8:01 CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS BEYOND BACKSTAGE

Join three mid career live event professionals for the critical conversations about theatre, dance, concerts, corporate events and everything in between.




We are putting the conversations you might have across the street from from the stage door after a load out (or on zoom in 2020) into a podcast. The group responds to topics from the industry.

The opinions in this podcast are of the speakers and do not reflect the opinions of any of our employers past, present, or future.

Connect with us via email 801backstage@gmail.com

Episode 14 - Introducing the ”URTAS”

January 21st, 2022

Herman, Jon, and Jen talk to URTA’s Executive Director Tony Hagopian about all things grad school and the yearly conference!

 

Joining us in the Pod Bar is Bill Digneit, Production Manager of LDI and Department Head, Theatre and Dance, at Northern Michigan University. 

 

Comments or questions? 801backstage@gmail.com 

 

Music: Dark-n-Stormy by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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Episode 13: Are We Excusing Content?

December 31st, 2021

Herman, Jon, and Jen discuss the content of classic theatre works and why or if we should continue producing them.

 

Join us next week as we welcome Tony Hagopian, Executive Director of URTA!

 

Comments or questions? 801backstage@gmail.com 

Music: Dark-n-Stormy by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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Episode 12: The Right Time for Grad School?

December 3rd, 2021

Herman, Jon and Jen dole out advice on deciding when to go to grad school. 

 

Joining us in the Pod Bar for Last Call is Eli Carnahan. Eli is a first year MFA in Lighting Design at The University of Florida. 

 

Check out Eli's work: https://www.elicarnahan.com/

 

 

Comments or questions? 801backstage@gmail.com 

Music: Dark-n-Stormy by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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Episode 11: Call To Action Series - Reflection

November 5th, 2021

Herman, Jon and Jen reflect on the Call to Action Series.

 

Joining us in the Pod Bar for Last Call is T.J. Wlidow. T.J. is a senior at University of Buffalo studying Technical Management. 

 

Comments or questions? 801backstage@gmail.com 

Music: Dark-n-Stormy by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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Episode 10 - Call To Action Series: Listening to Alumni

October 15th, 2021

Ryan George is a Miami raised, NYC based actor, creator, and director with a BFA in Theater Performance from the University of Florida. His advocacy as an Alumni is pivotal in the School of Theatre and Dance’s ongoing response.  Ryan is currently directing The Mountaintop at The Hipp in Gainesville, FL.

 

For more about Ryan: iamryangeorge.com

 

Comments or questions? 801backstage@gmail.com 

Music: Dark-n-Stormy by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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Episode 9 - Call To Action Series: A Department Responds

September 24th, 2021

Chair of the Department of Drama at Syracuse University, Ralph Zito discusses the atmosphere at SU when he received and responded to a Call to Action Letter written by alumni and student advocates demanding racial justice. 

To see the complete letter and response: https://vpa.syr.edu/call-to-action

 

Comments or questions? 801backstage@gmail.com 

Music: Dark-n-Stormy by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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Episode 8 - The Walkout

September 3rd, 2021

In the summer of 2021 the sound team at Williamstown Theatre Festival initiated a walk out to advocate for better working conditions. Mary Fator was one of those technicians. Hear her story.

 

Comments or questions? 801backstage@gmail.com 

Music: Dark-n-Stormy by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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Episode 7 -A Call to Action: Student Advocacy

August 13th, 2021

Currently an acting student at The University of Michigan, Ruby Perez shares her experience becoming a leading voice in the student movement towards racial equity. 

 

Comments or questions? 801backstage@gmail.com 

Music: Dark-n-Stormy by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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Episode 6 - Critical Conversations

July 23rd, 2021

Herman, Jon, and Jen discuss having difficult conversations aka critical conversations. In the Pod Bar for Last Call Herman tries a lightning round and turns the tables on Jen Dasher!

 

Comments or questions? 801backstage@gmail.com 

Music: Dark-n-Stormy by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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Episode 5 - Putting Yourself Out There

July 9th, 2021

Herman, Jon, and Jen discuss putting yourself out there to get the gig. 

In the Pod Bar for Last Call Jon turns the tables on Herman Montero!

Comments or questions? 801backstage@gmail.com 

Music: Dark-n-Stormy by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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