The Bazzness

The Bazzness

By Damon Runnals
This is The Bazzness where we talk to performance makers about their art and their practice.

Host Sam Landman chats with local Twin Cities performing artists and finds out how they work, why they work, and what keeps them going in the challenging industry of the performing arts.

The Bazzness is part Between Two Ferns, part Inside the Actors Studio, and all Minnesota.
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Episode 13: Denzel Belin
If there’s one thing Denzel Belin believes in, it’s that you CAN do it all. (You just can’t do it all at the same time.) Hear how he glides successfully between Brave New Workshop and their Student Union.
38:47
November 18, 2018
Episode 12: Duck Washington
Pandas. Pandas, everybody. Pandas. Duck Washington shoots the breeze about his process, the song from “Big” and creating with Blackout Improv, Fearless Comedy and so many other companies.
35:29
November 11, 2018
Episode 11: Molly Cathryn Glover
Ever heard of “structured improv?” Molly Cathryn Glover schools us on what that means, as well how she tailors her next-level comedy/geekery to any and everything she creates onstage.
32:09
November 4, 2018
Episode 10: Brad Erickson
Playing your childhood heroes is just as complex and fulfilling as you might expect. Brad Erickson can attest to this. We quiz him on how he immerses himself into icons like Charles Schulz and Jim Henson.
36:52
October 28, 2018
Episode 9: Aidan Jhane Gallivan
Remember your 20’s? Well, during that time, did you start a theater company, produce six shows and act in nearly a dozen before you were 25? Aidan Jhane Gallivan did. And she isn’t done yet.
33:35
October 21, 2018
Episode 8: Addie Phelps
You might not believe what Adelin Phelps does to prepare for every show she’s in. It’s pretty fascinating. We also delve into her hopes for the future and her character on the “Theater People” web-series.
35:04
October 14, 2018
Episode 7: Brian Kelly
There’s a creative nexus of murder mysteries and saints that producer/director/writer Brian Kelly inhabits. And somewhere between the café and the baseball diamond, he still finds time for acting.
36:11
October 7, 2018
Episode 6: Greta Grosch
How do you create a show? Scratch that. How do you create a theater franchise? Greta Grosch dishes out stories about how she turned the Church Basement Ladies series into a worldwide phenomenon.
36:37
September 30, 2018
Episode 5: Heather Stone
Getting to the root of creation with actor/director/producer/Sandbox Theatre founder Heather Stone. What it means to be a “collaborative creator,” while choosing between devised theater and scripted.
32:56
September 23, 2018
Episode 4: David Beukema
Linda Lavin, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, The Muppets and actor David Beukema. They all collide with hilarious consequences. Also, hear why David considers himself theater’s “utility infielder.”
35:16
September 16, 2018
Episode 3: Rita Boersma
Ever wondered what monologue HUGE Theater’s Artistic Director Rita Boersma auditioned with at Park Square? It’s all right here, along with surprising insights into why improv is important. 
32:10
September 9, 2018
Episode 2: Ben Thietje
Deleko Arts co-founder Ben Thietje expounds on the gentle art of shopping potential theater spaces during his “sometimes theater company” days, as well as tough talk with talented theater students.
34:59
September 2, 2018
Episode 1: Rachel Petrie
The very first episode of The Bazzness! Rachel Petrie Actor/playwright Rachel Petrie talks about what it was like to create her one-person show, “Fadeaway Girl.” Could that experience push her to finally write her hardware store play? One way to find out.
31:24
August 23, 2018
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