The PROJcast

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Welcome to The 52nd Street Project’s podcast – The PROJcast!

A production of The 52nd Street Project, a non-profit arts education organization working with the children (ages 9 – 18) in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan. The Project brings kids together with adult artists to create original work for the theater. The PROJcast offers a behind-the-scenes view of the work of the Project as the kids create and explore theater as well as other art forms, such as song, dance, poetry, film and more. Long term-mentoring relationships form the basis of much of the Project’s work, and these episodes will feature reporting, stories, performances and interviews with kids and adults.

EPISODES:

 

09. Mini #5 – April Fooling, Published April 1, 2018

Kassandra, age 9

Christian, age 9

Nikolai, age 11

Ricardo & Andy Danh at the Fancy That gala 2017

 

“And it’s kinda really fun cuz writing your own plays…actually kinda feeling like you’re in a Broadway show.” – Kassandra, age 9

A mini-episode featuring some of our newest members, plus a song about a magical doll.

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The Kids:Kassandra, Christian, Nikolai, Ricardo

The Adults: Wes Braver (composer; Web: wesbraver.com; Social: @wesbraver), Andy Danh (vocalist; Web: andydanh.com, Social: @en_dedans), Doug Derryberry (guitar), Jon Epcar (percussion; Web: jonepcar.org), Kimberly Grigsby (music director/keyboards), Backing vocals: Emily Afton & Trey Ellett.

The PROJcast theme song is written by Justin & Eric March (Twitter: @eriqmarch), and performed by Rebecca, Nicole, and Marinda Anderson (Instagram: @marindaanderson, Twitter: @marindanderson).

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08. Mini #4 – Veggies, Published March 15 ,2018

“I honestly thought that it was meat, but then flashback to reality – we were trying vegetables.” – Bryanna, age 12

In the second part of her food adventure, Bryanna tries vegetables.

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The Kids: Aaron, Bryanna, Kassandra

The Adults: Alexandra O’Daly (www.alexandraodaly.com)

The PROJcast theme song is written by Justin & Eric March (Twitter: @eriqmarch), and performed by Rebecca, Nicole, and Marinda Anderson (Instagram: @marindaanderson, Twitter: @marindanderson).

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07. Mmmmmm! (Food), Published March 1 ,2018

Preparing to record the radio version of THE POORPHANAGE: FOOD FIGHT, for inclusion on the PROJcast (l. to r.: John Sheehy, Garrett Kim, Kareem Lucas, & David Shih – behind music stand. Photo credit Kareem Lucas).

“It tastes crumby. Not like bad crummy, like food crumby.” – Bryanna, age 12

A picky eater tries new foods with her Smart Partner. Plus, a Playmaking play featuring a food fight, and a song about a very hungry tree.

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The Kids: Ayman, Tatianna, Bryanna, Emmanuel, Sabrina

The Adults: Krystal Lucas, Alexandra O’Daly (www.alexandraodaly.com), David Shih (www.davidshih.net), Kareem Lucas (www.kareemmlucas.com, Instagram:@KareemMLucas), Taylor Trensch, Danny Ursetti

Music for this episode by Avi Amon (www.aviamon.com, Instagram: @aviamon)

The PROJcast theme song is written by Justin & Eric March (Twitter: @eriqmarch), and performed by Rebecca, Nicole, and Marinda Anderson (Instagram: @marindaanderson, Twitter: @marindanderson).

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06. Mini #3 – Britney & January – February 15, 2018

“Any little thing that you say makes me laugh…and I don’t find that many people funny.” – Britney, age 18

Smart Partners Britney & Flor chat about roller coasters, dancing, and Britney’s departure for college.

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The Kids: Britney

The Adults: Flor de Liz Perez (www.flordelizperez.com)

The PROJcast theme song is written by Justin & Eric March (Twitter: @eriqmarch), and performed by Rebecca, Nicole, and Marinda Anderson (Instagram: @marindaanderson, Twitter: @marindanderson).

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05. It Takes Two (Smart Partners) – February 1, 2018

“I think I asked her like, almost, probably, every day…like when could I get a Smart Partner.” – Chayse, age 17

Let’s take a closer look at Smart Partner mentorships at The Project!

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The Kids: Chayse, Britney, Sevan, Lovely, Valeria

The Adults: Korey Jackson, Flor De Liz Perez (www.flordellizperez.com), Sean Kenealy, Therese Barbato (www.thatswhatshesaidpod.com), Mikhaela Mahoney

The PROJcast theme song is written by Justin & Eric March (Twitter: @eriqmarch), and performed by Rebecca, Nicole, and Marinda Anderson (Instagram: @marindaanderson, Twitter: @marindanderson).

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04. Mini #2 – More Stories! – January 16, 2018

“It’s 3:42, June 16th, in the front of Dunkin’ Donuts…” – Jayleen, age 12

Three more stories told by Project members in our Storytelling program.

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The Kids: Rodery, Jayleen, Natasha

The PROJcast theme song is written by Justin & Eric March, and performed by Rebecca, Nicole, and Marinda Anderson (Instagram: @marindaanderson, Twitter: @marindanderson).

 

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03. Lemme Tell Ya (Storytelling) – January 2, 2018

“For me, the hardest part was picking one of my many fabulous stories.” – Jayla, age 14

A collection of short, personal stories told by Project members in our Storytelling program.

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The Kids: Jayla, Beyonce, Milen, Thiana, Nicole, Brandon

The PROJcast theme song is written by Justin & Eric March, and performed by Rebecca, Nicole, and Marinda Anderson (Instagram: @marindaanderson, Twitter: @marindanderson).

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02. Mini #1 – Lakshmi & January – December 13, 2017

“In the beginning, I was like, oh my god, what is my play gonna be about?” – Lakshmi, age 13

“When we go on the trips and get to spend time with everyone, and they take away your phone, that’s the best part…I totally forgot I had a phone.” – Lakshmi, age 13

We hear more from Smart Partners Lakshmi & January about their experience with Playmaking.

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The Kids: Lakshmi

The Adults: January Lavoy (Twitter: @justjanuary)

The PROJcast theme song is written by Justin & Eric March, and performed by Rebecca, Nicole, and Marinda Anderson.

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01. The Write Stuff (Playmaking) – December 1, 2017

41 mins. Released on Dec. 1, 2017 – “I remember writing the play and how agonizing it was.” – Emmanuel, age 13

Kids and adults take a look at The 52nd Street Project’s signature program: Playmaking!

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The Kids: Karen, Emmanuel, Gianna, Jayden, Nyla, Amari, Ethan, Lakshmi, Rosneyri

The Adults: Tim J. Lord (timjlord.wordpress.com; Twitter: @TimJLord), Frankie J. Alvarez, January Lavoy (Twitter: @justjanuary), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Twitter & Instagram: @celiekb), Rachel Dean (Twitter: @rachelmakesmusic)

The PROJcast theme song is written by Justin & Eric March, and performed by Rebecca, Nicole, and Marinda Anderson (Instagram: @marindaanderson, Twitter: @marindanderson).

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00. Welcome To Our Show! – November 17, 2017

4 mins. Released Nov. 17, 2017 – The 52nd Street Project is creating a new monthly podcast (with bonus episodes in between) called The PROJcast.

You’ll hear all kinds of content. Stories, interviews, songs, poems, radio journalism, commercial spoofs, and more. All of it by and about the kids and adults participating in the Project. This teaser is a sampling of what you’ll find on our show.

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