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Last update: 2013-06-30

IDS 339 Fourth of July 2013

2013-06-30 :: John
Length: 21s

I am joined in Studio 1103 by Brad Oxnam as we celebrate America!  Have a safe and fun Fourth of July, IDSers!! Brad’s secret red potato recipe can be found here. Yankee Doodle can be found here. The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow can be found here. If you have a [...]…

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IDS 338 Western Playhouse Miss Saigon

2013-06-23 :: John
Length: 22s

This week I am joined via Skype by Tee Quillin (Director) and Mark Cabus (Stage Manager) of Western Playhouse’s Miss Saigon which is housed on the beautiful campus of Missouri Western State University. Deep Fried Theatre: Get your tickets by calling Box Office: 816-271-4452 or going here. If you have a thought about this episode [...]…

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IDS 337 Jason Michaels Cardshark

2013-06-16 :: John
Length: 25s

This week I am joined in Studio 1103 by illusionist/magician Jason Michaels to discuss his new show, Cardshark. Paying the Rent: If you have a thought about this episode or any in the IDS library, then please call 615-866-1282!  Or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  Thanks!!…

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IDS 336 Blackbird Theater Oleanna

2013-06-09 :: John
Length: 30s

This week I am joined by Wes Driver and Greg Greene from Blackbird Theater with special guest Derrick Castle of Straw Castle Design. Deep Fried Theatre:   Get Tickets here. Audition info can be found here. Info on free Tickets for Oleanna for those who have not gone to the Theatre in three years can [...]…

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IDS 335 IDS Summer Rep The Musgrave Ritual

2013-06-02 :: John
Length: 34s

It it here.  The premier of the Inexplicable Dumb Show’s Inaugural Summer Rep Series of fully produced radio plays starting with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes adventure, The Musgrave Ritual. Foley recording by Brad Oxnam & John Mauldin Audio editing by John Mauldin Script can be found here. Got a thought about this IDS [...]…

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IDS 334 Escanaba in da Moonlight at BRT

2013-05-26 :: John
Length: 17s

This week I am joined in Studio 1103 by Brad Oxnam as we discuss the opening of Escanaba in da Moonlight by Jeff Daniels at Boiler Room Theatre in which I play Reuben Soady. Paying the Rent:   If you have a thought about this or any in the IDS canon, then please call 615-866-1282!  [...]…

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IDS 333 Menopause the Musical

2013-05-19 :: John
Length: 17s

This week I am joined via Skype by actor Becca McCoy as she discusses the role of  “Earth Mother” in Menopause the Musical at the Eldorado Showroom in Reno, NV. If you have a thought about this episode or any in the IDS canon, then please call 615-866-1282!  Or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] [...]…

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IDS 332 Gnit

2013-05-12 :: John
Length: 27s

This is the final week of coverage of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays hosted by Actors Theatre of Louisville and I am joined by Will Eno, playwright of Gnit.  I am also joined by Les Waters, Artistic Director of Actors Theatre of Louisville. Deep Fried Theatre:   Got a thought about this [...]…

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IDS 331 Guru

2013-05-05 :: John
Length: 18s

This is the fifth week of coverage of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays hosted by Actors Theatre of Louisville and I am joined by Mallory Avidon, playwright of O Guru Guru Guru or why I don’t want to go to yoga class with you. Deep Fried Theatre: Got a thought about this [...]…

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IDS 330 Cry Old Kingdom

2013-04-28 :: John
Length: 12s

This is the fourth week of coverage of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays hosted by Actors Theatre of Louisville and I am joined by Jeff Augustin, playwright of Cry Old Kingdom. Deep Fried Theatre:   Got a thought about this play?  Want to share your thoughts?  Call 615-866-1282 or via e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] [...]…

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IDS 329 Sleep Rock Thy Brain

