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Oklahoma Interviews

Artist Spotlight - Tristan Hill Interview Artist Spotlight - Tristan Hill
by Adrienne Proctor - May 27, 2020, Oklahoma

The Artist Spotlight Series continues with Tristan Hill. Oklahoma native and UCO graduate, Tristan has hopes for the post-pandemic future and is planning the next step in his career! Read his exclusive Q&A here....
Artist Spotlight - Easton Edwards Interview Artist Spotlight - Easton Edwards
by Adrienne Proctor - May 26, 2020, Oklahoma

The Artist Spotlight Series featuring univeristy level, recent graduate, and professional artists who are up and coming in the local theatre scene. Easton Edwards graduated from UCO's Musical Theatre Program in May 2020....
GOING DARK, Part 22 - Shaun Taylor-Corbett Interview GOING DARK, Part 22 - Shaun Taylor-Corbett
by Adrienne Proctor - May 24, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK is an exclusive interview series, highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 shutdown on the performing arts. Artists all over the country are out of work and voiceless during an unprecedented pandemic. GOING DARK gives their voices back. Part 22 features Broadway actor and writer Shaun Tayl...
GOING DARK, Part 21 - Andrew Lewis Interview GOING DARK, Part 21 - Andrew Lewis
by Adrienne Proctor - May 07, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK is an exclusive interview series that continues to highlight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the performing arts. Out of work artists are lending their voices and telling their stories. Part 21 features OCU student Andrew Lewis. This is GOING DARK....
GOING DARK, Part 20 - Collin O'Neill Interview GOING DARK, Part 20 - Collin O'Neill
by Adrienne Proctor - May 04, 2020, Oklahoma

As the U.S. enters a new milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, GOING DARK reaches its own milestone. Part 20 of this exclusive interview series features NYC based actor and OCU alum Collin O'Neill. In his own words, he describes his experience with a pandemic that hit close to home. These are the real...
GOING DARK, Part 19 - Caleb Barnett Interview GOING DARK, Part 19 - Caleb Barnett
by Adrienne Proctor - April 27, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK Part 19 features UCO Musical Theatre Student Caleb Barnett. In the wake of COVID-19, university and professional productions are cancelled, indefinitely. Artists are out of work, making this unprecedented time especially trying. These stories are real, honest tellings of their experiences...
GOING DARK, Part 18 - Melissa Campbell Interview GOING DARK, Part 18 - Melissa Campbell
by Adrienne Proctor - April 25, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK Part 18 features Oklahoma City University Senior Melissa Campbell. In her own words, she describes the impact of COVID-19 on her life, career, and her senior year and upcoming graduation. These are the real, human stories behind a cruel and relentless pandemic. This is GOING DARK....
GOING DARK, Part 17 - Maryjane Burton Interview GOING DARK, Part 17 - Maryjane Burton
by Adrienne Proctor - April 07, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK Part 17 features Choctaw High School Performing Arts Director Maryjane Burton. This exclusive interview series features out-of-work performing artists and their COVID-19 impact stories. In their own words, they explain the hardships faced during this uncertain time. These are the real hum...
GOING DARK, Part 16 - John Furey Interview GOING DARK, Part 16 - John Furey
by Adrienne Proctor - April 02, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK is an exclusive interview series that lets performing artists explain the impact of COVID-19 on their lives and careers. The virus is worse than originally expected. With no end in sight, there is no promise of when or if the theatres will reopen. These are the raw, unfiltered, emotional ...
GOING DARK, Part 15 - Jake Rydell Interview GOING DARK, Part 15 - Jake Rydell
by Adrienne Proctor - April 01, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK is an exclusive interview series highlighting the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts, and namely on the artists. Out of work artists are lending their voices to explain the personal and professional implications from this unprecedented pandemic. Part 15 features actor Jake Rydell. ...
GOING DARK, Part 14 - Sam Brinkley Interview GOING DARK, Part 14 - Sam Brinkley
by Adrienne Proctor - April 01, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK is an exclusive interview series, conducted during an unprecedented global pandemic. COVID-19 related cancellations have effectively ended the theatre industry as we know it, and there's no guarantee of when (or if) it'll be restored. These are the stories of the out-of-work artists and t...
GOING DARK, Part 13 - Blake Sauceda Interview GOING DARK, Part 13 - Blake Sauceda
by Adrienne Proctor - March 31, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK is an exclusive interview series. COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on the United States in more ways than one. Performing artists everywhere are out of work, with no timelines for when their careers will be restored. Part 13 features Oklahoma City University Theatre student Blake Sauceda. This ...
GOING DARK, Part 12 - Maggie Spicer Brown Interview GOING DARK, Part 12 - Maggie Spicer Brown
by Adrienne Proctor - March 28, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK Part 12 features Maggie Spicer Brown. GOING DARK is an exclusive interview series that focuses on out-of-work artists and technicians who are affected professionally and personally by the COVID-19 pandemic. These are the real, human stories behind COVID-19. This is GOING DARK....
GOING DARK, Part 11 - Emily Pace and Taylor Ratliff Interview GOING DARK, Part 11 - Emily Pace and Taylor Ratliff
by Adrienne Proctor - March 27, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK Part 11 features Emily J. Pace and Taylor Ratliff. In their own words, they explain the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their careers in the performing arts. The world is on hold, and with that, thousands of performers are out of work. These are the real stories behind COVID-19. This i...
GOING DARK, Part 10 - Kristin Küns Interview GOING DARK, Part 10 - Kristin Küns
by Adrienne Proctor - March 25, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK part 10 features OKC based performer Kristin Küns. In her own words, she explains the affect of the COVID-19 impact on her career and the theatre world at large. These are the real, unfiltered stories behind COVID-19 in the United States. This is GOING DARK....
GOING DARK, Part 9 - Tyler Treat and Ellie Valdez Interview GOING DARK, Part 9 - Tyler Treat and Ellie Valdez
by Adrienne Proctor - March 24, 2020, Oklahoma

