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19 Flex Foam It!

This week we talk about everyone’s favorite two-part expanding flexible foam, Flex Foam IT! We bounce around ideas about what makes this such a useful material for the props person. Learn more on the Smooth-On... Read More
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18 What Actors Eat On Stage

We are back after a brief hiatus! This week we talk about why we make watermelon look like steak for actors to eat on stage. Read More
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17 Props Go To School

It’s back to school time! Ashley and Eric talk about some of the best classes to take as an undergrad for props, education opportunities outside of formal schooling, and whether or not to go for... Read More
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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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