2013-04-21 :: John
Length: 15s

This is the third week of coverage of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays hosted by Actors Theatre of Louisville and I am joined by Lucas Hnath and Anne Washburn, (2 out of 3…Rinne Groff was unavailable for an interview) playwrights of Sleep Rock Thy Brain. Deep Fried Theatre: Got a thought about [...]…

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IDS 328 Appropriate

2013-04-14 :: John
Length: 13s

This is the second week of coverage of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays hosted by Actors Theatre of Louisville and I am joined by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, playwright of Appropriate. Deep Fried Theatre: Got a thought about this play?  Want to share your thoughts?  Call 615-866-1282 or via e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] DONATE to the [...]…

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IDS 327 The Delling Shore

2013-04-07 :: John
Length: 17s

This is the first week of coverage of the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays hosted by Actors Theatre of Louisville and I am joined by Sam Marks, playwright of The Delling Shore. Deep Fried Theatre:   Got a thought about this play?  Want to share your thoughts?  Call 615-866-1282 or via e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] [...]…

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IDS 326 April Fools Day 2013

2013-03-31 :: John
Length: 17s

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IDS 325 Red Mountain Theatre Co LW MLK

2013-03-24 :: John
Length: 16s

This week I am joined by Keith Cromwell, Executive Director of Red Mountain Theatre Company, as we discuss their latest offerings!  Enjoy! Deep Fried Theatre:  Box Office info here. If you have a thought about this episode or any in the IDS canon, then please call 615-866-1282!  Or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] DONATE [...]…

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IDS 324 Western Playhouse Miss Saigon

2013-03-17 :: John
Length: 26s

This week I am joined by co-creator and former co-host Tee Quillin as we discuss what he will be up to with Western Playhouse which is housed on the beautiful campus of Missouri Western State University. If you have a thought about this or any in the IDS canon, then please call 615-866-1282!  Or put [...]…

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IDS 323 X Ides of Patrick

2013-03-10 :: John
Length: 16s

This week has a lot of things crammed into it: The Ides of March, my Tenth Wedding Anniversary, and St. Patrick’s Day!  Amadeus continues on as well!  So much to do (and or drink…Bloody Caesar recipe) and so little time!  By the way, be safe and responsible while celebrating this weekend!!! Got a thought about [...]…

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IDS 322 Update

2013-03-03 :: John
Length: 11s

Ok, so this week is a little tight schedule wise…10 out of 12s and dress rehearsals for Amadeus.  So…here’s a review of shows that are heating it up here in Nashville.  Also, things are gearing up for SETC this week, in Louisville, and the IDS sends out good vibes to all involved for a successful [...]…

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IDS 321 Blackbird Theater Amadeus

2013-02-24 :: John
Length: 17s

This week I go on location to the secret rehearsal space for Blackbird Theater’s production of Amadeus which is located in building #30 on the campus of Lipscomb University.  I am joined by Wes Driver and Greg Greene who are the driving forces behind this company and this production…enjoy! Deep Fried Theatre: For Amadeus tickets [...]…

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IDS 320 Presidents Day 2013

2013-02-17 :: John
Length: 5s

Today is a short episode because well it’s a Federal Holiday!  And never one to miss an opportunity to take a day off, the IDS is going to do just that…kind of.  Enjoy! Got a thought about this IDS episode?  Let your voice be heard by calling 615-866-1282 or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] [...]…

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IDS 319 Playhouse Nashville Sextape

2013-02-10 :: John
Length: 31s

This week I am joined in Studio 1103 by Christopher Bosen and Nate Eppler as we talk Playhouse Nashville and their upcoming production of Sextape which runs February 28th-March 10th 2013.  Happy Valentine’s Day! Deep Fried Theatre: Tickets can be found here. Viener Fest Restaurant Got a thought about this IDS episode?  Let your voice [...]…

