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Outcry Theatre Podcast

Outcry Theatre is a DFW-based theatre company with an educational branch called Outcry Youth Theatre. Every episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast will delve into the artistic process of creating theatre, featuring conversations between artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos and different actors and designers.

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Episode 7 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

In the seventh episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos sits down with the two actors playing Christopher in Outcry Youth Theatre's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Dylan Weand and Will McDonald. They discuss the difficulties of portraying an autistic character, the challenge of switching between realistic and non-realistic styles, and the important relationships between Christopher and the other main characters.

24mins

7 Feb 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 13 - The Cripple of Inishmaan

In the thirteenth episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos sits down with four of the actors from Outcry Youth Theatre's production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan. Dylan Weand and Calin Eastes play the title character of Cripple Billy, and Elijah Harms and Harrison Polen play Johnnypateenmike. They discuss this dark and politically incorrect show, the entertaining characters that inhabit it, and the challenges of their roles. In addition, Elijah Harms discusses what it is like to perform in his last Outcry Youth Theatre show.

33mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 9 - The Old Man and the Old Moon

In the ninth episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos sits down with the four lead actors from The Old Man and the Old Moon: Logan Beutel and Brayden Soffa as the Old Man, and Elizabeth Belilty and Dylan Weand as Matheson. They discuss the unique elements from the show including the shadow puppets and live music, as well as their characters. In addition, this episode features an emotional goodbye from longtime Outcry actress Elizabeth Belilty, as this is her final show before moving to Florida.

16mins

25 May 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 8 - Newsies

In the eighth episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos sits down with the four lead actors from the upcoming production of Newsies from Outcry Youth Theatre: Logan Beutel and Ian Lawson as Jack Kelly and Madeline Carter and Ashlyn Carter as Katherine Plumber. They discuss their characters as well as how this production compares to the original movie and the Broadway production.

14mins

13 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 10 - Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.

In the tenth episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, guest host Jason Johnson-Spinos sits down with several of the actors from Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.: Sienna Lawson, Jane Landrum, Alex Gray, Zara Lone, and Samantha Stratton. They discuss their characters, the challenges they faced, and what they enjoyed about the fast-paced rehearsal process.

10mins

17 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 4 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

In the fourth episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos sits down with the four actors playing Quasimodo and Frollo in Outcry Youth Theatre's production of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Andy Stratton, Ian Lawson, Dylan Droz, and Luke Williams. They discuss the complex relationship between Quasimodo and Frollo, the difficulties of playing the two roles, and Andy and Dylan talk about performing in their last Outcry Youth Theatre show before moving on to study theatre in college.

38mins

23 Jun 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 11 - The Legend of Arthur

In the eleventh episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos sits down with the four actors who portray the title character of The Legend of Arthur: Logan Beutel and Dylan Weand as King Arthur, and Brayden Lawrence and Calin Eastes as Young Arthur. They discuss this brand new adaptation, as well as the way their characters change and grow, and the unique way they interact.

32mins

17 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 3 - Romeo and Juliet

In the third episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos sits down with the four lead actors playing the title roles in Outcry Youth Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet: Andy Stratton, Arianna Sy, Fallon Goldsmith, and Harrison Polen. They discuss the circus concept of this production, the difficulty of taking on these famous roles, and their process at handling the emotional material.

23mins

12 May 2018

Rank #8

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Episode 12 - The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe

In the twelfth episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, guest host Jason Johnson-Spinos sits down with the two actresses playing the title character in The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: Alex Gray and Giulia Garbani. They discuss how they approached such a difficult role, the challenges of being on stage the entire show, their favorite Poe stories, and more. This episode also features two performed excerpts from the show.

16mins

11 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 6 - Andy Stratton

For the sixth episode of the Outcry Theatre Podcast, artistic director Becca Johnson-Spinos sat down with Andy Stratton shortly before he left for college. They discuss some of the 21 shows they did together, what was the hardest, what was the most fun, and the life lessons learned along the way.

23mins

24 Dec 2018

Rank #10