Theatre with P.R.I.D.E.

Chad Parsons

Led by youth voices alongside seasoned professionals in the industry, Theatre with P.R.I.D.E. explores the theatrical productions of the past, present, and future with actors, directors, designers, and more. Listen along as we discuss actively practicing P.R.I.D.E. (Perspective, Respect, Identity, Diversity, and Equity) within your everyday life and what you create--especially theatre! read less
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Episodes

The All-About-College Kiki: Part 2
Aug 24 2020
The All-About-College Kiki: Part 2
Come and join our kiki and get the STUDENTS' perspectives on being a Theatre Major in college! Find out "What do you do with a BA in Theatre" from graduated working professionals! This episode has a lot to cover and does so with a dash of humor. In this episode, we feature rising seniors Riley Bocchicchio (applying to Musical Theatre and Acting programs), Madison Figueroa-Diaz (applying for Stage Management programs), rising freshmen Kai Scott (BFA Acting UArts), Georgia Evans (NYU TISCH Drama), current student Jen Lepore (BA Theatre Arts/Musical Theatre Loyola New Orleans), and graduated students Alicia J Kelly (BA Theatre West Chester University of PA and professional actor), and Chad Parsons (BA Theatre West Chester University of PA and MFA UNCG). You'll hear about the college audition process (and some advice!), what being a theatre major in college is like, and what life in the pandemic is like for aspiring theatre majors, current theatre majors, and working professionals. This is one conversation you don't want to miss!Colleges: University of the Arts (Philadelphia PA)NYU Tisch DramaLoyola New OrleansWest Chester University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of North Carolina GreensboroConsider Donating to our parent company ReNew Productions:Website: https://renewproductions20.weebly.com/GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/renew-productions?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheetKeep updated on all of ReNew Productions and Theatre with P.R.I.D.E.'s adventures through our social media: Theatre with P.R.I.D.E.InstagramFacebookReNew ProductionsInstagramFacebookMusic by Ben PedersonArtwork by Frankie Rowles
"A Kids Play About Racism" - Meet the Team!
Jul 27 2020
"A Kids Play About Racism" - Meet the Team!
What if Pixar's Inside Out was about racism? A Kids Play About Racism adapted by Khalia Davis based on Jelani Memory's A Kids Book About Racism explores just that! On August 1st and 2nd **EXTENDED through August 7th** on Broadway On Demand, you can watch Jelani's journey as he works with his emotions to give kids at home the language to talk about racism, for FREE! Listen along as we speak to some of the cast and creatives behind this digital project involving artists from all over the country. We were so honored to speak to Khalia Davis (Adapter/Director), Alexis Woodard (Assistant Director), Ron S. McCan (Costume Designer), Davied Morales (Jelani/Lyricist), and Angel Adedokun (Delight) about why this "artivist" project was so important to them and how it came together in the world a physical distancing. We hope you enjoy!For more information about this project, click HEREListen to Jelani Memory read A Kids Book About Racism HEREWatch A Kids Play About Racism on Broadway On Demand (Aug 1st - 7th!)Khalia David:Instagram: @khaliashdWebsite: http://Khaliadavis.comAlexis Woodard:Instagram: @stuckwithlexieRon S. McCanInstagram: @ronsayswhaDavied MoralesSocial Media: @activistpoetAngel AdedokunInstagram: @hellosoulangelhttp://hellosoulangel.comCheck out Music Training Center's Summer Programing HEREReNew Productions (our parent company!) WEBSITEGoFundMePlaywright's Playground FacebookInstagram: @renew_productionsSupport Us on Patreon HEREMusic by Ben PedersenArtwork by Frankie Rowles
Meet the Playwrights - Playwright's Playground Festival!
Jul 13 2020
Meet the Playwrights - Playwright's Playground Festival!
Theatre with P.R.I.D.E. is back with bi-weekly episodes! This episode features 6 playwrights whose plays have all been chosen to be professionally workshopped through Renew Productions' "Playwrights' Playground," which features playwrights ages 15-21. Learn about these young writers' play inspirations, their personal stories, and some writing tips you can implement into your playwriting life! This episode is truly so fun to listen to—especially as we explore how to keep theatre alive in the midst of a pandemic.ReNew Productions (our parent company!) WEBSITEGoFundMePlaywright's Playground FacebookInstagram: @renew_productionsFollow Her Down by Jessica Balick Goodman LIVE Zoom Reading!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydPrGzyJmHc (7/11-7/18)Twin Paths by Elijah Hatcher-Kay and Leo Nelson LIVE Zoom Reading!:https://youtu.be/WjQbcQQvso4 (7/18-7/25)Divine Wisdumb: a Comedy "Straight" from the Afterlife! by Riley Bocchicchio LIVE Zoom Reading!:https://youtu.be/ahTqv4hG4Po (7/25-8/1)She Was Your Steering Wheel by Jordan Flaherty LIVE Zoom Reading!:https://youtu.be/wJW-paG-qRs (8/1-8/8)From Imagination to Hope by Isabel Friesen LIVE Zoom Reading!:https://youtu.be/bQU4kkdbfGY (8/7)All four plays will be available Aug 3rd to 7th!Check out Music Training Center's Summer Programing HERESupport Us on Patreon HERE30 Day Playwriting Challenge: www.theproducersperspective.com/30daychallengeMusic by Ben PedersenArtwork by Frankie Rowles
"Blackness Does Not Exist in a Monolith" -  Understanding Racism
Jun 29 2020
"Blackness Does Not Exist in a Monolith" - Understanding Racism
In this much-needed episode, we welcome three BIPOC Theatre Artists (Vincent/Vinchelle from Episode 2, Khalia Davis from Episode 3, and J. Andrew Speas current UNCG undergrad) who come together in conversation about the state of our country and the long-standing issues regarding race in our world as well as our drag and theatre communities. Listen along as they discuss their current and upcoming projects, misrepresentation by various theatre companies, the intersectionality of the LGBTQIA+ and Black Lives Matter movements, and loving who you are. This episode continues a much-needed conversation on a crucial subject-matter. We hope you enjoy it!Khalia Davis: Instagram: @khaliashdWebsite: http://Khaliadavis.comJ. Andrew Speas: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=j%20andrew%20speasInstagram: @jdaspeas Vincent/VinchelleInstagram: @_vinchelle_Resources on Racism:A Kid's Book About Racism by Jelani Memory: https://youtu.be/LnaltG5N8nEHowlround - Black Lives Matter: https://howlround.com/black-lives-matterTed Talk - The Danger of a Single Story: https://youtu.be/D9Ihs241zegFree Play Open Source Scripts Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow: https://madmimi.com/p/c371e01?pact=887436-158791335-7794761505-94063274f3bafed6fb0a60104a222498e50d767eLet's Talk About Race by Julius Lester: https://youtu.be/zoDUJY9u9JwBilly Porter's Message to America: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CBB593Slll0/?igshid=19zwo98ejda23TYA USA BLM Resources: https://madmimi.com/p/3178d01?pact=882867-158683979-7794761505-a0f3231adcf76d232962e36d157297b47e39cec5PBS BLM Resources: https://www.pbs.org/parents/talking-about-racismLike what you're hearing and want to support us? Check out our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/theatrewithprideMusic by Ben PedersenArtwork by Frankie Fowles