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Writer, actor: Bob Martin

Bob Martin interview, performers podcast

For over three decades, Tony Award-winner Bob Martin has worked as an actor and writer. Early in his career, Martin was directing for Second City in Toronto. He’s also written for TV, with the Chicago Tribune calling “Slings and Arrows” “one of the most loving satires to have ever graced television.” He ‘s best known for writing and starring in the hilarious “The Drowsy Chaperone,” for which Martin won the 2006 Tony Award for “Best Book of a Musical.”

His most recent Broadway show, “The Prom,” received 7 Tony Award nominations.
In this episode we talk about:

  • How the revision process is crucial to a great script.
  • Working with Broadway’s best comic actors on “The Prom.
  • Adapting “The Princess Bride” and “Night at the Museum” for Broadway.
  • The feelings that Martin experiences when he watches a performance of “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

SHOW NOTES
Bob Martin’s website
Bob Martin on Twitter
The Prom website
The Prom on Instagram

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Kate Lumpkin: Casting director



We discuss the importance of making a good self-tape for auditions, the growing demand for actors who can handle experiential theatre, why knowing who you are as a human is the most important thing that informs you as an artist, and lots more!

Kate has collectively worked on over 40 film/TV productions, and 80 theatrical productions in New York City and across the USA including shows at The Kennedy Center and many others. Kate also works with Celebrity Cruises Productions, casting from live auditions in various cities across North America including Toronto.

She’s also the Head of Education for the Broadway Collective – a training academy for young performers looking to break into the industry.

Kate is running an audition workshop at Broadway Con:
10:00 AM Friday, January 11


SHOW NOTES
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Kate’s Self-Tape Starter Kit
The Broadway Collective

Ray Cronise and Julieanna Hever: Plant Based Nutrition for Performers

As a performer, your lifestyle is not the same as the average person’s daily 9-to-5 routine. You’re up late, you have busy rehearsal schedules, you eat when you can because, despite whatever is happening in your life, the show must go on!

So when I had the chance to speak with Julieanna Hever and Ray Cronise I thanked my lucky stars. Their approach to nutrition is saving lives – just ask Penn Jillette or Kevin Smith.

Julieanna and Ray wrote “The Idiot’s Guide to Plant Based Nutrition.” The book goes deep into the science of nutrition but also has super-handy summaries at the end of each chapter with a list of “The least you need to know.”

The book has everything from tips on how to equip your kitchen, ( I loved the bit about handy utensils) to a chapter on the plant-based pregnancy.
Julieanna Hever completed her bachelors of arts degree in Theatre from UCLA and then went on to do a masters of science degree in Nutrition from Cal State Northridge, thus bridging her three biggest passions for life food, performing, and helping people.

 
Ray Cronise is a former NASA scientist currently focused on disrupting diet and nutrition advice. He helped Penn Jillette, and Kevin Smith recover from near-death experiences and has helped thousands of others regain the youthful vitality that comes with proper nutrition.

Show Notes
Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
by Julieanna Hever and Raymond J. Cronise.


A a versatile multi-cooker that can do the job of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and more. Every kitchen should have an Instapot!

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