by Mo Brady
Fan Tan Fantastic: Asian American Representation
"We'll be taking a look at the strides and setbacks of being Asian and On Broadway from the Asians OF Broadway - Ali Ewoldt, Raymond J. Lee, Shoba Narayan, and Telly Leung have all agreed to some and spill the Jasmine Tea and we cannot wait. Hosted by Erin Quill, author of the "Fairy Princess Diaries." Let's get loud!"
Dancing Through Life: The Transition from Dancer to Choreographer
Many dancers eventually make the transition into choreography. What steps do they have to take to get from the chorus line to the choreographer's studio. Panel guests include Sergio Trujillo, JoAnn M. Hunter and Lorin Latarro.
The Broadway Ensembles Panel
What is it like to work on Broadway? Ensemble members from Hamilton, Hello, Dolly!, Mean Girls, Once On This Island, Spongebob Squarepants and more share a candid conversation about how they made it to Broadway, the unique challenges of ensemble work and why they love being ensemblists. Moderated by Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone of The Ensemblist podcast. Panels include Benjamin Cook, Jenifer Foote, Thayne Jasperson, Grasan Kingsberry and Vasthy Mompoint.
From Onstage to Online: Broadway Web Series Roundtable
The creators of three popular Broadway-themed web series discuss the behind-the-scenes of creating their own work in the digital age. From mother of all theatre web series, Submissions Only, to rising sensation Turning the Tables, to the newcomers of Rachel Unraveled, audiences will have the chance to hear stories from the shooting process, a guide for how a web series gets produced, and teases for whats next from the creators. Where do you find like-minded collaborators in the Broadway community? How do you craft a unique artistic voice? Whats it like balancing a shooting schedule with performing eight shows a week? Chronicling their shows origins all the way to its reach, each set of creators will let each other in on why they got into the web series game - and where they plan to go. Guests include Rachel Ravel, Kate Weatherhead, Austin Spero, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Chappelle, Andrew Briedis, Ellyn Marie Marsh and Julia Mattison.
From Annie to Because of Winn Dixie, A Training Demonstration of Broadway’s Most Famous Canine Actors with Bill Berloni
Tony Honored Animal Trainer Bill Berloni will introduce some of Broadway's biggest canine stars. You will hear the story of their rescue, their training and their success. The demonstration will be followed by a Q&A. You will be able to meet some of the dogs and talk to Bill at his book signing immediately after the panel.
Movement Directors: Non-Traditional Choreography for Non-Dancers
You can't always tell where a scene ends and choreography begins. How do movement directors and choreographers create natural-looking movements that serve the action and emotion onstage while keeping an audience engaged throughout an entire number? Panelists include Kelly Devine, Sam Pinkleton, Noah Racey and Ann Yee.