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Thesis on Joan is a podcast dedicated to amplifying voices from the LGBTQ+ community in the New York performing arts scene and examining the industry from a queer perspective! Join fanqueers and theatre professionals Holly (they/them) and Meghan (she/her) as they sit down with groundbreaking theatre folx, from Brooklyn cabaret performers to people backstage and on Broadway. For many queers, theatre has been an escape, this podcast looks to have open conversations on where we’ve come from and ...
 
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Welcome back, queers! The incomparable L Morgan Lee is our first guest of Season Two! Join Holly and Meghan as they talk to L Morgan about making space in developing projects, the Pulitzer situation, intersectional change, always being a student, the demands on musical theater actors, the genius of Michael John LaChiusa and searching for L Morgan’s…
 
We're (almost) back, queers! Season Two of Thesis on Joan premieres this month, March 2021! Thesis on Joan: Follow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter Leave us a voicemail at (845) 445-9251 Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Holly Sansom, Meghan Dixon, and Broadway Podcast Network
 
Join us for our season finale episode in which we get to talk to the artist who coined the name for our podcast, writer and actor Lisa Kron! We discuss Lisa’s early artist days and the “living culture” of WOW Café as well as the origins and almost European tour of the Five Lesbian Brothers. This leads us to the importance and rarity of queer spaces…
 
In our season one penultimate episode, hosts Meghan and Holly talk with Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi. As a performance artist, author, educator, advocate, choreographer, priestess, speech writer, playwright, and healer, Lady Dane takes us through her teenage years creating cabarets and if you’re a fan of WAP, recommends some nasty songs from her Bad B …
 
Today our guest is none other than the interdimensional Aneesh Sheth! We talk to Aneesh about creating during quarantine, making Shakespeare accessible and relevant (and Bollywood infused, of course), inhabiting many roles as an artist, the magic of Fun Home (we didn’t bring it up, we swear!), trans folx in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what we re…
 
Surprise! Join Holly & Meghan on this special mini episode as they talk election hopes & fears and queer culture comfort. They’ll provide a quick fix of bisexual pirates, queer sci-fi, dog talk and road trip paranoia before tomorrow’s election. Get out and vote and we’ll be back on November 11th with our regularly scheduled programming with the inc…
 
Hosts Meghan and Holly keep it in the working family this week with Holly’s co-worker, Sulu LeoNimm, a Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) Joker and Interim Executive Director, actor, director, and parent of 2 small kids. Hear about Sulu’s very serious start in drag performance that eventually led to an Asian musical mashup drag show in the back o…
 
On our most bookish episode yet Holly and Meghan sit down with award-winning Black queer theatre maker and founder of Roots and River Productions, Azure D. Osborne-Lee! Join us as we chat Black sci-fi, sharing stories with family, being a weird kid, our queer night missed connection with Azure at their show Mirrors, the importance of paying artists…
 
Hosts Meghan and Holly receive a virtual fridge tour and so much more from polyspirited Artist Diana Oh. Learn about Diana’s doula in birthing art, how they define chosen family, and why her art is so big, sparkly, colorful, and bombastic. Diana also gives us some advice on how to find some of the joy from Infinite Love Party during quarantine and …
 
On a “We all escaped from Ohio” special edition of Thesis on Joan- your friendly neighborhood Schmerm, Becca Blackwell, joins your favorite buckeye queers, Holly and Meghan, to talk labels, imagining Midwest queer communities, the many reasons Holly and Becca are destined to be friends, that paradox of trying to understand the gender binary (throug…
 
Tune in this week with Meghan and Holly as they talk with interdisciplinary artist Ty Defoe about breaking out of binaries as a two-spirit Indigiqueer person and finding balance between safe and brave space in theatre. Ty also speaks on being “genre fluid,” building just systems to create justice on stage with projects like Broadway’s Straight Whit…
 
Join Meghan and Holly as they sit down with Tony Award winning producer extraordinaire Sally Cade Holmes as she navigates producing in the age of digital theater. We talk about our mutual love of drag kings, why strong female characters in musicals are probably queer, Holly’s go-to fourth date spot in 2014-2015, the need for queer mentors, and livi…
 
This week’s episode, Thesis on Joan hosts speak with writer C.A. Johnson. Hear about her recent production and premature closing of MCC’s All the Natalie Portmans, writing for sad queers watching movies about women who don’t want them, and our shared love of a certain teen heartthrob. C.A. also talks about the residencies and fellowships she’s done…
 
In Episode 4 get to know Thesis on Joan’s hosts, FanQueers Meghan and Holly! Hear about the inspiration for the podcast, their friendship meet cute, growing up in Ohio as budding musical theatre nerds, their (kinda) matching tattoos and what musical theatre moments probably made them queer. Places / Orgs We Shout Out! ART New York - Body Autonomy P…
 
Thesis on Joan hosts Meghan and Holly chat with Andrea Prestinario, performer, producer and the Executive Director / Co-Founder of Ring of Keys, an advocacy organization that promotes the hiring of queer women, transgender, and gender non-conforming artists working in musical theatre. Learn about Ring of Keys’ mission, the organization’s members (“…
 
In Episode 2 Thesis on Joan’s hosts Meghan and Holly talk to writer and performer Marga Gomez just before her 13th solo show Spanking Machine heads to Dixon Place for a digital presentation July 16-25, 2020. Hear about Marga’s inspiration for Spanking Machine, the highs and lows of creating a show for the digital space (she has some notes for the 5…
 
For Thesis on Joan’s inaugural episode for Pride, hosts Meghan and Holly talk to Ianne Fields Stewart, a Black, queer, nonbinary, transfeminine, actor/activist and founder of The Okra Project. Hear about Ianne’s many talents, the work they want to focus on, and how theatres can actually show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Follow I…
 
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