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Stage Right is the weekly show that asks the question, "why are there so few conservative voices in drama and theatre?" Join us this week as we look at some putrid examples of playwriting guided by the omniscient presence of television and the left wing world view. We'll also take a look at what some of our friends across the pond have to say about right-wing theatre. Call in to speak with your host, Rocky Benasher or drop him a line at email@example.com. Let's make the conservative voice heard onstage (and off)!
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when Scott shares the life of Zena Dell Lowe.
Zena is a screenwriter, producer, and filmmaker based in Bozeman, Montana, and one of the owners of the Mission Ranch and Mission Ranch Lodge (www.missionranchbeef.com and www.missionranchlodge.com). As an actress, Zena worked successfully in Hollywood for over thirteen years in theatre, independent films, and national commercials.
In 2000, Zena transitioned to the writing and filmmaking side of the business when she attended the acclaimed Act One: Writing for Hollywood Program, which led to her first paid writing gig for the short film The Haunted Heart, for which she won a Silver and a Telly Award. Soon after, Zena was honored to become the Associate Director of Act One and began teaching at writers’ conferences around the country. In 2005, Zena moved back to Montana to help take over the family ranch after her mother’s untimely passing. Today, Zena helps run the family businesses, writes, produces, and directs full time. She also teaches classes on screenwriting and playwriting as an adjunct professor at Covenant College in Georgia, performs with the acclaimed Vigilante Theatre Company around Montana, and is the director of theatre arts at Journey Church in Bozeman.
Here at "Stage Right" we try to determine the reasons why the left dominates the arts (such as drama and theatre) while we conservatives have (supposedly) won the culture war. Each week "Stage Right" poses the question: "Why are there so few conservative voices in theatre?" On today's episode we will explore conservative icon Russell Kirk's essay, "The Age of Sentiments" to see how Kirk helps us see why playwriting today is on the sorry state it's in. Join us as we talk conservatives and theatre!
Today Bennett Fisher, playwright and Jesca Prudencio, director, join us to talk about the smashing successful run of Campo Maldito at San Francisco Fringe Festival. There are three more performances: 9/12 at 6 p.m., 9/18 at 10:30 p.m., 9/16 at 7 p.m., and 9/20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy Street in San Francisco. See http://www.peopleofinterest.org/ (trailer) & http://www.ubuntutheaterproject.com/
Bennett Fisher is company member of Campo Santo, an associate artist with the Cutting Ball Theater, and a co-founder of the San Francisco Theater Pub. His plays include Campo Maldito, Borealis, Pay Dirt, Hermes, Don’t Be Evil, Devil of a Time, and Whoa is Me. Bennett was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently pursuing his MFA in playwriting at UC San Diego, class of 2016.
Jesca Prudencio is a director, choreographer, and community based artist. She has worked on new plays, musicals, and dance theater works with companies including The Movement Theatre Company, Fresh Ground Pepper, Ingenue Theatre, and the Asian American Arts Alliance. Her site-specific dance pieces include We Walk, We Stop at the Astor Place intersection and Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing in Washington Square Park. As a member of Ping Chong + Company, she has worked as a writer, director, and facilitator on a dozen interdisciplinary and documentary theater projects, and including co-writing and directing Listen To Me: voices of survivors of child sexual abuse and those who help them presented in the Bronx and Manhattan. She recently directed and choreographed a new musicalThe Firebird at NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Jesca has a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Marilyn Campbell-Lowe is a published playwright, award winning actor, co-founder (w/Michael Halberstam) of the Writers’ Theatre in Glencoe, IL, and Board Member and Artistic Associate. Her co-adaptation of Crime and Punishment, w/Curt Columbus, is the recipient of a 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award, a 2009 L.A. Backstage Garland Award and a 2009 nomination from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle (“Best Adaptation”). Her play My Own Stranger (w/Linda Laundra, based on the writings of Anne Sexton) is currently being made into a film. In addition to playwriting, Ms. Campbell is an award winning actress and host of an award winning radio show on WFMT called The Feminist Lens. For more, visit www.marilynRcampbell.com
Linda was a co-founder of The Writers Theatre in New York City where she served as its Artistic Director for over 10 years. She directed numerous plays for the company and helped develop hundreds of others. Linda moved from stage to screen through Daytime Television where she was a Producer and Director for 12 continuous years, working for the 3 major networks. She was nominated for Emmy’s as a producer and a director. Her first show was GUIDING LIGHT then, ANOTHER WORLD and concluded her daytime life at ALL MY CHILDREN. Her first film, JEAN, based on the final chapter of Mark Twain’s autobiography, won several awards in the Festival Circuit. She is currently working on 3 screenplays, including her first feature film of the play MY OWN STRANGER, which she adapted with writing partner, Marilyn Campbell. She serves on the Directors Council of the Directors Guild of America, where she created and chaired the first long-standing women’s committee, Focus on Women.
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Today we explore miracles and the miracle question. What are miracles? Do they exist? What to they mean?
