Page To Stage

Aug 03 2020 56 mins 20

Join co-hosts, Mary Dina and Brian Sedita, as they focus the spotlight back on the theatermaker to uncover their process. They speak with folks from the industry who are often not heard from, including stage managers, producers, crew members, administrators, designers, marketers, press agents, and more!







30 - Sean Daniels, Artistic Director/Playwright/Director
Jul 20 2020 58 mins  
Thank you for taking the time to listen to our chat with Sean! If you are listening to this on Apple Podcast, we'd love it if you could share your love in a review! Sean Daniels is a Director, Playwright, Husband. Artistic Director, and most exhaustingly, the father to a toddler. As a writer, he has been produced commercially Off-Broadway by Tony Award-winning Tom Kirdahy, and at Arizona Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, City Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, and Dad's Garage. His play, The White Chip, was a New York Times Critics Pick and is in talks to return when theater does. As a director, he has directed at theaters such as the Manhattan Theatre Club (Off-Broadway), The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, to the West End in London. Sean has been named "one of the top fifteen up and coming artists in the U.S., whose work will be transforming America's stages for decades to come" and "One of 7 people reshaping and revitalizing the American musical" by American Theatre Magazine. He is the Artistic Director of Arizona Theatre Company, where he first fell in love with a theatre as a kid, though he is a native Floridian, having gone to high school and college there (Go Nobles!). www.arizonatheatre.org @ArizonaTheatre @SeanDDaniels Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast





28 - Max Vernon, Composer/Lyricist/Playwright/Performer
Jun 22 2020 56 mins  
Thank you for taking the time to listen to our chat with Max. We appreciate you spending your time with us! If you are listening to this on Apple Podcast, we'd love it if you could share your love in a review! Max Vernon (Book, Music & Lyrics) is a 3 time Drama Desk nominee, Out100 Honoree, and recipient of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Richard Rodgers Award, Jonathan Larson Grant, New York Stage and Film's Founders Award, New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, and the JFund Award from the Jerome Foundation. They have been a Dramatist Guild Theatre Fellow, MacDowell Fellow, and an artist in residence at Berkeley Rep, Ars Nova, Kimmel Center (viaThe Public Theater), Disney Creative Entertainment, and Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, among others. Their musical, The View UpStairs, ran 105 performances Off-Broadway and will have sixteen new productions around the world in 2017-2019; original cast recording on Broadway Records. Their other musical, KPOP, enjoyed a sold-out, extended run at Ars Nova this past October and was the most nominated Off-Broadway show of the 2017-2018 season. Max is also an acclaimed cabaret artist. Notable concert performances include a sold out 6 month residency at Joe’s Pub of the Public Theater (“Existential Life Crisis Lullaby”), Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. www.maxvernon.com Instagram: @frauleinsallybowels Twitter: @maxvernon Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


27 - Happy Birthday To Us!
May 25 2020 58 mins  
Thank you for taking the time to listen to our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE. We appreciate that you've decided to share your time with us! In this special birthday episode, co-hosts Brian and Mary celebrate with a few games, recap from this year, and set goals for the next 365 days. If you are listening to this on Apple Podcast, we'd love it if you could share your love in a review! Mary Elizabeth Dina lives in New York City where she works for Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport (Once On This Island, Spring Awakening, Daddy Long Legs). Mary is the co-host of the theatre podcast, Page To Stage: A Conversation with Theatre Makers and continues to freelance photography and social media marketing. Formerly, Mary worked in the Development office at Bucks County Playhouse and worked as a director and dramaturg. She has an MA from Montclair State University and a BA from University of Delaware. Brian Sedita grew up in northern New Jersey, graduated from Montclair State University where he earned his BFA in Acting, and presently considers himself an actor/director…or a director/actor depending on how you look at it! Brian is the co-host of the podcast, Page To Stage: A Conversation with Theatre Makers. As a theatre artist, Brian hopes to show audiences the world from someone else’s perspective – to engage with audiences by opening their eyes and hearts to another person’s emotions, thoughts, or way of life. “Let’s flip stigmas, stereotypes, and expectations through theatre!” Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


