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Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

May 21, 2024

Another episode in our "Behind the Curtain" series on the professionals working backstage to make theater happen has aired. This one features Costume Designer Casey Watkins. Learn what she is responsible for in a production, what is her process for designing costumes, how does she research period pieces and some...


May 14, 2024

Continuing our "behind the curtain" chats with those theatrical professionals who make theater happen backstage, we welcome to the show Sound Designer Bailey Gafeney. Find out what exactly a sounder designer is responsible for, the tricks and insight into "underscoring" a production, what is her process for...


May 7, 2024

Actor and Chair of the Black Mountain Center for the Arts John Hall joined us on the show to talk about his unique journey into the theater world, the mission, background and upcoming events at the Center, and details about his role(s) in the regional premiere of "Popcorn Falls" (2 actors playing about 20 characters)....


Apr 30, 2024

Technical Theater professional Sylvia J. Pierce appeared as a guest on the podcast as part of our series on the "behind the curtain" magic that happens to make a theatrical production happen. She enlightens about what exactly a technical theater professional is responsible for, with particular insight into a props...


Apr 23, 2024

This is another episode featuring the "behind-the-scenes" theater professionals who are critical to bringing a production to the stage. This week we get the inside scoop on lighting and visual media design from CJ Barnwell. Find out how he ended up in this field, his process for designing, what exactly a...