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IDS 318 TN Rep Cabaret

2013-02-03 :: John
Length: 14s

This week I am joined by Cecilia Lighthall, Production Manager of TN Rep, as we discuss their latest theatrical offering…Cabaret!  Enjoy! Deep Fried Theatre: Tickets are here. Got a thought about this IDS episode?  Let your voice be heard by calling 615-866-1282 or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show [...]…

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IDS 317 Mark Cabus

2013-01-27 :: John
Length: 20s

This week I am joined by Mark Cabus as we discuss his new writing assignment (The Clyde Fitch Report) and his future endeavors in a Chekhovian world.  Enjoy! Paying the Rent: Mark’s The Clyde Fitch Report debut is here. Theater Emory Chekhov Evening is here. Theater Emory Cherry Orchard is here. If you have a [...]…

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IDS 316 Eric D Pasto Crosby

2013-01-20 :: John
Length: 24s

This week I am joined by Eric D. Pasto-Crosby, actor, as we discuss his portrayal of the title role in Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s production of Macbeth. Paying the Rent: Tickets via ticketnashville.com are here. If you have a thought about this or any in the IDS canon, then please call 615-866-1282!  Or put it in [...]…

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IDS 315 Nashville Shakespeare Festival Macbeth

2013-01-13 :: John
Length: 17s

This week I am joined by Denice Hicks, Artistic Director of Nashville Shakespeare Festival, as we discuss their upcoming production of the Scottish play, Macbeth. Deep Fried Theatre: Tickets via ticketnashville.com are here. If you have a thought about this or any IDS episode please call 615-866-1282!  Or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] DONATE [...]…

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IDS 314 A Look Ahead 2013

2013-01-06 :: John
Length: 9s

So, I am little under the weather this week…so…please bare with me as I preview some of the things to look forward to in 2013 for the IDS.  Enjoy!  Back next week feeling better I am sure!   If you have a thought about this or any IDS episode please call 615-866-1282!  Or put it [...]…

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IDS 313 Happy New Year 2013

2012-12-30 :: John
Length: 19s

Happy New Year to all IDSers!  So long to 2012 and hello to 2013!  In this episode, the rest of the college bowl games are discussed as well as a hot wine punch and hangover cures.  Please don’t drink and drive this New Year’s Eve! Football Schedule After Ski Drink (Gluehwein) Hangover Cures If you [...]…

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IDS 312 Merry Christmas 2012

2012-12-23 :: John
Length: 21s

Merry Christmas to all IDSers!  In this episode we talk football, punch and have a our annual Mark Cabus “A Christmas Carol” excerpt.  Opening tune “Cool Yule” from The Best Of Louis Armstrong & Friends: The Christmas Collection and can be purchased here.   The Sandy Hook Elementary memorial minute tune “Lament: Flowers of the Forest” [...]…

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IDS 311 Talking Shop

2012-12-16 :: John
Length: 18s

This week I am joined by Kelly Lapczynski and Brian Webb Russell as we talk podcasting, etc.  Brian learns about microphones!  Enjoy! Got a thought about this episode or any in the IDS Catalogue?  Call 615-866-1282! Or fire off an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] Do John a favor and head on over here to vote for him [...]…

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IDS 310 Adaptation

2012-12-09 :: John
Length: 14s

This week I am joined in Studio 1103 by Kelly Lapczynski as we discuss her adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.  It is being produced at American Stage in St. Petersburg, Fl.  Brian Webb Russell is also with us…but more of him next week!  Enjoy! Paying the Rent: Got a thought about this or [...]…

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IDS 309 A Christmas Carol

2012-12-02 :: John
Length: 10s

I discuss in this episode my performance of Christmas Present (Spirit 2) and Old Joe in Lamplighter’s Theatre Company‘s production of A Christmas Carol.  The performances are Dec. 7th-9th & 14th-16th.  Tickets are here! If you have a thought about this or any IDS episode please call 615-866-1282!  Or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] [...]…

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IDS 308 The Pearl in the Hogwaller

