Matt Boyle presents: One on One
Everyone’s got a story to tell. Matt sits down and chats with folks from all walks of life and talks about their journey, which are both uniquely individual and at the same time universal; and ideas that are bigger than all of us. Hear their stories and thoughts and find out how you connect with Matt and his guests.
10/13/19 Episode 27
Katie Malinson and Matt Boyle visit THE FUTURE (of playwrighting)!!! (pt. 2) The co-hosts sit down with Bella Poynton and Jon Elston, founders of the Medaille Summer Theatre Camp and two of the program’s young playwright prodigies, Georgia A, Bontempo and Noah I. Kotzin. We have a reading of Kotzin’s The Exploding House and we watch video outtakes for Bontempo’s Diseasical! A Capstone Musical.
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10/13/19 Episode 26
Matt Boyle and Katie Malinson visit THE FUTURE (of playwrighting)!!! (pt. 1) The co-hosts sit down with Bella Poynton and Jon Elston, founders of the Medaille Summer Theatre Camp and two of the program’s young playwright prodigies, Ellen Yanko and Daltin Danser. We have readings of Yanko’s How to Dig a Hole and Danser’s From a Block of Marble.
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10/13/19 Episode 25
Matt interviews the founders of Green Buffalo, Ellen Scherer and Madison Sedlor along with part of the creative team for Green Buffalo’s upcoming Spooky One-Act Play Festival: playwrights Emily Bystrak and j. Snodgrass; and director, Zack Hatrick.
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9/8/19 Episode 24
The one, the only Katie Mallinson, director and dramaturg discusses the art of directing for the theater, the Queen City Playwrights, her work with various theater companies, directing Equivocation, The Nether, Deathtrap, and Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, and her thoughts on Shaw and Ibsen and Strindberg, oh my!
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9/8/19 Epsiode 23
Matt interviews 2/3rd of the directorial artistic team (Tom Durham, the director and Bob Sowyrda, the music director) and three of the leads (Danielle Burning (Alice) , Rebecca Runge (Lucy) and Eric Glynn (Jimmy Ray) bringing Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical, Bright Star to the Aurora Pavillion in East Aurora (October 8-20, 25-27, November 1-3, 8 and 9)
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9/8/19 Episode 22
Betsy Bittar (the Carriage House Players and New Phoenix Theater), Elaine Roberts (Carriage House Players) and Kurt Schneiderman (Subversive Theater) talks about their productions of Prisoner of 2nd Avenue (Carriage House Players) and Catch-22 (Subversive Theater). We also discuss the many behind the scenes “power” roles—producer, artistic director, managing director, executive director, etc. These three are founders of theaters and have a well of experience and experiences to discuss!
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9/8/19 Episode 21
Springville Center for the Arts has its annual Staged Shorts (4th one now) coming up (September 20 and 21) and The Play’s the Thing has the work of Gary Earl Ross and Karen McDonald featured on this episode. Gary discusses the genesis of Eye of the Beholder (performed on-air by Mick Wier, Andrew Zucarri, and Tammy Catalano) and his evolution as a writer and playwright. Karen has her work, Aunt Eloise’s Jewels performed by Rachel Wach and Tammy Catalano. Karen also discusses her career as an actress and how she became a playwright….and we discuss a serendipitous cemetery visit to the grave of Fay Templeton that changed Karen’s life!
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8/9/19 The Play's the Thing Podcast Episode 20
Matt, with technical support from the awesome Maggie Boyle, interviews playwrights Michael Fanelli and Mark C. LLoyd. Actresses Kate Olena and Kat Parker with acting help from Matt Boyle come in to read Fanelli’s Tony & Tina & Weingarten and LLoyd’s What We Have in Common…..and then we chat about theater, life and a stage name for Katherine Parker.
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8/8/19 The Play's the Thing Podcast Episode 19
Matt, with technical support from Franklyn Jones, interviews playwrights Winnie Storms and J. Snodgrass. John Snodgrass and actress Leyla Gentil read Snodgrass’ 10 minute play, In the Air Tomorrow Night. Winnie with special guest actress, Bella Poynton read Storms’ 10 minute play, Keeping Up with the Gorgonians…..while the ever ominous, edgy and dangerous Jon Elston lurks in the shades of the studio!
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8/8/19 The Play's the Thing podcast Episode 18
Matt, with technical support from Franklyn Jones, interviews the founder of Queen City Playwrights, Bella Poynton, and QCP dramaturg Jon Elston and QCP playwright Samantha Marchant. Bella and Samantha perform Samantha’s 10 minute play, Return to Mother’s Nest.
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7/21/19 The Play's the Thing podcast Episode 17
Host Matt Boyle with Tech support from Heather Svalina interviews playwright Jennifer Tromble. Buffalo acting greats, Stephanie Bax and Timothy Patrick Finnegan do a reading of Tromble's short play, Influence.
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7/21/19 The Play's the Thing podcast Episode 16
Host Matt Boyle interviews cast and crew from Inclusive Theater of WNY about their current production, Shakespeare n the Parking Lot: A Midsummer Night's Dream. Founder and Executive Director Aimee Levesque discusses Inclusive Theater's mission and the current production along with Marilyn Erentsen-Scott (Inclusive Theater's Artistic director), Dallas Taylor (co-director of Midsummer Night's Dream) and cast members: Jennifer Weber, Nigel Nige, Justin A. Chortie, Quentin Gray, Mario Brown and Jessica Levesque. Heather Svalina provides In-studio technical support.
