Spencer is joined by special guest host, Adam Fleming, and Tessa Cadieux-Petrie. The trio talks about dance, training, finding balance in life, and participate in an EPIC game of Kurt Russell.
You asked for it! Noel Matson joins us for an in depth conversation about bottles, toys and what it’s like to finally jump! Or, we talk to his parents, Kiersten and Tim, about writing a truly Canadian musical, how camp kept them apart but keeps them together (A Matson Musical!), and what life is like in chilly (and an odd half hour ahead) St. Johns.
Join us for a chat with Margie Gilland, 2019 Head Counselor and previous Cassie in A Chorus Line. She shares with us her inspirations in performing and how changing course can sometimes lead to the best outcomes. We also chat about The Wizard of Oz and its constant presence (every 48 hours?) in our lives is being overthrown by Harry Potter.
Spencer and Chris are back for a little sneak peek into what is coming in Season 2.
Coming to you FROM CAMP!!! Lesley Levy, our Associate Director, joins us to chat about growing up a camp kid, new things at camp this year, and frequently asked questions for campers and parents alike. This is a must listen for those coming to camp this summer!
The best of the best, Benji Goldsmith is a composer and musician who, for years, has been gracing Acting Manitou with his talents and joy. Hear him talk about his journey from young whipper snapper to music director and composer at Yale University and beyond!
Alyssa Korol brings her beautiful designs to Acting Manitou for another summer. She is an inspiring story of a camper turned staff member whose path through college and grad school has led her to a professional life in NYC and continued support of our community.
Fouad Dakwar is both an alum and contributor to the 2019 season. His musical Pneumonia, written with Steve Borowka, will be featured in our second session!
It’s Zack, not ZaCH, and he’s the first camper at AM to become a director and a wonderful one he is! Zack talks to us about his time at Yale University, early days of directing his Legos, and the power of a semi-colon.
She made a splash at Acting Manitou with her breathtaking tribute to sweeping, not to mention her production of Much Ado About Nothing. Now, Dara Malina sits down with Spencer and Chris to talk about all things and nothing.
Now working with NBC in New York, Erik Benjamin was once a camper at Acting Manitou and later a counselor. He joins us in the studio to talk about his adventures at camp as a southern boy meeting “intellectual New Yorkers” for the first time and how A Chorus Line at Acting Manitou helped to make him the incredibly astute and inspiring young man he is today.
Unity Phelan was both a camper and staff member at Acting Manitou and now dances with New York City Ballet. Hear her speak on dedication, versatility, and the joy of being in front of an audience.
Join us for a conversation with Kyra Tantao. A past camper, counselor and evening activities coordinator who is now the author of a brand new play being produced this year at Acting Manitou, Kyra has shaped Acting Manitou from the moment she arrived! We even give you a sneak peek at a scene from The Cool Kids Wear Black Lipstick!
Shayna Strype is an educator, theater maker, puppeteer and longtime friend and contributor to Acting Manitou. We are so happy to share this conversation we had with her with you, our listeners.
Original Hairspray and Bare cast member, Adam Fleming, joins Spencer and Chris to talk about his journey from the “old red hills” of Georgia to the footlights of Broadway and then to the foothills of Maine.
Paige Seber is quickly making her way into the NYC theater community’s group of constantly working lighting designers. Splitting her time between downtown and Broadway, she has her hands and designs in many projects around New York. We are so lucky to have her as a member of the Acting Manitou family!
Acting Manitou was founded in 2003 by two friends who had met the year before working at the McCarter Theatre. We brought them together to hear what it was like in the early years of camp and how they’ve seen it grow into the great community it is.
Ethan Slater is a creative friend of Acting Manitou. His career and creative life embody our challenges to “Take Joy in All You Do,” “Make Lifelong Friends” and “Be Inspired and Inspire Others.” Here he talks about his college journey, the inspiration of Tina Landau, and what life is like after Spongebob. He also takes questions from our listeners and plays a rousing game of… Kurt Russel!
Helen and Nancy Handelman are a true example of how Acting Manitou is a family affair. They have a legacy of reviewing performances and many memories at Acting Manitou that we chat about on this episode of AMPod. We also hear about how Acting Manitou gave them both a way of looking at theater that they carry with them today, Nancy as she prepares to study abroad in London and Helen as she launches her own journey as a director.