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Eagle Theatre Podcast
Chris Miller, Artistic Director
A talk about the art of theater by artists to inform, educate and enjoy.
Nov 9, 2020
This episode we talk with two professional directors about the audition process, what to have on your resume, and how to prepare for your audition. We also cover some do's and don'ts as well as touching on video submissions.
Oct 14, 2020
A fun discussion with Michelle Foster on her Carole King tribute show. We chat how she come up with the idea and what the show is about.
Oct 1, 2020
Ritz Theatre Founder and Artistic Director: Bruce Curless
I have a great chat with an old friend who founded and is artistic director of the Ritz Theatre. A staple in South Jersey theater since 1986. We talk about how it all started, how the organization has shifted and grown since the beginning.
Sep 23, 2020
Eagle Theatre's Fall Conservatory
This week we talk with Valerie Berger about the Hybrid Conservatory classes from our education platform. We discuss the courses and who can and should participate. With a virtual option anyone in the country and world wide can participate.
Sep 15, 2020
Playwright Pete Gambino Poe Re-Deranged
A conversation with Playwright Pete Gambino, who wrote The Eagle Theatre original full length Audio play Poe Re-Deranged. We talk his inspiration and how it was like to convert a stage play to an audio play.
Sep 1, 2020
Broadway Actor Chris Newcomer
This week I have a great chat with an old friend Chris Newcomer, who's broadway credits include Chicago and the Visit. A trained opera singer gives us insight on his training and experiences on and off Broadway.
Aug 25, 2020
Teaching Drama Remote Remix
As schools are or have already started to go back, I wanted to revisit my amazing conversation with 3 drama teachers about what it was like teaching during the pandemic last year. With many schools going remote again to start, or are trying a hybrid model, the conversation is still relevant. They share their experiences, advice and pitfalls of teaching Drama remotely.
Aug 18, 2020
The Maltese Eagle Part 2
The exciting conclusion to the radio play "The Maltese Eagle"
Aug 12, 2020
The Maltese Eagle part 1
A different election this week as we share with you part one of our proof of concept audio play. It's a reimagined version of the iconic Maltese Falcon, well Eagle in our case. As we try to pivot in todays pandemic climate, this is our way of bringing entertainment to you. We are producing longer format versions that will be available on iBooks, Audible and Audio Books.
Aug 4, 2020
Broadway Actor Phoenix Best
A fun conversation with Phoenix Best, local Philly girl who has made it big in her young career on broadway. She got her start on the Color Purple, where she befriended Star Jennifer Hudson. She then went on to Dear Evan Hansen, and was currently starring in the role of Eponine on the Broadway tour of Les Miserables.
Jul 29, 2020
Five, Six, Devon, Eight!
This week we talk with the ever energetic and extremely talented young choreographer Devon Sinclair. We cover how he entered the world of dance, found passion in creating movement, and also some honest experiences he has had as a black artist.
Jul 21, 2020
Theater for Young Audiences
A talk with Craig Hutchings, a theater artist who coordinates and performs in Theater for Young Audiences. We chat about how important it is in creating experiences for children and young adults to foster their love and appreciation to the theater art form.
Jul 14, 2020
Stunt Performer Pat King
A discussion with Stunt Performer Pat King. We discuss how Pat made the jump from theater to TV and Film to Stunt Man. WE talk different stunts, the preparation, different experiences and what it was like to play Wolverine in Marvel Universe Live as well as his lates show Jurassic Park Live.
Jul 7, 2020
This episode two theater pals of mine talk Hamilton with me as it recently dropped on Disney+. We share our experiences, feelings and insights on the show. A fun talk about a great show.
Jul 1, 2020
Just a quick look at what the theater is doing during this pandemic shut down as well as a thank you to all the listeners we have gained so far.
Jun 23, 2020
The Black Experience in Theater part 3
The conclusion of our 3 part conversation on the Black experience in theater.
Jun 16, 2020
The Black Experience in Theater part 2
We continue our honest and difficult conversation with 5 amazing black artists and their experiences and stories about diversity in theater.
1 hr 1 min
Jun 10, 2020
The Black Experience in Theater part 1
In the wake of the George Floyd Murder, we take an honest look at the black experience in theater. An important conversation about diversity in the theater profession. I chat with five talented black artists and we discuss their experiences. We talk about the current protests, working as black artists in theater, and their views on mistakes theaters make and how we can do a better job to be more inclusive and more diverse.
1 hr 2 min
Jun 2, 2020
The Joy of Drag Queens
This weeks episode we have a fun filled episode with three Philly area Drag Queens to kick off Pride Month. We talk all things Drag, from its history, through its present, and into its future. We demystify the culture and give tips to anyone who is interested in joining the fabulous art form.
May 26, 2020
Playwright Bruce Graham
A laughter filled conversation with Playwright and Screenwriter Bruce Graham on his adventures in screenwriting as well as writing the play Gary that we produced at the Eagle Theatre this past fall. Bruce's writing credits include the animated film, Anastasia, Dunston Checks In, Roseanne, and Cedar Cove.
May 19, 2020
Teaching Drama in a Pandemic
This week we dive into what teaching drama via distance learning is like during a pandemic. I chat with three area high school drama teachers about their spring shows, teaching remotely an artwork that demands in person contact, and how their students are dealing with this new reality.
1 hr 5 min
May 12, 2020
David Rowell part 2
We finish our conversation with David Rowell, Professor of Theater Management at Dean college, talking about the future of live theater in the post pandemic world.
May 5, 2020
David Rowell part 1
A conversation with David Rowell, professor of Theater Management at Dean College about the realities of the pandemic's effects on producing live theater, theme-parks, and concerts. We also discuss what producing live theatre will be like in the immediate post pandemic world. A must listen for all theaters from HS to community, Regional to Broadway and National Tours.
Apr 28, 2020
This weeks episode I have a conversation with Jeff Coon, renowned Barrymore Award winning actor and Eagle Theatre veteran. We talk about his career, specific roles he has played, and his touring show the Summer Club. Come find out just why the Philadelphia acting community calls him one of the nicest guys in the industry.
Apr 21, 2020
Ben Lipitz part 2
This is the second part of a two part interview with Ben Lipitz, Broadway Actor. In this episode we talk about his break on to Broadway, what touring life is like, Ben's giving back to the community, and his views on what post pandemic life will be for theater artists.
Apr 14, 2020
Interview with Ben Lipitz part 1
In this episode I have a conversation with Ben Lipitz broadway actor currently on the Broadway Tour of Disney's The Lion King. Part one covers how Ben gets into acting, his education and training and his experience in television, including his experience working on Law and Order. In part 2 we learn about his break onto Broadway, what life is like on tour, his giving back, and what life is like for an artist during this pandemic.