The 29-Hour Podcast

Conversations with theater actors, writers and directors hosted by Sam Heldt and Julia Meinwald.

This week we talk with performer Austen Danielle Bohmer about why to avoid explicit discussions about tone in the rehearsal process, how to identify a good human, and her recent performance with Sam in Fall Springs at Barrington Stage.

This week we talk with performer Max Chernin about lessons learned from luminous castmates, setting the right tone in a rehearsal room, and what we're all hoping to find in Brooklyn.

This week we talk with actress Ellen Condon Macy about finding a healthy way to emotionally connect with your performance, using Instagram to relieve artistic frustration, and the difference between confidence and arrogance. And nobody cries.

This week we talk with performer Evan Maltby about feeling like an imposter in musical theatre spaces, paths not taken backstage at Spring Awakenings, and whether our careers are more like snowballs or flowering tendrils. 

This week we talked with writer Amina Henry about naturalism and surrealism, multiple attempts to write her grandmother into a play, and our various reasons for avoiding vacations.  

This week we talk with actress Hana Slevin about how to stand out on paper, choosing to move to NYC, and the difference between acting for stage and film.

This week's conversation with writer Chris Dimond features his origin story with collaborator Michael Kooman, thoughts on balancing commercial viability with personal predilections, and a sneak peak at the new studio album for The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes. 

This week we talk with performer Allison Posner about the rise and fall of the celebrity autograph, visible parenting in the theatre, and how she pre-gamed for her first date with her husband.

This week we talk with actor Alex Gibson about his experience performing in Octet, misconceptions about the bass voice, and whether emotional truth is overrated.

This week we talk with director Tom Costello about the myth of a secret code within the theatre industry, fear of doing things wrong, and why being an actor might not necessarily make you a better mafia player.

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