The GOING DARK interview series focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic impact on the performing arts. As the pandemic worsens, performing artists all over the country are left out of work and voiceless. This exclusive interview series gives an 'in their own words' account on the professional and personal ...
GOING DARK, Part 8 - Gavin Guthrie Interview GOING DARK, Part 8 - Gavin Guthrie
by Adrienne Proctor - March 22, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK is an exclusive interview series that focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the performing arts. Part 8 of GOING DARK features OKC based actor Gavin Guthrie. These unfiltered interviews show the real, human side of COVID-19. This is GOING DARK....
GOING DARK, Part 7 - Jonah White and Cam Taylor Interview GOING DARK, Part 7 - Jonah White and Cam Taylor
by Adrienne Proctor - March 21, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK is an exclusive interview series that explores the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the performing arts. Artists explain the personal and professional ramifications of cancellations, postponements, and uncertainty in the wake of COVID-19. This is GOING DARK....
GOING DARK, Part 6 - Ian Marcontell and Jimmy Mavrikes Interview GOING DARK, Part 6 - Ian Marcontell and Jimmy Mavrikes
by Adrienne Proctor - March 19, 2020, Oklahoma

New York City based actor Ian Marcontell and DC based actor/director Jimmy Mavrikes give their take on COVID-19 and its effect on the performing arts. As theatres across the country shut their doors, artists are left voiceless in the face of an uncertain future. This exclusive interview series give ...
GOING DARK Series - Writers and Artists Share Their COVID-19 Impact Stories Interview GOING DARK Series - Writers and Artists Share Their COVID-19 Impact Stories
by Adrienne Proctor - March 18, 2020, Oklahoma

Part five of the GOING DARK interview series includes an arts writer who lost his job in the wake of COVID-19, along with two actors who've suffered a similar fate. The world waits in isolation while theatres around the country shut their doors indefinitely. These are the real stories behind COVID-1...
The GOING DARK Interview series continues with Donald Jordan, Tristan Hill, and Graem Interview The GOING DARK Interview series continues with Donald Jordan, Tristan Hill, and Graeme Morrison
by Adrienne Proctor - March 17, 2020, Oklahoma

