Episode 13

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11th Oct 2020

Episode 13: A "Muppet" Heart

And we're back! And better than ever with our October Guest Co-Host the brilliant RONA SIDDIQUI she is a composer/lyricist based in NYC. She is a recipient of the Jonathan Larson Grant and Billie Burke Ziegfeld award. She was named one of Broadway Women's Fund's Women to Watch and is currently an MTF Maker. Her show Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan, an autobiographical comedy about growing up bi-ethnic in America, had a reading at Playwrights Horizons (dir. by Raja Feather Kelly). Other musicals include One Good Day, The Tin, and Treasure in NYC. She is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Lyric Award, Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award and ASCAP Foundation/Max Dreyfus Scholarship. She has written pieces for Wicked's 16th anniversary commemoration Flying Free, 24 Hour Musicals, Prospect Theater Company, The Civilians, NYC Gay Men's Chorus, and 52nd St Project, and has performed concerts of her work at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Feinstein's/54 Below. Original scores include The Vagina MonologuesMiddletown and The Good Person of Szechuan. Rona music directed the Off-Broadway Pulitzer Prize-winning A Strange Loop for which she received an Obie along with the cast and creative team (Playwrights Horizons), Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons), and Who's Your Baghdaddy: Or How I Started the Iraq War (St. Lukes Theatre). She has orchestrated for Broadway Records, Broadway Backwards, NAMT and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. www.ronasiddiqui.com

Rona brings her light, and laughter to kick off October with Host Aaron Salazar (Award Wining Theatre Director, Featured in the NY TIMES, Producing Artistic Director of Poseidon Theatre Company) we dive into everything from the current state of politics, self-love, the importance of finding your inner joy, and how comedy is key to Rona's style of storytelling. This and so much more. Happy FALL!

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For Fuck’s Sake, A theatre podcast hopes to open up a dialogue with theatre artists about topical issues happening right now. Authentic and candid conversations, in an extended format where we get to hang for a month of weekly episodes with guest co-hosts from all facets of the performing arts world. Allowing us to unpack some real sh*t.

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Aaron Salazar

Aaron Salazar is a Latinx New York City award-winning theatre director-producer who specializes in original immersive and experiential work. Salazar’s artistic home is Poseidon Theatre Company, of which he is the Producing Artistic Director and Founder. He enters into his second decade in New York with his most recent work, X The Experience, an interactive live-stream event. In 2019 The Cooping Theory 1969: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe? an immersive paranormal experience at RPM Underground was featured in The New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York (Best Immersive Theatre in NYC/Top 13 Best Halloween Shows 2019), and received the title of “Best Immersive Shows & Experiences of 2019” from No Proscenium and won Best Environmental Immersion Award 2019 for the U.S. from Immersion Nation. Previous work with Poseidon Theatre Company includes Antigone and BitterSweet at The Cell Theatre. He is thrilled to begin his journey as Creative Director-Founder of Alvarez Keko Salazar Productions’ creating "Bespoke Experiences beyond the proscenium" in digital storytelling, interactive media & live immersive works. Currently, streaming is For F**k’s Sake a theatre podcast aka “4FS Podcast”, Drama: an aural experience an immersive audio fiction series. AKS’s namesake is an homage to his family and ancestors and the courage they had to want a better life for future generations. "I stand on the strength of their bravery,”