It’s an extra special highlights episode! We’re celebrating theater kids of all ages and rediscovering how skills developed on or around the stage can translate to fascinating career moves. You’ll hear from Dan Maccarone of Charming Robot, playwright Lauren Gunderson, educator and designer Bryan Cooperrider, and Janett Martinez of Loomia. Lights up on the adaptable power of a liberal arts education!
Did you know that the genius behind one of the most inspiring accounts on Twitter is an architect-engineer-playwright-artist-comedian working on a PhD at MIT? It’s true! Jonny Sun, known to his 400K+ followers on Twitter as Jomny Sun, shares some truly eye-opening advice like why it’s freeing to be an outsider, what to do with all those great ideas you have and where to find your tribe.
Are you a pirate, robot, or a ninja? That’s one of the many questions we discuss with Bryan Cooperrider, an educator, designer and musician who has been performing improv comedy for over 20 years. We discuss design as process, the intersection of engineering and art, and how to build community through music. Plus, Brazilian rhythms and grooves!
We talk with Dan Maccarone, Founder and CEO of Charming Robot, about his theater background and the intersection between the performing arts and the business world. We dig into Dan's path from journalism school to UX design to creating the original website for Hulu, discuss how he became a bar owner in New York's East Village, and learn what his comedy group is up to. Plus we all swap stories of quick wardrobe changes on the go. You can call us Clark Kent from now on.