Like previous State of the Union addresses, My Beloved Americans begins with an exploration of the crucial questions our nation must address together or face the harrowing consequences. With so many challenges ahead, the choices we make now will affect the future of this country. Will Americans step up to face our crisis of belonging? You decide.
In this episode, we talk to Jasmine Joshua and Harry Turpin of the Reboot Theatre Company and dive straight into the tough questions that are on our minds: What are we doing (about all the major issues this country is having...but also, what's for dinner?!), and Are we too different (to pull ourselves together to solve these issues?!). Take a listen through iTunes and "like" or leave a comment." Or, listen below.
This Week's Guests
Jasmine Joshua (they/them)
Jasmine is a nonbinary transmasculine Seattle actor, writer, director, and producer. They have performed roles at Book-It, Intiman, STAGEright, Seattle Musical Theatre, and Bainbridge Performing Arts. Jasmine has directed for Reboot (Private Lives, Cabaret), Cafe Nordo (The Christmas Killings at Corgi Cliffs), Midnight Rice Productions (Two Kids Who Blow Shit Up), and Twelfth Night Productions (Love, Loss, and What I Wore). They studied with the Larry Moss Studio, the Groundlings, and Jet City Improv, and graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to moving to Seattle, they were a publicist at an entertainment PR agency in the San Francisco Bay Area where they handled PR for Broadway tours, LORT theatres, community theatres, ballet, opera, and a monster truck rally. They are currently writing book/music/lyrics for a transgender musical as a part of the 5th Avenue Theatre’s First Draft Program.
Harry Turpin (he/his)
Harry has been involved in the theatre community for over 20 years as a performer and director/choreographer. He has worked on both regional and national levels, with appearances and work seen at the 5th Avenue Theatre Village Theatre, Twelfth Night Productions, Seattle Musical Theatre, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, and SecondStory Repertory. Harry is an award-winning director (People’s Choice Gregory, Seattle Best of the Fest), and has directed both Fly By Night and Little Shop of Horrors for Reboot. Harry is an audition/acting coach and can be reached at Harry.turpin.com or facebook.com/harryturpindirector. See you at the Theatre!
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