Naomi gives an update on the final and crucial high wire act of working to complete their minimum raise in time for the first checks to be written, as they officially enter pre-production for Bite Me.
Interview: Naomi talks Brian Ogilvie, a successful actor who has appeared in three Broadway shows (Something Rotten, Mary Poppins, and Gigi) scads of plays and musicals around the country, most notably as the titular role in Tarzan at the Denver Center, and, newly, a father to a little boy. They talk about what it’s really like to live the Broadway dream, how to keep a role fresh when performing it night after night over months and years, how he has navigated a marriage on the road (his wife, Dana Winkle, is also a musical theater performer and both have had to travel extensively throughout their careers), and what has changed in his life and career now that he has a young son. You can catch Dana in the National Tour of An American in Paris, currently on the road, and you might even catch Brian and their son lurking around the lobby or stage door.
Favorite Thing This Week: Jill Soloway’s second show on Amazon, I Love Dick, which may just be the starter pistol on the unleashing and discovery of the true Female Cinematic Perspective. It’s as radical a woman’s story as has ever been told in American film/TV.
As always, the work of this podcast is for Naomi to help you and herself crack the nut of how to have a life as an artist and entrepreneur, so if you have stories to share from your own life – successes, failures, times you learned something – or if you have a question you would like Naomi to answer or find the answer to or a person you would like her to interview – send them all her way. Write or send a voice memo to firstname.lastname@example.org