Park Bench Podcast Series from Past Forward, June 2017

theatre simple

August 16, 2017

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Welcome to Park Bench, theater simple's mobile interview outpost and podcast. This is the first installment of our four-episode collaboration with the Network of Ensemble Theaters,  focusing on the June Past Foward: 2017 NET National Gathering &  Symposium.

Park Bench is a change of perspective that looks a  little like a  rolling hill and arrives into an urban environment (a  mall, a parking space, or …. a National Gathering) and asks passersby to share their thoughts while sitting and observing their present situation.

Founded in the mid-1990s by a small group of ensemble theaters, NET has grown into a vibrant national community of over 350  members,  including theater simple.

Episode I

0:00 – 1:59:    Intro
2:00 – 5:50:    Laurie McCants, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (Bloomsburg, PA)
5:55 – 10:40:  Kennedy Kabasares and traci kato-kiriyama, PULLproject (Los Angeles, CA)
10:41 – 11:35: Sal Mannino, Independent Creative Producer (New Orleans, LA)
11:34 – 14:48: Megan Weaver, Ensemble Theater Director/Teaching Artist (Austin, TX)
14:50 – 19:47: Thomas Pasculli, Walkabout Theater (Chicago, IL) and Michael Brown, Columbia College (Chicago, IL)
19:52 – 23:19: Brianna Smith, TAPROOT (Charlotte, NC & Austin, TX)
23:23 – 25:34: Kevin Griffith, Scenic Designer, University of New Orleans & Mondo Bizarro (New Orleans, LA)
25:38 – 32:52: Busi Peters-Maughan, WHEW, Women Healing & Empowering Women (Austin, TX)
33:00 – 34:26: Outro

Episode 2

0:00 - 1:50: Intro
1:53 - 8:00: Helen Stoltzfus, Black Swan Arts & Media (Oakland, CA)
8:05 - 10:38: Jake Hooker, A Host of People (Detroit, MI)
10:39 - 13:15: Diane Baas, In Good Company & University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
13:24 - 17:09: Sam Kelley, Playwright & Educator, StateUniversity of New York at Cortland (Cortland, NY)
17:10 - 20:33: Jessica Massart, Dance and Theater Performance Lead, Kickstarter (New York, NY)
20:40 - 23:20: Scott Magelssen, Associate Professor of Theater History, University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
23:28 - 26:35: Maria Glanz, UMO Ensemble (Vashon, WA)
26:36 - 29:42: Gabriel Grilli, BrickaBrack Ensemble (New York, NY)
29:53 - 33:42: Fenner, Ragged Wing Ensemble, Agile Rascal Bicycle Touring Theatre, Naked Empire Bouffon (Oakland, CA)
33:48 - 36:56 John Flax, Theater Grottesco (Santa Fe, NM)
37:05 - 38:32: Outro

Episode 3

0:00 - 1:53: Intro
1:54 - 5:55: Terry Greiss, Irondale Ensemble (Brooklyn, NY)
6:00 - 9:45: Robin Stamey, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
9:46 - 16:25: Brian Jones & Carrie J. Cole, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA)
16:30 - 19:30: Chris Bange, Independent Artist
19:35 - 22:17: Tara Khozein, Theater Grottesco (Santa Fe, NM)
22:28 - 26.34: Lucia Neare, Lucia Neare's Theatrical Wonders (Seattle, WA)
26:36 - 28:56  Larry Bogad, Center for Tactical Performance & U.C. Davis (Berkeley, CA)
29:04 - 30:12: Sherrine Azab, A Host of People & Network of Ensemble Theaters (Detroit, MI)
30:21 - 34:46: Meena Natarajan, Pangea World Theater (Minneapolis, MN)
35:03 - 36:06: Outro

Episode 4

0:00 – 2:00: Intro
2:01 – 5:45: Jonathan Clark, The Carpetbag Theatre (Knoxville, TN)
5:51 – 9:45: Michelle Dahlenburg, Texas State University (San Marcos, TX)
9:49 – 10:27: Travis Coe, Double Edge Theatre (Ashfield, MA)
10:31 –11:13: Scarlet Rivera, Letter of Marque Theater Company (Brooklyn, NY)
11:15 – 12:55: Sally Ollove, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret (Philadelphia, PA)
13:00 – 16:30: Debórah Eliezer, foolsFURY Theater (San Francisco, CA)
16:37 – 18:40: Godfrey Simmons, NET Board, Civic Ensemble & Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
18:47 – 21:22: Heather L. Barfield, Ph.D, The VORTEX (Austin, TX)
21:28 – 24:13: Shoshana Bass, Sandglass Puppet Theater (Putney, VT)
24:17 – 26:35: Gerard Stropnicky, NET Board & Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble Emeritus (Danville, PA)
26:47 – 30:22: Claudia Alick, NET Board, Co-President & Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR)
31:19 – 32:22: Outro