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Uptown Drama

Uptown Drama

By Theatre Three

Join Artistic Director, Jeffrey Schmidt and Associate Artistic Director, Christie Vela on their short Uptown adventures! Meet their friends/colleagues and gain some insight into the challenges and joys of making live theatre in the heart of one Dallas’ busiest neighborhoods.

Special thanks to Jim/John Make Noise for our intro music
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Equity and Elephants
Equity and Elephants
Christie and Jeffrey sit down with local actor/theater maker extraordinaire Drew Wall to talk all things unions and all things Elephant Man. Drew Wall will be playing John Merrick in Theater Three's upcoming production of The Elephant Man. For upcoming shows and ticket information check out our website at theatre3dallas.com You can also follow us on our social media! Facebook: facebook.com/theatre3dallas/ Instagram: @theatrethree Twitter: @theatrethree TikTok: @theatrethree_dallas Youtube: Theatre Three TX
54:00
November 14, 2022
Jeffrey and Christie Eat Their Feelings
Jeffrey and Christie Eat Their Feelings
On todays episode Jeffrey and Christie discuss Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and the construction at the theatre. For upcoming shows and ticket information check out our website at theatre3dallas.com You can also follow us on our social media! Facebook: facebook.com/theatre3dallas/ Instagram: @theatrethree Twitter: @theatrethree TikTok: @theatrethree_dallas Youtube: Theatre Three TX
25:14
June 23, 2022
The Team Behind Your Favorite Pirate Musical
The Team Behind Your Favorite Pirate Musical
On this episode of Uptown Drama Christie and Jeffrey sit down with some of the creative team behind Stede Bonnet: A F*cking Pirate Musical. Guests include, Nicole Neely playwright, Clint Gilbert composer, Danielle Georgiou director, Danny Anchondo Jr music director.
55:18
May 26, 2022
Fighting Nice
Fighting Nice
This week, Jeffrey and Christie talk about how to navigate having an argument with a co-worker.  For upcoming shows and ticket information check out our website at theatre3dallas.com You can also follow us on our social media! Facebook: facebook.com/theatre3dallas/ Instagram: @theatrethree Twitter: @theatrethree TikTok: @theatrethree_dallas Youtube: Theatre Three TX
26:23
February 17, 2022
What do you know about a Maytag Virgin?
What do you know about a Maytag Virgin?
Christie and Jeffrey chat about the state of trying to do theatre in an ever-changing pandemic and what that means for the upcoming show Maytag Virgin
33:10
January 20, 2022
The Festival Of Bad Ideas
The Festival Of Bad Ideas
Jeffrey and Christie sit down to talk about the upcoming Festival of Bad Ideas!
29:08
January 07, 2022
Christie and Jeffrey's Q&A With The Youths
Christie and Jeffrey's Q&A With The Youths
Christie and Jeffrey are back! They are sitting down amidst the construction at The Quadrangle to answer some questions submitted by students at Booker T Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts.
48:01
November 11, 2021
I'm Dracula too!
I'm Dracula too!
Christie and Jeffrey take a back seat this week as some of the cast of Dracula throwback to some fun times that happened on and off stage.
55:29
September 02, 2021
Theatre Three 2021-22 Season Announcement!
Theatre Three 2021-22 Season Announcement!
We are announcing our next season!
24:45
August 14, 2021
We did a thing! And theres still more to come!
We did a thing! And theres still more to come!
Christie and Jeffrey sit down to talk about Music Man and the challenges and joys that came along with doing an outdoor musical.
31:02
July 29, 2021
Christie, Jeff and The Family
Christie, Jeff and The Family
Christie and Jeff take some time out of their busy days preparing for The Music Man, to give a little insight into how everything is going.
21:41
May 13, 2021
The Music Man Cast Announcement!
The Music Man Cast Announcement!
Jeffrey and Christie announce the cast for The Music Man and we catch up with one of the cast members Cody Dry!
42:24
April 29, 2021
Joel and The Music Man
Joel and The Music Man
This week Christie and Jeffrey sit down with Joel Ferrell to talk about T3's upcoming production of The Music Man!
01:03:28
April 08, 2021
Podcast Takeover The Sequel!
Podcast Takeover The Sequel!
