Our Month of Trumpet sounds off with the return of Emily McClain! We catch up on her previous projects, discuss her most recent EERS submission The Rock and the Hard Place, and as usual spend much of the episode getting severely off topic.
Ep. 42 – Michael Bucklin (The Special Relationship)
We’re back! Apologies for the delay, I’ve been working through some personal / health issues over the holiday season but I’m finally back with more interviews! This month I speak with Michael Bucklin about his play The Special Relationship. We talk about his playwriting style, bond over our love of musicals, and unintentionally memorialize Stephen Sondheim. […]
Ep. 41 – SMJ (Sway)
The Trumpet is back! After a brief delay we are excited to resume our irregularly scheduled podcast. This month I speak with our July playwright SMJ about their play Sway. We touch on the inspirations behind it involving the rise of Influencer culture.
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. 36 – Casting Against Race/Gender
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
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. 34 – Taylor Darden (The Years of the Locusts)
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.