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ISC: Art Break

29 EpisodesProduced by Independent Shakespeare Co.Website

Created by Independent Shakespeare Co., Art Break is a living link between Los Angeles & its theater community. The podcast extends conversations about universal truths in Shakspeare's plays, theatrical performance, & relevant social issues beyond the stage, into the digital-auditory scape through s… read more

29 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Community Action Update - Quarter Two, 2022

June 15th, 2022

1:03:08

ISC’s Community Action Update podcast series is back with an episode full of fierce women! ISC’s Artistic Associate for Social Justice Carene Rose …

Community Action Update - Quarter One, 2022

March 15th, 2022

1:13:02

Independent Shakespeare Co.’s Community Action Update podcast series returns on the Ides of March in a revamped format that will now be released quarterly! This episode features interviews with Sabra Williams and Major …

Community Action Update, November 2021

November 30th, 2021

8:42

In this month's Community Action Update, ISC's Artistic Associate for Social Justice, Carene Mekertichyan, invites you to join ISC staff this Giving Tuesday in celebrating and supporting organizations that we feel are …

Off the Shelf: The Monkey's Paw

October 30th, 2021

37:09

Ready for a Spooky episode just in time for Halloween?

In today's episode of Off the Shelf, ISC Ensemble Member, Aisha Kabia, reads to you the dark story of W.W. Jacobs's "The Monkey's Paw."


Aisha Kabia Is an actress …

Community Action Update, October 2021

October 28th, 2021

9:04

In this month's Community Action Update, ISC's Artistic Associate for Social Justice, Carene Mekertichyan, invites you to protect Mauna Kea, The …

Community Action Update, September 2021

September 28th, 2021

8:49

In this month's Community Action Update, ISC's Artistic Associate for Social Justice, Carene Mekertichyan, invites you to support arts workers by advocating for SB-628, The Creative Workforce Development Act, stay …

Summer Special Episode: Community Action Update, August 2021

August 27th, 2021

6:34

Join us for our special August Community Action Update! ISC's Artistic Associate for Social Justice, Carene Mekertichyan, highlights SELAH, a local organization serving the unhoused in Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, …

Community Action Update, July 2021

July 15th, 2021

7:03

In July's Community Action Update, ISC's Artistic Associate for Social Justice, Carene Mekertichyan, invites you to support our unhoused neighbors …

Community Action Update, June 2021

June 7th, 2021

9:19

Happy Pride Month! In June's Community Action Update, ISC's Artistic Associate for Social Justice, Carene Mekertichyan, invites you to donate to your favorite LGBTQIA2S+ organizations including the Los Angeles LGBT …

Off the Shelf: The War Prayer & A Dog's Tale

May 21st, 2021

44:02

It's a double feature in this week's Off the Shelf with ISC!

In today's episode of Off the Shelf, ISC Ensemble Member, Sam Breen, reads to you the humorous tales of Mark Twain's "The Wary Prayer," and "A Dog's Tale."

Community Action Update, May 2021

May 7th, 2021

10:44

For May's Community Action Update, ISC's Artistic Associate for Social Justice, Carene Mekertichyan, invites you to aid in the movement to #StopAAPPI …

Art Break: Arts Advocacy and Social Justice with Sabra Williams

April 30th, 2021

1:00:49

Take an Art Break and learn more about ways you can mobilize for advocacy in the arts! Activist, actor and ISC Ensemble member Sabra Williams is in conversation with ISC’s Artistic Associate for Social Justice, Carene …

Off the Shelf: The Black Cat

April 16th, 2021

29:27

It's time to grab another book Off the Shelf with ISC!

In today's episode of Off the Shelf, ISC Ensemble Member, William Elsman, reads to you the spine-chilling tale of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat." Known for his …

Community Action Update, April 2021

April 2nd, 2021

9:43

In this April Community Action Update, ISC's Artistic Associate for Social Justice, Carene Mekertichyan, speaks to what actions YOU can take this month to stay active in the fight for social justice and equity.