26 - Margo Seibert, Actor/Singer-Songwriter
May 11 2020 61 mins  
Thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode. We appreciate that you shared your time with us. If you listened on Apple Podcast, we'd love it if you could share your love in a review. Margo Seibert has proven herself to be a uniquely captivating and versatile performer, writer, and activist. After originating the role of “Jane” in Broadway’s first a cappella musical, IN TRANSIT, she recently co-starred in Dave Malloy’s world premiere OCTET at Signature Theatre in New York and released her debut album “77th Street”on Yellow Sound Label . She is perhaps best known for her critically acclaimed performance as “Adrian” in the Broadway musical ROCKY. After graduating with a degree in International Relations from American University, Margo began her acting career in the D.C. Theatre scene, seamlessly transitioning between plays and musicals at Signature Theatre, Folger Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Olney Theatre Center and the Shakespeare Theatre. Margo moved to New York after appearing in Mary Zimmerman’s CANDIDE at the Goodman in Chicago, and has continued her multifaceted career performing in plays at Playwright’s Horizons Rattlestick, The Women's Project, and Weston Playhouse, and starring in musicals at The Paper Mill Playhouse, A.C.T, and Two River Theater. She can also been seen on television in “Boardwalk Empire,” “Elementary,” “Instinct,” and “The Good Cop.” Margo is also the co-founder of the organization RACKET, whose goal is to make as much noise about periods as it takes to normalize the conversation and draw attention to under-prioritized menstrual hygiene needs. Since inception, Margo has collected hundreds of thousands of menstrual hygiene products for transient menstruators in need, and helped eliminate the tax on those products in NY State. Keep up with Margo: @margo_seibert & www.margoseibert.com To listen to Margo's album, 77th Street, click here! Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast






23 - Eliza Ohman, Performer/Choreographer
Mar 30 2020 31 mins  
Thank you for listening to this episode. We hope you enjoy it! A note about this week's episode: This is a recorded conversation from Broadway Podcast Network HQ at BroadwayCon 2020. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this conversation where we'll talk about her role as Associate Choreographer for the Broadway production of SIX. Eliza Ohman is a New York City based performer and the US Associate Choreographer for SIX: The Musical. Most recently seen in the Chita Rivera Award winning Original Broadway Company of King Kong and previously Dance Captain and Universal Swing in Hamilton: An American Musical on Broadway, she had the great privilege of working closely with the original creative team and assisted in setting Hamilton’s 2nd National Tour. As Dance Captain she taught new company members the show, ran rehearsals for the offstage company, and assisted in the auditions for all four North American productions. Eliza began dancing at the age of 3 in her home state of Colorado. She trained at a local studio and toured nationally with Prof. Robert L. Reed’s tap company the St. Louis Hoofers Club. After high school she moved to New York City where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Media, Culture, and the Arts from The King’s College and received further training from the Professional Semester Program at Broadway Dance Center. Through BDC’s program she gained representation from Clear Talent Group and booked her first NYC job in the Ensemble of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In addition to theatre, Eliza also works commercially. Some career favorites include the Emmy award winning Fosse/Verdon (FX), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), Saturday Night Live (NBC), Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC), America’s Got Talent (NBC), Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), and more! She’s danced in a number of music videos, one of her favorites being Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You”—a day where she spent the morning teaching Carly Rae, Tom Hanks, and Justin Bieber the choreography, and the afternoon filming outside in New York City on the coldest recorded day of 2016. Through all these experiences, Eliza has developed close relationships with award winning director/choreographers such as Andy Blankenbuehler, Thomas Kail, Marguerite Derricks, Kat Burns, Linda Haberman, Denis Jones, Noemie Lafrance, Susan Misner, and Drew McOnie. These experiences encourage Eliza to remain as diverse as possible in both her training and teaching. She’s an enthusiastic teacher who focuses on the importance of storytelling through dance. She’s taught at studios/programs around the country, but most recently at Broadway Dance Center, Marymount Manhattan College, and is a guest faculty member for Intrigue Dance Intensive. Always looking to grow as an artist, Eliza continues to train, teach, and perform in New York. Instagram - @elizaohman. Keep up with Eliza on Instagram: @elizaohman Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


