The Spotlight Series

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DRAMA CLUB with Josie Whittlesey, Founder & Executive Director

June 3rd, 2019


Today I'm are honored to chat with Josie Whittlesey of Drama Club, which provides theater education and programming to incarcerated and paroled youth …

THE ACTORS FUND Financial Wellness Program with Rebecca Selkowe

May 6th, 2019


One of the most difficult but important issues we face in the arts is our finances. How to make more of it and how to spend (and save) it in the best …

NY YOUTH SYMPHONY with Andy Clausen - Artistic Director, Jazz Conductor, Trombonist

April 2nd, 2019


This is Part 3 of my look at the New York Youth Symphony with this episode focusing on their jazz program. 

Under the direction of Andy Clausen, the NYYS Jazz Band is a 17-member swing ensemble dedicated to studying, …

NY YOUTH SYMPHONY with Anna Jacobs - Composer/Lyricist, Artist in Residence, Music Educator

March 5th, 2019


This is Part 2 of my look at the New York Youth Symphony focusing on their Musical Theater Composition program, directed by Anna Jacobs. Also featured in this episode are two students in the program, Sydney Altbacker …

NY YOUTH SYMPHONY with Michael Repper - Music Director, Orchestra Conductor, Educator

February 5th, 2019


For the next few episodes will be talking to directors of the New York Youth Symphony. Founded in 1963 as an orchestra to showcase the metropolitan …

ONLY MAKE BELIEVE with Artistic Director Jackie Miller & Actors Dan Domingues and Jeanette Bonner

January 7th, 2019


In Part Two of our look at Only Make Believe, Patrick talks to Jackie Miller, Artistic Director of the acting company, and two of the actors, Dan Domingues and Jeanette Bonner. 

They share the process of bringing …

ONLY MAKE BELIEVE with Dena Hammerstein - Actress, Playwright, Theater Producer, Founder of OMB

January 7th, 2019


This episode is Part One of a two-part look at a wonderful organization, Only Make Believe and is also the first installment of the Spotlight Series! …

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