Flop: (of a performer or show) completely unsuccessful; fail totally.
Join Lynn (& sometimes Mark) and a special guest each episode as they talk about their biggest flops and how those failures shaped their lives and their artistic practice.
RCA Theatre Company Presents
Live Magazine! Curated by Lynn Panting and Mark White
Streaming on our YouTube Channel. Tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/RCAatLSPUHall/
Live Magazine is back in a digital format! Live Magazine! is a multi-curated, multi-disciplinary series featuring an evening of entertainment curated by a different artist in the community. This latest issue will be curated by Lynn Panting and Mark White with the latest episode of their podcast series, Flop. The episode will feature an interview with the sketch comedy group Mom’s Girls.
RCA Theatre Company Presents
Mom's Girls Gone Wild
March 18-20, 2021, 8pm
March 20, 2021, 2pm
3 Victoria Street, St. John's
Tickets available by phone only. $30 General Admission. $25 Senior/Student/Artist (Fees included).
Call 753-4531 between Monday-Friday, Noon-5pm. This will ensure we maintain physical distance in the theatre and will enable us to collect contact tracing information. Visit this page to find out more about attending the LSPU Hall at this time: http://lspuhall.ca/the-lspu-hall-is-reopening/
Mom’s Girls Gone Wild is a sketch comedy show that highlights the essence of female empowerment in our community. It is both local and ubiquitous, silly and satirical, joyful and unafraid. Mom’s Girls Gone Wild is produced, written, built, and performed entirely by female and non-binary artists that aim to show critics that women belong on the comedic stage. With songs, sketches, and movement, Mom’s Girls (Elizabeth Hicks, Stef Curran, Allison Kelly, and Andie Bulman) will take you on a fast-paced, high-energy ride- think the Scrambler at Thomas Amusements, but instead of your stomach hurting from those awful jolting motions, it’ll hurt from all the giggling. All hands, arms, and legs must be inside the ride at all times. Strap in and get ready to laugh.
Mark's back! He tells us what he's been up to and shares a few of his family's Christmas traditions.
We are joined by Kyle McDavid, Sharon King-Campbell, Melanie O'Brien, Marquita Walsh, and Phil Goodridge for some festive tunes!
Warning Mark says the word "panties" like 10 times in the episode.
Lynn Chats with Kat Burke about sound design and damaging unsolicited opinions.
Kathryn Burke is an actor, musician, producer and sound designer from Ontario who has lived in Newfoundland for the past 10 years. She has worked in the theatre in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Since moving here she has been a stage manager in Clarenville and Fogo Island and has performed with Shakespeare by the Sea, Grand Bank Regional Theatre Festival, Quidi Vidi Rennies River Development Fund Fall Musicals, St. John’s Players and Best Kind Productions. She is currently on the board of V-Day St. John’s, the local branch that produces the Vagina Monologues each year. She has done sound design for Shakespeare by the Sea, St. John’s Players and PerSIStence Theatre Company. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bishop’s University with an Honors in Theatre and a minor in Music.
Lynn chats with Marquita Walsh about growing up in Fleur de Lys, cooking mishaps, and an exciting new project. Plus Amy Anthony hops on the line to talk about a memorable break.
Marquita Walsh is an actor, singer-songwriter, and recording artist from Fleur de Lys, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Amy Anthony is a maker, tender, exceptional friend and chef.
Lynn chats with Paul about confidence, injury, and adapting your practice. We also discuss the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (not really- but Paul does mention it).
Paul Ewan Wilson is an actor and arts educator. A true collaborator, Paul is at once focused, precise, and so much fun.
Lynn and Melanie talk about love, auditions and Melanie's approach to art and teaching.
Melanie O'Brien is a singer, songwriter, and theatre performer known for her solo work and her duo with Philip Goodridge, The Duds. She's also your show crush.
Listen to Melanie:
Listen to the Duds:
The Naked Mile:
Lynn chats with Danielle about Zoom frustrations, taking a breath, and the Power of One.
Danielle Irvine is a director, producer and the Artistic Director of Perchance Theatre at Cupids. She is also a soul-sister, mentor, hug giver and so much more.
The Power of One
Bubble Seating at Perchance Theatre at Cupids
Abra and Lynn talk auditions, pushing forward without regret, and Stevie Wonder.
Abra Whitney is a singer, actor, conductor, clinician, producer, and teacher. She is the brightest light in every room and you want her voice as your ring tone.
