productions all over the LA/San Diego area.  Hear how he was in the right place at the right time to become the set dresser for "Desperate House Wives" and a model building for the Oscars!
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You can learn more about Chris at his web page: http://www.christopherscottmurillo.com

 

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067 - Meredith Pratt

January 11th, 2019

In the mid to late 90's the city of Chicago was full of amazing talent, and everyone looking for work in the theatre. On a whim Meredith Anne Patt moved out to Los Angeles with a friend and found herself in the film industry. Within a few years she was quickly drawn back to theatre when word got out that had done Stage Management at school. The Sacred Fools Theater Company and Theatre of NOTE were her two home bases. From there Meredith found herself looking for steady work and became Patron Services or House Manager at Kirk Douglas Theatre, The Los Angeles Theatre Center, Center Theatre Group, Shakespeare LA and now East West Players. Along the way she got married and has an amazing son and adorable puppies. We also talk a little about acceptance in the theatre, Pronoun, and how everything is about growing and learning.

You can find a great write up about pronouns from UW-Milwaukee at https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/gender-pronouns

 

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066 - Twins 2019

January 4th, 2019

Twins podcast! This week Cindy Hennon Marino and Stacy Hennon Stone talk about birthday plans, recap 2018 and look forward to 2019!

 

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