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!

105 - Silver Glass Productions with Jacob Louchheim and Gavin Barba

August 7th, 2020

105 - Silver Glass Productions with Jacob Louchheim and Gavin BarbaThis week we talk to Jacob Louchheim and Gavin Barba from Silver Glass Productions about their most recent production, fully done through Zoom, "City Sounds, NYC during the Pandemic". In episode 86 we talked to Jacob and Suzanne Willett about how Silver Glass Productions integrated science and movement into performance pieces. This week we learn how they switched gears during the pandemic to capture the dramatic change in the sounds of NYC and presented the pieces through Zoom. Some scenes recorded, and other scenes done live.

Please watch their piece called "City Sounds, NYC during the pandemic" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLu_HtUahto 

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104- Megan Lovegren

July 31st, 2020

104 - Megan Lovegren

What happens when a kid is obsessed with spies and hackers, and all she wants to do when she grows up is wear black, a headset, and a walkie talkie? She joins the back stage world of theatre! Megan Lovegren started in Elementary school and has never stopped. Meeting Stacy Hennon Stone, Sean Gray (ep. 84), Madison Mooney (ep. 30) and Jacquelin Wingett (ep. 15) at the Long Beach Playhouse while getting volunteer hours (and more!) in High School. She is now in Las Vegas running different lighting tracks for Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil! There is no telling where she will go from there! And we could not be more proud of our little high school friend!

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103 - Chris Eli Blak

July 24th, 2020

103 - Chris Eli Blak

Like so many people, Cris Eli Blak didn't know theatre was a career outside of school.  In college he majored in Liberal Studies to get the broadest education and to help understand the widest range of human experience.  He started playwriting by copying his idols such as Walt Disney, Shakespeare, August Wilson and Stephen Adly Guirgis.  But it did not feel right.  That is when he learned that no one could tell your story like you, and the best way to do it, is to just do it.

To contact Cris about his shows or upcoming events, please email him at crisblakwrites@gmail.com

 

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102 - Mark Blankenship

July 17th, 2020

102 - Mark Blankenship

Mark Blankenship is a NYC based writer, editor, podcaster, dramaturge whose goal is to build a structure to give artists a space to be heard. He feels most awake when working on a project that benefits himself as well as others.

Check out his web page at http://markgblankenship.com
Order your copy The Flashpaper, a Theatre Journal at https://www.theflashpaper.com
The Showtune Countdown Podcast on iHeartRadio Broadway:https://www.iheart.com/…/1248-the-showtune-countdown-504447…
Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs : https://mastas.fireside.fm

 

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101 - Marina Dardani

July 14th, 2020

101 - Marina DardaniMarina Dardani is a stage manager born and raised in Italy, the nation that is the holder of the history of opera. With that comes a huge responsibility to keep that history and its music and traditions alive. That does not mean the technical training has kept up with the field. For example, Marina had to get a degree in music, to become a stage manager.

 

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099 - Anthony Rigagalia

July 3rd, 2020

099 - Anthony Rigagalia

Anthony Rigaglia just graduated from Suny Purchase Performing Arts Center this past March with a BFA in Stage Management. Not only did he get a well rounded education and had such amazing teachers such as Broadway Stage Managers Matt Stern, Johnny Milani, and Matty DiCarlo, but he also had the opportunity to work on events and benefits in NYC at the same time. Listen to today's podcast to learn why Anthony would recommend SUNY Purchase for the stage management program.

 

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098 - Alessio Picco

June 26th, 2020

098 - Alessio Picco

Alessio Picco has worked in Italy (where he was born and raised), in Birmingham England, in Saudi Arabia and now in Dubai. He believes that being happy is the most important thing in life. If you are happy with your job an career, then you can deal with a lot more in life. We don't think Cindy and Stacy have laughed this much in a long time!

 

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097 - John O’Niel

June 19th, 2020

097 - John O'Niel

Is there a defining moment in your life that made you realize that you wanted to work in theatre forever? For John O'Neil Theatre, it was the moment a young girl fell in love with the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz and ran up to him after the show to give him the biggest hug. Life changing. Listen to today's podcast to hear the rest of the tale.

Website/blog page: https://jfoneil87.wixsite.com/johnoneil/blog

 

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096 - Dana Sato

June 12th, 2020

096 - Dana SatoKyoko Dana is an English Teacher in the Montgomery County Public School system, but we think she mostly uses that as a ruse to convince students to join the theatre!! (Note, if you ask students to paint Star Wars themed back drops and have Lightsaber battles onstage, you may get more participants!). Having a few young assistant lighting designers is a plus as well.

 

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095 - Kit Ingui

May 29th, 2020

095 - Kit InguiToday the Managing Director of Long Wharf Theatre, Kit Ingui, joins us to discuss why interpersonal relationships are essential in theatre, learning that "the buck stops with her" (and Jacob Padron) and how they are using this time of uncertainty to not only strengthen their relationships with the regional theaters in CT, but to also build new relationships with all arts organizations. We are all in the same boat, so lets share the oars and lifejackets!

 

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