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Uptown Drama

48 EpisodesProduced by Theatre ThreeWebsite

Join Artistic Director, Jeffrey Schmidt and Associate Artistic Director, Christie Vela on their short Uptown adventures! Meet their friends/colleagues and gain some insight into the challenges and joys of making live theatre in the heart of one Dallas’ busiest neighborhoods.Special thanks to Jim/Joh… read more

48 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

Equity and Elephants

November 14th, 2022


Christie and Jeffrey sit down with local actor/theater maker extraordinaire Drew Wall to talk all things unions and all things Elephant Man. Drew Wall will be playing John Merrick in Theater Three's upcoming production …

Jeffrey and Christie Eat Their Feelings

June 23rd, 2022


On todays episode Jeffrey and Christie discuss Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the construction at the theatre.

For upcoming shows and ticket …

The Team Behind Your Favorite Pirate Musical

May 26th, 2022


On this episode of Uptown Drama Christie and Jeffrey sit down with some of the creative team behind Stede Bonnet: A F*cking Pirate Musical. Guests …

Fighting Nice

February 17th, 2022


This week, Jeffrey and Christie talk about how to navigate having an argument with a co-worker. 

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What do you know about a Maytag Virgin?

January 20th, 2022


Christie and Jeffrey chat about the state of trying to do theatre in an ever-changing pandemic and what that means for the upcoming show Maytag Virgin

The Festival Of Bad Ideas

January 7th, 2022


Jeffrey and Christie sit down to talk about the upcoming Festival of Bad Ideas!

Christie and Jeffrey's Q&A With The Youths

November 11th, 2021


Christie and Jeffrey are back! They are sitting down amidst the construction at The Quadrangle to answer some questions submitted by students at …

I'm Dracula too!

September 2nd, 2021


Christie and Jeffrey take a back seat this week as some of the cast of Dracula throwback to some fun times that happened on and off stage.

We did a thing! And theres still more to come!

July 29th, 2021


Christie and Jeffrey sit down to talk about Music Man and the challenges and joys that came along with doing an outdoor musical.

Christie, Jeff and The Family

May 13th, 2021


Christie and Jeff take some time out of their busy days preparing for The Music Man, to give a little insight into how everything is going.

The Music Man Cast Announcement!

April 29th, 2021


Jeffrey and Christie announce the cast for The Music Man and we catch up with one of the cast members Cody Dry!

Joel and The Music Man

April 8th, 2021


This week Christie and Jeffrey sit down with Joel Ferrell to talk about T3's upcoming production of The Music Man!

Podcast Takeover The Sequel!

March 25th, 2021


This week the podcast has been taken over again! This time by Dr. Danielle Georgiou and Justin Locklear of the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group. Danielle and Justin talk about everything from ghost stories to quarantine …


March 18th, 2021


This week the podcast has been taken over by Ben Stegmair and Francine Gonzalez with their guest Celeste Perez! They have some hot takes on Florida, hobbies and anime!

Live With Cecilia Flores!

March 11th, 2021


Christie and Jeffrey sit down in person, (socially distant), with Cecilia Flores!

One year later with Jonathan Norton

March 4th, 2021


Christie and Jeffrey sit down with Jonathan Norton to check-in and see what the playwright is up to one year after the world turned upside down.

Christie and Jeffrey's Snow Day Special

February 25th, 2021


Christie and Jeffrey sit down just the two of them this week to talk about whats coming up for Theatre Three and their thoughts on movements in the theatre community. 

A Trip Down Memory Lane with Akin Babatunde

February 18th, 2021


Christie and Jeffrey sit down with Akin Babatunde to talk about his start in theatre. Along the way we hear some truly magical stories from Akin's …

A Lesson in High Camp with Bruce Coleman

February 11th, 2021


This week Christie and Jeffrey sit down with theatre renaissance man himself, Bruce Coleman to talk about how he got started with Theatre Three and …

A Conversation with Vickie Washington

February 4th, 2021


Christie and Jeff sit down with Vickie Washington to have a conversation looking back on her early years with Theatre Three and some important topics affecting theatre today.

All About The Hustle-Sphere

January 28th, 2021


This week Christie and guest host Sarah sit down with Cameron Cobb theatre maker and owner of BBQ On Cue to talk about what other crafts theatre makers have picked up during the pandemic.

Bard, Burning Man and Boob Milk

January 21st, 2021


This week is a special episode oh Uptown Drama where Jeff and Christie bring in a group of local designers and play a game of Dungeons and Dragons. The story? Theatre Three is putting on a rendition of A Midsummer …

Dante's Deep Dive into Dramaturgy

January 14th, 2021


This week Christie and Jeff sit down with Dante Flores to talk about dramaturgy and social media phenomenons. 

