This week Chip and Jack answer the question: What are the best performances you've ever seen? Listen for our takes on actor skills, the sheer audacity of talented youth, Storytime about Jack getting lunch detention, Legally Blonde dogs, Chip being on-brand, and high school actors in Wit. Also, which Broadway actor did Jack say "I'm obsessed with you" to? Stick around for Chip's Top 5 Videos to Watch When You Need to Remember Why You Are in the Theatre, and Jack's Top 5 Things You Can be Doing During the Pandemic to Keep You Engaged in the Theatre.
This week Chip and Jack discuss times they've been in a theatre space that have had a huge impact on them, and what they learned. Also: how we're scholars, Storytime about Cats Thanksgiving, the impact of great teachers, which show made Jack say, "I was in the balcony and it was as if I was in the first row," and why it's not basic to love Wicked. Stick around for some golden eggs of information in the form of top fives: Jack's Top 5 Songs to Take Out of Your Book if You are Sixteen, and Chip's Top 5 Ways to Punch Up Your Show Right Now.
On this week's ep, Chip and Jack tackle the topic of educational theatre: why and how? Listen for a special Storytime about iconic 8th graders, what to do when you fall out of love with theatre, Jack's dissertation on 10-out-of-12s, and the low-down on picking shows for young folks. Be sure to stick around for Chip's Top 5 Things the Directing Staff is Thinking When You Walk Into an Audition, and Jack's Top 4/5 Plays He Can't Get Out of His Mind.
Chip and Jack discuss their theatre journeys, grandmas, dads, director costume changes, seven-year-old Jack's side hustle, Chip's goosebumps, imagination, storytelling, Spy Kids, and digging in to co-learning. Don't miss StoryTime 1 and 2 and Top Fives: Chip's Philosophies for Creating Your Rehearsal Space, and Jack's Tips to Rock Your Audition. If you are a theatre instructor, student, or in any way theatre-adjacent, this ep is for you!