SUPER SLEEPY whilst recording, but I had some thoughts tumbling round my head about attitude, considering others the way we want to be considered, how attitude affects others, and how our attitude towards ourselves can impact our relationship to others and our attitude towards them…or theirs towards us.
RELEASE DATE: November 28, 2018
Greg Sidnam is a fellow MFA in TVFT student at Cal State LA, a technician, a director, a former actor, and one of those people who gives meaning to the term “don’t judge a book by its cover.” When we first met in Fall 2017, we probably wanted to punch each other in the face a little bit. But the thing about listening to others is that you often learn that there are more similarities between us than anyone could imagine. This episode is about life’s journeys, the unexpected paths that this life of art will take you on, and how it’s never too late to make discoveries and open yourself up to new experiences. We also argue about how graphic novels are NOT (and are) comic books…because everyone should read Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoirs Fun Home and Are You My Mother?
DISCLAIMER! From 12:03 – 12:39, there is a high-pitched tone that comes on over the PA system in the room we were recording in.
RELEASE DATE: May 14, 2018
I went to DragCon on Saturday, May 12th and was able to see Brian McCook’s (aka Katya)DEB Talk. It was so GOSH DANG inspiring and I HIGHLY recommend that you check out his podcast “Whimsically Volatile,” Brian talked about boundaries and living in the moment and much of what he said resonated with me and was directly related to some of the taking-stock that I’ve been doing as Year One of Grad School draws to a close. I’m in a TV, Film, and Theatre program, and although I’ve been really digging the film stuff, I have realized that theatre is my #1, for now and forever. I love how NOW it is, how present and living and resonant a theatrical experience can be. So that’s what this episode is about. It’s about all of that.
(And it’s also a little bit about the script for “Clybourne Park” (which happens to be running now thru May 20, 2018 at Prospect Theater Project in Modesto.))
RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2018
The somber truth is, I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the power of narrative. I would have taken myself out of this world if not for the strength, hope, inspiration, and fortitude that I found in books. In this episode, I discuss a recent revelation I’ve had about feeling like an outsider since I was at least three years old (and how that must have shaped me), and then I fondly list some of the female writers and female protagonists who inspired me — and sometimes saved my life. #RepresentationMatters, friends. We’re making steps in the right direction, and its progress which saves lives. What are some narratives that shaped your life in a positive way?