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Kay Cee and Hendrix are 2 Awkward Millennials, with something to say. With uncommon perspectives and an underrepresented voice they enter the realm of podcasting to give a voice to those who probably honestly rather not talk to you. They're young, socially uncomfortable and finding our voice and sharing some laughs. Send your questions, comments and concerns to ask2ampodcast@gmail.com to be answered aloud on the show.
 
Hosts, Mike Harris and Jode Millman, draw back the curtain and invite you backstage at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and UPAC in Kingston, NY for intimate conversations with musicians and performers appearing at the historic venues. Guests include Chris Silva, Executive Director of the Bardavon, Floriana Frassetto, Creator and Artistic Director of Mummenschantz and Mary Stuart Masterson, Actor, Director, Producer and Community Activist. Backstage with the Bardavon is cr ...
 
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Hair, wig, and makeup designer Cookie Jordan talks about how she has managed her finances from The Santa Fe Opera to Broadway. She has designed 15 Broadway shows including Slave Play, The Cher Show, and Fela. She has been nominated for three Drama Desk Awards for hair and makeup design. Cookie started at The Santa Fe Opera and has now designed in n…
 
Tony Award winning lighting designer Ken Billington discusses how he has managed his personal finances during more than sixty years of designing on Broadway and running a design studio. Ken has designed more than 100 Broadway shows, has been nominated for 9 Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design, and won for the musical Chicago. Ken spent 25 years as…
 
A conversation about African American hair and makeup in theatre with Jerrilyn Lanier Duckworth. Jerrilyn is a costume designer based out of Mississippi. In addition to costumes, she is a freelancer in wig and makeup departments. She has consulted with stage makeup brand Ben-Nye as they developed an African-American Colors makeup kit. Jerrilyn crea…
 
This episode focuses on credit card habits and why it is hard for many artists to pay off their cards. We're joined by Tony Johnson who wanted to expand on our episode 33: Credit Card Debt with Joe Longthorne. Tony is a New York City based costume shop project manager, costume designer, financial blogger, and Bisexual Activist. He currently works a…
 
Sound Engineer Brandon Blackwell talks about turning to day trading during the COVID 19 pandemic. Brandon mixed monitors for Chaka Khan and Jennifer Hudson when we was Head Audio Engineer for Chew Entertainment. Since then he has become a touring sound engineer for some of today’s biggest artists such as Ciara, Nicki Minaj, Camila Cabello, A$AP Roc…
 
Joining us today is John Hall, musician, songwriter, and political activist. In addition to being one of the founding members of the rock band Orleans, his songs have been recorded by Janis Joplin, Jackson Browne, Little Feat and Bonnie Raitt. His song, “Power,” has become the anthem for the No Nukes movement and John helped spark Musicians for Saf…
 
Andrew Sotomayor, Emmy winning makeup artist and the founder of organic luxury perfume brand Oracle Jayne Station, joins the podcast to emphasize the importance of artists demanding what they are worth.Andrew has been a spokesperson for L’Occitane and La Mer, has made appearances for Covergirl and Chanel, and has worked with eight Academy Award win…
 
Producer Joe Longthorne joins us to discuss credit card debt, how to pay it off, and the importance of not accumulating more. Joe Longthorne is a producer, general manager, and theatrical entrepreneur. He is a managing partner at Fourth Wall Theatricals, a firm specializing in general management, ticket inventory management, and Broadway group sale…
 
Set designer John Lee Beatty discusses the business of design, intricacies of retirement planning, and the importance of talking about finances. A titan of American theatre, John Lee Beatty designed his first Broadway show in 1976. It was the play Knock, Knock. 44 years later, his most recent design is Plaza Suite, which hasn’t officially opened be…
 
Lighting designer Stan Kaye shares his financial advice for theatre professionals. Stan Kaye is a head of the Lighting Design graduate program at The University of Florida. He is founder of SKDesign and Consulting LLC, a theatre design consultancy.Stan has designed lights for hundreds of projects from musicals and plays, to industrial events, to ar…
 
Denise Barbarita talks finances as a sound engineer and recording studio owner in New York City. Denise Barbarita is a Grammy Award winning sound engineer in New York City. Her work spans albums, scores, and audio post-production for film, TV, and podcasts.As an Engineer and Producer, she has worked with artists of hip hop, rock, and punk genres, a…
 
