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Brooke Ishibashi

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#17 - How Can You Be an Arts Hero? with Brooke Ishibashi

Broadway Biz with Hal Luftig

What an incredible opportunity to speak to Brooke Ishibashi this week and learn about the historic arts advocacy of Be An Arts Hero. The intersectional grassroots campaign champions proportionate relief to the Arts & Culture sector of the American economy. Brooke, the Co-founder and Director of Talent Outreach and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for BAAH, shared the mission, inspiration, and successes for this essential organization born out of the pandemic.A fourth-generation Japanese American, Brooke hails from a showbiz family. As a professional actor/singer, she originated/developed the role of “Neary” in Cambodian Rock Band and is passionate about exploring anti-racism, social justice, and trans-generational trauma. Brooke has clowned with Taylor Mac at The Public, been plucked by DJ Nash and Pam Fryman to star in an NBC comedy, crashed American Idol as sketch character “AKIKO!” and performed at La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Geffen Playhouse, Joe’s Pub & many more. Brooke is a core member of Fair Wage Onstage and National Councilor for Actors’ Equity Association. Brooke has a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.To become an advocate for the arts, visit BeanArtsHero.com to take action. You can follow and participate in the latest campaigns on Facebook (Be an Arts Hero), Twitter (@BeAnArtsHero), and Instagram (@BeAnArtsHero). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


24 Mar 2021

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Help & Entertain | Brooke Ishibashi interview on Be An #ArtsHero, acting, and creative alchemy

Let's Dive In

Help & Entertain | Brooke Ishibashi interview on Be An #ArtsHero, acting, and creative alchemy Brooke joined me for a great discussion of Be An Arts Hero, her rich entertainment heritage, finding what you love, martial arts, and her approach to acting and life. Great conversation I have really enjoyed and I know you will too! Be An #Artshero website - https://beanartshero.com Get the numbers - https://nasaa-arts.org Brooke's IMDb - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5816853 Subscribe now & hit the bell to be updated on the latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheLoveofActing Connect With Us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theloveofacting Twitter: https://twitter.com/theloveofacting Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theloveofacting #BrookeIshibashi #ArtsHero #Actress #MartialArts Help & Entertain | Brooke Ishibashi interview on Be An #ArtsHero, acting, and creative alchemy


12 Nov 2020

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Be An Arts Hero – the US Campaign to #savethearts with Matthew Lee Erlbach + Brooke Ishibashi

The Music Real

In the Music Real E138, I chat with two of the organisers of the Be An Arts Hero campaign in the US. Matthew Lee Erlbach writer actor filmmaker from Chicago and New York and American singer actor Brooke Ishibashi. They talk about the past two months bringing together a group of volunteers across the US to activate the incredible Be An Arts Hero Campaign across all Arts and Culture Sectors. #savethearts #ArtsWorkersUnite #ArtsHero #BeAnArtsHero https://themusicreal.com.au/2020/10/02/be-an-arts-hero-the-us-campaign-to-savethearts-with-matthew-lee-erlbach-brooke-ishibashi


2 Oct 2020

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You Too Can Be an #ArtsHero with Carson Elrod and Brooke Ishibashi

Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor's Journey

Mid-March of this year was a uniquely devastating time for theater and the arts industry as a whole. Broadway and Off-Broadway here in New York as well as theaters all around the country began to close for what they thought would be a possible one-month shut down.  At the time playwright Lynn Nottage tweeted: “Emotionally and financially preparing for theaters across the country to be shut down. Mourning the beautiful work that will be lost. Alas, protecting our practitioners and our audiences is essential.” But as you and I know, it’s lasted much longer than anyone anticipated. And while the loss of jobs and the lack of theater options for audiences were immediately felt, there has been a further impact in communities and states around the country. From regional and local theaters to touring companies, stage work has a financial impact beyond just the box office.  For example, the 2016-17 touring season in cities like Charlotte, NC generated more than $38.2 million in economic impact. In Tempe, AZ their Broadway Season brought in $100 million. And more recently, in Denver the seven-week pre-Broadway run of frozen added about $30 million to the local economy. Theater and the arts are a driving economic indicator in cities and regions around the country, which is why it is vital that we save this industry and do what we can to become an arts hero. Be An Arts Hero is an intersectional grassroots movement emphasizes arts and cultures $877 billion value added contribution to the nation's economy, highlighting the human and financial toll of letting the contribution collapse. Carson Elrod and Brooke Ishibashi, two of the organization's founders, join the podcast today to share their goal of keeping all 5.1 million Americans who work in the arts 1) alive 2) in their homes and 3) with jobs to return to when the crisis subsides. Join their efforts: https://beanartshero.com/get-involved Follow WINMI: Instagram / Twitter / Website ————— Donate to the podcast: https://ko-fi.com/winmipodcast Don't forget to check out all the helpful offers available to you through WINMI guests and partners: resources.winmipodcast.com WINMI is a Top 20 Theater Podcast thanks to you!  https://blog.feedspot.com/theatre_podcasts/Music used in this episode: "Appreciation" by Chad Crouch is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.


9 Sep 2020

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No.36 Revolution, Justice, Screaming for Solutions w/ Brooke Ishibashi

SOS with Molly & Alissa

Actress + Co-organizer of “Be An #ArtsHero”, Brooke Ishibashi, shares her experiences as an artist in this country before and after COVID, how much the Arts has contributed to our economy, and how little we do to protect it. Be An #ArtsHeroBe an #ArtsHero is an intersectional grassroots campaign comprised of Arts & Culture workers, unions, and institutions in the United States pushing the Senate to allocate proportionate relief to the Arts & Culture sector of the American economy. To learn more and take action, go to bean arts hero.com Follow us on IG & Twitter@thesospodSubscribe and review on Youtube, iTunes, Spotify, Google, and more....here’s to turning meltdowns into magic!


7 Sep 2020

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Brooke Ishibashi talks about her career as an actor for stage and screen. She shares about the Khmer community’s amazing response to the musical “Cambodian Rock Band”, the continuing impact of Crazy Rich Asians, and her work with Fair Wage Onstage. (Intro: Catfished)

1hr 20mins

16 Apr 2019

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482: Rebuild Your Confidence With Brooke Ishibashi

The Tao of Self Confidence

Brooke Ishibashi is an actress and singer.  Her theatre credits include the award-winning, critically acclaimed productions of The Foundry's "Good Person of Szechwan" at The Public & La MaMa and New Georges' "A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes" at NY City Center with Women's Project.  She is writing a musical solo show inspired by the life & music of Pat Suzuki. Her sketch character "AKIKO!" has been featured on American Idol and in NYC comedy clubs. Brooke holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She is developing a pilot presentation for "The Sisters Ishibashi" with her sisters Brittany & Brianna. Brooke resides in Los Angeles with her adopted cat Kika.Brooke shares how the most challenging times in her life helped her learn to rebuild her confidence to be the person that she is today.  She also shares tips that you can use in your own journey to self confidence.Check out thetaoofselfconfidence.com for show notes of Brooke's episode, Brooke's website, resources, gifts and so much more.


20 Mar 2018