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152 Audition: Great, Performance:Not so much

What do you do when you give a new actor a chance, based on a good or even great audition, but they never seem to rise to the same level in performance? The Geeks discuss.

 

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151 Deirdre Lovejoy, Ang Lee and cell phones in theatres

Deirdre Lovejoy

Ang Lee

Deirdre (Dede) Lovejoy joins the Geeks to talk about the recent Patti Lupone cell-phone snatch, working with Ang Lee in the upcoming “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” plus her own autobiographical play, “Bird Elephant China.” Join us for great conversation.

 

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150 — Interview: Jill Olson of Chicago’s StoryTown and Funny Bones Improv

Jill Olson of Funny Bones Improv and Storytown, Chicago

Improv artist making a difference in Chicago

Jill is the founder of Storytown, a Chicago improv troupe that performs every Saturday morning in an interactive show for young people. Through Storytown , she works to cultivate creativity and arts appreciation while introducing audiences to story structure and problem solving. Storytown uses the core improvisation fundamental of “yes, and” so every suggestion and idea is accepted, embraced and developed. Storytown is a interactive improvisational musical that gives . . . → Read More: 150 — Interview: Jill Olson of Chicago’s StoryTown and Funny Bones Improv