Ebony Madry talks about generational wealth, stocks versus franchising, and the importance of saving for retirement. She is a Lighting Designer and Project Manager at Brite Ideas in Los Angeles, overseeing the installation of audio, video, and lighting for corporate and exclusive events. Ebony has worked at the Arkansas Repertory Theater and was li…
 
Cherie B. Tay is a stage manager and multimedia artist. She is also a professional photographer, videographer, and voiceover artist. Broadway and Tour credits include: Hadestown, Amelie, Gettin' The Band Back Together, War Horse, In The Heights. Her photography work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Skittles Broadway Live, The Philad…
 
A discussion of MMT (Modern Monetary Theory) with comic book creator Miguel Guerra and theatrical lighting designer Ethan Steimel.Succinct Explanation of MMT (VIDEO) - Ethan's recommendation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QYJjisPMQY Modern Monetary Theory:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Monetary_Theory The Deficit Myth - by Stephanie Kelton…
 
Miguel Guerra, illustrator and comic book creator, explains how he has financially sustained a career, while raising two kids, and living as an American in Paris (pun intended). Miguel is an American illustrator and comic book creator living in Paris with his co-writer Suzy Dias. Together they founded 7 Robots Inc with comic book titles such as Sam…
 
Stage manager Cody Renard Richard discusses his finances from growing up in Houston, Texas to moving to NYC and stage managing on Broadway. Cody Renard Richard is a stage manager for Broadway, television, circus, and opera. Most recently he was production stage manager for Broadway’s Freestyle Love Supreme and he worked on the 2020 MTV VMAs.Other c…
 
Screenwriter and director Kevin T Morales discusses his finances from growing up in Los Angeles, directing theatre in San Francisco, and moving to New York City to write and direct films. Today’s guest is screenwriter and director Kevin T Morales. Originally from Los Angeles, he has been artistic director of two theatre companies in California and …
 
Actor Geovonday Jones discusses his financial journey from growing up in St. Louis to moving to New York City and establishing a career of acting, directing, and teaching theatre. Geovonday Jones is an actor, director, and educator based in Brooklyn. He has directed Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Motherf-er with the Hat and Suzan-Lori Park’s In The Blood. G…
 
Musician Geoff Gersh talks about his career with The Blue Man Group, creating ambient soundscapes on electric guitar, and residencies as an artist. PART TWO of our interview. Geoff has played in the band for The Blue Man Group off Broadway and has played in the pit for Rock of Ages on Broadway. He creates soundscapes on the electric guitar via his …
 
Musician Geoff Gersh talks finances as an electric guitar and zither player for more than twenty years. PART ONE of our interview. Geoff has played in the band for The Blue Man Group off Broadway and has played in the pit for Rock of Ages on Broadway. He creates soundscapes on the electric guitar via his moniker Ambient Fields.…
 
Joining us today is Danny Louis, musician, songwriter, producer, and someone who was born and bred in the Hudson Valley. Danny has toured with Joe Cocker, Cheap Trick and the Allman Brothers Band, among others, and has appeared on discs by Ronnie Spector, Rosanne Cash, and Ricky Martin. Danny is a founding member of the rock band the Cars and, of c…
 
After a relatively tough week KayCee and Hendrix lighten up the mood talking about relationship envy. Also Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death and Jacob Blake. Welcome New Listeners!!! (Please be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to us for new episode notifications) Merch now available use promo code 2AMPODCAST for free shipping or MILLENNIAL FOR 2…
 
An interview with Dennis Size, the Vice President of Design at The Lighting Design Group (LDG), a major news and event lighting company in North America. He explains how LDG has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and why the #RedAlertRESTART event and the RESTART Act are necessary. #RedAlertRESTART #WeMakeEvents #ExtendPUA #SaveOurStages Interv…
 
Franklin Trapp, artistic director of The Forestburgh Playhouse, shares his experiences of adapting his season and laying off 100 technicians, designers, musicians, and actors. Ethan discusses lighting up the Playhouse in RED for #RedAlertRESTART. #RedAlertRESTART #WeMakeEvents #ExtendPUA #SaveOurStages Interview by Ethan Steimel…
 
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