Movers & Shakers Q&A Series: Joel L. Daniels

Truth time – I hate twitter more than I love twitter. And lately, given the state of politics and hate and chatter – I’m really not a fan. BUT, a couple of months ago, I found light in the dark chasms of positivity. I found words of hope coming across my screen when it seemed like the whole world was mad. I found the tweets of author/storyteller/artist/performer/father extraordinaire, Joel L. Daniels.   … Read More

Movers and Shakers Q&A: Mark Edward Lang

Hello Beautiful People, Mark Edward Lang is an actor, director, teacher, and designer – he’s the epitome of a mover and shaker in show biz! His favorite roles include Captain Robert Scott (lead) in Terra Nova and Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest (Hilton Head Playhouse, SC), The Actor (lead, dual role) in The Guardsman (East Lynne Theater, NJ), seven roles in the Irish comedy Stones in his Pockets (Open Stage… Read More

Movers and Shakers Q&A Series: Aubrie Therrien

Hello Beautiful People, As many of you know, I spend my days doing a balancing act between the educational and professional theatre worlds. So, when I heard about the work that Aubrie Therrien was doing at DreamStreet, I knew that she’d be a perfect addition to our Movers and Shakers Series.  [divider style=”e.g. blank, dotted, solid, double”][/divider] MM: First things first, what’s the mission of DreamStreet? Our mission is to create a… Read More

Movers & Shakers Q&A Series: Julie Woffington

Hello Beautiful People, I’m thrilled to introduce you to the next person in our Movers & Shakers Q&A Series, Julie Woffington, who is the Executive Director of the Educational Theatre Association regarding JumpStart Theatre. MM: Can you tell our readers a bit about JumpStart? JW: JumpStart Theatre is our new pilot program to train educators to develop sustainable musical theater programs at underserved middle schools that do not currently offer theatre in… Read More

Movers & Shakers Q&A Series: Brisa Trinchero

Hello Beautiful People! I’m pleased to introduce our latest mover & shaker in this Q&A Series, Brisa Trinchero. Brisa is a two-time Tony Award winning Broadway producer, and the co-founder of Dress Circle Publishing. Her theatrical endeavors that have previously included Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Pippin, The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, Peter & The Starcatcher, Matilda and others. In addition to her work in publishing, Brisa founded the nationally recognized new works… Read More

Movers & Shakers Q&A Series: Todd Lawton

Hello Beautiful People, I’ve mentioned Out of Print several times in this little corner of the interweb – and if you’re an avid reader, you know I have the utmost appreciation for this company and what they do. And so, it gives me great pleasure to introduce y’all to one half of the Out of Print duo, Todd Lawton. MM: First things first, can you tell our readers a bit about how OUT OF… Read More

Movers & Shakers Q&A Series: Brandon Monokian

Hello Beautiful People, Brandon Monokian is an actor, writer, director and the perfect addition to our Movers & Shakers Q&A Series! MM: First things first, did you always know that you wanted a career in theater? BM: Growing up my parents would play cassette tapes of Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera for me over and over. When I was five or six, I finally got to see Les Mis on Broadway (starring a young Lacey Chabert as… Read More

Movers & Shakers Q&A Series: Michael Roderick

Hello Beautiful People,  Michael Roderick is one of the nicest human beings in show business. And that’s no exaggeration. Michael began his career as a high school English teacher before producing Off Broadway and then on Broadway. This combination of experience in the arts and entrepreneurship led to Michael starting an arts incubator program to teach more artists about building and growing their own businesses (PLAE). Eventually, he decided to develop a workshop… Read More

Movers & Shakers Q&A Series: The Fareri Family

Hello Beautiful People, This past October, I was invited to the world premier of Louder Than Words at the Hamptons International Film Festival.  Louder Than Words is the type of film that stays with you. It gives you perspective. It makes you see things differently.  You can read more about my review here. After the film, I knew I had to speak with the Fareri Family more. I knew that their story was… Read More

Movers & Shakers Q&A Series: Drew Lachey

Hello Beautiful People, Drew Lachey is best known for his multi-platinum pop group 98 Degrees, which he joined with his brother Nick in 1995. But his work doesn’t stop there –  In 2005 Drew made his way to Broadway and starred as Mark Cohen in Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical RENT, and then joined the cast of Mike Nichol’s award-winning production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Other onstage work includes Corny Collins in… Read More