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Happy Friday, everyone! In this week's installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, Fanboy Comics would like to highlight a wonderful art installation called "The Hero Within: Imagination and Identity" that is currently on display at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center in Columbus, OH. Joining with amazing artists with varying disabilities from ARC Industries-West and -South, Arts Administrator Geoffrey Martin and a staff of talented instructors and administrators together transformed the Cultural Arts Center's Main Gallery into a gigantic game board, with whimsical floor installations making stations along a path to adventure. Attendees of the installation are able to contemplate their own inner hero and secret identity while appreciating the creativity of individuals working past a variety of disabilities. In the following interview, I chat with Martin regarding the inspiration for "The Hero Within," the incredible efforts by all of the artists involved with the project, the many events and activities provided by the Cultural Arts Center, and more!
The following is an interview with Lisa K. Wyatt, director of the play, Cake, with Theatre Unleashed in North Hollywood, CA. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Wyatt about her initial interest in the show, why Theatre Unleashed provided an ideal home for the production, how you can get tickets for Cake, and more!
The following is an interview with playwright David MacDowell Blue and director Mark Hein from the currently running production of Carmilla with The Actaeon Players in Los Angeles, CA. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with MacDowell Blue and Hein about the inspiration for the show, why The Actaeon Players provided an ideal home for the production, how you can get tickets for Carmilla, and more!
The following is an interview with veteran actor Harry Groener, who has amassed an incredible resume on the stage (Crazy for You, Cats, Oklahoma!), as well as through film (Road to Perdition) and television (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Breaking Bad). In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Groener about his upcoming role as Professor Serebryakov in the West Coast premiere of Annie Baker's translation of Uncle Vanya, discussing his initial interest in the production, the process of rehearsing for a play that is double cast, how Baker's translation will connect with audiences, and more!
The following is an interview with Kayla Gautereaux and Angel Mannion, co-founders of the Folklore Guild, a San Diego-based music ensemble that melds pop culture songs with a classical choral approach. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Gautereaux and Mannion about the mission of the Folklore Guild, the opportunities available to its members, the geeky bend to their music, and more!
The following is an interview with Megan Hayes (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Trent Ward (Over the Line Productions) of MegaTrent Comedy, a comedy duo that will soon be premiering their new show, Clam Bake Weenie Roast, at the Working Stage Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Dillon chats with Hayes and Ward about the impetus for forming their troupe, the talented performers who will be joining Clam Bake Weenie Roast, what audiences can anticipate from the show, and the myriad of upcoming projects in their future!
The following is an interview with Cuyle Carvin, a film, TV, and theatre actor who most recently appeared in the adaptation of Clive Barker's "The Departed" at Sci-Fest LA in Hollywood, CA. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Dillon chats with Carvin about the creative process in preparing for the sci-fi one-act, his affinity towards the sci-fi genre, the charity work in which he is involved, and where you will be able to see him on screen next!
The following is an interview with Kat Primeau, an actress in the musical improv troupe, Robot Teammate and the Accidental Party, which is currently performing Timeheart, a sci-fi space opera at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Dillon chats with Primeau about the premise of the show, how RTAP was formed, what readers may anticipate from Timeheart, and what makes Hollywood Fringe the best venue for the show!
The following is an interview with Steven Alloway, producer of Spirit OnStage's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Alloway about the inspiration behind bringing the classic to the stage once again, the creative process of the cast and crew, and where you can purchase tickets for the performance!
The following is an interview with Joel Silberman, the writer behind the sci-fi-based one-act play, "Human History," which is currently showing in Sci-Fest LA 2015 in Hollywood, CA. In this interview, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon chats with Silberman about the path that led him to writing, his inspiration for "Human History," working with the talented cast and crew, and the impact of science fiction on our culture!