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16 Mental Health with Natalie Kearns

This week, we continue our conversation with Natalie Kearns and switch gears to mental health while working in props. Natalie discusses how she has built a career while navigating anxiety, and Ashley describes her own... Read More
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15 Natalie Kearns, International Prop Star

This week, we talk with Natalie Kearns, the Head of Props at the Grand Theatre in Ontario. She discusses her background, which includes work done in both the US and Canada, as well as a... Read More
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14 The Future of SPAM

We continue our conversation from last week with Jim Guy, Patricia Olive, and Deb Morgan, the officers of the Society of Properties Artisan Managers. We learn about the grants they award, the future of prop... Read More
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13 A Brief History of S*P*A*M

While attending the 25th Annual Society of Properties Artisan Managers Conference in Chicago, Ashley and Eric sat down with the officers to learn more about how this group began. Jim Guy, Patricia Olive, and Deb... Read More
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12 Kris Julio, Professor of Props

We continue our conversation from last week with Kris Julio, one of the Stage Properties professors at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. We learn the differences between a liberal arts and... Read More
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11 Kris Julio Takes Us to School

Kris Julio is the Assistant Professor in Stage Properties at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, one of the few universities to offer a props program to both undergrads and graduate students.... Read More
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10 More Q2Q For You

Steve Younkins, creator of Q2Q Comics, is also a sound designer and foley artist. Ashley and Eric talk with him about all the ways the audio and props departments interact. Read More
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9 Q2Q Comics

The creator of Q2Q comics, Steve Younkins, joins Ashley and Eric this week to talk about everyone’s favorite technical theater cartoon. Read More
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8 The Freelance Life

Being a freelance props master or artisan in New York City can be a challenge. Ashley and Eric discuss ways to get started and what you can expect working in the Big Apple. Read More

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