22 - Stevie Coleman, Account Executive (SpotCo)
Mar 16 2020 59 mins  
Thank you for listening to this episode. We hope you enjoy it! A note about this week's episode: We sat down with Stevie before the CoronaVirus shut down Broadway and you'll notice that our conversation reflects that. We are sad to hear that Broadway has been shut down through April 12, 2020 but we know this decision has been made for the health and wellness of the entire Broadway community, as well as New York City; and for that we are grateful. That being said, we hope that when Broadway does reopen, you'll be able to support these New York shows, like Beetlejuice! Stevie Coleman is an Account Executive at SpotCo, a leading advertising and marketing agency that specializes in entertainment. In her role, she facilitates internal and external communications for Broadway shows like Beetlejuice, off-Broadway shows like Trevor, and institutions like Lincoln Center Theater and Audible. Favorite projects during her time at SpotCo include the 2019 Tony Campaign for the Ferryman and Beetlejuice’s 31 consecutive days of fan activations during the month of October 2019. Prior to joining the agency, she held positions at Carolina Performing Arts, Derris brand consultancy, and Bronze Magazine. Outside of the office, Stevie takes in shows for both business and pleasure. In the future, she aspires to produce theater that tells meaningful, inclusive, and original stories that both illuminate and celebrate our differences. Learn more about Stevie and her projects! Instagram: @steviecoleman Get tickets to see Beetlejuice: www.beetlejuicebroadway.com Check out the Beetlejuice on social media too: @beetlejuicebway Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


21 - Kevin Ray Johnson, Playwright/Actor/Blogger
Mar 02 2020 44 mins  
Kevin Ray Johnson is a Singer, Playwright, Actor and Director. He was most recently a Standby in George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center which ran until February 15th, 2020. He is also the playwright of A (Funny) Imagination! - An unauthorized parody based on characters from the cartoon 'Doug'. which will be performing a three-show run with New York Theater Festival 2020 Winterfest at The Hudson Guild Theatre. Kevin is most known for his coming-of-age drama that he began working on when he was 19 titled The Unpredictable Times. It has has has been presented in readings and workshops at Broadway's Hudson Theatre, The Kennedy Center in their annual page-to-stage festival, The Dixon Place (which featured Tony Award-Nominee Alex Brightman), and more! Kevin also writes for OnStage Blog, providing content for their profiles page. In his "5 Questions" series, Kevin has had the privilege interviewing over 60 performers from Broadway, The West End, Off-Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, International and National Tours, and regionally! To learn more about Kevin & his projects... Facebook: www.facebook.com/KevinRayActor The Unpredictable Times: www.theunpredictabletimesplay.com "5 Questions" blog series: www.onstageblog.com To see A (Funny) Imagination during its run at the New York Theater Festival, visit: www.newyorktheaterfestival.com/funny-imagination Want more of Page To Stage?! Follow us on Social! @PageToStage on Instagram and Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


20 - Meghan Finn, Artistic Director/Director
Feb 17 2020 71 mins  
Meghan Finn is the Artistic Director of The Tank. Her work has been seen at the Tank, the V&A, Serpentine Galleries, The Wexner Center, SCAD, The Logan Center for the Arts, Museo Jumex Mexico City, The Power Plant, Canadian Stage, Carnegie Mellon, Brooklyn College, MIT, the Great Plains Theater Conference and others. She has directed three world premieres by playwright Mac Wellman, including most recently The Invention of Tragedy at The Flea. Finn is currently directing the world premiere of I am Nobody a new musical by Greg Kotis at The Tank; as well as The Nine Dreams: Blake & the Apocalypse by writer Nick Flynn as an immersive performance installation at The Silos at Sawyer Yards for CounterCurrent Festival, Houston. She is a frequent collaborator of conceptual artist and sculptor Pedro Reyes, and directed DOOMOCRACY for Creative Time. She has collaborated with photographer Mitch Epstein on a live performance with cellist Erik Friedlander as well as premieres by Erin Courtney, Peggy Stafford, Gary Winter, Ben Gassman, Alexandra Collier, Carl Holder, Eliza Bent and Cori Copp. WHEN WE WENT ELECTRONIC by Caitlyn Saylor Stephens which premiered at The Tank in 2018 will tour in 2020 to ART HOUSE, The Koun Theater in Athens Greece and OnStage! Festival Rome. Check out all The Tank has to offer at www.thetanknyc.org Check out The Tank's Podcast, TANKED. Go check out the shows she's working on: I Am Nobody by Greg Kotis | March 5 - 28, 2020 When We Went Electronic by Caitlin Saylor Stephens | March 19 - April 5, 2020 The Nine Dreams: Blake & the Apocalypse by Nick Flynn Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


