with Jude Kampfner
Is a weekly international conversation with an independent multi-talented artist. We talk about how they innovate, adapt, take risks, face obstacles, survive and thrive!
Games designers, interactive content creators, deejays working with orchestras, scriptwriters, landscape gardeners, and dramatists who write about science…
They are imaginative, resilient multi taskers who don’t take themselves too seriously and are open to exploring probing questions.
Theme music by Gene Pritsker
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Episode 18: Jack Klaff – South Africa, Star Wars, Science, and Shakespeare
Playful Polymath Jack Klaff is an actor – academic, writer- lecturer, classical and character actor – and solo show creator/performer. Still very much in touch with his South African roots, he’s written and performed in over twenty plays about…
Episode 17: Sarah Elmaleh – Advocating for more complex characters and career protection for voice actors in videogames
Sarah Elmaleh is comfortable and happy portraying roles that reflect the various facets of her identity. As a director and voice actor for videogames, Sarah believes in a collaborative process where actors contribute to tone, structure, writing and…
Episode 16: Mike Iveson – Prioritizing Talents After Covid
Actor and pianist Mike Iveson has been an ensemble member of the innovative Elevator Repair Service (ERS) theater ensemble since 2006. He’s written music for them and then wrote and produced two musicals of his own. He says other performers spent…
Episode 15: Allegra Rosenberg – Creatively using Social Media to help artists and fans and find magical opportunities
At 17, Allegra Rosenberg was hired to work on promoting Doctor Who. Now at 26 she produces a podcast on trends in Tumblr, strategizes digital media for artists, manages bands, and sings songs for Fandom groups. She’s also researching how fans and…
Episode 14: Hansel Tan – Evangelizing for South East Asian theater and for more complex Asian characters
In this week’s episode, Jude chats with actor and singer Hansel Tan. A native of Singapore, Hansel’s acted in the US for sixteen years and his roles have taken him across the country from Broadway to summer stock. He’s had to do his share of…
Episode 13: Gene Pritsker – Rule Breaking Eclectic Music: shaking things up in a signature style
Classically trained composer, guitarist, rapper Gene Pritsker has had over 600 of his compositions performed. His debuts his work via his presenting organization Composers Concordance that showcases short new pieces from composers of any style. To…
Episode 12: Robin Hirsch – Keeping an experimental performance space in Greenwich Village humming for 4 decades
Author, actor, and raconteur Robin Hirsch ran the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York’s Greenwich Village for 41 years until he was forced to close it in 2019 due to rising rent. The restaurant was renowned for its basement nightclub where…
Episode 11: Antonia Beamish – Audio book narrator, globe-trotting actor, with an awesome array of accents
British actor Antonia Beamish has recorded at least 8 pages on the Audible website. She reads fiction and nonfiction titles and enjoys the vitality of horror stories even though she doesn’t read them for pleasure. She talks about how to keep the…
Episode 10: Anne Sebba – Writing Biographies of Controversial Women
This week’s guest is Anne Sebba who lives in London. She spends on average five years researching and writing her biographies of controversial women. They include Mother Teresa, Wallis Simpson and her most recent, Ethel Rosenberg. Her aim is to…
Episode 9: Moti Margolin – Actor, Videographer, WWE Wresting Commentator in Russian
Commentator for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (Russian programming) – that’s been a long standing gig for New York actor Moti Margolin. He’s often cast as Eastern European villains, the most infamous being Dmitri Rascalov in Grand Theft Auto…
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