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 (“keys”), and how they’re changing the face of musical theatre. Andrea also gives us her take on Fun Home after playing Allison TWICE, shares her queer musical theatre meet cute, and fixes a problematic musical by queering it up!Andrea Prestinario - Instagram, TwitterRing of Keys - Instagram, TwitterTurn up the Volume: A Virtual Pride Concert Amplifying Black KeysCheck Out Videos from the “Queering the Canon” Concert- ROK YoutubeFollow Thesis on Joan on Instagram & Twitter Email us at thesisonjoan at gmail dot comClick here to view a transcript of this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode Sponsor: Sara Glancy The Audition Rep MatchmakerClick here to schedule a coaching with Sara! Sara’s episode from season 1 of TDQShow Notes:Tickets to Queering the Cannon at Joe’s Pub! (Feb. 16 at 7pm)Andrea’s websiteRing of Keys websiteAndrea’s instagram: @andreaprestinarioRing of Keys instagram: @ringofkeysorgRoyer Bockus (Ring of Keys co-founder)Oregon Shakespeare FestivalTDQ's WebsiteInstagram: @thedreadedquestion Lili’s instagram: @lili_torre Email: email@example.com
On February 16th at Joe's Pub in NYC, Ring of Keys is celebrating its 2nd Birthday with QUEERING THE CANNON, a cabaret concert that flips the songs you thought you knew, and introduces new tunes to our book that tell stories we don't usually hear in musical theatre. We sat down with the co-founder of Ring of Keys, Andrea Prestinario, to talk all things art, activism, building a non-profit as your side gig and why just nearly everything should be BANISH'ED we say!!!! ☕️☕️☕️ Who doesn’t want free advice from people that are wildly successful and probably more good looking than we are? In most careers, mentorship is a built-in part of the process, but as theatre people, Andrew (Hamilton) and Jess (Broadway Unlocked) always wished they had more opportunity and acess. Which is exactly why each week they’re taking you to coffee with some of the most incredible folx they can find, from Broadway to TV to YouTube to Sports to Historians to Entrepreneurship. We set up the coffee date and you become a part of the podcast as our guests answer your most burning questions. All without anyone having to leave the comfort of the internet (or put pants on tbh). If you’re like us, and wish you had more access to smart, funny people who can help inspire you, this is your podcast! Anything goes on TM2C, so buckle up and leave us a VideoAsk to be a guest on the show and be mentored on air. Oh! And come hang out with us on the internets! Twitter/Insta/FB @tm2cpodcast Jess @jessicaryannyla Andrew @theandrewcall ☕️☕️☕️ This episode was produced by wonderwoman Emily Ho. Check her out on the Insta: @mediaby.emilySpecial Guest: Andrea Prestinario.Support Take Me To CoffeeLinks:Queering the CanonEmpowering Artists Everywhere | Fractured AtlasRING OF KEYS
011: Andrea Prestinario - Award-winning Actress & Activist on Regional Theater
The Craft & Biz of Acting
I happen to live on one of the best blocks in Manhattan. We have the best neighbors anywhere! And today’s guest is my friend and neighbor, ANDREA PRESTINARIO. Andrea is an award-winning actress, singer, and activist who is NYC-based and Chicago-grown. She’s currently working at Baltimore Center Stage in Fun Home playing Alison. She’s played this same role at Weston Playhouse. Other regional credits include: Sarah Brown in Guys & Dolls; Eliza in My Fair Lady at Asolo Rep with dir. Frank Galati; Martha in 1776 also with dir. Frank Galati at A.C.T. San Francisco; Maureen in RENT and Eliza in My Fair Lady at Paramount Theatre Aurora; Gertie in Oklahoma! at Lyric Opera Chicago; Louise in Gypsy, Curtains, Sugar, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Drury Lane Oakbrook; Oh, Coward! at Writers’ Theatre; and Violet in Side Show at Boho Theatre Company where she won the Jeff Award for Leading Actress. Andrea has performed her Solo show – sMOkeyTOWN: The Songs of Smokey Robinson at Laurie Beechman, Mayne Stage Chicago and Feinstein’s/54 Below and will have upcoming performances at: Beverly Arts Center Chicago and Metropolis (Arlington Heights) Arts Center. She is Co-founder of Ring of Keys, a national network of queer women and TGNC artists working in musical theatre. You can find out more about Andrea at: www.andreaprestinario.com or @andreaprestinario
PARDO'S TURN is happy to revisit Fun Home with Andrea Prestinario, who played Alison at the Weston Playhouse over the summer, and is gearing up to reprise the role at Baltimore Center Stage. We also talk about her organization Ring of Keys and what it's like to approach a role for a second time.
Andrea Prestinario: The Intersection of Preparation and Opportunity - Episode 11
Are You Famous, Yet?
Audio Note: Bryn used a decent microphone and recorded the episode on his computer. I used the built in MacBook Pro mic and so this is one of the few episodes where the New York side sounds much better than the Chicago recording. Guest: Andrea Prestinario http://andreaprestinario.com/ and Twitter: @aprestinario 01:10 Introducing Andrea 03:45 Intro to Meisner 08:50 Bryn and Andrea reconnect 10:14 Jake calls-out Bryn on living with women who are not his girlfriend 14:00 Finally, we let Andrea talk 20:20 Three early survival jobs 22:32 *Name deleted to protect the guilty* 27:07 http://www.eddieshrake.com for web design 30:10 "You have to be worth it for a producer to pay more for you." 40:05 Working with a legend 45:13 A worthy derailment 49:00 Finally moving to New York… and leaving again. 51:52 "The highs are higher, but the lows are lower" 52:43 Bryn asks Andrea if saying "Yes" to everything was helpful 59:05 Nilsa's New York perspective 1:03:00 Advice to the aspiring actor 1:07:43 Bryn plugs Andrea's next big show- with a falsetto. 1:12:05 Laura Scruggs: Documentary Filmmaker 1:21:54 Bryn's first Vine https://vine.co/v/hlBxVYhhIbt Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "AYFY 1" - Christopher Kriz