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Tokens & Change

Tokens & Change

By Gregory Omar Osborne
“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. So join the conversation every Friday! Questions or comments? Send a message via Anchor or @Goo_Inc on facebook or Instagram.
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Pitfalls and Beginnings
Gregory Omar Osborne spills the T on his journey creating the film THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS. It’s an introspection filled with affirmative language, hope and vision. For more on Osborne visit
January 26, 2021
Black Women in Opera - Lori Brown Mirabal
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
March 06, 2020
Post Show Discussion: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
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.
February 22, 2020
The First To Own It
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
September 20, 2019
Behind The White Table
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?”
September 06, 2019
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?
August 30, 2019
Hip Hop Culture and The Great White Way
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⠀ ⠀ Tune in every Friday for a new episodes! Subscribe, Comment and Share.
August 23, 2019
Go Do It
Gregory Omar Osborne talks about what might be stopping actors from exploring our other gifts and talents.
August 16, 2019
The Expectation
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
August 09, 2019
About “Tokens and Change”
Just giving some insight on what to expect from this new podcast, “No More Tokens.” Follow @Goo_inc on Twitter Instagram, Facebook or the Anchor App for updates on the latest episodes.
August 03, 2019