Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Caricature Artist and Actor Justin 'Squigs' Robertson
This week the Broadwaysted crew is painting the town all the colors with theatrical caricature artist and actor Justin "Squigs" Robertson. #EnemyoftheShow (and Kimberly's fiancé) Jay Schmidt again fills in for Kevin who's still in Chicago for the run of his musical "Daphne's Sunset" as the group pours out some beer and wine and lots of laughs. Squigs shares the origin of his nickname, his love of "High Spirits," and his process of immortalizing a show in a drawing.
The gang casts a dream version of "The Music Man" then gives a shout out to the Light Catchers before playing multiple epic Lights of Broadway Show Cards Games--including a take on "Heads Up" and our favorite "Show Cards Against Humanity." Everyone shares their favorite celebrity sighting while seeing a Broadway show (including when #MomOfTheShow @GailACooper high-fived Rosie O'Donnell) and Squigs let's Jay and Kimberly know how fashionable they were when they went to Indochine. Tune in to this picture-perfect episode and join us as we get Broadwaysted!
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Justin "Squigs" Robertson is an acclaimed illustrator and caricaturist specializing in capturing the ephemeral and collaborative art form of theatre. He has been hailed by the New York Times as one of the "Line King's Heirs", carrying on the theatrical caricature traditions exemplified by legendary Times artist Al Hirschfeld. They have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Variety, the Playbill Broadway Yearbook, Jennifer Ashley Tepper's Untold Stories of Broadway series, and in promotional campaigns for Actors' Equity Association (including their "Ask If It's Equity" efforts and the cover of their centennial book Performance of the Century), Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, the Theatre World Awards, and theatrical productions in New York, London, and around the world. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for many years, and now calls New York City his home. Follow him @callmesquigs and follow Lights of Broadway Show Cards @LightsofBway
About the Show:
Broadwaysted: Where we're drunk on Broadway! Literally. This isn't your typical theatre podcast. Come "take a glass together" with us every Tuesday!
Join our cocktail hour as we pour a few rounds, play some games, and chat all things theatre with your favorite members of the Broadway community. From current hits, to past flops, and future stars, Broadwaysted drinks to it all. It's a place to unwind, be yourself, and hang out among friends who love what you love. Feel like you're at the table with your host Bryan Plofsky, co-host Kevin Jaeger, game master Kimberly Cooper, and amazing guests! Let's all get Broadwaysted!