This episode features veteran Los Angeles Nuart Theater Sins O’ The Flesh Rocky Horror shadow cast member and burlesque performer, Deb Kavis and her partner, artist Jesse Ledina. Deb, Jesse, and Michael talked about creativity, Sins O’ The Flesh, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, being an inspiration, social awakening, The Ogden Theatre, Lair of the White Worm, The White Buffalo, Slim Pickens, kink, burlesque, Alan Tudyk, broadening fandom, normalization, Oingo Boingo, Nitzer Ebb, art that holds up, Bowie, how Deb and Jesse met, karaoke and Twin Peaks.
This week’s guest is actor Christopher Chen. See Chris in an upcoming episode of Modern Family on ABC, Wednesday, March 23. Michael, and Kitty talked to Chris about acting, creative arts, creative burnout, food service, getting paid for your art, 99 seat theaters, following your passion, improv, iO West, representation, Asian actors, Ken Jeong, Tennessee Williams, the business side of entertainment, overcoming fear, nail polish, sketch comedy, support systems, paying for creative work, auditions, The Academy Awards, celebrity encounters, Asian racism in entertainment, and Mulan.
Our guest is LA filmmaker, actor, and writer, Patrick Duncan. Michael, Kitty, and Patrick discussed karaoke, live theatre, Patrick’s short film Jes and Lora, The Twilight Zone, Star Wars, David Lynch, screenwriting, Rod Serling, The Night Gallery, Sexism in Cinema, American Puritanism, Control, female writers, Follow the Money, Splice, May, female villains and protagonists, wielding privilege well, racism, institutional systemic sexism, Masters of Sex, sex ed, STDs, Planned Parenthood, domestic terrorism, Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Smith, and safe spaces.