Lets talk Design!

November 12th, 2020


This week Christie and Jeff sit down to talk with some local designers, Amanda West and Claudia Jenkins

Cast Cast Cast!

October 30th, 2020


Jeff and Christie sit down with the cast of It Came From Theatre Three(minus one cast member) as well as Theatre Three Company Manager Sarah Barnes and It Came From Theatre Three Sound Designer Claudia Jenkins

The People Behind The Curtain

October 22nd, 2020


This week Christie and Jeff sit down with the staff of Theatre Three to talk about putting together It Came From Theatre Three and how shifting to virtual theatre changed the workflow.

Costumes, Costumes and more Costumes!

September 23rd, 2020


Christie and Jeff sit down to talk about costume design for It Came From Theatre Three, featuring special gust, Theatre Three company manager Sarah Barnes!

It Came From Theatre Three Playwrights Edition!

September 3rd, 2020


Jeff and Christie sit down to chat to the playwrights of It Came From Theatre Three, Blake Hackler, Nicole Neely and Jonathan Norton.

Spooky Season Stories

August 26th, 2020


Christie and Jeff sit down to further discuss possibilities for the Halloween Slot, as well as share some spooky stories.

Sneeze Juice, Water Guns, and Hand Sanitizer oh my!

August 19th, 2020


Christie and Jeff sit down to talk more about the upcoming season and some creative solutions to keep everyone safe.

Let's Talk About Seasons

August 10th, 2020


Jeff and Christie sit down to talk about how the 59th season at Theatre Three will look a little different than previously announced.

Tomatoes, Termites and Theatre

July 17th, 2020


Christie and Jeff sit down to talk about what's going on in their lives and the life of the theater.

Looking back with Camilla Carr

June 25th, 2020


Christie and Jeff sat down with playwright and author Camilla Carr about the early days of Theatre Three.

Eveline Flynn Story Time with Michael and Ian

June 18th, 2020


Christie sits down with writer Michael Federico and composer Ian Ferguson to talk about the inspiration of The Manufactured Myth of Eveline Flynn and some behind the scenes stories.

Future Theatre with Jonathan Norton

June 11th, 2020


Jeff and Christie talk with local playwright Jonathan Norton.

Dallas Diva Denise Lee

May 28th, 2020


Jeff and Christie talk with Actor Playwright Community leader Denise Lee, whose play Funny, You Don't Act Like a Negro was our last pre-covid production.

Looking Back with Paul T. Taylor

May 21st, 2020


Jeff and Christie talk with Paul Taylor about his history with the theatre, ruffling feathers and pushing boundaries.

A Funny Thing Happened with Connie

May 14th, 2020


Christie and Jeffery are joined by Connie Coit Kitchens. They discuss backstage tales from the 70s and 80s.

Terry Takes us Back

May 7th, 2020


Today we talk with Terry Vandivort about Theatre Three's history and our founder Norma Young. Terry has had a long history of acting with our theatre company. His first show with us was our second year in our current …

How to move Forward with Charlie

April 30th, 2020


Christie and Jeff talk to our Executive Director Charlie Beavers about the business side of moving forward. We have talked a lot about the artistic side of how the theatre runs. Lets talk contracts and grants and unions …

In which Jeffrey and Christie hand over the reins

April 23rd, 2020


Jeff and Christie talk with a couple of young and future theatre makers. Our guests today are Dante Flores and Manon McCullom.

Talking with the Future special guest Allison Horsley

April 16th, 2020


Jeff and Christie talk with Dramaturg Allison Horsley. We find out what life is like in New Zealand in the time of COVID-19. And ask "What play are we living in" and "where are we in a 5 Act play"?

Keeping up with Kevin

April 8th, 2020


Jeff and Christie check in with Kevin Moriarity during shelter-in-place. Tips for working from home. Is time a thing? 

What are arts organizations facing on a national scale.

COVID-19 and what that means

March 25th, 2020


Jeff and Christie talk from their individual homes about the theatre's decision making process during a pandemic.

Tacos, Tequila, and Talking about Seasons

January 29th, 2020


Jeff and Christie visit tacos and Tequila and talk a little about putting together a season.

Crush Craft and our craft

November 28th, 2019


In this episode we discuss casting, the changes in perceptions, intentions, outdated perspectives, and triggers.

In Which we Which Wich

November 27th, 2019


Join Artistic Director, Jeffrey Schmidt and Associate Artistic Director, Christie Vela on their short Uptown adventures! Meet their …

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