Ep. 40 – Nick Malakow (The Defectors)

This month I talk with playwright Nick Malakow about his piece “The Defectors,” the first entry into our Summer Reading Series. We talk about balancing Teaching and Theatre, allowing marginalized characters take the spotlight in stories, and feature a scene from the reading of “The Defectors.” The scene featured in this episode features Latrice Smith […]

Ep. 39 – WE’RE BACK! featuring the company of Elephant Room Productions

We’re back! After a hiatus not only is the Trumpet back, but so is the Elephant Ears Reading Series! To celebrate we are proud to present a very special episode of the Trumpet featuring the entire company of ERP (Lauren M. Krebs, Christopher Gustave Ulloth, Julianne Schaub, Blake Alvey, and Robert Gene Pellechio) to discuss […]

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

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. 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 […]