The Ghost Light: A Theatre Interview Podcast
By Matt Morris
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A weekly interview podcast dedicated to theatre professionals whose stories aren't told as often as the stars. From artistic directors, playwrights, and producers to scenic designers, stage managers, and box office managers, the hope is that we all learn something new from each, unique perspective.
||Clean#20 Kathleen Culebro||The Artistic Director of Amphibian Stage Productions from Fort Worth, Texas comes on the show to talk about her career, what it takes to be an AD, and her work as a playwright-- namely Smart, Pretty, Funny.||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19 Genevieve Beller||NYC-based costume designer Genevieve Beller details her experience working as both a designer, a stitcher, and all-around fabric magician.||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 Jeremy Ferman||High school theatre directors are vital to the development of young theatre professionals. It's no doubt that Legacy high school in Mansfield, Texas has one of the best in Jeremy Ferman.||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 Cason Day||Cason Day, a NYC-based musical theatre actor and composer, comes on the show to talk about his experiences at AMDA and what his future holds.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 Taylor Quick||Perhaps the perfect personification of Millie, Taylor Quick, a NYC-based musical theatre actress, comes on the show to talk about her success in the big city and her plans for the future.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 Donald Jordan||The artistic director of the Oklahoma City Rep, Donald Jordan, details his career in the theatre as an actor, director, designer, and more.||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 Mark Charney||Texas Tech theatre chair Mark Charney discusses his long and unique journey through the theatre with a focus on criticism, playwriting, and education.||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 Amber Flores||Dallas/Fort Worth-based actress Amber Flores comes on the show to talk about how her experiences in theatre are informing her work as a real estate agent, growing up in El Paso, Texas, and about Sondheim.||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 James Jin||New York City based photographer James Jin comes on the show to talk about his successful blog, Dancers of New York, his inspirations, and what he looks for when shooting headshots.||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 Shelby Ringdahl||Shelby Ringdahl, actress and former Miss Missouri, comes on the show to detail her time in Miss America, her stint at the MUNY, and to talk about the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#10 Kevin Froleiks and Patrick J. Reilly||Two New York comedians turned musical theatre composers stop by the studio to talk about the original show they composed, Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis and Clark.||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 Jackie Raye||Musical theatre actress Jackie Raye joins me to discuss her current stint on Disney Cruise Lines, as well as the musical Sunday In the Park With George.||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 Jonathan Fielding||Actor, Jonathan Fielding comes on the show to talk about his experiences founding the Harbor Stage Company theatre and his current role on Broadway. We also touch on the play, The River.||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 Jessi Little||Seattle-based actress, Jessi Little, joins me for a conversation about the Seattle theatre scene, what she does with inspiration, and the new play, The Old Man and the Old Moon.||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 Harry Parker||TCU Theatre Head, Harry Parker, talks about his experiences as an educator and professional director, as well as his love for the musical Gypsy.||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 Randy Alvarenga||I sit down with actor and writer, Randy Alvarenga, to discuss his start in the theatre, living in Japan and Japanese culture, and the play, A Long Day's Journey Into Night.||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 Alison Whitehurst||A great vocalist and actress, Alison Whitehurst, joins me to talk about how she got her start in the theatre, the importance of perseverance in New York City, and why Wicked will be remembered for years to come.||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 Leigh'Ann Andrews||Stage manager Leigh'Ann Andrews comes on the show and tells me how a background in performance informs her work now, people that helped her along the way, and the musical, Matilda.||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 Anthony Fortino||A good friend, Anthony Fortino, comes on the show to talk about how missing soccer tryouts leads to a career in theatre, balancing a double-major in finance, and his experience on the tour of Fun Home.||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 Sophie Lee Morris||On the first episode, I chat with my wife about her influences, life in New York, and the musical, Fly By Night.||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser||This episode is just a teaser for The Ghost Light. More episodes will post on July 3rd.||6/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Choir kid who married my college best friend (actress). Great teaser episode, Matt! Can't wait for more.
Eagerly waiting for more!
I love the first few episodes and can't wait for more! I really appreciate that these are interviews with artists that aren't typically spotlighted. It's wonderful to hear more about how each got started and how it has shaped their careers so far.
I would love to hear discussions in the future about broader issues/subjects in the arts world: Discussions about fundraising, community involvement, arts in schools, regional theaters, and different philosophies that companies use to create a season, et cetera.
A nice perspective
It's not just about the stars, the theatre is comprised of people from all different walks of life. I look forward to hearing about those.