Attack of the Kemper (with Montgomery Sutton)
This week, in true Shakespearean fashion, Daniel stages a coup and takes over the podcast as a solo host! His first guest in his new and glorious podcast empire is actor/director/writer and Master of the Revels for Rude Grooms, Montgomery Sutton (www.montgomerysutton.com). Topics include:
- Daniel’s boundless capacity for benevolence as a resplendent podcast dictator
- How Monty was (maybe?) dropped as a baby.
- Where Monty gets his drive to constantly create
- Using accountability to others as a means to spur productivity
- Using art to engage with the world around you.
- Toddler Monty’s 3 hour, living room Batman plays
- The religious experience of live theatre
- What makes a good actor?
- Figuring out your own artistry through exposure to other artists and forms of theatre
- The importance of a degree of “messiness” in live theatre
- The difference between emotionally honest and performative acting
- When do you impose structure on the sense of play when managing a show
- The essential relationship between an actor and the audience
- How much rehearsal is too much?
- The importance of a small amount of challenge or fear on opening night
- Which TV show would Monty put himself in if given the opportunity?
Shoutouts, recommendations, and further reading include:
- The Drawer Boy
- Shakespeare Dallas
- Rene Moreno
- The Dallas Children’s Theater
- Dallas Junior Players
- Shakespeare Happy Hours
- Michelle Tarry
- Colin Hurley
- Toni Morrisson
- “Different Every Night” by Mark Alfreds
- Ed Dixon
- David Baynes
- New York Shakespeare Company
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