Apr 14, 2020

Claudia Coenen - Grief Counselor, Author, Teacher

In these unprecedented times, who better to have a conversation with then a Certified Grief Counselor? Claudia Coenen, who has a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology, is the author of 2 books:  "The Creative Toolkit for Working with Grief and  Bereavement: A Practitioner's Guide" and - "Shattered by Grief: Picking up the Pieces to Become Whole Again." Claudia has also developed Karuna Cards, which provide creative ways to deal with grief and difficult life decisions. This is truly a conversation that none of us can afford to miss.

Apr 7, 2020

Cait Cortelyou - Producer & Star of ASK FOR JANE

We know you're going to enjoy 'meeting' actress Cait Cortelyou, star of ASK FOR JANE, who also happens to be the creator and producer of this award-winning, indie movie. It's based on the true story of an underground abortion network that began on the campus of the University of Chicago in the 1960s. On the small screen, Cait made her debut in the Emmy Award-winning series "The Knick," and has appeared on the CBS hit "Bull." She was also part of the cast of the Off-Broadway's "Sleep No More," and is a member of the Leadership team of The Shelter, a long-running indie theater company in New York City.

Mar 31, 2020

Luchina Fisher - Writer, Director, Producer

Award-winning writer, director, producer - all three apply to Luchina Fisher.  She began her career as a journalist, has co-authored and ghost-written several books, has written and produced several national televised documentaries, and the critically acclaimed feature documentary, BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY.  Luchina is also directing, MAMA GLORIA. It tells the story of a 74 year old transgender woman who started a charm school for homeless transgender youth.  Join us for an emotional, honest, powerful conversation with this talented woman.

Mar 24, 2020

June Millington - Musician, Singer, Composer, Co-founder of Institute for the Musical Arts

Talk about a creative woman! June Millington, who Guitar Play Magazine called "one of the hottest female guitarists in the industry," has been a force in the music world since the 60s. Her band Fanny, was one of the first all women's rock bands to be signed to a major label (Reprise). Fanny played with such major artists as Chicago, BB King, the Kinks, Ike & Tina Turner to name just a few - showing that women could do more than just sing - they could write and play passionate rock 'n' roll. We cover a lot of history - in this wide-ranging, fascinating conversation!

Mar 17, 2020

Colleen Thomas, Choreographer/Dancer/Performance Artist/Teacher

For Colleen Thomas it's all about movement and communication. A New York-based choreographer and performance artist, her company Colleen Thomas Dance has presented its work in Hong Kong, Estonia, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Russia and of course New York City. Colleen, whose work often focuses on women and human perception and perspective, is also a Full Professor of Professional Practice and Manhattan's Barnard College.

Mar 10, 2020

Elizabeth Williamson, Director, Dramaturg, Theatrical Literary Advisor

It's not often a woman's name appears next to the director credit. However, that's not the case when it comes to Elizabeth Williamson. Not only does she have a long list of credits to her name, Elizabeth also happens to be the Associate Artistic Director at Hartford Stage. And...she's also a dramaturg and theatrical literary advisor, who researches, adapts and interprets scripts, which she did for the Tony Award winning musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, The Flamingo Kid at Hartford, The Inheritance at the Young Vic/West End and many more. There's a lot to talk about in this conversation with such an accomplished, passionate, creative woman.

Mar 2, 2020

Min Jung Kim, Museum Director

Min Jung Kim's passion for and commitment to the art world is a rich and rewarding one. She happens to be the Director and CEO of Connecticut's 118 year old New Britain Museum of American Art, the oldest such museum in the country. Min has developed a series of exhibitions aimed at expanding the definition of American Art while reaching and engaging a broad and diverse audience.  You'll want to listen as Min takes us on both her personal and professional journeys.

Feb 25, 2020

Yilian Cañizares, Violinist, Singer, Composer

You are about to meet and get to know Yilian Canizares, a truly fascinating, unique, multi-talented violinist, vocalist and composer who makes beautiful music by artfully blending jazz, classical and her Afro-Cuban roots with her unique voice. Yilian's songs range from the poignant to the exuberant. Her warmth, enthusiasm and honesty are palpable and....contagious. You'll be hooked!

Feb 18, 2020

Revisit: Breanna Sinclaire, Opera Singer

Breanna Sinclaire's life is the stuff operas are written about. She happens to be the only operatic soprano in the world who is transgender. Born in Baltimore, Breanna made her way west - graduating from the California Institute of the Arts where she earned a BFA and where her transition began. There were some very dark days following graduation and her acceptance to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she earned an MFA. Breanna was the first transwoman in the opera program. She made her debut with the San Francisco Symphony on New Year's Eve. 3 years earlier, Breanna sang the National Anthem at an Oakland A's baseball game before a crowd of 30,000. There's no way you won't be impacted by Breanna's extraordinary journey to find her true, authentic self.

Feb 11, 2020

Chelsea Pace, Intimacy Choreographer

Until relatively recently, the profession of intimacy coordinator in film and theater was virtually non-existent. But in the years since #MeToo, it's become much more in demand. You're about to meet and get to know intimacy choreographer Chelsea Pace, who is also a movement specialist, co-founder and head faculty of Theatrical Intimacy Education and Assistant Professor of Movement at the University of Maryland - Baltimore. For the past ten years, Chelsea has been working to develop ethical efficient and effective ways to stage intimacy, nudity and sexual violence. This is undoubtedly a conversation you won't want to miss!

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