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!
Rebecca Poulson has what she calls a strange job. We’d call it a really cool one. Rebecca is the Technical Program Manager for Emerging Platforms at Northwestern University Knight Lab, where she gets to work on experiments designed to push journalism into new spaces. Rebecca takes us along her journey of writing plays to writing code and shares a surprising benefit of VR. Plus, career advice and the Olympics!
You could say that Kamal Sinclair is an art doula. She's the Director of the Sundance Institute's New Frontier Labs Program, a consultant to the Ford Foundation's JustFilms program, and was an artist and producer on the Question Bridge: Black Males transmedia art project. Kamal takes us on her journey from dancing Off-Broadway to fostering interdisciplinary work on a daily basis. She also shares why breaking rules and fumbling forward are both excellent strategies and weighs in on what's going on with VR.
Has anyone ever called you an amateur? Fractured Atlas Founder Adam Huttler has some thoughts on why that’s a good thing. Adam tells us how he took a small theater production company and grew it into one of the premier arts services and nonprofit technology companies in the country. As he steps into his new role as Founder and Chief of Exponential Creativity Ventures, he shares his views on professional development, the benefits of creativity, defining your impact and more. Plus, why coding is an ideal day job for artists!
Have you ever considered using Trello to compose your next symphony? Meet Kevin Clark, a philanthropy consultant, product manager, and composer working to help artists thrive. As a composer, Kevin experiments with business models and collaboration techniques (and yes, Trello!) as much as with pitches and rhythms. Kevin shares how being marginally competent and in the right place at the right time can have big payoff and how to know when you should ask users or collaborators or your boss for feedback on your projects. Plus, Kickstarter campaign tips and nonprofit arts business models!