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A weekly podcast featuring conversations with the most exciting artists in independent theatre, film, music, literature, comedy, and visual art. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

Latest Episodes

Episode 13 - Travis John Martin

EHaving been diagnosed with a speech difficulty when he was a child, Travis John Martin was able to gradually overcome his adversity by learning to speak from classic films such as Star Wars. As an adult, he has continued to express himself through independent art, by acting in both plays and films, and also by writing novels and scripts. For this week's episode, Anthony spoke with Travis about how he transitioned from indie film to indie theatre, his novel Lion's Heaven and the upcoming sequel, his short films The Resident and Afterthought, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Travis and his work by visiting www.travisjohnmartin.com and by following him on Instagram @travisjohnmartinofficial. Watch The Resident at www.vimeo.com/220203168 Watch Afterthought at www.vimeo.com/220202844 Purchase Lion’s Heaven on Amazon at www.amazon.com/Lions-Heaven-Travis-Martin-ebook/dp/B00D0Y324Y/ Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Leave us your feedback on this podcast by filling out this anonymous survey: https://forms.gle/Xzf4fPKDQrzriw978 Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

58 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 13 - Travis John Martin

Episode 12 - Ken Wolf

EAs the founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Ken Wolf has presented over 1000 full-length plays and 6000 short plays in NYC since 2005. Originally motivated by a desire to present his own work as a playwright, which is inspired by deeply personal events and traumas in his life, his company gradually became a space where many new artists in indie theatre often find themselves working, at the start of their careers. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Ken about the events that led him to open Manhattan Rep, his passion for experimental and minimalistic theatre, the biggest mistakes he notices that new playwrights often make, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Manhattan Repertory Theatre by visiting www.manhattanrep.com. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Leave us your feedback on this podcast by filling out this anonymous survey: https://forms.gle/Xzf4fPKDQrzriw978 Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

59 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 12 - Ken Wolf

Episode 11 - Rich Orloff

EOver the course of his career, Rich Orloff’s work as a playwright has received over 1000 productions on six different continents, winning him several awards and positive reviews along the way. Yet his solo-show It’s a Beautiful Wound, which he had been touring across the United States prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, is his most personal work to date, exploring his struggles with mental health and how the usage of psychedelics helped him recover and heal from past events in his life. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Rich about his writing process behind It’s a Beautiful Wound, his NYT-acclaimed comedies Big Boys & Funny As a Crutch, his documentary theatre piece about the Vietnam War entitled Days of Possibilities, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Rich and his writing by visiting his website at www.richorloff.com or the website for his play at www.beautifulwound.com. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Leave us your feedback on this podcast by filling out this anonymous survey: https://forms.gle/Xzf4fPKDQrzriw978 Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

40 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 11 - Rich Orloff

Episode 10 - Max Berry

EWhile studying to become an actor in musical theatre at Marymount Manhattan College, Max Berry realized that playwriting was his true passion, as he began submitting his work to various theaters and festivals in NYC. Now, as a recent college graduate, he is well-positioned to be one of the leading indie theatre artists in the post-COVID era. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Max about the mentors who inspired him to pursue writing his own plays, his full-length plays Treehouse of Dreams and The Best Thing We Do, his thoughts on the theatre festival scene in NYC, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Max and his writing by visiting his website at www.maxberryplaywright.com. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Leave us your feedback on this podcast by filling out this anonymous survey: https://forms.gle/Xzf4fPKDQrzriw978 Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

71 MINJUL 13
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Episode 10 - Max Berry

Episode 9 - Gemia Foo

EAfter performing for her school and church in as a child and teenager, Gemia Foo decided to take the lessons she learned from those formative experiences, and start 12 Feet Deep – a touring educational theatre company dedicated to spreading important stories and messages to middle and high school students throughout her home country of Singapore. Each of the stories told by her company is inspired by real-life events, and seeks to raise awareness from relationships between teenagers and their parents to fighting against bigotry toward migrant workers in Singapore. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Gemia about why she founded 12 Feet Deep, her career as an actress in theatre, film & television, issues concerning censorship of the arts in Singapore, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Gemia and her work by following her on Instagram @gemiafoo. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

