Matthew LaChiusa: The Voices of WNY Artists

American Repertory Theater of WNY's Dialog Podcast for WNY Artists and the community they serve.
3/26/17-Broadcast #64-Interview with Buffalo actors Pamela Rose Mangus and Rich Kraemer
Joining show #64 are Buffalo-based actors Pamela Rose Mangus and Rich Kraemer who are finishing their run of Steve Martin's hilarious THE UNDERPANTS at American Repertory Theater of WNY. Both chat about their experiences from the run, their acting careers and offer thoughts on the Buffalo theater scene. 
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2/19/17-Broadcast #63-Interview with WNY Actor Ben Caldwell
In a show celebrating Mardi Gras, local actor Ben Caldwell joins the Voices to chat about his acting career, favorite movie, and his role in the upcoming American Repertory Theater of WNY's March production of Steve Martin's hilarious THE UNDERPANTS. The Voices salute to Mardi Gras includes music from Professor Longhair, Cowboy Mouth, Dash Rip Rock and a spoken word piece from Illusion Fields. Let the Good Times Roll!
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1/26/17-Broadcast #62-Interview with Shaun McLaughlin
Producer, actor, director, instructor, stage & screen writer and encyclopedia of comic books, Shaun McLaughlin joins broadcast #62. He shares his thoughts on his career, what inspired him to get into his respective fields, the increased popularity behind comic books then offers an outsiders prospective on the Buffalo theater scene. The Voices' Soapbox offers therapy on the recent Presidential inauguration. Also in #62, The Voices previews the upcoming American Repertory Theater of WNY's March production of Steve Martin's hilarious work THE UNDERPANTS.
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12/11/16-Broadcast #61-Interview with WNY Actors David Mitchell, Stephanie Bax, Allison Barsi
The Voices celebrates the Holiday season with an interview with actors David C Mitchell, Stephanie Bax and Allison Barsi who are performing in the Buffalo-based Alleyway Theatre's production of Charles Dickens' timeless Holiday nugget "A Christmas Carol". The cast chats about their roles in the production, the process and offer thoughts on the socio-economic overtones in the work. The Voices also lists the broadcast's top 5 film depictions of Ebenezer Scrooge. Also in keeping with tradition, two favorite Voices guest join the show to offer their Holiday greetings and well wishes for the new year.
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11/18/16-Broadcast #60-Interview with Aaron Krygier and Shayna Raichilson-Zadok
In keeping with season of gratitude, The Voices episode #60 asks the question What the F**K Are We Thankful For? WNY actor, writer and filmmaker Aaron Krygier and the multi-talented Shayna Raichilson-Zadok will answer the question while looking for thanks regarding the topic of the recent US Presidential Election, cats, their careers and Reality TV.
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10/23/16-Broadcast #59-Interview with Regional Paranormal Historian & Researcher Manson Winfield
Author of 12 books on WNY paranormal & supernatural history as well as founder of the popular Haunted History: Ghost Walks Tours, Mason Winfield joins the Voices to discuss his career in paranormal research, the differences between the scientific and researcher's approach to the subject and gives a hint at what his Halloween costume may be. Also The Voices offers the top five haunted sites in WNY.
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9/24/16-Broadcast #58-Interview with WNY actors Melissa Levin, Sue McCormick, Mara Morris and director Maura Nolan
The Voices sits with actors Melissa Levin, Sue McCormick, Mara Morris and director Maura Nolan from the upcoming American Repertory Theater of WNY's production of Hailey Feifer's HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS THEN KILL THEM. All offer their insight into the estranged characters in the piece, the work and share their opinion on the US presidential campaign.
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8/25/16-Broadcast #57-Interview with Christopher Teal and Sara Kow Falcone
The Voices sits with Buffalo NY actors Christopher Teal and Sara Kow Falcone to discuss the American Repertory Theater of WNY's production of the musical, AMERICAN IDIOT. Both discuss their characters, the production and highlight their vocal skill by performing two songs from the production. The interview also has cuts from the original Broadcast cast recording of the musical, AMERICAN IDIOT.
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7/28/16-Broadcast #56-Interview with playwright Michael Fanelli, director Verneice Turner, actor Tamara Hoppersburger and stage manager Rachel Stiller
In show #56, the Voices join Buffalo playwright Michael Fanelli to discuss his one-act piece "Too Big To Fail". Alongside him is director and longtime Buffalo Dramatic Arts advocate Verneice Turner with actor Tamara Hopersburger and stage manager Rachel Stiller. All share their views about the upcoming piece featured in the Buffalo Infringement Festival as well as offer insight into original works in Buffalo, the process going into doing an original works and diabetic comas.
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6/10/16-Broadcast #55: The Summer Music Extravaganza
Necessity is the mother of invention as the Voices dedicates an entire show to one of the greatest Buffalo-based band, The JackLords. Highlighting a local music summer showcase in this month's episode is the band's entire 1989 album, released by Skyclad Records, "Mother's Rock". Side one features songs "Train Load of Love", "Restless", "That's the Way it Should Be", "Cyclone", "Do the Nasty", "Try It", "Looped on Wahouki Beach". Side two continues the garage-rocking solstice dervish with the songs "In My Mind", "Dashboard Mary", "Tall Thin Ghost", "I WIsh You Would", "The World's Your Oyster", "Out on a Lamb" and a cover of Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King's "Tennessee Waltz".
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5/24/16-Broadcast #54-Interview with WNY Theater Personality Catherine Burkhart
Regional theater actor, director and producer Catherine Burkhart joins The Voices to discuss her thoughts on local community theaters, passion versus pay in the Dramatic Arts, and decides between The Smith and The Cure. In the second half of show #54, The Voices highlights local actor Diane DiBernardo Blenk and director Drew McCabe as both received nominations for excellence in the regional theater awards program, The Artie Awards.
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