Technicolor Theatre is a podcast about representation on film. Each week, host Aditya Joshi will chat with a different artist to dive DEEP into a significant movie from their community and how it influenced them creatively. Created & distributed in partnership with MediaversityReviews.com
To kick off Season 3 of Technicolor Theatre, Aditya is joined by Aneesh Chaganty, the director of the new Hulu film RUN, to talk about their experiences with India, telling stories about communities other than your own, and the divisive legacy of 2008's Slumdog Millionaire.
Aditya chats with actor, producer, and director Alain Uy the importance of being given a chance to fail, meeting Justin Lin on the set of “True Detective,” and the wild, irrepressible spirit of Lin’s solo directorial debut Better Luck Tomorrow (2002).
Aditya chats with actor and singer Alex Newell about the politics of gender identity, his experience playing the first transgender character on network television, and the impact of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Neymar (1995).
Aditya chats with Nader Helmy & Basil Seif about their experiences with 9/11, performative patriotism, and the scarily accurate Egyptian representation of Ramy through the show’s fourth episode, Strawberries.
Aditya chats with activist and actor Jonathan Peck about catalyzing activism, recent responses to police brutality, and the parallels of his protest experiences to the 2018 film adaptation of The Hate U Give (2018).
Token Theatre is back and better than ever, thanks to our new partnership with Mediaversity Reviews! In the first official episode under the Mediaversity banner, Aditya bonds with Mediaversity Reviews founder Li Lai over their immigrant backgrounds, the feeling of losing someone overseas, and a mutual love of Lulu Wang’s The Farewell (2019).
Token Theatre is a Mediaversity Reviews podcast. You can find all episodes of Token Theatre on mediaversityreviews.com, as well as all major streaming services.
Aditya and culture writer Drew Haskins kick off pride month by talking about performative masculinity, the patterns of consumption in queer culture, and the inescapable hotness of Jude Law in "The Talented Mr. Ripley."
Aditya has on one of his favorite actors, Zenobia Shroff, to talk about her path to success, being considered "exotic" when she moved to the US, and whether her American big break, "The Big Sick," is actually a movie about the South Asian experience.
Aditya chats with actor & singer Christian McQueen about making your own Wakanda, supportiveness in the POC artist community, and the power of "Black Panther" (+ how to keep it from being stripped away)
Aditya is joined by "Big Mouth" writer and "Keep It" host Aida Osman to talk about making your own representation, being "fair and lovely," adolescent masturbation, and of course, the beauty of "Moonlight."