Ep. 10 Billy Higgins | Guiding future collaborators, clowning, and anecdotes of a theatre artistEp. 10 Billy Higgins | Guiding future collaborators, clowning, and anecdotes of a theatre artist

Hi there, Today, I am overjoyed to catch up with a dear friend and outstanding theater artist and educator. I’m Arts Calling Billy Higgins! About Billy: Currently serving as Artistic Producing Director at Ferndale Repertory Theatre, Billy Higgins (He/They) has worked as a director, producer, actor, devised theatre maker, and

Ep. 9 Jose Casas | State of TYA, social impact with theater, and other brown playwright adventuresEp. 9 Jose Casas | State of TYA, social impact with theater, and other brown playwright adventures

Hello friends! Today I am thrilled to be Arts Calling the very awesome playwright/compa José Casas! Thanks so much for joining us today with your wisdom, anecdotes, and good cheer! And a shoutout to Alvaro Saar Rios for making this happen! A part 2 episode with José and Alvaro will

Ep. 8 Raegen Pietrucha | Great poetry, crafting a Gorgon, and tackling art/life balance.Ep. 8 Raegen Pietrucha | Great poetry, crafting a Gorgon, and tackling art/life balance.

Hi friends, Today I’m so excited to be arts calling Raegen Pietrucha! Raegen Pietrucha is a professional and creative writer, editor, consultant, and educator with two degrees in English and more than 20 years of combined experience. Her chapbook, An Animal I Can’t Name, won the 2015 Two of Cups Press

Ep. 7 Dane Halvorson | Sandbox mentality, musical collaboration, and a strong dose of laughterEp. 7 Dane Halvorson | Sandbox mentality, musical collaboration, and a strong dose of laughter

Hi there, Today I am arts calling one of my best friends and supremely talented collaborator: Dane Halvorson! We recollect the many lessons of learning our craft together. We also discuss the importance of the sandbox mentality when starting out, his time with Second City, and his creative journey as

Ep. 6 Madelyn Dorta | Audio narratives, sibling collaborations, and building your own communityEp. 6 Madelyn Dorta | Audio narratives, sibling collaborations, and building your own community

Hi friends, Today I am so excited to be arts calling writer/creator/producer Madelyn Dorta! We had an incredibly inspiring conversation about audio narratives, and how Madelyn and her sibling collaborators are creating outstanding work on their own terms at Wrightwood Studios. Hope you join us! A few words from the

Ep. 5 Daniel Damiano | Poetry, fiction, and performing your own workEp. 5 Daniel Damiano | Poetry, fiction, and performing your own work

Hi friends, Today I’m arts calling my friend Daniel Damiano to discuss the many facets of his creativity! He is an actor/writer/inspiring human being and I’m thrilled to have him on the show. Let’s learn from his insights today! Daniel Damiano is an Award-winning Playwright, Screenwriter, Poet and Novelist based in

Ep. 4 Alvaro Saar Rios | Inspired stage adaptations and writing wisdom with playwrightEp. 4 Alvaro Saar Rios | Inspired stage adaptations and writing wisdom with playwright

Hi there, This is Jaime Alejandro and today I am arts calling playwright Alvaro Saar Rios to talk about his origin story, creative process, and so much more!! Alvaro Saar Rios is a Texican playwright living in Chicago. His plays have been performed in New York City, Mexico City, Hawaii,

Ep. 3 Becca Diamond | When voice acting and musical theatre collideEp. 3 Becca Diamond | When voice acting and musical theatre collide

Hi there! Today I am arts calling my friend Becca Diamond. We discuss what life is like for a working voice actor, a creative’s work ethic, an origin story of Disney movies, and much more! Becca Diamond is a voice actor living in Los Angeles. Becca has a BFA in

Ep. 2 Ahren Buhmann | Rules are a lie, making theatre, and WY originsEp. 2 Ahren Buhmann | Rules are a lie, making theatre, and WY origins

Hey there! Today I am Arts Calling an outstanding creative and one of my best friends: Ahren Buhmann. Ahren is a theatre maker, video designer, and musician based in Seattle. He is currently a Level 3 Deep Gnome Artificer. Ahren and I discuss the challenges of becoming creatives in a

Ep. 1 Brenda Zamora | Childhood and persistenceEp. 1 Brenda Zamora | Childhood and persistence

Welcome to the first episode of Arts Calling! We begin by starting at the very beginning. I asked Brenda Zamora (my actress sister) to help me even slightly unpack some of the things we experienced growing up that made us into the creatives we are today. About Brenda: Brenda Zamora