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!

125 - Tina Scariano

April 16th, 2021

125 - Tina Scariano Tina Scariano can do anything, because she never lets anything stand in her way.  Want to be an actress?  Done!  Can you stage manage a show?  Sure!  How about being a Managing Director for an Off-Broadway Theatre company named Out of the Box Theatrics?  Why not.  Start a podcast with a friend called "Obsessed with the Best", teach yourself guitar and do a one woman show, become a certified makeup artist?  Of course!  She believes there is no excuse not to try something new and follow your dreams.  Even if those dreams change over time.

 
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124 - Derick Sheehan

March 26th, 2021

124 - Derick Sheehan

Derick Sheehan met Cindy in Grad School at The College Conservatory of Music at The University of Cincinnati where he received his MFA in Technical Direction. After graduation he found himself in NY, back to Cincinnati, and now in The Valley in LA, CA, where he met Stacy!  Derick currently works for MPA Lighting as well as on the Board of Illuminating Engineering Society - Los Angeles Section. 

 

 

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123 - Dominic Mishler

March 12th, 2021

123 - Dominic Mishler

Dominic Mishler is a theatre technician and playwright who Stacy met working at the Long Beach Playhouse.  Though he loves all parts of technical theatre, his passion is in story telling and creating dialogue.  Finding theatre for how was finding a safe and welcoming space for the first time.
 
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122 - Naomi Kasahara

March 5th, 2021

122 - Naomi KasaharaNaomi Kasahara is a Japanese set designer who earned her MFA at Cal State Long Beach. She knew she wanted to be an artist, and fell in love with the collaborative process of theatre. You can see her work on stages around LA, including the Long Beach Playhouse and East West Players.

 

 

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121 - Spencer Richardson

February 12th, 2021

121 - Spencer Richardson

Spencer Richardson thought he wanted to be a movie director when he grew up.  Then in high school he took a stagecraft class and realized set design was much more his style!    Around that same time he took a trip to Disneyland and learned about Imagineers.  Today he has achieved his goal and is an Imagineer Show designer working on the Spider-Man attraction for the Disney's California Adventure Avenger Campus!  When not working for the mouse, you can find him at the Long Beach Playhouse designing anything they will give him.
 

 

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120 - Stephen Olear

February 5th, 2021

120 - Stephen Olear

Stephen Olear picked up the accordion at the age of 7 and was winning stage championships in high school!  His parents agreed he could go to college for a music degree, if he agreed to do something else, so he got his graduate degree at law school. That is how he moved from NJ to CA and started working as an usher at the Music Center.  Fast forward a few years, Steven is still working in law with the Small Business Administration, is in his 38th year and now the Usher Manager at the Music Center, as well as the Musical Director and Volunteer coordinator at the Long Beach Playhouse!
 

 

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119 - Donny Jackson

January 29th, 2021

119 - Donny Jackson

Donny Jackson is an award winning,  LA based, freelance lighting designer.  Stacy met him working on a number of shows at the Long Beach Playhouse, where he has been for 8 years.  He is currently an Ovation Awards Judge with LA Stage Alliance, the head of Technical Theatre and Design at Cypress College, as well as still freelancing!

To learn more about Donny, please visit: https://www.donnyjackson.com/

To learn more about the Long Beach Playhouse, please visit: https://lbplayhouse.org/

 

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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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