56 MINJUN 29
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Episode 9 - Gemia Foo

Episode 8 - Louise Heller

EWhen she was younger, Louise Heller put aside her passion for acting, at the urging of her family, to instead pursue a career in academia. Yet within the past few years, she has become one of the most prominent and prolific actresses in the NYC theatre scene, having appeared in colorful Shakespearean productions, avant-garde productions performed in art galleries, readings presented via Zoom, and two plays recently written and produced by host Anthony J. Piccione, among many other things! For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Louise about her late in life career shift, her recent work as a co-writer of a new script about German refugees in the 19th century, how her experience as a German immigrant has informed her work as an artist, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Louise and her work by visiting www.louiseheller.actor. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

57 MINJUN 22
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Episode 8 - Louise Heller

Episode 7 - Shir Kaufman

EEven before moving to NYC to study musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Shir Kaufman was already on her way to becoming a highly accomplished performer, having previously performed at the Habima Theatre, the official national theater in Israel. Now she’s quickly making a name for herself in the United States, as well, as she is seen in more and more theatrical and cabaret productions in NYC. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Shir about her prolific career in NYC theatre and cabaret, her continuing involvement with the Israeli Artists Project, her plans to record her own original music, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Shir and her work by visiting her website at www.shirkaufman.com, and by following her on Facebook @ Shir Kaufman – ShirKi and on Instagram @shirki79. Learn more about the Israeli Artists Project by visiting www.israeliartistsproject.org, and by following them on Facebook @ The Israeli Artists Project – IAP. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

41 MINJUN 15
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Episode 7 - Shir Kaufman

Episode 6 - Ita Korenzecher

ESince moving from Berlin to studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in NYC, Ita Korenzecher has been working nonstop in numerous theatrical and film productions. Within just the past few years, she has portrayed a wide range of different characters, including an innocent teenager, an emotionally broken wife, an evil sociopath, and nearly everything in-between, winning Best Actress awards in four different film festivals along the way. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Ita about what inspired her to leave behind her past career in Germany to pursue her artistic passion in NYC, her recent work on the acclaimed Netflix series Unorthodox, her experiences working with indie theatre companies such as Rising Sun Performance Company​ and Love Creek Productions​, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Ita and her work by visiting www.itakorenzecher.com and by following her on Instagram @itakoren. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

59 MINJUN 8
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Episode 6 - Ita Korenzecher

Episode 5 - Paul Smith

EAfter years of working as a playwright, actor, director & reviewer, Paul Smith decided to take the initiative himself to get a wider variety of plays into print, after seeing too many deserving plays rejected by major publishers such as Samuel French. Today, UK-based digital play publisher Smith Scripts is the home of hundreds of scripts from a diverse range of genres, lengths, and writers from across the world. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Paul about what inspired him to get into the business of play publishing, why some plays get commercially produced over others, what it was like to write a script for Judi Dench, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! To learn more about Smith Scripts, please visit www.smithscripts.co.uk. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

54 MINJUN 1
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Episode 5 - Paul Smith

Episode 4 - Francis Mabborang

EBorn and raised in Manila, Francis Mabborang reached a crossroads in his life, when he had to choose between whether or not to work toward a profitable career in the corporate world or pursue his true passion for the performing arts. Since then, he has gone on to study musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, and his career is quickly taking off as he continues to appear in various theatrical and cabaret productions, even in the increasingly virtual age of the coronavirus pandemic. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Francis about what led him to move to America to pursue a career in theatre and cabaret, the challenges and perspectives that come with being an international artist, his most recent performance experience in a virtual Shakespeare reading, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Francis and his work by visiting www.francismabborang.com, and by following him on Instagram @francismabborang. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

