By BORN READY
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Every week on BORN READY, Bay Area theater producer Rob Ready brings a bold and unique perspective on the business and art of theater. With writer / actor Raymond Hobbs as co-host, the guys interview artists and producers, cover current events, and drink a totally reasonable amount of beer.
||ExplicitBORN READY – EP 33 – Twelve Years in the Dark Room w/ Jim Fourniadis||After a 12-year run, The Dark Room is shutting it’s doors. The iconic indy comedy venue’s Grand Poobah Jim Fourniadis sits down to share memories, history, and the scoop on why the venue is closing. The guys wonder what, if anything,||8/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBORN READY – EP 32 – Be More Star Belly w/ Brian Gibbs||This week we’re on with Brian Gibbs aka B Troubles, a choreographer, art director and skater who is back in the Bay Area for his upcoming new show Life In Trouble (Aug 5-7 tickets here). We hear how he went from hyper active kid with ADHD to getting b||7/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBORN READY – EP 31 – The SEX-isode w/ Luna Malbroux||--||7/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBORN READY – EP 30 – Acronyms Like You Wouldn’t Believe w/ Tom DeCaigny||This week we get into government funding of the arts with the Director of Cultural Affairs for the City and County of San Francisco, Tom DeCaigny. We also deep dive into the dude who plugged his phone in to an outlet on a Broadway set,||7/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBORN READY – EP 29 – Minor Chord G 7 Heartbreak w/ Pearl Marill||We’re back people! And this week we have Pearl Marill with us to talk about dance, moms, and why pandering in art is a must. Also, in case you’re curious what happened to episodes 27 and 28, those will here forward be known as the lost episodes.||7/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBORN READY LIVE – EP 26 – Winning the Humility Award w/ Stuart Bousel & Jamie DeWolf||This week we’re back LIVE (recorded) from PianoFight’s Main Stage in San Francisco with two Bay Area Theater Heavyweights, Stuart Bousel and Jamie DeWolf, weighing in on the State of the Theatrical Union. We get a glimpse into the lives of two of th||2/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBORN READY EP 25 – Pay the M**********rs with Money w/ Kevin O’Shae||And we’re back! After a break for the holidays and opening the space, local comedian Kevin O’Shea joins Rob and Ray for Born Ready, recorded for the first time in front of a LIVE audience at PianoFight. The guys tell the story of PianoFight’s fa||1/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBORN READY EP 24 – The Bar is as Old as the Golden Gate Bridge||Welcome to episode 24! This week, in honor of announcing the opening of PianoFight’s new venue on Dec. 19, Ray and Duncan stage a coup and take over the show to interview Rob about everything that went in to building SF’s Next Landmark Entertainmen||12/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBORN READY EP 23 – The Meat of Our Displeasure with Oprah w/ Revolva||Welcome to episode 23! Our guest this week is Revolva, writer, comedian, and hoola hooper who recently took on Oprah Winfrey on her decision to book local talent at her recent “The Life You Want” tour without offering to pay those performers.||12/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBORN READY EP 22 – Theater Cover Troupes w/ Peter Nachtrieb and Lisa Steindler of Z Space||Welcome to episode 22! Our guests this week are Lisa Steindler and Peter Nachtrieb, the artistic director and playwright in residence, respectively, at Z Space. This week we’re talking to Lisa and Peter about The Totalitarians,||11/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
That pretty much sums it up. This podcast is the dopeness. A must listen.
smart and funny
This is a totally engaging show- smart and funny. If you like theater and have a good sense of humor, listen!
Real Opinions / Tough Questions / Fun Personalities
Just moved to SF. This podcast got me up to speed on the SF theater scene.