“Tokens & Change,” hosted by Gregory Omar Osborne, aims to address diversity and inclusion in theater: where we’re excelling and lacking and how we can improve our community. So he starts a conversation with people who can change aesthetics; casting directors, agents/managers, creatives. Guests from all stages of the biz, novice to professional, will share their stories.
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Gregory Omar Osborne (Host) welcomes Lori Brown Mirabal to the show to share her journey as a African American opera singer. Mirabal has worked with legendary opera and music theatre luminaries around the world. On March 14th, 2020, she makes her Progressive Theater debut in Maplewood NJ with her one woman show, “With Warmest Regards,” paying homage to the icons who have personally influenced her career. Purchase tickets at www.progressivetheater.com/March
Feb 14th - 16th Progressive Theater in Maplewood, NJ produced THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS musical along with the support of The Community Coalition on Race at The Burgdorff Center for The Performing Arts. Following the performances a post show discussion was hosted and here is what the audience and cast members had to say.
Today is episode is highlighting the progress we are making in diversifying our community. Touching on topics like success and self worth, Daryl Stewart joins me today on Tokens & Change. Follow Daryl on IG @thedarylstewart
Jason Styres CSA joins Tokens & Change to give us a view from behind the white table. We talk about diversity in casting and what he’s doing to create change. He also answers the question about tokenism in casting, “Is it intentional?”
Broadway’s Jasmin Richardson and I chat about stability in theater. Stability, yes, is working consistently, making that check while doing what we love. But as artist we often hit ellipsis in our careers so what do we do?
Ari Groover joins the conversation on Hip Hop Culture and The Great White Way. ⠀
Ari is currently in the OffBroadway production of Little Shop of Horrors. She made her B-way debut in Holler If You Hear Me and has worked on several broadway production since then. ⠀
Follow Ari on Instagram at @ari_grooves⠀
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Daisy Hobbs joins Gregory Omar Osborne to discuss "Expectations of a Token."
About Daisy Hobbs
Daisy Hobbs is a professional writer-performer based in NYC. She recieved a BFA in Musical Theater from Carnegie Mellon University and spent 4 years as an Original Cast Member in "Disney's Aladdin" on Broadway. As a writer/performer, she has written and starred in several videos which were featured in FUNNY OR DIE, including her popular online music videos "Drippin' in Depends" and "Sex With Me is Mediocre." Daisy is the creator and star of the musical web series, "OUTCAST" based on her misadventures auditioning for Broadway shows for the past 15 years and makes her the first African American woman to create, write, direct, executive produce, compose, and star in a digital series. Visit her on the web! @DaisyHobbsComedy