For Fuck's Sake "4FS_Podcast"

Alvarez Keko Salazar Productions

For Fuck’s Sake, A theatre podcast hopes to open up a dialogue with theatre artists about topical issues happening right now. Authentic and candid conversations, in an extended format where we get to hang for a month of weekly episodes with guest co-hosts from all facets of the performing arts world. Allowing us to unpack some real sh*t. Hosted by award-winning NYC theatre director & producer Aaron Salazar. This is not your average theatre podcast. Curious? Good, alright. Here we go. Original Music By Manuel Pelayo & Giancarlo "Ssanti" Bonfanti. Stay Connected: Episode Alerts: Instagram: Aaron's Instagram: read less

Season 2

Season 1

Aug 7 2020
August brings together 3 generations to the microphonesGen X, Y & Z are embodied by:Host Aaron Salazar (Award-Winning Theatre Director-Producer Featured in the New York Times, New York Daily News & New York Post)Danny Marin (Award-Winning Producer, Actor & Founder of Con Limón Productions) & Cheech Manohar (Broadway triple threat currently playing ‘Kevin G” in Mean Girls the musical & upcoming Screenwriter) Episode 5 is dense and chock full of hot topics we discuss:(03:28) Danny’s “Elevator Pitch” (05:26) Cheech’s “Elevator Pitch”(09:15) The implications and importance of what the possible Tik Tok shutdown means and its perceived threat to the current administration (23:29)(26:03) The Vote: How third-party voting will be detrimental to the 2020 election and how “Settling” for Biden is paramount. (40:48) The fallout from the 2016 election to marginalized communities we represent on the show(49:00) A much-needed “Meditation Break”(52:00) How Danny & Cheech met each other being at all the same casting calls(54:07) The perception of race in casting(59:21) Coded language in castings to further perpetuate stereotypes (01:00:41) Casting turning non-white talent into Asexual punchlines(01:09:37) The work of decolonizing your mind as a non-white artist in the entertainment industry That is just a taste.Grab a beverage and snack dear friends, this episode is not to be missed. This is just the first of 4 episodes with Cheech Manohar & Danny Marin as they begin their journey as the August Guest Co-Hosts on the show!Join the community:Cheech:'s Company: Podcast: in the loop and never miss an episode:Episode Alerts & more:
CHEECH MANOHAR & DANNY MARIN Part 2 - Pandemic Thoughts
Aug 15 2020
CHEECH MANOHAR & DANNY MARIN Part 2 - Pandemic Thoughts
Host Aaron Salazar (Award-Winning Theatre Director-Producer Featured in the New York Times, New York Daily News & New York Post) continues August with the wonderful duo of Guest Co-Hosts: Danny Marin (Award-Winning Producer, Actor & Founder of Con Limón Productions) & Cheech Manohar (Broadway triple threat currently playing ‘Kevin G” in Mean Girls the musical & upcoming Screenwriter) PART 1 of The conversation continues in this episode about the current state of the world and the latest startling information about THE PRICE OF HEALTH DURING A PANDEMIC and how that ties to systems of systemic oppression in the U.S.. This leads us into discussing the social fall out of the our current crisis & how CANCEL CULTURE has crept its way into local figures in the arts community. After our “Meditation Break” PART 2 continues the conversation as we pull away the veil about what it has been like as an ARTIST & HUMAN COPING IN A PANDEMIC and how important it is to allow the love of the people around you into your life to help keep you spirit afloat during a crisis. This is just a taste of what we have in store for your on Episode 6 of "4FSPodcast".Join the conversation and add your thoughts and suggestions for topics send us a DM on Instagram Your suggestions may be used on a future episode and we will make sure to give you a shout out on the show! Stay in the loop with new Episode Alerts by joining our email list:
Aug 29 2020
Host Aaron Salazar (Award-Winning Theatre Director-Producer Featured in the New York Times, New York Daily News & New York Post), Danny Marin (Award-Winning Producer, Actor & Founder of Con Limón Productions) & Cheech Manohar (Broadway triple threat currently playing ‘Kevin G” in Mean Girls the musical & upcoming Screenwriter) Bring August to a close with Episode 8: A Hopeful Kiki. We start off this rollicking conversation with some much-needed levity before we discuss how to be actionable during these crucial days leading up to the election, and how social media can be a double-edged sword, talk about how Black Lives Matter is not a trend while sharing our thoughts about Jacob Blake, underlining how important it is