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The experience of two Black Queerfolk rooted in an island of blue in the Deep South’s sea of red. From Black politics to mental health to pop culture, Birmingham Black Repertory Theatre fellow Devin Ty Franklin, and Cody Renard Richard scholar David H. Parker, are your key to The Queer Code.
 
Talking Theater podcast celebrates theater! Your host, Marc Smith, interviews theater makers for theater people who love theatre. Actors, directors, playwrights, designers, stage managers, musicians, and other professionals will share stories about their career, their craft, and their community. You will be introduced each week to artists who make a living in the performing arts. We’re not just talking – we’re talking theater!
 
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MICHAEL PIZZI has been performing since age 6 when he sang “Edelweiss” in his first grade concert. He received his Equity card from Goodspeed Opera House playing Lewis Morris, delegate from NY, in 1776. Other roles included Fezziweg in A Christmas Carol (Fords Theatre), Pirate/Smee u/s in "Peter Pan" (North Carolina Theatre), Judge Turpin & Pirelli…
 
Artists Repertory Theatre (also known as Artists Rep or ART) is the oldest running theatre company in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1982, Artists Rep is in its 39th year of making intimate, provocative theatre. As is true for most organizations and businesses, Artists Rep was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. They had to shutter its regularly sched…
 
This episode of The Archive Project is part of an ongoing series featuring conversations curated and lead by Oregon’s Poet Laureate Anis Mojgani. Anis invited two writers to join him in conversation. Both are primarily poets, but have recently authored books of nonfiction about the intersection of American history, culture, and the African-American…
 
THE BONUS podcast, a collection of interviews with the cast and crew of Magellanica, dives a little deeper into the production process of making a staged play into an audio drama. This episode features actors Michael Mendelson and Sara Hennessy. The full podcast is available for purchase at our website, https://artistsrep.org/performance/magellanic…
 
Part 3 of 6 In 1986, scientists and engineers from around the world converge at the South Pole Research Station to figure out, among other things, if there really is a hole in the sky. In the darkest, coldest, most dangerous place on Earth, eight imperfect souls are trapped together. Utterly isolated from the outside world for eight and a half mont…
 
Our 34th annual Oregon Book Awards is presented in this special, state-wide broadcast and podcast episode, with special thanks to our partners at Oregon Public Broadcasting. Since 1987, the Oregon Book Awards have celebrated the work of our state’s authors. This year, 173 books from 41 towns across Oregon were submitted. Out-of-state judges determi…
 
THE BONUS podcast, a collection of interviews with the cast and crew of Magellanica, dives a little deeper into the production process of making a staged play into an audio drama. Our second episode features actors Vin Shambry and John San Nicolas. The full podcast is available for purchase at our website: https://artistsrep.org/performance/magella…
 
In 1986, scientists and engineers from around the world converge at the South Pole Research Station to figure out, among other things, if there really is a hole in the sky. In the darkest, coldest, most dangerous place on Earth, eight imperfect souls are trapped together. Utterly isolated from the outside world for eight and a half months, this res…
 
THE BONUS podcast, a collection of interviews with the cast and crew of Magellanica, dives a little deeper into the production process of making a staged play into an audio drama. Our first episode features director Dámaso Rodríguez and playwright E.M. Lewis. The full podcast is available for purchase at our website, https://artistsrep.org/performa…
 
In 1986, scientists and engineers from around the world converge at the South Pole Research Station to figure out, among other things, if there really is a hole in the sky. In the darkest, coldest, most dangerous place on Earth, eight imperfect souls are trapped together. Utterly isolated from the outside world for eight and a half months, this res…
 
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Abigail Dowd grew up under the longleaf pines in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. Her upcoming album “Beautiful Day” releases on April 23, 2021. Recorded live with a full band at the Fidelitorium, the album was produced by Grammy nominated engineer/mixer Jason Richmond. Known for her storytelling and command of an…
 
In this episode, we feature some of the incredible slam poets who performed as part of Verselandia! 2019: The annual city-wide youth poetry slam, presented by Literary Arts. High school students across the city spend the year writing and competing with their peers, and each April about twenty finalists compete for the title of Portland Slam Champ. …
 
In this episode ART continues the conversation with Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and dives a little deeper into family research as it relates to Holocaust survivor experiences. The full podcast is available with purchase of our PREMIUM access at our website. https://artistsrep.org/performance/berlin-diaries-audio-drama/ ©…
 
The bonus podcast, a collaboration between ART and the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE), dives a little deeper into family research as it relates to Holocaust survivor stories. The full podcast is available for purchase at our website. https://artistsrep.org/performance/berlin-diaries-audio-drama/…
 
