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Nov. 30, 2022

5.15 A Conversation with Rachel Davis

This week Jimmy talks with Florida theatre teacher Rachel Davis. She talks about technical theatre, diversity, and running a thea…

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Nov. 23, 2022

5.14 A Conversation with Brendan Kelso

This week Jimmy talks with California theatre educator and entrepreneur Brenden Kelso. He talks about his work with children and …

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Nov. 16, 2022

5.13 A Conversation with Rory Lance Schwartz

This week Jimmy talks with retired New York theatre teacher Rory Lance Schwartz. He talks about his long career in theatre educat…

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Nov. 9, 2022

5.12 A Conversation with Rob Taylor

This week Jimmy talks with Texas theatre teacher Rob Taylor. He talks about booster clubs, burnout, and rebuilding programs!

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Nov. 2, 2022

5.11 A Conversation with Anna Beck

This week Jimmy talks with drama therapist Anna Beck! She talks about working with students with trauma, theatre in institutional…

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Oct. 26, 2022

5.10 A Conversation with Dr. Kate Busselle

This week Jimmy talks with Dr. Kate Busselle. She talks about consent based practices, intimacy choreography, and her company Hea…

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Oct. 19, 2022

5.9 A Conversation with Richard Blank

This week Jimmy talks with teaching and linguist artist and CEO of Costa Rica’s Call Center, Richard Blank! He talks about produc…

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Oct. 12, 2022

5.8 A Conversation with Emily Krull Wendover

This week Jimmy talks with South Carolina theatre teacher Emily Krull Wendover! She speaks about her training at AMDA,  devised t…

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Oct. 5, 2022

5.7 A Conversation with Donald Robert Fox

This week Jimmy talks with Donald Robert Fox. He talks about progressive lighting design, curriculum development for stage techno…

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Sept. 28, 2022

5.6 A Conversation with Kelsey Wilk

This week Jimmy talks with California theatre teacher Kelsey Wilk. She talks about devised theatre, her MFA program, and creating…

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Sept. 21, 2022

5.5 A Conversation with Darrin Person

This week Jimmy talks with Florida educator and teaching artist Darrin Person. He talks about preparing your students for the the…

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Sept. 14, 2022

5.4 A Conversation with Dr. Desiree Cameron

This week Jimmy talks with California theatre teacher Dr. Desiree Cameron. She talks about her surprise jump into a career in tea…

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Sept. 7, 2022

5.3 A Conversation with Mark A. Zimmerman

This week Jimmy talks with Ohio theatre teacher Mark A. Zimmerman. He talks about his unique program, longevity in educational th…

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Aug. 31, 2022

5.2 A Conversation with Jolaine Orlin

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois theatre teacher Jolaine Orlin. She talks about her Emmy-winning career in broadcasting, her l…

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Aug. 24, 2022

5.1 A Conversation with Dana Taylor

This week Jimmy kicks off Season 5 with Dana Taylor! Dana is a returning guest from season 2 and brings some great new informatio…

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May 18, 2022

4.36 A Conversation with Dr. Adam Carter

This week Jimmy talks with his husband Dr. Adam Carter, Clinical Director for the National Alliance for Children’s Grief. He talk…

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May 11, 2022

4.35 A Conversation with Michael Avila

This week Jimmy talks with Texas theatre education professor Michael Avila. He talks about his time as an arts administrator, his…

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May 4, 2022

4.34 A Conversation with Maria Beilke and Jake Noble

This week Jimmy talks with two Season 3 alumni checking in on their student teaching experience this spring. Maria Beilke from th…

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April 27, 2022

4.33 A Conversation with Emily Hageman

This week Jimmy talks with Iowa theatre teacher and playwright Emily Hageman. She talks about creating new work with and for her …

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April 20, 2022

4.32 A Conversation with Jackie Vetter

This week Jimmy talks with Montana teaching artist Jackie Vetter. She talks about her work in psychology and its influence on her…

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April 13, 2022

4.31 A Conversation with Kyle Holmes

This week Jimmy talks with Ranked: The Musical creator Kyle Holmes. He talks about the creation of the hit musical, starting a pu…

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April 6, 2022

4.30 A Conversation with Joey Yow

This week Jimmy talks with New Jersey theatre and film teacher Joey Yow. He talks about building a thriving middle school program…

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March 30, 2022

4.29 A Conversation with Catherine Del Castillo

This week Jimmy talks with New York teaching artist Catherine Del Castillo. She talks about how she was empowered as a young arti…

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March 23, 2022

4.28 A Conversation with Ben Patton and Chris Turner

This week Jimmy talks with two of his senior theatre education majors at ISU, Ben Patton and Chris Turner. They talk about the po…

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