68 MINMAY 25
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Episode 4 - Francis Mabborang

Latest Episodes

Episode 13 - Travis John Martin

EHaving been diagnosed with a speech difficulty when he was a child, Travis John Martin was able to gradually overcome his adversity by learning to speak from classic films such as Star Wars. As an adult, he has continued to express himself through independent art, by acting in both plays and films, and also by writing novels and scripts. For this week's episode, Anthony spoke with Travis about how he transitioned from indie film to indie theatre, his novel Lion's Heaven and the upcoming sequel, his short films The Resident and Afterthought, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Travis and his work by visiting www.travisjohnmartin.com and by following him on Instagram @travisjohnmartinofficial. Watch The Resident at www.vimeo.com/220203168 Watch Afterthought at www.vimeo.com/220202844 Purchase Lion’s Heaven on Amazon at www.amazon.com/Lions-Heaven-Travis-Martin-ebook/dp/B00D0Y324Y/ Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Leave us your feedback on this podcast by filling out this anonymous survey: https://forms.gle/Xzf4fPKDQrzriw978 Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

58 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 13 - Travis John Martin

Episode 12 - Ken Wolf

EAs the founder and Artistic Director of Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Ken Wolf has presented over 1000 full-length plays and 6000 short plays in NYC since 2005. Originally motivated by a desire to present his own work as a playwright, which is inspired by deeply personal events and traumas in his life, his company gradually became a space where many new artists in indie theatre often find themselves working, at the start of their careers. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Ken about the events that led him to open Manhattan Rep, his passion for experimental and minimalistic theatre, the biggest mistakes he notices that new playwrights often make, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Manhattan Repertory Theatre by visiting www.manhattanrep.com. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Leave us your feedback on this podcast by filling out this anonymous survey: https://forms.gle/Xzf4fPKDQrzriw978 Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

59 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 12 - Ken Wolf

Episode 11 - Rich Orloff

EOver the course of his career, Rich Orloff’s work as a playwright has received over 1000 productions on six different continents, winning him several awards and positive reviews along the way. Yet his solo-show It’s a Beautiful Wound, which he had been touring across the United States prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, is his most personal work to date, exploring his struggles with mental health and how the usage of psychedelics helped him recover and heal from past events in his life. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Rich about his writing process behind It’s a Beautiful Wound, his NYT-acclaimed comedies Big Boys & Funny As a Crutch, his documentary theatre piece about the Vietnam War entitled Days of Possibilities, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Rich and his writing by visiting his website at www.richorloff.com or the website for his play at www.beautifulwound.com. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Leave us your feedback on this podcast by filling out this anonymous survey: https://forms.gle/Xzf4fPKDQrzriw978 Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

40 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 11 - Rich Orloff

Episode 10 - Max Berry

EWhile studying to become an actor in musical theatre at Marymount Manhattan College, Max Berry realized that playwriting was his true passion, as he began submitting his work to various theaters and festivals in NYC. Now, as a recent college graduate, he is well-positioned to be one of the leading indie theatre artists in the post-COVID era. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Max about the mentors who inspired him to pursue writing his own plays, his full-length plays Treehouse of Dreams and The Best Thing We Do, his thoughts on the theatre festival scene in NYC, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Max and his writing by visiting his website at www.maxberryplaywright.com. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Leave us your feedback on this podcast by filling out this anonymous survey: https://forms.gle/Xzf4fPKDQrzriw978 Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

71 MINJUL 13
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Episode 10 - Max Berry

Episode 9 - Gemia Foo

EAfter performing for her school and church in as a child and teenager, Gemia Foo decided to take the lessons she learned from those formative experiences, and start 12 Feet Deep – a touring educational theatre company dedicated to spreading important stories and messages to middle and high school students throughout her home country of Singapore. Each of the stories told by her company is inspired by real-life events, and seeks to raise awareness from relationships between teenagers and their parents to fighting against bigotry toward migrant workers in Singapore. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Gemia about why she founded 12 Feet Deep, her career as an actress in theatre, film & television, issues concerning censorship of the arts in Singapore, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Gemia and her work by following her on Instagram @gemiafoo. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

