Episode | April 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 9 mins
actors equity association, covid, fair wage on council, theatre
As a result of Covid-19, the theatre industry is experiencing a mind blowing 100% unemployment rate, with no real understanding of when or how that's going to start to change. In the midst of this, Actor's Equity, the union that governs and protects professional actors and stage managers is about to hold an election that will define the next decade of live theatre. Whether you are a theatre maker or a patron who loves to watch plays and musicals, we rang up our friend Brian Myers Cooper to come talk about what challenges face modern working class actors and what his vision for the future is as he prepares to run for AEA council again and lead our industry into a vibrant, flourishing future.
Episode | April 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 8 mins
artists, cello, covid, symphony, tiktok
We've been chomping at the bit to talk to Nathan Chan, after hearing about him from our guests Drew Forde and Ken Kubota - and it did not disappoint. This conversation about how live performers navigate the loss of our space rollercoasts from hilarious conversations about bananas and nervous poop (don't ask, just listen) to trying to figure out what role the giving economy will play in the arts, to what a world looks like if artists have no income, to how TikTok gives us permission to not be perfect. You won't want to miss this!