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I Wish I Knew: Being a Sound Engineer and I.A.T.S.E. Leader with Amanda Sager

I Wish I knew is back this month, brought to you from my couch and social distancing! I’m here to inspire you with the incredible Amanda Sager (she/her/hers), a sound engineer and the President of I.A.T.S.E. Local 154. If you are interested in technical theater, this one is for you! Amanda talks about how she got into sound, the difference between a sound designer and a sound engineer, what it’s like being female-identified in a male dominated field, and when is it right to join the union. Amanda is so inspiring, please read and share her story!
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I Wish I Knew: Being a Swing in Hamilton with Christopher Henry Young

Obsessed with Hamilton? Ever wonder what a “swing” is and how it differs from an “understudy”? Want some tips on how to prepare for a national tour? This month on I Wish I Knew, we speak to actor, dancer, choreographer and coach extraordinaire Christopher Henry Young about his experience being a swing in the sit-down production of Hamilton in San Francisco. Take a read!
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I Wish I Knew: Diversity in Casting with Victor Vazquez

I Wish I Knew interviews Victor Vazquez, a casting director based in NYC. Victor’s company, X Casting, is dedicated to equity, diversity, inclusion, collective liberation, and anti racism. He takes us through his journey from athlete in Compton and South Central Los Angeles to Casting Director at Arena Stage and now a business owner and Oxford grad. Victor is an inspiration to anyone looking to make a difference and have a voice in the arts community of 2020 and beyond. Take a read!
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I Wish I Knew: The imposter syndrome of being a replacement with Nemuna Ceesay

This week on I Wish I Knew, I interviewed my own brain! Fresh off a tour where I was a replacement in the show, I have a lot of thoughts on what it’s like to be a replacement. I go diary style and get kind of vulnerable. I discuss therapy, imposter syndrome and the audition process, and then end with all of the amazing things I learned about myself along the way. If you’ve ever been a replacement, are about to be, or are just curious, take a read!

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