The Trumpet 2020 Halloween Bonus-sode – The Masque of the Red Death

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The Trumpet 2020 Halloween Bonus-sode - The Masque of the Red Death
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Happy Halloween Herd! Since many of us will not be celebrating a traditional Halloween this year, curl up by the fire with your Creepiest Cocktail and enjoy a chilling tale by the spookiest author of all time, Edgar Allan Poe!

Ep. 38 – Casting Against Race & Gender (Voice Acting Edition)

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Ep. 38 - Casting Against Race & Gender (Voice Acting Edition)
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This month I am joined by Philadelphia Actors Mariza Esperanza and Connor McAndrews to revisit Episode 36’s discussion on casting against Race and Gender. We talk about what additional issues or allowances arise in casting Voice Over / Animation roles in this fashion and discuss how what the future of Voice Acting may look like […]

Ep. 37 – As I Was, Not As I Am

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Ep. 37 - As I Was, Not As I Am
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The Trumpet Episode 37 – As I Was, Not As I Am (featuring Alice Hakvaag & Julianne Schaub) We’re Back! After a brief Hiatus, our podcast is back to promote Elephant Room Productions’ first ever Completely virtual production. This month I talk with playwright Alice Hakvaag about her theatre journey and the inspirations that led […]

Ep. 36 – Casting Against Race/Gender

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Ep. 36 - Casting Against Race/Gender
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In this Episode Robert talks with ERP Artistic Associate Latrice Smith and Playwright Jonathan Alexandratos about non-traditional casting, when casting against race and gender helps or hinders a piece, and where casting practices should go moving forward.

Ep. 35 – Streaming Theatre

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Ep. 35 - Streaming Theatre
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In this discussion, Robert talks with playwright Emily McClain and Showcase on Main Co-Artistic Directors S. Lee Lewis Christy Wyatt about the benefits and setbacks of recorded/streaming theatre, and where we go from here with making Theatre accessible in the midst of and beyond the Covid-19 crisis. To see the video of this interview please […]

Ep. 35 – Streaming Theatre (Video)

Lights! Camera! Trumpet! Join us for the first Filmed Trumpet interview! In this discussion, Robert talks with playwright Emily McClain and Showcase on Main Co-Artistic Directors S. Lee Lewis Christy Wyatt about the benefits and setbacks of recorded/streaming theatre, and where we go from here with making Theatre accessible in the midst of and beyond […]

Ep. 34 – Taylor Darden (The Years of the Locusts)

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Ep. 34 - Taylor Darden (The Years of the Locusts)
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In this long overdue episode, I sit down for an (in person!!!) discussion with Philadelphia Actor/Playwright Taylor Darden about his piece The Years of the Locusts. We discuss growing up Queer, our theatre influences, and most importantly figure out our Theatrical Drinking buddies.

Ep. 33 – Jonathan Alexandratos (Ground Effect)

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Ep. 33 - Jonathan Alexandratos (Ground Effect)
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Closing out the year on a strong note, this month I talk with New York playwright Jonathan Alexandratos about their play Ground Effect. We discuss Gender Roles and politics, the logistics of turning into a plane, and the vastly different stories we each told with our toys as youths. The scene featured in this month’s episode […]

Ep. 32 – Emery Schaffer

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Ep. 32 - Emery Schaffer
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This month I return to playwright interviews by talking to playwright Emery Schaffer about her play A My Name is Allison. We discuss her inspirations, our mutual love of Harry Potter Clue, my own desires to write a play, and confirm whole-heartedly that this piece is NOT auto-biographical. The Scene featured in this month’s episode features […]

The Fifth Vital Sign: Take Care

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The Fifth Vital Sign: Take Care
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Elephant Room Productions presents, “Take Care,” the fourth audio play of The Fifth Vital Sign. Before the nation turned its attention to the opioid epidemic, chronic pain patients and the people who loved them had long experienced the consequences of overprescription. Once the impact was addressed, they faced the new challenge of abrupt changes in […]