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!

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

Attribution:

Read the rest of this entry »

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 

Attribution:

Read the rest of this entry »

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

Attribution:

Read the rest of this entry »

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   

Attribution:

Read the rest of this entry »

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App