S1 E1: Stopping in the Middle
Updated: Aug 2
What happens when the world comes to a halt? We talk with theatre artists who have had their shows cancelled or postponed (Whitney White, Michael Thatcher, and Rachel Winfield) and with Ehi Aimiuwu who discusses the ways artists can pivot their skill sets during the Covid-19 pandemic and in the future.
Whitney White is a director, writer, and musician originally from Chicago, based in New York. She is a believer of alternative forms of performance, multi-disciplinary work, and collaborative processes. Her directing projects include the New York Times Critic’s Pick and twice extended "Our Dear Dead Drug Lord" by Alexis Scheer, and New York Times Critic’s Pick "What To Send Up When it Goes Down" by Aleshea Harris celebrating black lives who have been lost to racialized violence. She is a recipient of the Susan Stroman Directing Award and is currently a part of the Rolex Protegé and Mentorship Arts Initiative. She recently received an Obie Award for her direction of "Our Dear Dead Drug Lord."
Find her at https://whitney-white.com/
Michael Thatcher is a New York based actor that has appear on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally. Most recently, he was "Robert Grove" on the Broadway National Tour of "The Play That Goes Wrong", which ended due to the pandemic.
Find him at http://www.michaelcthatcher.com/
The First National Tour of "Anastasia" was her touring debut. She worked in the San Francisco Area for years before moving to New York City. MFA Stage Management: University of Iowa. http://www.rachelewinfield.com/
Ehi Aimiuwu is the founder of Code Burnout, a safe space to discuss and create resources for mental health in tech. Ehi also narrates the podcast, Geek Empowered, in which she focuses on removing barriers for small businesses focused on creating a social impact.