An artistic director, a professional actor/singer, and a musical theatre performance student give their take on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it's impacting the performing arts. Their stories are unique, yet similar. They've all faced cancelled shows, seasons, and auditions. These are the real stori...
 GOING DARK with Seattle Based Artist Zandi Carlson Interview GOING DARK with Seattle Based Artist Zandi Carlson
by Adrienne Proctor - March 17, 2020, Oklahoma

GOING DARK is a special interview series. In this interview, Seattle based artist Zandi Carlson tells her story and how she's been personally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. She also gives insight into the atmosphere of the Seattle theatre community. Seattle is Ground Zero for COVID-19 in the Uni...
Breaking Down the Breakdown with Hedwig: Inch by Angry Inch Host Jonfen Parker Interview Breaking Down the Breakdown with Hedwig: Inch by Angry Inch Host Jonfen Parker
by Adrienne Proctor - February 16, 2020, Oklahoma

Hedwig: Inch by Angry Inch is a bi-monthly(ish) podcast that breaks down the Critierion Collection Blu-Ray of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask's hit punk rock musical turned 2001 sleeper hit of a movie. Jonfen Parker hosts the podcast and their exclusive interview c...
Beneath the glue stick and glitter with Eric Ulloa of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at Ly Interview Beneath the glue stick and glitter with Eric Ulloa of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at Lyric Theatre Of Oklahoma
by Chelcy Harrell - October 28, 2019, Oklahoma

BWW met with Lyric Theatre's own Frank-N-Furter, Eric Ulloa, for an in-depth look beneath the layers of glue stick and glitter at Ulloa's physical and mental transformation into the cult classic's sweet transvestite....
BWW Meets with Ronn Burton Creator of PRESENCE, a New Show that Encourages Audiences Interview BWW Meets with Ronn Burton Creator of PRESENCE, a New Show that Encourages Audiences to keep their Phones On
by Chelcy Harrell - September 24, 2019, Oklahoma

BWW meets with Ronn Burton creator of PRESENCE, a new show that encourages audiences to keep their phones on....
Creative Team of HONEY, AN IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE, Presented by Fresh Paint and Oklaho Interview Creative Team of HONEY, AN IMMERSIVE PERFORMANCE, Presented by Fresh Paint and Oklahoma Contemporary
by Ronn Burton - June 14, 2018, Oklahoma

Ronn Burton, Regional Contributing Editor for BroadwayWorld Oklahoma, sat down with members of the creative team for HONEY, an original devised play from Fresh Paint Performance Lab, commissioned by Oklahoma Contemporary's Women In Performance series....
OKC Broadway's Elizabeth Gray on Bringing Variety and World Class Entertainment to Civic Center Music Hall
by Robert Barossi - April 07, 2017, Oklahoma

If you caught the recent touring productions of Pippin or Motown: The Musical at Civic Center Music Hall, you've also been part of the first season for OKC Broadway presenting Broadway productions at the Music Hall. This young organization, formed through a partnership between the Civic Center Music...
Cast and Creatives of CityRep's MR. BURNS Discuss the 'Average, Everyday, Post-Apocalyptic, Mind-Bending' Oklahoma Premiere Production
by Ronn Burton - February 23, 2017, Oklahoma

CityRep presents the Oklahoma premiere of the Off-Broadway hit MR. BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY. Members of the cast (Bob Hess, Kris Schinske, and Paul T. Taylor) and creative team (Donald Jordan and Daniel Leeman Smith) sat down with BroadwayWorld to discuss the relevance and delightful absurdity of...
Stars Of CityRep's A TUNA CHRISTMAS On The Southern-Fried Charm Of Their Special Holiday Show
by Ronn Burton - November 30, 2016, Oklahoma

CityRep is bringing back their much-adored show, A Tuna Christmas, to delight Oklahoma City audiences yet again. The stars of the show, Donald Jordan and Jonathan Beck Reed, checked in with BroadwayWorld before one of their rehearsals to share their favorite memories of past productions, the challen...