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Break A Leg! Disability in the Arts

Break a Leg! is a podcast that explores the relationship between disability and the arts. Join playwright and advocate Nicole Zimmerer and her guests as they cover topics in theatre, film, TV, studio arts, music, and more. We’ll be spilling the “Disabili-Tea” on current and past events in disability history and investigate the future of accessibility in the arts. This podcast is perfect for fans of the arts looking to learn more about accessibility through an intersectional lens in a fun and casual setting. Produced by Scott MacDonald | Artwork by Sasha & Alexander Schwartz

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Theatre Workplace Accommodations with Alondra Santos-Castillo

Alondra Santos-Castillo is a theatrical stage manager, scenic designer, and artist. Nicole and Alondra discuss what it's like to have arthrogryposis in the workplace, some important US legislation, Alondra's recent entrepreneurial venture, Nicole's ideal "man meat," and more!Find Alondra online!  Instagram: @mamaduckysessentials  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MamaDuckysEssentialsLinktree: https://linktr.ee/MamaDuckysEssentialsMama Ducky's Essentials on Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/mamaduckysessentials/Links to the SSDI Bills in Congress: House: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/3824Senate: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/2065Episode Transcript: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1751649/8846889Produced by Scott MacDonald  Artwork by Sasha & Alexander Schwartz  https://breakalegpod.buzzsprout.com/ 

50mins

9 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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The Voice Inside with Gena Sims

Gena Sims is a performer, the founder of the Autism Theater Project, and a fellow Carnegie Mellon alum.  She's producing "The Voice Inside," a new web series about how real teens, especially teens with disabilities, face challenges in their lives and succeed.  Find Gena online!  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genasingsInstagram: @genasims19  The Autism Theater Project on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AutismTheatreProjectThe Voice Inside YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtYHFiCT3o4DBvMYfu8fKOAEpisode Transcript: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1751649/8765770Produced by Scott MacDonald  Artwork by Sasha & Alexander Schwartz  https://breakalegpod.buzzsprout.com/ 

50mins

25 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Rhetoric and Representation with Sydney Mayer

Nicole is joined by her friend Sydney Mayer to discuss disability representation in  media  (what really is "representation"?). They dive deep on disability and rhetoric, the words "Handicap" and "Accessibility," Inspo-Porn, character tropes, and more!  Sydney Mayer is a writer and dramaturg currently based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She holds a BFA in Drama with a minor in Literature and Culture from Carnegie Mellon University, where she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Professional Writing.  Find Sydney online!  Instagram: @sydney.isabelle Sydney’s Howlround Article:  https://howlround.com/responsible-theatremakingEpisode Transcript: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1751649/8677616 Produced by Scott MacDonald  Artwork by Sasha & Alexander Schwartz  https://breakalegpod.buzzsprout.com/ 

44mins

11 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Disability on the Stage and on the Page with Alethea Bakogeorge

Alethea Bakogeorge joins Nicole to discuss life with cerebral palsy, disability in the audition room, what it means to write and play nuanced disabled characters, and more!  Alethea Bakogeorge is a physically disabled actor, arts administrator, and arts accessibility professional. She has worked extensively in American and Canadian theatre, and originated the role of Chrissie in the US national tour of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day. She currently lives in Toronto, and works in access and fundraising at The Musical Stage Company.  Find Alethea online!  Instagram: @AletheaMBTwitter: @AletheaMBThe Musical Stage Company:  www.musicalstagecompany.comEpisode Transcript: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1751649/8603308Produced by Scott MacDonald  Artwork by Sasha & Alexander Schwartz  https://breakalegpod.buzzsprout.com/ 

1hr 8mins

28 May 2021

Rank #4

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Integrated Dance with Meredith Aleigha Wells

Meredith Aleigha Wells is a queer and disabled actor, singer, dancer, and writer based in Chicago. They joined Nicole for our very first episode to discuss integrated dance, life with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), and more!  Find Meredith online!  Website: www.meredithaleighawells.comInstagram: @meredithaleighawellsYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MeredithAleighaWellsThe Underdog Project Theatre on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/UnderdogProjectTheatreFollow us on Instagram and Twitter! @breakalegpod  Episode Transcript: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1751649/8518552Produced by Scott MacDonald  Artwork by Sasha & Alexander Schwartz  https://breakalegpod.buzzsprout.com/ 

52mins

14 May 2021

Rank #5

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Follow us on Instagram and Twitter to get updates @breakalegpod  Break a Leg! is a podcast that explores the relationship between disability and the arts. Join playwright and advocate Nicole Zimmerer and her guests as they cover topics in theatre, film, TV, studio arts, music, and more. We’ll be spilling the “Disabili-Tea” on current and past events in disability history and investigate the future of accessibility in the arts. This podcast is perfect for fans of the arts looking to learn more about accessibility through an intersectional lens in a fun and casual setting.  Produced by Scott MacDonald  Artwork by Sasha & Alexander Schwartz  https://breakalegpod.buzzsprout.com/ 

1min

13 Apr 2021

Rank #6