to make sure that well-meaning Allyship doesn’t become harmful, and the many forms of advocacy & follow through with actionable steps to make a difference, which leads to us unpacking “grading yourself” when you are behind closed doors. The Census makes it way into the conversation and so does Cardi B. Part 1 comes to a close with a message from a dear listener giving the show incredible feedback and encouragement as we wax poetic about what the journey has been for this platform. *Meditation Break* Part 2 turns into a big theatre/show biz love fest Kiki as the “brown brotherhood” expounds on the value of camaraderie, the deep and real need to be supportive, and the deep gratitude they all have for each other. This is just a taste of this jam-packed end of August conversation. Stay in touch with us: us on IG:
MORGAN SIOBHAN GREEN Part 1 - Heart & Fire
Sep 5 2020
MORGAN SIOBHAN GREEN Part 1 - Heart & Fire
THIS MONTH The Legend in the making Morgan Siobhan Green brings her fierce talent, humanity, knowledge & artistry to the show for ALL of September as our Guest Co-Host!Morgan has had an incredible life in the arts thus far, working in and with a genuinely varied and impressive myriad of theatres creators & directors, including Tony Award nominees Joe Iconis, Dave Malloy, Jeff Calhoun, Patricia Birch, Drama Desk Award Winner Stephen Brackett  & Tony Award Winner for Hadestown Rachel Chavkin.Her work includes performing on Broadway in Be More Chill, Regional & Off-Broadway in "Moby Dick" at American Repertory Theater, Pipeline Theatre Company "Folk Wandering" at A.R.T./NY, "Between The Lines" at KCRW, "Sweetee" Signature Theatre Company & "Missed Connections" at New Ohio Theatre to name a few.Morgan has been a teacher in Brooklyn and the Bronx, continuing her advocacy and educational reach to community building through the arts. She is also a multi-instrumentalist and writer. (What can't she do the question)Host Aaron Salazar (Award-Winning Director-Producer, Featured in the New York Times) and Morgan set a match. They ignited September with a courageous conversation, unpacking everything from the iconic musical duo Chloe x Halle, Morgan's experience with the beloved late Chadwick Boseman, the warning signs of cult mentality, the conflict of being a non-white G.O.P. voter during this election, covert racism, single-issue voters, and the problem with institutional training as an individual and a  person of color in the college machine when pursuing the arts.Get ready for a September that you will not want to miss!Follow us on
RONA SIDDIQUI -  A "Muppet" Heart
Oct 11 2020
RONA SIDDIQUI - A "Muppet" Heart
And we're back! And better than ever with our October Guest Co-Host, the brilliant RONA SIDDIQUI; she is a composer/lyricist based in NYC. She is a recipient of the Jonathan Larson Grant and Billie Burke Ziegfeld awards. She was named one of Broadway Women's Fund's Women to Watch and is currently an MTF Maker. Her show Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan, an autobiographical comedy about growing up bi-ethnic in America, had a reading at Playwrights Horizons (dir. by Raja Feather Kelly). Other musicals include One Good Day, The Tin, and Treasure in NYC. She is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Lyric Award, Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award, and ASCAP Foundation/Max Dreyfus Scholarship. She has written pieces for Wicked's 16th-anniversary commemoration Flying Free, 24-Hour Musicals, Prospect Theater Company, The Civilians, NYC Gay Men's Chorus, and 52nd St Project. She has performed concerts of her work at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Feinstein's/54 Below. Original scores include The Vagina Monologues, Middletown, and The Good Person of Szechuan. Rona music directed the Off-Broadway Pulitzer Prize-winning A Strange Loop, for which she received an Obie along with the cast and creative team (Playwrights Horizons), Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons), and Who's Your Baghdaddy: Or How I Started the Iraq War (St. Lukes Theatre). She has orchestrated Broadway Records, Broadway Backwards, NAMT, and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. www.ronasiddiqui.comRona brings her light and laughter to kick off October with Host Aaron Salazar (Award Winning Theatre Director, Featured in the NY TIMES, Producing Artistic Director of Poseidon Theatre Company). We dive into everything from the current state of politics, self-love, the importance of finding your inner joy, and how comedy is key to Rona's storytelling style. This and so much more. Happy FALL!Follow us on