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!

074 - Jade Cagalawan

March 8th, 2019

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

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073 - Karyn Lawrence

February 22nd, 2019

073_-_Karyn_Lawrence.jpgKaryn 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/
 

 

 

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072 - Beth Kennedy

February 14th, 2019

Beth Kennedy can be seen both on stage and on screen. The arts run in her family. She is the oldest of 9 kids, most of whom have an inclination towards the arts, and her mom even started an acting career after raising them all!  Beth received her MFA in Acting from CalArts School of Theater and soon after that, joined Matt Walker and where she can be seen both  on stage and backstage as the production manager. Make sure to catch their next show in May, "Julius Weezer" where they mash up the classic Shakespeare show with Weezer music! Stacy Stone is the Technical Director!

To learn more about the Troubadour Theatre Company, visit their web site at: http://troubie.com  

 

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071 - Tláloc Miguel López-Watermann

February 8th, 2019

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

 

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070 - Nate Rufus Edelman

February 1st, 2019

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 naterufus@gmail.com

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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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065 - Danielle Ranno

December 28th, 2018

Why would someone with 7+ years of professional stage management experience, both her AEA and AGMA cards and year round employment decide to go back to school to get her MFA in Stage Management? So she could write a book on Opera Stage Management! Tune in to this week's podcast to learn how Danielle Ranno is at home in both musical theatre and opera, how to fake it until you make it, and an outline for a future (much needed) book!

 

 

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064 - Ashley Flowers and Eric Hart

December 21st, 2018

Ashley Flowers and Eric Hart are both amazing prop masters with some of the best stories. Who else so easily switches from fake food, different kinds of blood and safety with weapons on stage? All with a smile on their face? These two host their own podcast called "Silk Flowers and Papier Mache Hearts" where they go into more detail on a weekly bases. We did pick up some great tips. Always check for food allergies with the cast before providing food. Always stress the important of weapon handling and safety. And a big one, you can never communicate too much or give too much information to props people.

You can follow them both on Facebook and Instagram. And make sure to check out their web page and podcast at http://www.silkflowersandpapiermachehearts.com/

 

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