19 - Tyler Mount, Producer/Social Media and Digital Strategist
Feb 03 2020 63 mins  
Tyler Mount is a Tony-winning producer and one of the industry’s most noted social influencers. As the creator of The Tyler Mount Vlog, he has been seen by over three million people in 168 countries world-wide, and has served as an influencer for hundreds of Broadway productions and prestigious international brands. Featured by both The New York Times and Forbes Magazine, his series has featured such noted industry professionals including Gloria Estefan, Perez Hilton, Jerry Mitchell, Lin Manuel-Miranda, and Billy Porter. Tyler is an industry-leading expert in growing your social following and reaching your target audience. His work in the theatre community is far-reaching, serving as an influencer and spokesperson for such esteemed organizations as the Junior Theatre Festival, BroadwayCon, The Drama League, and The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards. Mount’s Broadway credits include: Hadestown, The Inheritance, Once On This Island, On Your Feet: The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, An American in Paris, Viva Broadway: Gloria Estefan LIVE!, and The Cradle Will Rock starring Patti LuPone. Connect with Tyler! @TylerGMount / www.marqueechannel.com Go support Tyler's shows currently running on Broadway: Hadestown (Tony Award-winning) The Inheritance Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast









15 - Rob Rokicki, Composer/Lyricist
Dec 09 2019 55 mins  
Rob Rokicki is composer/lyricist whose shows have been nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel, and Off-Broadway Alliance awards. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Actor's Equity, and an alum of the Tony Award-winning BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing workshop. As a writer, Rob wrote the music and lyrics for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, for Theatreworks USA (book by Joe Tracz), which is now playing on BROADWAY at the Longacre Theatre until January 5, 2020. Rob’s graphic novel musical MONSTERSONGS received a World Premiere Recording from Broadway Records in 2017 and was part of the prestigious NAMT festival in 2018. It is currently being developed as a virtual reality video game. Rob’s musical, LOVE, NY (co-written with Mike Ruby) won the 2009 American Harmony Award and was presented at New World Stages (NY), Curtain Call (CT), and Oklahoma University. Rob has had work featured in the York's NEO series, at Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, Ars Nova & at universities internationally. As an actor, Rob has performed in national tours, including the EVITA 25th Anniversary Tour directed by Hal Prince and MISS SAIGON. Rob was featured in the televised concert of SOUTH PACIFIC at Carnegie Hall and has many Off-Broadway and New York workshop credits. Regional credits include Gaston in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (received a Carbonell Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor); Trevor Graydon in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and many others. Theaters include: The Fulton Opera, North Shore Music Theatre, Music Theatre of Wichita, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, West Virginia Public Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, The Actors’ Playhouse in Florida and the Mountain Playhouse in Pennsylvania. As a music director, Rob music directed the New York premiere of Departure Lounge (directed by Christopher Gattelli) at The Public Theater; Joe Iconis' ReWrite (also arranged for Samuel French) at The Goodspeed Opera; Hairspray, at the John W. Engeman Theater, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, at TriArts at Sharon Playhouse and others. Connect with Rob: @rrokicks or www.robertrokicki.com Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast


14 - Hunter Arnold, Theatrical Producer
Nov 25 2019 67 mins  
Select Broadway and West End: Slava's SnowShow, The Inheritance (Olivier Award); Hadestown (Tony Award); Once on This Island (Tony Award); Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Award); Kinky Boots (Tony Award, Olivier Award); Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony nomination); The Visit (Tony nomination); Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination); Anastasia; Moulin Rouge!; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Tina—The Musical; Betrayal; Pretty Woman; The Jungle; The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?; Disaster!; It’s Only a Play; The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors. In addition to his producing projects, Hunter is the founder and CEO of ARTech Holdings, LLC, an incubator and holding company focused on generating technologies to support the live arts community. Amongst ARTech’s offerings is the premier theatrical ticketing and web presence software for schools and small theatre companies, www.OnTheStage.com. Hunter is also a General Partner with the Broadway Strategic Return Fund, the first focused, vertically-integrated, profit-driven evergreen hedge fund for accredited investors to capture exceptional returns from investments in Broadway musicals and plays. Hunter earned his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial Business from DePaul University and his Master’s in Business Administration from TRIUM, a joint program representing NYU Stern School of Business, H.E.C. Paris and the London School of Economics. He is a frequent lecturer and guest professor on Entertainment Trends and Economics, Commercial Theatre and Working in The Arts. Connect with Hunter: @HunterCArnold Follow us: PAGE TO STAGE: Instagram or Facebook MARY DINA: Instagram or Twitter BRIAN SEDITA: Instagram or Website BROADWAY PODCAST NETWORK: Website or Instagram #PageToStagePodcast































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