This week the podcast has been taken over again! This time by Dr. Danielle Georgiou and Justin Locklear of the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group. Danielle and Justin talk about everything from ghost stories to quarantine hobbies and even updating resumes. Take a listen!
57:14
March 25, 2021
Podcast TAKEOVER
Podcast TAKEOVER
This week the podcast has been taken over by Ben Stegmair and Francine Gonzalez with their guest Celeste Perez! They have some hot takes on Florida, hobbies and anime!
55:48
March 18, 2021
Live With Cecilia Flores!
Live With Cecilia Flores!
Christie and Jeffrey sit down in person, (socially distant), with Cecilia Flores!
54:16
March 11, 2021
One year later with Jonathan Norton
One year later with Jonathan Norton
Christie and Jeffrey sit down with Jonathan Norton to check-in and see what the playwright is up to one year after the world turned upside down.
37:13
March 04, 2021
Christie and Jeffrey's Snow Day Special
Christie and Jeffrey's Snow Day Special
Christie and Jeffrey sit down just the two of them this week to talk about whats coming up for Theatre Three and their thoughts on movements in the theatre community. 
41:39
February 25, 2021
A Trip Down Memory Lane with Akin Babatunde
A Trip Down Memory Lane with Akin Babatunde
Christie and Jeffrey sit down with Akin Babatunde to talk about his start in theatre. Along the way we hear some truly magical stories from Akin's life.
41:18
February 18, 2021
A Lesson in High Camp with Bruce Coleman
A Lesson in High Camp with Bruce Coleman
This week Christie and Jeffrey sit down with theatre renaissance man himself, Bruce Coleman to talk about how he got started with Theatre Three and what else has happened along the way. 
31:11
February 11, 2021
A Conversation with Vickie Washington
A Conversation with Vickie Washington
Christie and Jeff sit down with Vickie Washington to have a conversation looking back on her early years with Theatre Three and some important topics affecting theatre today.
47:46
February 04, 2021
All About The Hustle-Sphere
All About The Hustle-Sphere
This week Christie and guest host Sarah sit down with Cameron Cobb theatre maker and owner of BBQ On Cue to talk about what other crafts theatre makers have picked up during the pandemic.
44:20
January 28, 2021
Bard, Burning Man and Boob Milk
Bard, Burning Man and Boob Milk
This week is a special episode oh Uptown Drama where Jeff and Christie bring in a group of local designers and play a game of Dungeons and Dragons. The story? Theatre Three is putting on a rendition of A Midsummer Night's Dream set in Burning Man. Does everything go as planned? Take a listen and find out!
01:07:42
January 21, 2021
Dante's Deep Dive into Dramaturgy
Dante's Deep Dive into Dramaturgy
This week Christie and Jeff sit down with Dante Flores to talk about dramaturgy and social media phenomenons. 
28:28
January 14, 2021
Lets talk Design!
Lets talk Design!
This week Christie and Jeff sit down to talk with some local designers, Amanda West and Claudia Jenkins
49:22
November 12, 2020
Cast Cast Cast!
Cast Cast Cast!
Jeff and Christie sit down with the cast of It Came From Theatre Three(minus one cast member) as well as Theatre Three Company Manager Sarah Barnes and It Came From Theatre Three Sound Designer Claudia Jenkins
45:22
October 30, 2020
The People Behind The Curtain
The People Behind The Curtain
This week Christie and Jeff sit down with the staff of Theatre Three to talk about putting together It Came From Theatre Three and how shifting to virtual theatre changed the workflow.
57:55
October 22, 2020
Costumes, Costumes and more Costumes!
Costumes, Costumes and more Costumes!
Christie and Jeff sit down to talk about costume design for It Came From Theatre Three, featuring special gust, Theatre Three company manager Sarah Barnes!
01:06:21
September 23, 2020
It Came From Theatre Three Playwrights Edition!
It Came From Theatre Three Playwrights Edition!
Jeff and Christie sit down to chat to the playwrights of It Came From Theatre Three, Blake Hackler, Nicole Neely and Jonathan Norton.
42:25
September 03, 2020
Spooky Season Stories
Spooky Season Stories
Christie and Jeff sit down to further discuss possibilities for the Halloween Slot, as well as share some spooky stories.
