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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]