Host Luisa Lyons chats with Christian Tiu and Bianca Lao all about the student theatre group Ateneo Blue Repertory in Manila, and how they managed to make theatre through COVID, political upheaval, and whilst getting a college education. Other topics include the challenges and joys of creating student theatre, and how Blue Ateneo Rep created a hybrid in-person/filmed version of the musical First Date.
Christian Tiu is currently a senior from the Ateneo de Manila University taking up a degree in BS Psychology. His first experience with musical theater was developing a massive crush on
Emmy Rossum from the Phantom of the Opera (2004). He has been a part of the Ateneo Blue
Repertory for the past three years and has worked in several positions such as a Front of House Head for Next to Normal (2020), Production Manager for f(r)iction (2021), Chief Finance
Officer for We Aren't Kids Anymore (2021), and Assistant Director for First Date (2022).
Bianca Lao (Production Manager) is currently a third-year student taking up AB Communication and a minor in BFA Theater Arts under the Performing Track. She is presently the Artistic Director of the 30th Season Company Core. She played cheerleader Kylar in her newbie production of Bring It On (2019) and has done production work as MUCH head for Party Worth Crashing (2021), and eventually became Assistant Production Designer in f(r)iction (2021).
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Host Luisa Lyons chats with Planet Money host Kenny Malone and composer Kit Goldstein Grant all about the creation of the new superhero musical Micro-Face! Learn about the inspiration behind the musical, the workshop process, and the special one-night-only staged reading! With guest appearance by actor Sebastian Treviño.
Kit Goldstein Grant is a composer, lyricist, librettist based in NYC. She likes to write musicals about topics ranging from the serious fallout of colonialist attitudes to giant noses running away. Her musical THE NOSE (that’s the one about the giant nose) has been produced several times in South Africa and NYC, and her musical THE GIANT HOAX had its NYC premiere at Theater Row. Kit has studied at Juilliard, the Tony-Award winning BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop, and holds a M.M. in Composition from Brooklyn College. She teaches musical theater writing with Paper Kite Arts. Follow Kit on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at:
www.kitgoldstein.com and www.totallyirrelevantproductions.com.
Kenny Malone Kenny Malone is a correspondent for NPR's Planet Money podcast. Before that, he was a reporter for WNYC's Only Human podcast. Before that, he was a reporter for Miami's WLRN. And before that, he was a reporter for his friend T.C.'s homemade newspaper, Neighborhood News. His work has won the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Use of Sound, the National Headliner Award, the Scripps Howard Award, and the Bronze Third Coast Festival Award. He studied mathematics at Xavier University in Cincinnati and proudly hails from Meadville, PA, where the zipper was invented. Follow Kenny on Twitter. Watch Kenny's favorite filmed live musical here!
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Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons. Luisa is an Australian actor, writer, and musician. She holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com or follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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