Lynn chats with Terri Andrews about La Cage Aux Folle and the way forward for large-scale production in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Terri Andrews, Director is the Executive Producer and Artistic Director for TaDa! Events and the producer and director of La Cage Aux Folle
TADA Events: https://tadaevents.ca/
Lynn chats with Daniel Rumbolt about responding to COVID-19 in a new position, his personal artistic practice and his love of Zoom.
Daniel Rumbolt is a visual artist, arts advocate, and the interim Director of Eastern Edge Gallery.
Eastern Edge Gallery:
Aiden Flynn is a townie legend, actor and arts administrator. He is the co-founder of the Shakespeare By The Sea Festival, the co-founder of the New World Theatre Project in Cupids and the founder of Rabbittown Theatre Company.
Over the past 30 years, you might have seen his work with Rising Tide, RCAT, New Curtain Theatre, C2C, Mindless Theatrics or 30 for 60 among countless others. He's played everything from your boyfriend to your dirty uncle.
Donut Economics- Kate Raworth:
Petrina Bromley is an actor, director, and composer. Long before her Broadway debut, Petrina Bromley stole our hearts with her honest performances and spectacular voice.
A long time collaborator with Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, Petrina has performed with countless theatre companies including the Stratford Festival, and NAC's English Theatre.
Her performance in the opening number of the 2017 Tonys reminds us that dreams really do come true.
PS: she is an original cast member of Come From Away- but you already knew that!
Petie at the Tony's:
Lynn chats with Pat Foran about producing FM radio, and choosing the right projects.
Pat Foran is an artist, arts advocate and the managing producer for Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland.
Check out Artistic Fraud here:
Lynn chats with Ana and Diana from St. John’s International CircusFest produced by Wonderbolt Productions.
Anahareo Doelle is the co-founder/co-Producer of CircusFest and artistic director of iFLY Aerial Arts.
Diana Daly is Circus Fest's Projects Manager and Festival Coordinator.
Learn more about CircusFest here:
Crystal Laffoley is a stage manager, production manager, operations manager and all-round boss. In this BONUS episode of COVID-19 and the Arts Industry Crystal highlights the opportunity for us to pause and imagine a new way forward.
Allison Moira Kelly is your favourite. She is another proud graduate of Grenfell's theatre program and often returns to Grenfell campus to teach the acting stream. She also holds an MFA from York University in acting.
You might have caught her on TV while watching Little Dog, or Hudson and Rex. You might have seen her theatre work with RCAT, White Rooster, or Perchance -Or she might have cracked you up in a Half Handsome or a Mom's Girls sketch comedy show.
My mom and I were once a private audience for her interpretation of Hamlet's "to be or not to be" monologue. She's your favourite and she's my favourite.
Follow Mom's Girls: https://www.facebook.com/momsgirlsnl/
More about Saltwater Moon: http://davidfrench.net/plays/salt-water-moon/
Lynn Panting is the co-host of Flop Podcast, an artist, an arts educator, and arts advocate. In this BONUS episode, Lynn & Mark chat about the planning and process changes that Lynn has had to make to her current project to address COVID-19 health and safety concerns.
Lynn Panting Dance Website:
Lynn Panting Dance Socials:
Gov NL Performance Space Guidelines:
Elizabeth Hicks is a writer, actor, and filmmaker originally from Carbonear. She recently completed a Master’s degree in English and holds a Diploma in Performance and Communications Media from Memorial University.
Elizabeth has appeared at Chicago SketchFest, NYC SketchFest, and Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. Her work has been featured in St. John’s Shorts, the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival and the Women’s Work Festival.
She is a founding member of the sketch comedy group Mom's Girls, but most importantly she is a nationally recognized table tennis player.
Follow Mom's Girls:
Will the Rising TideTrinity Pagent go ahead in August? Get the latest here:
Kevin Woolridge is a Newfoundland-based theatre artist with an onstage and behind the scenes practice that spans over 20 years. He is a past recipient of the Tommy Sexton Triple Threat Award, holds a BFA (Acting) from Grenfell College, and an MFA (Directing/Creation) from York University. In addition to working with just about every theatre company on the island, Kevin created and runs a micro theatre project, Temporary Theatre. Often found at Pizza delight, he is one of the world's great romantics and a treasured collaborator.
Check out Temporary Theatre Here:
Chris Kirby's Wonderizer (artwork and direction by Kevin Woolridge):
Cultural leader, Nicole Rousseau is a queen. She is an actor, director, advocate and the artistic amateur of RCAT. She is the past recipient of The Rhonda Payne Theatre Award and has contributed to more theatre companies and projects than I can list. Nicole approaches her practice with serene openness. She also makes a mean margarita, if you are lucky enough to be in one of her casts.