I am is a fiery and outspoken humorist who combines his E-True Hollywood life story, improvisational theatre and playwriting talents, psychological and theological education and counseling profession into an action packed show of ideas, commentary and insights that hopefully inspire people to improve the quality of their lives through better behavioral health.
Each weekday morning I discuss concepts, ideas and suggestions that are berthed from the industries of self help, psychology, theology and religion. I lamppon some, a support some and we have a ton of fun. Join the conversation during the live broadcasts on BlogTalkRadio or tweet, email and post to my facebook during podcast listening.
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About the Author and Playwright: Beresford McLean was born in western St. Mary, Jamaica. He attended and taught high school in Kingston. In 1970 McLean emigrated to the United States where he studied physics and subsequently worked in engineering. His current focus is writing. Broken Gourds, his first inspirational folklore, was published to great acclaim in 2003. His second novel, Providence Pond, came three years later. McLean’s third novel, Fish Hook River will be published in the spring of 2015. Beresford McLean’s foray into playwriting is his short play, First Snow. His first full length play The Good Villain will be released in fall 2014. His other unpublished works include Ode to Mali, Walking with Anancy - Book 1 (Jamaica), and Walking with Anancy Book - 2 (New York).
CECILIA ANNE GRUESSING
Ceil is a trilingual choreographer and director living in Richmond, Virginia with three rescued orphaned daughters from Honduras. She received her Masters Degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco where she researched plays for her dissertation. Sanghita 6, is her first published book of dramatic material in the field of sacred dance and theater. It is a collection of six musical plays that redefine the art of playwriting, as contemporary sacred dance and theater. Each play, depicts ancient archetypes in contemporary settings with a focus on the feminine psyche. Sanghita takes us on a magical tour of ancient underground mysteries whose universal laws still live in our collective unconsciousness today. Please join us to discuss how the "Sacred Mother" guided her to find, heal and nurture her three daughters back to life and fight an unjust patriarchial system to finally, claim them as her daughters. Now, home in Virginia, we will discuss a "mother's" passionate fight, spiritual discoveries and her wonderful book.
Radio Host, Shahid Abdullah is the author of the book, “Success is Automatic,” and originator of a new line of fashion, “The Bilalian Shirts and Suits for men.”
THIS WEEK: ROZ AYRES WILLIAMS.- Won a "first" as BLACK & FEMALE in a JAZZ CATEGORY AWARD for her playwriting skills
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Steve Harper is a graduate of Yale, The A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard and the playwriting program at Juilliard. Also an actor, Steve has appeared at major regional theatres, on national television, in film, commercials and voice-overs.
He has numerous plays on his resume and spent two seasons writing for the USA Network show Covert Affairs
His short films include the comic spy drama Intelligence (directed by Phil Kaufmann) – screened at Dances With Films, and the supernatural comedy Betty on the Bed (also director, producer and actor).
Steve enjoys many awards including the Artistic Achievement Award from the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, the Millennium Telly Award, the Le Compte du Nouy prize at Juilliard (two-time recipient), a MacDowell Colony National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and two Yaddo fellowships: including the Skidmore Residency for Artists of Color. He was the founding president of the A.R.T. Institute Alumni Association, and is a certified creativity coach. "My parents are educators – veterans of the New York City school system. They instilled in me the desire to help people, even in the toughest circumstances." www.harpercreates.com
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Mike Rae Anderson, born February 04, 1972 in Stutgartt, Germany, was raised in Fayetteville, NC by his father William James Anderson and his mother Hanna Anderson.
With a background in radio (Former Co-Host of Shairis Poetic Radio Show for 88.7fm WXDU), drama and theater, and motivational speaking to at-risk youth, Mr. Anderson currently serves as the poet-in-residence for Chuck Davis’s African American Dance Ensemble. He is also the author of 2 independently published poetry books entitled “The Lost Disciple: God’s Revelation to a Street Poet” and “Serenity in the Dark” (Lulu.com). [Can be purchased on the WORKS page.] Mike will be tentatively releasing his third book in the summer of 2013 entitled "Love's Last Chance" which explores his talents in the areas of novel writing. His Life Story entitled "The Book of Malachi" will be released in the spring of 2013.
With 11 more books already written, Mr. Anderson plans to get the entirety of his collection published while breaking into film and playwriting. Mr. Anderson accredits his gifts of literary works and accomplishments to the God in him as Christ reigns in his life. He operates in his gift on a daily basis whether in his home, at his job, or in the community.
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Join Jerry and Jackie as they chat with author, musician and playwright Larry Kirwan. Larry is best known as the front man of the New York-based group Black 47. He is the author of the novels Green Suede Shoes: An Irish-American Odyssey and Rockin' the Bronx. Currently Larry's play, "Hard Times: An American Musical" is performing in New York City. Larry is also the host of "Celtic Crush" on Sirius Radio.
Larry's band, Black 47, recently announced that they will be retiring in November 2014 after 25 years together. They just recorded a new album, "Last Call" which will be released later this year.
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