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" If it stops being worth it to you, move on." The PWRP crew is joined by Denver creative wonder, Mariah Diaz! She's a Costume Designer, Filmmaker, Producer, and Writer that worked through the pandemic to launch her production company; Front Porch Studios. Each day, Mariah continues to maintain her rigorous work ethic to continue building her caree…
 
"Expand your skill set, be passionate!" We're taking you back into the volume of Deck Nine Games as Tyler and Steph sit down with MoCap Technician, Alexis Bloom! After cutting her teeth in Engineering, kicking ass on a robotics team as it turns out; she pivoted her focus towards her life long passion in Animation & Visual Effects. Our talk spans fr…
 
"Invest in yourself." This week's guest, Christian Reid, believes marketing yourself properly can truly get you places. He should know, not only is he an actor-combatant, he fight directs and choreographs, and runs two separate companies, one for film and the other for theatre. Christian walks us through these various roles and what his hopes for t…
 
"Be so good, that they can't say no." Alas, our first exclusive interview on PWRP is live! Tonight's guest is a living badass of rigorous discipline and humble beginnings. Daniel Nelson has spent the last ten years of his career honing his craft as an Actor and Stunt Performer, leading up to his roles in two excellent releases this year: Godzilla v…
 
"The opportunities are there, even if they're not right in front of you." My Date With Drew FANS UNITE! Months of hard work (mostly typing) have led to this moment. In this episode, Tyler sits down with Director, Brian Herzlinger, to chat about finding your footing in the industry and the art of taking chances. In 2003, he had 30 days and $1,100 to…
 
" Stay hungry, work hard, and don't settle." On this episode of PWRP, we dive back into the world of Broadway through the incredible Derrick Williams. A Broadway star you may recognize from shows like The Book of Mormon, Aida, The Lion King, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and Wicked! Having grown up as both an athlete and a performer, Derrick takes us from his…
 
This week we dive into the Welsh mind of playwright and director Mêlisa Annis. Having come from a family or arts workers, Mêlisa knows well the struggles and joys of the industry. She shares her insights about the benefits of collaboration between artists, the stages of play development, her new musical The King's Wife, and the changes she hopes to…
 
"Don't give up." This is the simple, yet necessary advice our guest, Mercedes Roman-Manson, has for you. As the production manager at the Colonial Theater in Boston, MA, Mercedes knows the hardships that face all arts workers, especially during the season of the COVID-19 pandemic. The great thing is that she's not someone who is woefully sitting ar…
 
Make sure if you're chasing it, you're chasing it for the right reasons. Ladies and gentlemen, Josh Macuga (The Good People Association, Schmoes Know, Film HQ, Between The Sheets) joins the PWRP crew for a brunch-style Sunday episode! You may recognize him as an actor, comedian, writer, and media correspondent. He fills us in on growing up in Pitts…
 
This week's guest wants you to "take the reigns of your pirate ship!" Jesse Heiman is the World's Greatest Extra, with a career spanning two decades and over 200 credits. There's a big chance you might recognize him from your favorite movie! His love for film and television took him from college graduation, straight to Hollywood, where he'd find hi…
 
Wonder Woman has nothing on this week's guest! Amy Floyd wears many capes: as an Actress, Martial Artist, Specialized Stunt & MoCap Performer, and Handmade Cloak Designer! Hailing from the UK, she joins the PWRP crew to share her meteoric journey in acting and stage combat. A career filled with a wide range of characters from Ebeneezer Scrooge to M…
 
The world of sound is a mysterious and magical place. This week's guest lives in this world and does her best to enlighten us to its ways. Stef Senior is a Chicago-based sound designer and engineer who loves her career. Her insight into how these jobs operate and what makes them fulfilling to her is fascinating. She also shares her thoughts on incl…
 
Write what you know, and use what you have. Writer/Director John Swab joins the PWRP crew to share his filmmaking journey and chat about his latest film, Body Brokers, available On Demand and Digital on February 19th! An Oklahoma native, John takes us through filming in his home state, what his creative process looks like, the inception of Body Bro…
 
Take action! This week's guest lives by those very words. Cheryl Texiera is an actress, writer, producer, dancer, and dreamer; who has given one hundred percent of herself to the arts. Her incredible energy and talent have shined in Girl Meets World, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Hoax, and more! She takes PWRP through her career in LA, with pl…
 
Writer, director, editor; our guest for this episode is a trifecta in film creation. Daniel Ast is an indie film maker based in L.A. who knows what it means to put in a hard days work. He talks with us about his tv series L.A. Macabre, why he likes wearing multiple hats while filming, and how he hopes to continue pursuing his career through and pos…
 
This week's guest believes that everyone should strive to BE MORE SUPER! Bryan Garner pops into the studio to share his origin story. He chats with Tyler about his early years in the arts, convention fandom, prop collecting, and what drove him to create BE MORE SUPER the podcast. Similar to the Man of Steel himself, Bryan is one truly remarkable pe…
 
What is a play, film, video game, or commercial without the right talent? This week’s guest has carved an incredible career for herself as a Casting Director. Sylvia Gregory joins us as we delve into the origins of her prolific career, her experiences inside the casting room, and what it takes to become part of the C.S.A. (Casting Society of Americ…
 
