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I Wish I Knew: Serving Community with JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell

This week in I Wish I Knew land, blogger Nemuna Ceesay dives into what it means to foster community with JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. JaMeeka is the Founder and Artistic Director of Black Ops Theatre Company in Durham, North Carolina. She is dedicated to telling Black stories for the Black Community of Durham, while also being a freelance director and a mother. Find out how JaMeeka started her company, what she finds to be the hardest part of being a freelance director, why engaging with her community is so important, and so much more.
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I Wish I Knew: 7 things to know as a director! Interview with Jeffrey Lo

Jeffrey Lo is a Filipino-American playwright and director, and the casting director at the soon-to-be Tony Award winning TheatreWorks Silicone Valley! J Lo (as he’s lovingly known by his friends), gives an incredibly detailed, thoughtful, wise interview about how playwriting led him to directing, why we still have a long way to go to achieving equity and inclusion in the theater, the difference in directing new works vs. classical works, and much, much more. If you’re interested in directing, playwriting, acting, or anything else, this is the interview for you!
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I Wish I Knew: Interview with Director Amy Anders Corcoran

This week on I Wish I Knew, a blog dedicated to inspiring young artists on their paths to success, I got to interview the fabulous director Amy Anders Corcoran! Amy is a freelance director, the New Musicals Consultant at La Jolla Playhouse and was recently Associate Director of Escape to Margaritaville on Broadway. She is one of my favorite people, one of my mentors, and has a way of distilling wisdom in a way that is simple, clear and illuminating. Take a look!
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I Wish I Knew: Interview with Artistic Director Sam White

Welcome to the third installment of I Wish I Knew, a monthly blog dedicated to sharing wisdom from artists around the country to up and coming theater makers, film makers, producers, directors, actors…you name it! This month I had the honor of interviewing my friend and colleague, Sam White (she/her/hers), the founding artistic director of Shakespeare in Detroit and a freelance director. She is one of those amazing humans who either has a clone, a time-turner (shout out to Harry Potter fans) or just an extraordinary ability to do a lot of things a lot of the time. Check out Sam’s interview!
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I Wish I Knew: Interview with Casting Director Cathy Reinking

I Wish I Knew is back this week! A new blog dedicated to interviewing people in the theater and on camera business to get some answers about their journeys through the industry, I thought it would be awesome to interview my casting director friend Cathy Reinking (she/her/hers). As an actor, I’ve spent a lot of my career thinking casting directors were the untouchable, unreadable keepers of the gate to success. They seem scary and intimidating. But then I met Cathy who is one of the most open, nonthreatening casting directors I know. Like a lot of casting directors (seriously!) she is an advocate for artists. Whether you are an actor wanting to know more about what casting directors do, or you want to be a casting director yourself, I think you’ll find Cathy’s interview eye opening.

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