Episode #8 “An interview with Kirsten Russell”

This week we are joined by actress, director, writer and producer Kirsten Russell.

Kirsten Russell

Kirsten Russell

Kirsten began as an actress in Miami, Florida where she attended the Performing and Visual Arts High School. She was accepted into California Institute of the Arts and after two years there left for New York City. She spent many years performing off Broadway and eventually began her own theatre company.

Then in 2006 she wrote, produced and directed her first film short, “Valentines”. She followed it by writing and directing her award-winning first feature, “Rabbit Stories”.

She is currently on the festival circuit with her award-winning short “Universal Language” that she wrote and directed in Paris in 2013.

You can watch “Universal Language” -> HERE until June 1st.

"Universal Language"

“Universal Language”

She is currently editing her next short “Like Totally Hot Couple Seeking Same” that she wrote but co-directed with her long-time collaborator, Marcel Simoneau.

"Like totally hot couple seeking same"

“Like totally hot couple seeking same”

I’ve know Kirsten for many moons and she wrote a short film I directed in 2015 “Meet me here” that is now out in the festival circuits.

"Meet me here"

“Meet me here”

You can find Kirsten on facebook on her personal profile and also on her official page and she’s also on Instagram.

This week for Carmine’s Theater Bar Talk, Tom gives his review of “She loves me” on Broadway.

"She loves me"

“She loves me”

For our Popcorn Movie Talk I share my review of “Demolition” directed by Jean-Marc Vallée starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper.

"Demolition"

“Demolition”

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Episode #7 “An interview with Suzie Cho”

This week we had the pleasure to have on the show, the Artistic Director of Full Spectrum Theatre Company, Suzie Cho.

Suzie Cho

Suzie Cho

She’s an incredibly talented actress, singer and producer.

Her acting credits span across film, television and stage, including Law and Order, Inside Amy Schumer, and Spike Lee’s 25th Hour, as well as national commercials.

Suzie is a producer as well whose credits include the development of Broadway’s Irena’s Vow at the Walter Kerr Theatre

Irena's Vow

Irena’s Vow

as well as the original New York premiere of Murder in the First (winner of two Innovative Theatre Awards), and Suzie was lead producer of The Baby Dance with Invictus-Pub Theatre Company, in which she also played the principal role of “Wanda.”

"The Baby Dance" (Suzie Cho & James Farrell)

“The Baby Dance” (Suzie Cho & James Farrell)

Suzie started Full Spectrum Theatre Company to bring diversity on stage in order to broaden perceptions of who looks and sounds American beyond the surface of race, ethnicity and accents. By presenting every day characters with an extended range of diversity, FSTC believes audiences will see characters who are easily relatable through the common experiences of family dynamics, friendships, and growing pains.

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“It is in the full spectrum of the human experience where we find common ground, and which ultimately unites us.” (Full Spectrum Theatre Company)

I’ve know Suzie for many years and I had the pleasure to direct her in Full Spectrum Theatre Company’s first production, “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire.

Rabbit Hole (Suzie Cho & Amar Srivastava) Photo courtesy of Daniel Hurtado

Rabbit Hole (Suzie Cho & Amar Srivastava)
Photo courtesy of Daniel Hurtado

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For this week’s Carmine’s Theater Bar Talk, Tom gives hos review of The Crucible on Broadway.

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And I will, once again, slip into my Binge Watching Pants during the Tv Dinner Talk to discuss all things Bates Motel.

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Episode #6 “Top 3 Film Directors”

In this week’s episode we talk about our top 3 film directors of all times, and it was very hard to only mention 3!

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We discuss some the most iconic movies of these very talented artists and the way they’ve been influencing and inspiring the film scene.

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Episode #5 “Actors who’ve never been nominated for an Oscar and should!”

In this week’s show we talk about some incredible actors who’ve never been nominated for an Oscar…and should.

From John Turturro to Mia Farrow, John Goodman, Danny Glover and (unfortunately) many more…

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We discuss some of their best performances and cult scenes.

Then for the ‘Popcorn Movie Talk‘ I give you my review of “BatmanVSuperman“…can you guess how many gummy bears I give to the movie?

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Tom will take over ‘Carmine’s theater bar talk‘  with the Broadway show “1776“.

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And we both discuss the latest controversy surrounding the “Hamilton” casting notice.

As always we’ll close with our ‘Breakdowns from hell’ segment…and we truly found a couple of jems this week 😉

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