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Werking Artist

11 EpisodesProduced by Melissa CrespoWebsite

Created and hosted by Melissa Crespo, Werking Artist is a podcast dedicated to working and thriving as a theater artist. Each episode features interviews with different artists facing everything from critics, climate change, parenting and more.

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Ep 11: Mo Money Mo Werk

October 21st, 2019

45:03

Elaine Grogan Luttrall, a CPA and accredited financial counselor who runs Minerva Financial Arts, a company that helps creative individuals with the business and money side of their creativity, breaks down the ins and …

Ep 10: Grants Better Have My Money

October 14th, 2019

49:06

Ryan Fogarty, a playwright who also works in development, helps de-mystify the grant seeking process along with tips for getting money that is meant for artists.

Ep 9: The Business of Opera & Theater

October 7th, 2019

53:54

Vid Guerrerio, Writer, breaks down the intersection of commerce and art, especially in the opera world.

Ep 8: To MFA or not to MFA? A Director's Perspective.

September 30th, 2019

57:47

Zi Alikhan, Director, talks with Melissa about the pros and cons of MFA Programs in the Theater.

Ep 7: Medical Appropriation Onstage

September 23rd, 2019

46:46

David Harrell, Actor, Writer and Disability Advocate breaks down how performers with disabilities are viewed onstage and off.

Ep 5: Werking Out Criticism in the Arts

September 9th, 2019

57:35

Sarah Ruhl, Playwright and Cassie da Costa, Critic, break down the state of criticism in the arts.

Ep 4: Werking Artist vs Parent Artist, Part 2

September 3rd, 2019

46:18

Lear deBessonet, Founder of Public Works, and Tommy McGinn, Actor, continue our discussion about raising children--and caring for others in general-- while making theater.

Ep 1: What is a Werking Artist?

August 12th, 2019

16:51

Melissa Crespo asks why do theater today, and what to expect Season 1

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