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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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Dec. 2, 2020

3.16 A Conversation with Allison Brower

This week Jimmy talks with former student teacher now colleague Allison Brower of South Carolina. She talks about getting her mas…

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Nov. 25, 2020

3.15 A Conversation with Glenn Morehouse Olson

This week Jimmy talks with Minnesota theatre teacher Glenn Morehouse Olson.  She talks about her work in theatre administration, …

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Nov. 18, 2020

3.14 A Conversation with Dr. Jim DeVivo

This week Jimmy talks with middle and high school teacher Dr. Jim DeVivo.  He talks about playwriting and devising theatre, and t…

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Nov. 11, 2020

3.13 A Conversation with Kristi Kleiser

This week Jimmy talks with Arizona middle school theatre teacher Kristi Kleiser.  She talks about her work at Disney and how that…

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Nov. 8, 2020

3.12 Warren Township High School's Radio Play: Sherlock Holmes

This is a special episode featuring this week's guest, Adam Miller, and his students at Warren Township High School. This is thei…

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Nov. 4, 2020

3.11 A Conversation with Adam Miller

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois theatre teacher Adam Miller.  He talks about communicating with administrators, the new faces…

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Oct. 28, 2020

3.10 A Conversation with Leslie Dellinger

This week Jimmy talks with South Carolina theatre teacher Leslie Dellinger.  She candidly talks about her work as an assistant pr…

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Oct. 21, 2020

3.09 A Conversation with Brian Smallwood

This week Jimmy talks with past guest and colleague Brian Smallwood from James Madison University.  He stops back by the show to …

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Oct. 14, 2020

3.08 A Conversation with Deb Baldwin

This week Jimmy talks with Kansas theatre teacher Deborah Baldwin.  She talks about her work as a theatre teacher surviving teach…

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Oct. 7, 2020

3.07 A Conversation with Avionce Hoyles

This week Jimmy talks with his former student who is now an actor and teaching artist in New York, Avionce Hoyles. He talks about…

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Sept. 30, 2020

3.06 A Conversation with Mark Begovich

This week Jimmy talks with Illinois theatre teacher Mark Begovich.  He talks about cultivating student leadership, online teachin…

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Sept. 23, 2020

3.05 A Conversation with Lakeetha Blakeney

This week Jimmy talks with teaching artist and playwright Lakeetha Blakeney.  She talks about her work in social justice and educ…

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Sept. 16, 2020

3.04 A Conversation with Randy Moss

This week Jimmy talks with retired theatre teacher Randy Moss.  He speaks about his work all around the world, IB Theatre, The 4 …

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Sept. 9, 2020

3.03 A Conversation with Nicole Perry

This week Jimmy talks with Nicole Perry of Momentum Stage! She talks about her background in dance and theatre and how that shape…

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Sept. 2, 2020

3.02 A Conversation with Chip Rome

This week Jimmy talks with educator and author Chip Rome!  he brings 40 years of educational theatre experience to the interview …

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Aug. 26, 2020

3.01 A Conversation with Kym Chambers Otto

This week Jimmy kicks off Season 3 of the podcast as he talks with Kym Chambers Otto of Twin Cities Musical Theatre Training and …

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