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The Hipp Six

The Hipp Six

By The Hippodrome
This podcast tells the stories of the struggles and triumphs a group of college students experienced creating the Hippodrome, a small regional avant-garde theatre in Gainesville, Florida.

Funding for this podcast was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Act 6
Act 6 - In the final episode, founder Mary Hausch speaks about how they brought a new kind of theatre to Gainesville with the help and support of the community. The episode also includes voices from the Hipp’s education department, which is led by Education Director Gabrielle Byam. In this episode, we’ll talk about community building, education, and also look ahead to the future of the Hipp. Funding for this podcast was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
39:02
June 27, 2021
Act 5
Act 5 - Marilyn Wall’s artistic talent inspired others to push themselves creatively, and she also saw creative potential in others and fostered it. This episode explores Marilyn's creativity and care.  Funding for this podcast was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
40:24
June 13, 2021
Act 4
Act 4 - In this episode, we’ll tell you about the Hippodrome’s roots as an avant-garde and experimental theatre that engaged in activism and social commentary through their performances with the help of Hippodrome founder Kerry Oliver Smith. Funding for this podcast was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
26:57
May 30, 2021
Act 3
Act 3 - The Hippodrome and Tennessee.  By the late 1970s, the Hipp was still in the warehouse out on 441, and they had made a name for themselves in Gainesville. But premiering a major playwright's work on their stage? That hadn’t happened...yet. In 1979, Tennessee Williams came to Gainesville for the premiere of his play Tigertail. Funding for this podcast was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
31:26
May 16, 2021
Act 2
Act 2 - With the help of Hippodrome founder Bruce Cornwell, this episode recounts the behind-the-scenes tales from the early days of the Hippodrome and tells the story of a show that put the Hippodrome on the map: Equus. Funding for this podcast was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
33:03
May 2, 2021
Act 1
Act 1 - On April 18, 1973, the Hippodrome Theater was officially founded in Gainesville, Florida. In this episode, Hippodrome founder Gregory von Hausch tells the story of the founding of the theater and its early triumphs and struggles.  Funding for this podcast was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
37:24
April 18, 2021
The Hipp Six Trailer
Have you ever wondered about theatre beyond Broadway? How does a small regional theatre started in a convenience store in the 1970s become an icon of the city? This is The Hipp Six, a podcast about the founding of the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, Florida.  Funding for this podcast was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Subscribe wherever you find podcasts.
01:56
April 9, 2021