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Raleigh Little Theatre Podcast

Raleigh Little Theatre Podcast

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Patrick Torres, RLT's Artistic Director, examines the history, themes, and impact of the productions throught Raleigh Little Theatre's season.
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"Cinderella" - Year 36

Raleigh Little Theatre Podcast

"The Mountaintop"
Welcome back to the podcast! In this episode, Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, talks to Director, Phillip Bernard Smith, about how The Mountaintop by Katori Hall humanizes Dr. King to inspire us. The Mountaintop runs at Raleigh Little Theatre June 10-19, 2021. Purchase tickets at
May 28, 2021
Midnight Dreary Festival: "Annabel Lee" by Michael Dunavan
Michael Dunavan reads Edgar Allen Poe's "Annabel Lee" in this #MidnightDrearyRLT Community Creation! Thanks to everyone who participated in the festival this October. To check out all of the Community Creations, visit
October 30, 2020
Midnight Dreary Festival: "The Raven" by Rebecca Farlow
Rebecca Farlow submitted this great original composition inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" for #MidnightDrearyRLT Community Creations. Enjoy and check out more of her work here: Instagram: @rebeccafarlowmusic YouTube Channel: Website:
October 26, 2020
Midnight Dreary Festival: "A Dream Within a Dream" by Emma Caterincchio
This #MidnightDrearyRLT Community Creation submission is an original composition by Emma Caterincchio, inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's "A Dream Within a Dream." In Emma's own words: "I chose to compose an original work based off the poem A Dream Within A Dream. What spoke to me about this poem is how dreams can feel so right to us and so real, although things feel slightly off. When we take that dream reality into our day to day life we can lose a track of things like time, and what's real, it can be beautiful and confusing and disorienting and a sanctuary all at once. We know there are layers and yet we cannot discern one from another, we simply feel they are there."
October 23, 2020
Midnight Dreary Festival: "The Sphinx" by Kenny Hertling
We hope you'll enjoy this submission from our Midnight Dreary Festival Community Creations! Kenny Hertling performs "The Sphinx" by Edgar Allen Poe. Learn more about the #MidnightDrearyRLT Community Creations on our website:
October 16, 2020
Midnight Dreary Festival: Writing Prompts
RLT's Director of Education, Meredyth Pederson Cooper, walks you through different ways to think about Edgar Allen Poe's poems and offers writing prompts to get you started on your Community Creation! Learn more here:
October 08, 2020
RLT Stories: David & Judi Wilkinson
RLT Stories is a new series of interviews featuring the stories of our supporters. In this first episode, Patrick Torres interviews David and Judi Wilkinson about their four decades of service to RLT. Learn how they came to be known as the Popcorn Prince and the Concessions Queen!
August 10, 2020
Directing "Curious Incident"
In this episode, Patrick Torres, Director, talks with Rachel Pottern-Nunn, Assistant Director, and Heather Strickland, Movement Director, to give you a peek into how they worked together to create the world of our upcoming production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
January 17, 2020
"Cinderella" - Year 36
In this episode, Patrick Torres interviews the four performers sharing the roles of the stepsisters for this year's production of Cinderella (Dennis Poole, Tim Cherry, Quenton Hocutt, and Greg Hill), talks with director, Mike McGee, about his decision to cast four actors for these roles, and speaks with Executive Director, Charles Phaneuf, about the big news he recently shared!
December 04, 2019
"Blood at the Root"
If you want to participate in racial reconciliation, "become a storyteller yourself." In this episode, Patrick interviews Wake County Teacher, Matt Scialdone, and his students KaLa and Abby, who provide wonderful insight into the play, the history of lynching in Wake County, and their own beliefs about truth and reconciliation. "Blood at the Root" runs September 27 - October 13, 2019, at Raleigh Little Theatre.
September 18, 2019
" A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder"
On this pod, Patrick speaks to the entire D'ySquith Family about the recent discovery that Monty Navarro is a member of their family and in line to become Earl. He also sits down to talk to Brian Westbrook about what makes working on a comedy so much fun, the beauty of the music in the show, and how this show features the work of so many volunteers at RLT! 
August 09, 2019
Patrick Interviews Mickey Rowe (National Disability Theatre co-founder, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time")
On this bonus episode of the podcast, Patrick Torres talks to Mickey Rowe, the first actor with Autism to play the role of Christoper in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. They talk about Mickey's experience in the show, how to make theatre more inclusive, and discuss Mickey's latest project - the National Disability Theatre.  
July 31, 2019
For the first episode of our 2019/2020 season, Teens on Stage Participants, Laura Lillian Baggett and Brynna Rosenberg joined Patrick Torres (Artistic Director) to produce the podcast in support of our upcoming production of "Antigone." Get an inside look at the play from Dramaturge, Sara Thompson and hear how Valerie Pesot (Antigone) and David Snee (Creon) manage to tackle their iconic roles.  "Antigone" runs from July 19-28, 2019. SHOW DETAILS: 
July 12, 2019
In this episode, Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, interviews Jesse Farmer (Pippin) Deanna Richards (Leading Player), and Rebecca Johnston (Berthe) about their experience as cast members of Pippin, their perspectives on Pippin's journey, and how this production was conceptualized. And in the end, Patrick gets personal.   SHOW DETAILS: 
May 21, 2019
 In this episode, Patrick talks to Jeremy Skidmore, his long time friend and director of RLT's production Ken Ludwig's Baskerville. They talk about Jeremy's journey away from and back to North Carolina and dive into his work on Baskerville, including his decision to cast women as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. They also uncover the mystery of a Rhino Leap.  
April 05, 2019
Excited For NOW & Celebrating Then
Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, and Executive Director, Charles Phaneuf, talk about the shows in Raleigh Little Theatre's 2019/2020 Season: Now and Then. Hear about the shows in our upcoming season, the reasons we picked these shows, and discover the joy of our brand new area premiere air horn.
February 11, 2019
"Measure for Measure"
Director Rebecca Blum talks about her vision for the production and her personal connection to the play. Dramaturge, Sara Thompson, gives insight into the historical context of the play and why it is called a "problem play". ”Measure for Measure” opens Friday, Jan 11 and runs til Jan 27. TIX:
December 20, 2018
Spotlight on Adult Education
Adult Education Classes are the focus of this episode of the RLT podcast. Patrick Torres interviews Pam McClure, a frequent class member, and Jess Barbour, one of our Adult Teaching Artists, about the benefit, fun, and excitement of registering for a class. Register: #UpcomingShow: ”Cinderella” opens this Friday, Nov 30 and runs til Dec 16. TIX:
November 26, 2018
Thank you Vicki!
In this episode, Patrick Torres reveals big news about changes in the Costume Shop. Vicki Olson and Jenny Mitchell join him to talk about Vicki's history with the theatre, the future of the shop, and some details on the creative process behind the “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” costumes. "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" Opens Friday: Discover the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander into an old wardrobe. ”The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” opens this Friday, Oct 19 and runs for two weekends. Tickets:
October 15, 2018
"The Revolutionists"
RLT's Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, talks with Director, Amy White, and Dramaturge, Sara Thompson about RLT's upcoming production of The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson. They discuss the themes of the play, talk about women in revolution, and how the play is relevant to the women who are leading the resistance today. Tickets: Connect with RLT on social:
September 19, 2018