What to learn more about Brecht? Here's a quick intro from the National Theatre:
Brian Kenny is a sound and light designer, technical director and all-round wizard. He is a graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada, The Banff Centre for the Arts, and Sheridan College. Brian is the co-founder of the creation-based Mindless Theatrics and the man behind the curtain supporting many of the digital performances you are currently enjoying in your homes.
He's always there when you need him (if he's not booked already) and he always knows what to order at a restaurant.
Sociable (Distancing) Party with Robert Chafe & Ruth Lawrence:
Hope on the Rock:
Colin Furlong is an actor who proudly hails from Mount Pearl. Colin has spent multiple seasons at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival in Cow Head, as well as Rising Tide’s Seasons in the Bight Festival in Trinity. He has appeared on the series Hudson & Rex for CityTv, and CBC’s Republic of Doyle.
Known for his portrayal of Joey Smallwood in Artistic Fraud's The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. Colin is also a Panto Prince staring in both RCAT's Christmas Pantos.
Colin is however best known for his legendary lipsync performance of Great Balls of Fire in Mount Pearl's 1992 Frosty Festival:
Having a Deadly Awesome Quaren-Time w/ Worthman:
The Corona Chronicles- written and produced by the Sara H. McDonald Youth Theatre:
Ruth Lawrence is the Artistic Director of White Rooster Theatre, Blue Pinion Films, and the NL Arts Scene's ultimate MVP. She cannot be contained, certainly not by a single podcast episode, so here she is for Part 2!
Check out Ruth's Fim Company Blue Pinion Films here:
Check Out Ruth's film project Little Orphans here:
Ruth Lawrence is the Artistic Director of White Rooster Theatre and the NL Arts Scene's ultimate MVP. She is an actor, director, writer and producer for theatre and film. She has generated, fostered and mentored several generations of artists and constantly creates opportunities for emerging and underrepresented groups and individuals.
Ruth has received a Best Actress Award at the Atlantic Film Festival, the RBC Michelle Jackson Award for Emerging Filmmaker, ArtsNL’s Artist of the Year Award, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for Arts & Culture, the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the Women in Film and Television Atlantic's WAVE Award.
She is the only one to beat my record of 3 appearances in The Scope magazine's "Stich Up" feature about fashion. She also once denied Mark a "best actor award" at a high school drama festival.
Check out Ruth's Theatre Company White Rooster here:
Want to see what the "Stitch Up" is all about? Check out The Scope Archives:
Sharon King-Campbell is a multi-faceted storyteller and theatre-maker. Originally from Ottawa, Sharon made her way to Newfoundland by way of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College in Corner Brook.
Sharon is a skilled actor, director, writer, producer, administrator, and teacher. But who she is really - is a mentor, activist, ally and community builder.
Fing your Sharon King-Campbell Updates here:
Check out the Goon River Project here:
Feminist Jenn Deon is a mom, wife, daughter, entrepreneur, activist and the Producing Artistic Director of PerSIStence Theatre.
Jenn is the Recipient of the Woman of Distinction Arts & Culture Award (2018) and Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for Arts & Culture (2013) and spent 20 years as the artistic director of Shakespeare by the Sea Festival. Jenn is a deep cut card lover. 120s anyone?
Check out Jenn Here:
PerSIStence Theatre Here:
Curtain Call Performance of Ra Ra Rasputin as discussed in Lynn's Story:
Townie Bard, Sean Panting, is a songwriter, musician and actor with an NLArts career spanning over thirty years. His work is honest, irreverent, and a masterclass in making the particular feel like a universal. He also happens to make the best dressing known to man and his recipe for brussel sprouts will change your life.
Follow Sean on his socials:
Check out Sean's new album "The Simple Machines":
Kyle McDavid is a musical theatre performer, facilitator and creator. He is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Best Kind Productions, an arts educator, graphic designer, proud dad and partner.
Kyle is an industry leader who champions kindness and diligence. Red wine gives him heartburn- but we love him anyway.
Check out Best Kind Productions:
Philip Goodridge is an absolute star. He is an actor, musician, and playwright; a drag super-stan, and a Mr. Noodle connoisseur. Phil is a soul-sister, longtime love and lifetime collaborator.
Follow Phil on the gram: https://www.instagram.com/djphillyg/
Follow The Duds: https://www.instagram.com/duds4life/
Learn more about Ladies Who Lunch Productions and the Three Tales of Terror Series: https://www.facebook.com/ladieswholunchproductions