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Sept. 1, 2021

4.03 A Conversation with Josh Vest

This week Jimmy talks with middle school theatre teacher Josh Vest in Manassas, VA!  He talks about his passion for teaching, men…

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Aug. 25, 2021

4.02 A Conversation with T.J. Mannix

This week Jimmy talks with New York film and musical theatre educator T.J. Mannix.  He talks about pivoting during the pandemic, …

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Aug. 18, 2021

4.01 A Conversation with Marc Weaver

This week Jimmy kicks off Season 4 of THED Talks Podcast with Texas elementary theatre teacher Marc Weaver.  They discuss first y…

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May 26, 2021

3.37 A Conversation with Kamilah Bush

This week Jimmy wraps up Season three of THED Talks as he talks with Portland Center Stage Literary Manager Kamilah Bush. She tal…

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May 19, 2021

3.36 A Conversation with Maria Beilke

This week Jimmy talks with junior theatre education major Maria Beilke.  She talks about her experiences at the University of Wis…

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May 12, 2021

3.35 A Conversation with David Morrison

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois theatre teacher David Morrison.  He talks about his work in professional theatre including th…

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May 5, 2021

3.34 A Conversation with Matt Erickson

This week Jimmy talks with Arizona theatre teacher Matt Erickson.  He talks about working with individuals with special needs, ad…

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April 28, 2021

3.33 A Conversation with Michele Traina

This week Jimmy talks with New Jersey based teaching artist Michele Traina.  She talks about her professional work in TYA and her…

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April 21, 2021

3.32 A Conversation with Chris Heckman

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois theatre teacher Chris Heckman! She talks about her years of professional work as an actor and…

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April 14, 2021

3.31 A Conversation with Jake Noble

This week Jimmy talks with Junior Theatre Education major Jake Noble. Jake attends Ball State University. In this episode we talk…

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April 7, 2021

3.30 A Conversation with Michael Berquist

This week Jimmy talks with Colorado theatre teacher, Michael Berquist.  he talks about splitting time between Middle and High Sch…

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March 31, 2021

3.29 A Conversation with Britnee Kenyon

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois theatre teacher Britnee Kenyon!  In this episode she talks about her work with her students u…

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March 24, 2021

3.28 A Conversation with Elena Garcia

This week Jimmy talks with Florida theatre professor, Elena Garcia.  She talks about her background in improvisation, being a wom…

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March 17, 2021

3.27 A Conversation with Mikey Mulhearn

This week Jimmy talks with co-artistic director of Shakespeare on The Deck, Mikey Mulhearn.  He talks about his experiences as a …

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March 10, 2021

3.26 A Conversation with Paula Lockhart

This week Jimmy talks with Louisville, Kentucky based teaching artist Paula Lockhart! She talks about her experiences touring the…

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March 4, 2021

3.25 A Conversation with Jacque Collom

This week Jimmy talks with Texas Jr. High and High School teacher Jacque Collom.  She speaks about her creative technical theatre…

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Feb. 24, 2021

3.24 A Conversation with Erin Gill

This week Jimmy talks with South Carolina theatre teacher Erin Gill. She talks about being a working mother, teacher leadership, …

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Feb. 10, 2021

3.23 A Conversation with Anne Carncross

This week Jimmy talks with Florida Gulf Coast University's technical director, Anne Carncross.  She talks about the empowering wo…

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Feb. 3, 2021

3.22 A Conversation with Jonathan Hoskins and Jonathon Long

This week Jimmy talks with former students and theatre teachers Jonathan Hoskins and Jonathon Long! They talk about the importanc…

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Jan. 27, 2021

3.21 A Conversation with Shannon Doering

This week Jimmy talks with Colorado teacher Shannon Doering.  She talks about her work teaching theatre as an English teacher, te…

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Jan. 20, 2021

3.20 A Conversation with Steph Svarz

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois theatre teacher Steph Svarz.  She talks about theatre as a communal practice, radio plays, ex…

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Jan. 13, 2021

3.19 A Conversation with Dr. Michael J. Vetere, III

This week Jimmy talks with his colleague at Illinois State University, Dr. Michael J Vetere III. He talks about the need for crea…

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Dec. 16, 2020

3.18 A Conversation with Tom Skobel and Katie Apperson

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois power theatre teacher couple Katie Apperson and Tom Skobel. They talk about their masters wor…

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Dec. 9, 2020

3.17 A Conversation with Dr. Cyndee Brown

This week Jimmy talks with Dr. Cyndee Brown.  She talks about her long career in theatre education, transitioning from high schoo…

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