Playwright, Andrea Stolowitz’s great-grandfather kept a journal for his descendants after escaping to New York City in 1939 as a German Jew. Following the complicated lure of genealogy, Stolowitz goes back to Berlin to bring the story of her unknown ancestors out of the archives into the light in this autobiographical story, The Berlin Diaries. Dir…
 
We collaborated with Portland Center Stage to bring you this episode celebrating the Afro-futurist sci-fi audio thriller, PROTOCOL. Portland Center Stage produced PROTOCOL for its PCS Remix season. We’ll hear a segment of the pilot episode of PROTOCOL and then dive into a conversation between Chip Miller, the associate artistic director of Portland…
 
In this episode, Devin and David provide resources for being actively against anti-Asian violence, try to unravel SZA’s thick web of white lies, and break down (very) unfiltered feelings about Sam Levinson’s MALCOM & MARIE. Be sure to follow us on the Stereo app (@davidhparker / @devintyfranklin) to get notifications when we record our podcasts liv…
 
Joyce, originally from a small town in Maryland, spent 30 years in New York City working as an actress working in theatre, TV, and film. She appeared in the original cast of Fifth of July and Prelude to a Kiss on Broadway, and notable off-Broadway productions such as The Hot L Baltimore, the Miss Firecracker Contest, and the runner stumbles. As a m…
 
In this episode, we feature two conversations from the 2020 Portland Book Festival that both wrestle with the question of how we look after each other when mental and physical health have been compromised. What do we owe each other, and when do we walk away? In the first segment of the show we feature Robert Kolker who joined us to talk about his n…
 
In this episode we feature a conversation with Heather McGhee. For nearly two decades, McGhee has been involved in the fight against inequality by designing and advocating for polices in the public and private sectors. She has advised presidential candidates and fortune 500 companies, testified in congress, and lead the think tank Demos which argue…
 
Lori Lorion is the Program Coordinator and Professor of Visual Arts at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, NC. A talented artist herself, Lori's passion for art is matched only by her love of teaching. We discuss the many places Lori has lived and worked that has influenced her life in art and her approach to art education. We also discuss ho…
 
In this episode, we feature a conversation between novelists Rumaan Alam and Jonathan Lethem from the 2020 Portland Book Festival. There is a rich tradition of the apocalyptic novel. As Alam and Lethem touch on, the urgency in this tradition allows writers to explore what really matters to their characters, and asks what we will keep and what we wi…
 
In this episode, we’re going back into the archive all the way to 1997 to bring you journalist and author Orville Schell. Since 1970, Schell has been reporting widely on China for mainstream newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic, to more academic publications like China Quarterly and Foreign Affairs. At …
 
In this episode, we feature a conversation with Brit Bennett and Bryan Washington, moderated by Jennifer Baker, at the Portland Book Festival in November 2020. In the New York Times best-selling The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett weaves together multiple strands and generations of a family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 199…
 
Dr. John Dempsey has been President of Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, NC for the past 27 years. He is widely known for his leadership and fundraising abilities, however, the culture he has created over the years at the College and in this Community is perhaps his most important legacy. A large part of this is his love and support of the …
 
In this episode, we feature novelist Madeline Miller. When we hosted Miller in January 2021, she had not one but two books on the New York Times Best Seller list: The Song of Achilles and Circe. Both books are retellings, in novel form, of ancient Greek myths. But they are also more than simply retellings. Her books are the reinterpreting of myths …
 
This episode features novelist Jess Walter in conversation with Andrew Proctor at the 2020 Portland Book Festival. There are few writers with such breadth and accomplishment as Walter. He began his career as a journalist for The Spokesman-Review, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting. Since then, he has gone on to publish nonfiction, stor…
 
Disclaimer: This podcast was recorded on January 8th, 2021. Some content may be outdated. In this episode, The Queer Code celebrates our one-year anniversary with a special live recounting of the events of the past year regarding self-growth, mental health, and coons with pecs. Important Stuff Do the Work: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.com The CD…
 
Baxter Clement is a musician and owner of Casino Guitars in Downtown Southern Pines, NC. Baxter is a musical genius whose quirky nature and passion for music is infectious. He attended the O'Neal School, the North Carolina School for Performing Arts for high school where he studied classical guitar and then went on to earn a full scholarship to Van…
 
This episode features award-winning poet and playwright Claudia Rankine in conversation with Jericho Brown at the 2020 Portland Book Festival. This event was presented by West x Midwest, a collaboration between Black Mountain Institute, The Loft’s Wordplay, the Wisconsin Book Festival, and Literary Arts. Claudia Rankine joined us at the Portland Bo…
 
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