52:47
August 26, 2020
Sneeze Juice, Water Guns, and Hand Sanitizer oh my!
Sneeze Juice, Water Guns, and Hand Sanitizer oh my!
Christie and Jeff sit down to talk more about the upcoming season and some creative solutions to keep everyone safe.
47:45
August 19, 2020
Let's Talk About Seasons
Let's Talk About Seasons
Jeff and Christie sit down to talk about how the 59th season at Theatre Three will look a little different than previously announced.
01:28:20
August 10, 2020
Tomatoes, Termites and Theatre
Tomatoes, Termites and Theatre
Christie and Jeff sit down to talk about what's going on in their lives and the life of the theater.
32:35
July 17, 2020
Looking back with Camilla Carr
Looking back with Camilla Carr
Christie and Jeff sat down with playwright and author Camilla Carr about the early days of Theatre Three.
35:04
June 25, 2020
Eveline Flynn Story Time with Michael and Ian
Eveline Flynn Story Time with Michael and Ian
Christie sits down with writer Michael Federico and composer Ian Ferguson to talk about the inspiration of The Manufactured Myth of Eveline Flynn and some behind the scenes stories.
26:37
June 18, 2020
Future Theatre with Jonathan Norton
Future Theatre with Jonathan Norton
Jeff and Christie talk with local playwright Jonathan Norton.
52:44
June 11, 2020
Dallas Diva Denise Lee
Dallas Diva Denise Lee
Jeff and Christie talk with Actor Playwright Community leader Denise Lee, whose play Funny, You Don't Act Like a Negro was our last pre-covid production.
42:57
May 28, 2020
Looking Back with Paul T. Taylor
Looking Back with Paul T. Taylor
Jeff and Christie talk with Paul Taylor about his history with the theatre, ruffling feathers and pushing boundaries.
43:42
May 21, 2020
A Funny Thing Happened with Connie
A Funny Thing Happened with Connie
Christie and Jeffery are joined by Connie Coit Kitchens. They discuss backstage tales from the 70s and 80s.
31:12
May 14, 2020
Terry Takes us Back
Terry Takes us Back
Today we talk with Terry Vandivort about Theatre Three's history and our founder Norma Young. Terry has had a long history of acting with our theatre company. His first show with us was our second year in our current building. 
32:48
May 07, 2020
How to move Forward with Charlie
How to move Forward with Charlie
Christie and Jeff talk to our Executive Director Charlie Beavers about the business side of moving forward. We have talked a lot about the artistic side of how the theatre runs. Lets talk contracts and grants and unions oh my!
29:27
April 30, 2020
In which Jeffrey and Christie hand over the reins
In which Jeffrey and Christie hand over the reins
Jeff and Christie talk with a couple of young and future theatre makers. Our guests today are Dante Flores and Manon McCullom.
40:24
April 23, 2020
Talking with the Future special guest Allison Horsley
Talking with the Future special guest Allison Horsley
Jeff and Christie talk with Dramaturg Allison Horsley. We find out what life is like in New Zealand in the time of COVID-19. And ask "What play are we living in" and "where are we in a 5 Act play"?
40:43
April 16, 2020
Keeping up with Kevin
Keeping up with Kevin
Jeff and Christie check in with Kevin Moriarity during shelter-in-place. Tips for working from home. Is time a thing?  What are arts organizations facing on a national scale.
22:14
April 08, 2020
COVID-19 and what that means
COVID-19 and what that means
Jeff and Christie talk from their individual homes about the theatre's decision making process during a pandemic.
30:55
March 25, 2020
Tacos, Tequila, and Talking about Seasons
Tacos, Tequila, and Talking about Seasons
Jeff and Christie visit tacos and Tequila and talk a little about putting together a season.
22:57
January 29, 2020
Crush Craft and our craft
Crush Craft and our craft
In this episode we discuss casting, the changes in perceptions, intentions, outdated perspectives, and triggers.
35:11
November 28, 2019
In Which we Which Wich
In Which we Which Wich
Join Artistic Director, Jeffrey Schmidt and Associate Artistic Director, Christie Vela on their short Uptown adventures! Meet their friends/colleagues and gain some insight into the challenges and joys of making live theatre in the heart of one Dallas’ busiest neighborhoods.
29:59
November 27, 2019