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7/21/19 The Play's the Thing podcast Episode 15
Matt Boyle and special guest co-host, Peter Hall interview Lisa Ludwig (Executive Managing Director of Shakespeare in Delaware Park),Steve Vaghan (director of Love's Labour's Lost), and 2 stars of Love's Labour's Lost and veterans of many SDP production, Rebecca Elkin and Tom Loughlin. The discussion ranges from SDP's past, present and future to the challenges of producing and performing Shakespeare for the modern audience
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7/21/19 The Play's the Thing podcast Episode 14
Matt Boyle and special guest co-host, Peter Hall sit down with cast and crew members from the Theatre in Hamlin Park production of "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood." Justyne Harris, the director; Mary Loliger, the stage manager; and cast members, Rick Lattimer (THE ROBIN HOOD--Rick paid me well), Chris Rimes (The Sheriff of Nottingham) and Chris Biggie (assorted funny roles).
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6/25/19 The Play's the Thing podcast Episode 13
Interview with cast members of the musical, Nine. Ben Michael Moran, Aimee Walker, Julia Murphy, and Cassidy Kruezer.
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4/29/18 The Play's the Thing podcast Episode 12
Donna Hoke's American Deal.  Starring Ben Michael Moran and Dudney Joseph.  Special in-studio guest, Charmagne Chi. AMERICAN DEAL: Clive Jenkins. White. Married. A father. A writer with an MFA. An addict. A man who, sixteen years ago, gunned down a stranger, and still can’t figure out why. Clive’s most successful attempts to examine his life come when he puts pen to paper, pouring out his demons in stories he sends to his wife. Now, he’s got a chance at parole, and a six-figure book deal that might help him get it—if he can prove that he’s a changed man. After one "bad day," Clive thought he'd spend the rest of his life behind bars, but now he's been offered an AMERICAN DEAL. Or maybe that’s what his life has already been.
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4/29/18 The Play's the Thing podcast Episode 11
Donna Hoke's American Deal.  Starring Ben Michael Moran and Dudney Joseph.  Special in-studio guest, Charmagne Chi. (Continued) Jail visitors' room scene with Clive Jenkins and a member of his victim's family.
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3/18/18 The Play’s the Thing Podcast Episode 10
Justin Karcher’s Just Because You've Been Hospitalized for Depression Doesn't Mean You're Kanye West. ”My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the first part of my poetry chapbook Just Because You've Been Hospitalized for Depression Doesn't Mean You're Kanye West (Ghost City Press, 2017), and had a staged reading at Road Less Traveled this past November to much acclaim. A young man wakes up from a bender...or maybe from a dream...or maybe he died and has come back to life. Rip Van Winkle set in the opioid age.”  Actor: Tom Dreitlein.
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3/18/18 The Play’s the Thing Podcast Episode 9
Justin Karcher’sLast of the Sensitive Bastards: Exploring Toxic Masculinity in One Act
An angry (and frequently inebriated) young poet decides that the only way to transcend the deterioration of his hometown is to self-destruct even faster and more spectacularly. A pitch-black “romantic comedy”—like Bukowski and the Beats doing Buffalo. Last of the Sensitive Bastards first premiered in November 2010 in Buffalo, NY. It was produced by Theater Jugend and directed by Drew McCabe. Voice actors:  Justin Karcher and Tom Dreitlein.
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2/18/18 The Play's the thing podcast episode #8
Mark C. LLoyd's "I'm Not Sure" Starring Daniel Greer and Tammy Catalano. An absurd Play. What's it about? I'm not really sure.
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2/18/18 The Play's the thing podcast episode #7
Mark C. LLoyd's " ... It's Loves Illusions" Starring Daniel Greer and Tammy Catalano. Love lost meets in a dream.
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2/18/18 The Play's the Thing Podcast Episode #6
J. Snodgrass' The Zeus is Hungry. Starring Peter Snodgrass as Zeus and Amy Feder as Demeter. Enraged by the abduction of her daughter, the Greek grain-goddess Demeter causes crop-failure throughout the land. The storm god Zeus shows up and commands her to reactivate food growth, so that he can be celebrated at a harvest festival.
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2/18/18 The Play's the Thing Podcast Episode #5
J. Snodgrass' Love Gerald. Starring Sarah Snodgrass as Sherry and Maggie Boyle as Rachel. While they await the bus on the first day of fourth grade, Sherry tells Rachel about the new religious movement she has joined over the summer.
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1/27/18 #1--Bella Poynton's The Offer
Space program cutbacks lead to layoffs and Grace, an engineer and particle physicist, finds herself out of work and being overqualified for almost every thinking jobs in the mainstream U.S. economy, when reinstated in her chosen field she suddenly finds herself being given a unique offer. Bella Poynton’s thought provoking drama stars Buffalo film and stage actress, Kathryn Schneider and veteran Buffalo stage actor, Dan Greer.
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1/27/18 #2--Bella Poynton's Cheat
Are you more than what your SAT scores say you are? Cheat by playwright Bella Poynton poses the question of just how far a person would go to improve their SAT scores and change their career and life trajectory. Reading her play with actress Kathryn Schneider, Bella also discusses life, her work, the inspiration for this piece and so much more with host, Matt Boyle and special in-studio guest Dan Greer.
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