Maddie Gaw

Maddie Gaw

is creating podcasts and essays about theatre history

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I have acquired many random skills while pursuing full-time theatre work. I have been a playwright, a sound designer, a dramaturg, and a producer--but never at the same time. I've always wanted to tackle a storytelling project that utilizes all the skills I've spent so long acquiring. So I'm doing what all burnt-out millennials do and starting a podcast.

My goal is to create a theatre history podcast, in the vein of You Must Remember This (film history) or Cocaine & Rhinestones (country music history). The podcast episodes will be deep dives on specific artists or plays/musicals from yesteryear. I'm particularly interested in exploring unexamined cultures and trends in theatre history and drawing connections to where we are in the field today.

The plan is to start posting epsiodes in summer 2019, once I've got the right equipment and written the scripts. Plans for future episodes include: Leonard Berstein's Wonderful Town is a Secret Millenial Masterpiece, How William Inge Wrote His Own Fix Fic, and What Carrie the Musical Taught Us. I'm also brainstorming episodes about Alice Childress and Sophie Treadwell, so I promise I won't just be talking about dead old white guys!

I'm also hoping that any exciting tangents that can't really fit into the podcast might materialize as essays I publish as bonus material for the episodes, or as a quarterly newsletter. Stay tuned.

Since the project isn't fully realized yet, I've only set up one tier, which is essentially a tip jar for anyone who thinks this sounds like a cool idea!

Eventually you will be able to find the podcast here: maddiegaw.com. Right now it's where I sporadically archive my writing and theatre projects, which will give you a good sense of my style and perspective.

Tiers
Stage Door Fan
$1 or more per month

 Thanks so much for your support! If you think this podcast seems like a rad idea and want to help me get it going faster, any contribution is appreciated.

I have acquired many random skills while pursuing full-time theatre work. I have been a playwright, a sound designer, a dramaturg, and a producer--but never at the same time. I've always wanted to tackle a storytelling project that utilizes all the skills I've spent so long acquiring. So I'm doing what all burnt-out millennials do and starting a podcast.

My goal is to create a theatre history podcast, in the vein of You Must Remember This (film history) or Cocaine & Rhinestones (country music history). The podcast episodes will be deep dives on specific artists or plays/musicals from yesteryear. I'm particularly interested in exploring unexamined cultures and trends in theatre history and drawing connections to where we are in the field today.

The plan is to start posting epsiodes in summer 2019, once I've got the right equipment and written the scripts. Plans for future episodes include: Leonard Berstein's Wonderful Town is a Secret Millenial Masterpiece, How William Inge Wrote His Own Fix Fic, and What Carrie the Musical Taught Us. I'm also brainstorming episodes about Alice Childress and Sophie Treadwell, so I promise I won't just be talking about dead old white guys!

I'm also hoping that any exciting tangents that can't really fit into the podcast might materialize as essays I publish as bonus material for the episodes, or as a quarterly newsletter. Stay tuned.

Since the project isn't fully realized yet, I've only set up one tier, which is essentially a tip jar for anyone who thinks this sounds like a cool idea!

Eventually you will be able to find the podcast here: maddiegaw.com. Right now it's where I sporadically archive my writing and theatre projects, which will give you a good sense of my style and perspective.

Recent posts by Maddie Gaw

Tiers
Stage Door Fan
$1 or more per month

 Thanks so much for your support! If you think this podcast seems like a rad idea and want to help me get it going faster, any contribution is appreciated.