56 MINJUN 29
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Episode 9 - Gemia Foo

Episode 8 - Louise Heller

EWhen she was younger, Louise Heller put aside her passion for acting, at the urging of her family, to instead pursue a career in academia. Yet within the past few years, she has become one of the most prominent and prolific actresses in the NYC theatre scene, having appeared in colorful Shakespearean productions, avant-garde productions performed in art galleries, readings presented via Zoom, and two plays recently written and produced by host Anthony J. Piccione, among many other things! For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Louise about her late in life career shift, her recent work as a co-writer of a new script about German refugees in the 19th century, how her experience as a German immigrant has informed her work as an artist, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Louise and her work by visiting www.louiseheller.actor. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

57 MINJUN 22
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Episode 8 - Louise Heller

Episode 7 - Shir Kaufman

EEven before moving to NYC to study musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Shir Kaufman was already on her way to becoming a highly accomplished performer, having previously performed at the Habima Theatre, the official national theater in Israel. Now she’s quickly making a name for herself in the United States, as well, as she is seen in more and more theatrical and cabaret productions in NYC. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Shir about her prolific career in NYC theatre and cabaret, her continuing involvement with the Israeli Artists Project, her plans to record her own original music, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Shir and her work by visiting her website at www.shirkaufman.com, and by following her on Facebook @ Shir Kaufman – ShirKi and on Instagram @shirki79. Learn more about the Israeli Artists Project by visiting www.israeliartistsproject.org, and by following them on Facebook @ The Israeli Artists Project – IAP. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

41 MINJUN 15
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Episode 7 - Shir Kaufman

Episode 6 - Ita Korenzecher

ESince moving from Berlin to studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in NYC, Ita Korenzecher has been working nonstop in numerous theatrical and film productions. Within just the past few years, she has portrayed a wide range of different characters, including an innocent teenager, an emotionally broken wife, an evil sociopath, and nearly everything in-between, winning Best Actress awards in four different film festivals along the way. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Ita about what inspired her to leave behind her past career in Germany to pursue her artistic passion in NYC, her recent work on the acclaimed Netflix series Unorthodox, her experiences working with indie theatre companies such as Rising Sun Performance Company​ and Love Creek Productions​, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Ita and her work by visiting www.itakorenzecher.com and by following her on Instagram @itakoren. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

59 MINJUN 8
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Episode 6 - Ita Korenzecher

Episode 5 - Paul Smith

EAfter years of working as a playwright, actor, director & reviewer, Paul Smith decided to take the initiative himself to get a wider variety of plays into print, after seeing too many deserving plays rejected by major publishers such as Samuel French. Today, UK-based digital play publisher Smith Scripts is the home of hundreds of scripts from a diverse range of genres, lengths, and writers from across the world. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Paul about what inspired him to get into the business of play publishing, why some plays get commercially produced over others, what it was like to write a script for Judi Dench, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! To learn more about Smith Scripts, please visit www.smithscripts.co.uk. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

54 MINJUN 1
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Episode 5 - Paul Smith

Episode 4 - Francis Mabborang

EBorn and raised in Manila, Francis Mabborang reached a crossroads in his life, when he had to choose between whether or not to work toward a profitable career in the corporate world or pursue his true passion for the performing arts. Since then, he has gone on to study musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, and his career is quickly taking off as he continues to appear in various theatrical and cabaret productions, even in the increasingly virtual age of the coronavirus pandemic. For this week’s episode, Anthony spoke with Francis about what led him to move to America to pursue a career in theatre and cabaret, the challenges and perspectives that come with being an international artist, his most recent performance experience in a virtual Shakespeare reading, and more! Listen to the full conversation now! Learn more about Francis and his work by visiting www.francismabborang.com, and by following him on Instagram @francismabborang. Follow us on social media for updates on future episodes Facebook – www.facebook.com/indiearttoday Twitter - @indiearttoday Instagram - @indiearttoday Music: “Ethereal Dream” by Dox --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indie-art-today/support

68 MINMAY 25
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Episode 4 - Francis Mabborang
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