Crashing through windows, 30-foot freefalls, and being on fire are typical job duties for our guest this week. Talia Dillingham is a professonal stuntwoman, who has some incredible stories to share. She explains the ins and outs of stunt preparation and graciously shares her story of being severely injured while performing a stunt. Her resiliance a…
 
The title of "Producer" technically places you as part of the administrative team at a regional theater. One might think that an arts worker in that type of position would focus less on the "art" and more on the "work," but this week's guest proves that idea entirely incorrect. Mark Lunsford is a man dedicated to the art of theater and works hard, …
 
Being a professional dancer is the dream job of many young girls, but for today's guest her dream became a reality. Melissa Zaremba is a professional dancer turned choreographer/director with tons of stories to share about her career path. Join us on a wonderful trip down Melissa's memory lane and hear about what it's like to dance on cruises, tour…
 
Many words can be used to describe our final guest of 2020: talented, humble, sincere, invested, curious, genuine. Michael Luwoye is all these things and so much more. We chat about his experience as the third rendition of the titular role in the Broadway hit, Hamiliton, the differences between theater and film acting, and his nerd love of The Lege…
 
What do you get when you combine an Actor, a DJ, and a Puppeteer? Rob Wight! This week's guest has made a career in entertaining the masses with his wit and physicality. For over ten years he has worked with Imagineers and Star Wars royalty as Push The Talking Trash Can, Tigger, The Grinch; and BOBA FETT. Even gnabbing a role on The Walking Dead! R…
 
"The more eyes you have on your material, the better it gets," and this week's guest believes in that wholeheartedly. Kris Simms lights up this episode from the Screenwriter's perspective. A Colorado native and massive fan of genre-bending storytelling, he chats with us about his Southwest roots, becoming a screenwriter; and what it's like to produ…
 
Broadway is where stars are born, and this week's guest is a one of the brightest, though it's likely you've never heard her name. Julia Jones has been a Broadway stage manager for 20 years and has made a name for herself in her own right. Her insights into commercial theater, the responsibilities of stage managers, and how the larger theater commu…
 
This week we've stepped slightly outside of the theater and film worlds and into the videogame world! Our guest, Webb Pickersgill, is a performance director with Deck Nine Games, a videogame company that specializes in adventure gaming. Webb tells us all about his job, how a videogame gets created from start to finish, and his winding journey throu…
 
Our guest this week is a great example of "how to be a boss." Pam Renall has worked in many facets of the film industry and was successful in all of them. Her "go-for-it" attitude and self-confidence was inspiring to witness during this interview. She shares some great insights about the industry, voices her dream of being a "Disney mom," and tells…
 
"Career-hopper" is one way to describe our next guest, but a more accurate phrase would be "curiosity-follower." Josh Gough has always had a massive list of "things he wants to be when he grows up," and has successfully checked some of those things off of it. Currently a freelance tv producer, Josh tells us about his winding journey to his current …
 
This episode marks a first for the podcast with an in-person guest interview! Carmen Vreeman-Shedd is a Colorado Springs/Denver actor and one of Steph's newest and dearest friends. After being roped into this interview, Carmen shares with us about her journey into theater, what it's like to work solely in the Denver region, why waitressing is not f…
 
This week we chat with the intriguing Leah Watson a.k.a. Grace Skinner. Leah is a Denver film actor, but Greyce is well know in the pole and aerial worlds. We discuss her creative passion with pole and trapeze, the importance body positivity and having personal boundries, and our love of crock pot cooking! Shoutouts & Promotions 1. Leah's instagram…
 
Welcome to Junket! This is our midweek minisode where we chat about current events (in the arts), upcoming projects, and what we're up to in these crazy times! Also, junket is a weird name for a dessert... Shoutouts & Promotions 1. Quote Stitch Studio 2. Devil Red Films 3. Calvin T. Shepherd 4. Batman Fan Series 5. Brave Little Theater 6. Gregor's …
 
This week we are joined by a fantastic human, Ben Whitmore. He tells us about his job as a technical director and how he ended up in that career. It was so fun to hear about the interesting details that go into building a set. Ben also shares with us what it's like to work with the same company for years (a somewhat rare position in the industry) a…
 
The term "Master of All Trades" is defined by this week's guest, Kaitee Tredway. From dancer to actor to costume designer to puppeteer, this lady can do it all! We had so much fun chatting with her and we hope you enjoy listening. Shoutouts and Promotions 1. Puppet Showplace in Brookline, MA 2. Kaitee's Etsy shop - Quote Stitch Studio 3. Kaitee's w…
 
It's our first episode with a guest! Denver local actor and playwright, Iliana Lucero Barron, was a delight to chat with. Her devotion to the LatinX community and to the youth of the Denver community is inspiring. Tune in to hear about how she was inspired to write her first play and learn about that time she fell off a truck during a performance! …
 
This week Tyler turns the mic turns toward co-host Stephanie. She explains what a stage manager does and how she fell in love with the gig. She even shares a "worst experience ever" story about an Oscar-winning actress! Shoutouts & Promotions 1. Syracuse University Drama Department 2. Harford Stage Company 3. Lake Dillon Theatre Company 4. Aurora F…
 
Stephanie sits down with co-host, Tyler, to talk about his career as an actor. We discuss auditioning, his time on set of the movie Wind River, motion capture work, and how creepy Craigslist's ads can actually kickstart your passion! Shoutouts & Promotions 1. Victoria Atkin's Workout Class for motion and performance capture. You can find more infor…
 
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