Werking Artist

Werking Artist

www.melissacrespo.com/werking-artist
Created and hosted by Melissa Crespo, Werking Art…


15 - Hey Zoomers! It’s Black Feminist Video Game
Aug 4 • 37 min
Darrel Alejandro Holnes and Victoria Collado tell Melissa how they turned a workshop lost to the pandemic into a fulfilling virtual experience
14: Never Alone Onstage
Jul 22 • 41 min
Nora El Samahy talks with Melissa about her show 9 PARTS OF DESIRE that was forced to close due to covid-19 after four nights of previews at Portland Center Stage.
13: The 2020 Kilroys List
Jul 20 • 44 min
Kilroys members Jaclyn Backhaus & Obehi Janice discuss The 2020 List with Melissa in partnership with 3Views on Theater.
3Views & Intimate Apparel’s Kearstin Piper Brown
May 17 • 32 min
In partnership with 3Views on Theater, Melissa talks with singer Kearstin Piper Brown from Lincoln Center’s suspended production of Intimate Apparel
11: Mo Money Mo Werk
Oct 21, 2019 • 45 min
Elaine Grogran Luttrall, founder of Minerva Financial Arts, helps Melissa navigate the financial aspects of a werking artist.
10: Grants Better Have My Money
Oct 14, 2019 • 49 min
Ryan Fogarty, a playwright who also works in development, helps de-mystify the grant seeking process along with tips for getting money that is meant for artists.
9: The Business of Opera & Theater
Oct 7, 2019 • 53 min
Vid Guerrerio, Writer, breaks down the intersection of commerce and art, especially in the opera world.
8: To MFA or not to MFA? A Director’s Perspective.
Sep 30, 2019 • 57 min
Zi Alikhan, Director, talks with Melissa about the pros and cons of MFA Programs in the Theater.
7: Medical Appropriation Onstage
Sep 23, 2019 • 46 min
David Harrell, Actor, Writer and Disability Advocate breaks down how performers with disabilities are viewed onstage and off.
6: Reviews I Can’t Use
Sep 16, 2019 • 38 min
Maybe Burke, actor and writer, and human rights advocate opens up about the recent production where they were misgendered in multiple reviews, and how much work still has to be done when it comes to trans and non-binary stories in the media.
5: Werking Out Criticism in the Arts
Sep 9, 2019 • 57 min
Sarah Ruhl, Playwright and Cassie da Costa, Critic, break down the state of criticism in the arts.
4: Werking Artist vs Parent Artist, Part 2
Sep 3, 2019 • 46 min
Lear deBessonet, Founder of Public Works, and Tommy McGinn, Actor, continue our discussion about raising children—and caring for others in general— while making theater.
3: Werking Artist vs Parent Artist, Part 1
Aug 26, 2019 • 50 min
Mariah Freda & Lindsey Trout-Hughes, theater-makers and mothers, get real about the trials and tribulations of raising children while making theater. And then Roberta Pereira, Producing Director of The Playwright’s Realm, talks about the Radical…
2: How to Make Art on a Dying Planet?
Aug 19, 2019 • 63 min
Jeremy Pickard and Lani Fu, leaders of the Superhero Clubhouse, an organization dedicated to environmental justice and performance, provide a tool-kit on how to keep making art in the midst of climate change.
1: What is a Werking Artist?
Aug 11, 2019 • 16 min
Melissa Crespo asks why do theater today, and what to expect Season 1