List of …

Art Break: Comparing Shakespeare Live vs. Shakespeare Filmed

March 19th, 2021

1:03:06

This episode was recorded and edited before the horrific attacks against the Asian-American community in Atlanta. We stand in solidarity with the …

Community Action Update, March 2021

March 10th, 2021

8:19

In this March Community Action Update, ISC's Artistic Associate for Social Justice, Carene Mekertichyan, speaks to what actions YOU can take this month to stay active in the fight for social justice and equity.


List of …

Off the Shelf: Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest

March 5th, 2021

42:46

Grab your favorite book Off the Shelf and take an Art Break with us!

We're kicking off the premiere of our newest segment, Off the Shelf, with ISC Co-Founder and Managing Director, David Melville reading a classic, …

Art Break: Xavi Moreno & Richard Azurdia

February 19th, 2021

1:12:24

Sit back, relax, and take an Art Break with us.

Hosted by ISC’s Marketing Assistant and Podcast Producer, Carolina Xique, and our Artistic Associate …

Community Action Update, February 2021

February 5th, 2021

9:39

In this premiere of our monthly Community Action Update, ISC's Artistic Associate for Social Justice, Carene Mekertichyan, speaks to what actions YOU can take this month to stay active in the fight for social justice …

Ep. 10 The Shakespeare Conspiracy

December 1st, 2020

43:19

What do The Kennedys, planet Earth, 2012, and Shakespeare all have in common? They all have conspiracy theories attached to them. Whether you believe the Earth is flat, or that the world was actually going to end back …

Ep. 9 Keeping the Momentum: Theatre's Role in Social Justice

October 30th, 2020

1:48:33

ISC ensemble member and Artistic Associate for Social Justice Carene Rose Mekertichyan facilitates a panel discussion in which Black theater artists discuss how theater has historically been used to bring about social …

Ep. 8 Institutional Racism in the Theatre: Part Three

July 22nd, 2020

44:20

In Part 3 out of 3 of this series on Institutional Racism in the Theatre, host and producer Carolina Xique continues the discussion of anti-Blackness …

Ep. 7 Institutional Racism in the Theatre: Part Two

July 10th, 2020

1:05:04

In Part 2 out of 3 of this series on Institutional Racism in the Theatre, host and producer Carolina Xique discusses anti-Blackness in Theatre …

Ep. 6 Institutional Racism in the Theatre: Part One

June 25th, 2020

43:52

It goes without saying that 2020 is not anyone's best year. However, it is the year that millions of Americans--even more specifically, theatre artists-- have had to take a hard look at the ways covert racism and …

Ep. 5 Two Months In

May 22nd, 2020

27:06

What is theatre in 2020? What is art? Is theatre still "theatre" if it must be held remotely or virtually? What might theatre look like once we can …

Ep. 4 Curious Shakespearean Connections

April 23rd, 2020

46:23

Happy Shakespeare Day! In today's Art Break, Carolina Xique Skype-interviews managing director of ISC, David Melville, about Shakespearean references …

Ep. 3 Wit, Witchcraft, and Weird Sisters

April 9th, 2020

26:17

In today's Art Break, Melissa Chalsma, director of ISC's upcoming production of Macbeth, and Kalean Ung, who plays Lady Macbeth, talk about how witchcraft and magic manifest themselves in Shakespeare's iconic world of

Ep. 2 "A Plague On Both Your Houses"

March 24th, 2020

42:57

In today's Art Break, co-founders of Independent Shakespeare Co., David Melville and Melissa Chalsma, explore the Bubonic plague during Shakespeare's era and how it affected his writing. While discussing thing, they …

Ep. 1 Welcome to Your Art Break

March 15th, 2020

17:52

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Independent Shakespeare Co. is committed to exploring digital content creation in our new program called Art Break. Art Break consists of short, free alternatives of providing …

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