27. Create What Doesn’t Exist- Chantal Bilodeau

Playwright Chantal Bilodeau is the founder and artistic director of the Arctic Cycle organization and close friend and collaborator of host, Jen Vellenga. Chantal dives into her impactful work as a storyteller who uses theatre to encourage communities to take action on local and global climate change. DONATE TO THE ARCTIC CYCLE Through our initiatives …

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26. Celebrate Failure- Qui Nguyen

Qui Nguyen is a TV and film writer, playwright, and self-identified geek. His career has gone from co-founder and artistic director of the Obie award winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company to Daytime Emmy award winning Hollywood screenwriter.  Qui believes in celebrating failure, working hard, and he prefers climbing mountains with a team over a solo …

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25. Follow Your Passion- Michael McElroy

Tony and Grammy nominated Broadway performer, Michael McElroy is the founder of Broadway Inspirational Voices, for which he won a 2019 special Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre. He recently founded Black Theatre United to combat systemic racism within theatre institutions and beyond. He believes in following your passion, but putting in the work. Process …

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Focus on Growth

Joshua Henry is a three-time Tony award nominee, musician and TV/Film actor. In the first of the “Fathers in June” episodes, this husband and father shares how his fulfilling career was built from a deep investment in training and intentional focus on personal growth. What’s inside:  O:40: About Joshua Henry 2:02 Podcast recommendations for education …

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Plant Seeds

Broadway and TV/Film actor and super-mom Carrie Compere shares her incredible story of risk-taking, working to put food on the table, and finding family balance. Mother’s Day episode 3 of 4. What’s inside:  Call or text Jen 213.915.6883 3:42: Where are you calling from? 4:00 : What have your days been like lately? 5:50 : …

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Let Go of the Performer Identity

Lindsay Levine–New York-based casting director, educator, and mom–describes her transition from performer to casting director and her journey through the theatre world–including how she’s found parenting along the way. Mother’s Day episode 2 of 4. What’s inside:  1:02 : Defining the casting director role Episode 4 with Clyde Voce 2:32 : Where are you calling …

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Know Who You Are

Anne Cofell Saunders–a television writer, executive producer, and mom of two daughters–tells her story of growing up in a small town in South Dakota to becoming an award-winning and respected television writer and producer in Hollywood. Mother’s Day episode one of four. What’s inside:  Star Trek: Discovery  Discovery Writers The Boys  Support the DYBP Podcast!  …

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Bonus Episode College Creatives: Advice for Youth

College theatre students share how they are staying creative and productive during times of isolation and uncertainty. All this time at home seems familiar, reminding students of the times they spent entertaining themselves all day as children. While the action figures and Legos are no longer in use, the storytelling remains the same.  They share …

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Find Your Why

Mariand Torres shares her incredible journey–from starting out not knowing about musical theatre to hopping from broadway show to broadway show, working with her musical theatre heroes.  What’s inside:  0:46 : Ditch Your Backup Plan Community Facebook Group 2:21  : Where are you calling from? 2:27  : What was your day like today?  3:15 : …

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Love to Learn

The LA-based Unscripted TV and Associate Story Producer Grace Douglas shares her journey to feeling confident and creatively fulfilled in her work.  What’s inside: DYBP graphic design  © 2020 by Laura Gernon DYBP theme song, “Ditch” © 2020 by Dean Keith

Get Specific

  LA-based screenwriter Ross Evans tells of his journey from actor to director to writer and every step in between–illustrating how changing paths brought him to his current career.  What’s inside:  :56 WME/William Morris Endeavor 1:10 WGA/Writers Guild of America 2:10 AEA Agreements/99 Seat Theatres/Showcase Code 6:00: Where are you calling from? 6:20 : What’s …

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