In this episode, a chat with Barbara Richardson, Executive director of Metropolitan Performing Arts, a growing academy, community theatre, and arts resource headquartered in Vancouver, Washington. Barbara reflects on the challenges and high points of her work, her vision for the organization during the Covid-19 quarantine and beyond, how she shoulders the epic task of leading a nonprofit day to day, and why she does it. If you enjoy the podcast, be sure to click to follow or subscribe, so you’ll automatically see when new episodes arrive.
This episode brings a conversation with Reembody Method founder Kevin Moore about the Reembody Method, memories from his experience as an actor, as well as some of the things he’s learned about the benefits of staying present, and what emotions can mean for the body.
In this conversation, Portland based writer and actor Nancy Campbell reflects on her very first acting class, the many twists and turns of her quest for authenticity in work and life, and how it was worthwhile for her to do the most frightening thing she could imagine.
In this episode, Portland based actor Damon Millican reflects on adventures from his life-long study of acting, and his role as a mental health advocate.
In this episode, Lyra Butler-Denman reflects on her journey through her first self-produced solo production, “Bardo”, as we have a conversation about loss, grief, and making one’s own work. Lyra Butler-Denman is a Portland, Oregon based dancer, actor, and multidisciplinary artist.