2012-11-25 :: John
Length: 15s

I am joined again by Becca McCoy Engle as we discuss the performance of her cabaret act, The Pearl in the Hogwaller.  A Chicago debut! November 30, 2012 – 8pm – THE PEARL IN THE HOGWALLER Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret, Chicago, IL Becca’s acclaimed cabaret, telling the story of going from working actor in [...]…

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IDS 301 The Desperate Hours Opening This Week

2012-10-07 :: John
Length: 12s

The Desperate Hours opens this weekend at Street Theatre Company.  Call 615-554-7414 for tickets or go here!   As always, if you got a thought about this or any IDS episode then call 615-866-1282 or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  Thanks!!…

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IDS 300 This is IDS

2012-09-30 :: John
Length: 22s

Happy 300th episode of the Inexplicable Dumb Show!!  Joining me to celebrate is playwright, Kristoffer Diaz.  Come check out the fun! Paying the Rent: Kristoffer’s Tumblr His workshop Got a thought about this episode?  Call 615-866-1282 or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  Thanks!!…

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IDS 299 RMTC Color Purple

2012-09-23 :: John
Length: 15s

This week I am joined by Keith Cromwell of Red Mountain Theatre Company and we discuss their upcoming production of The Color Purple.  Enjoy! Deep Fried Theatre: Tickets Got a thought about this episode?  Give it a voice by calling 615-866-1282 or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com] DONATE to the Inexplicable Dumb Show here!  [...]…

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IDS 298 BRT Pressure Cooker 2012

2012-09-16 :: John
Length: 11s

Exciting news for creators of new musicals is happening at Boiler Room Theatre and this is the topic of discussion on this week’s IDS episode.  Enjoy! Deep Fried Theatre: Boiler Room Theatre  The three pieces are: City of Light by Michael McFaden Happily Ever After…Not by Janet McMahan Umbrella by Steve Leslie The Judges Panel [...]…

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IDS 297 Caroline Changes Into Playhouse Nashville at Street

2012-09-09 :: John
Length: 13s

So this week I discuss the opening of Caroline or Change at Street Theatre Company and the exciting news of a new partnership between Street Theatre Company and Ten Minute Playhouse which will create Playhouse Nashville.  Exciting times indeed! Deep Fried Theatre: Street Theatre Company Playhouse Nashville Jeffrey Ellis’s Story on new partnership can be [...]…

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IDS 296 Labor Day 2012

2012-09-02 :: John
Length: 7s

Have a great holiday!  I am off to my 20 year High School Reunion!  Labor Day facts used in this episode can be found here.   As always, you can call 615-866-1282 or fire off an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]…

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IDS 295 Desperate Club Starts Swimmingly

2012-08-26 :: John
Length: 14s

This week I discuss the beginnings of my rehearsal process for The Desperate Hours at Street Theatre Company and give a shout out to the talented ladies of The Dixie Swim Club at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre.  Cheers! Deep Fried Theatre: Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre The Dixie Swim Club Got a thought about this episode?  [...]…

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IDS 294 Steel Magnolias About Nothing

2012-08-19 :: John
Length: 10s

This week I preview two openings here in the Nashville Area.  Steel Magnolias and Much Ado About Nothing presented by Boiler Room Theatre and Nashville Shakespeare Festival respectively.  Enjoy! Deep Fried Theatre: Boiler Room Theatre Tickets BRT Facebook Page for Season Announcements Nashville Shakespeare Festival Got thoughts about this episode?  Call 615-866-1282 or put your [...]…

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IDS 293 Uta Hagen Video Review

2012-08-12 :: John
Length: 14s

This week I dusted off the shelf in the IDS office and found a DVD that was sent in for a review…a long while back, I might add.  So, better late than never…an audio review of a DVD! Uta Hagen’s Acting Class (2 DVD set) Applause Theatre and Cinema Books Got a thought about this [...]…

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IDS 292 Gig Alerts

2012-08-05 :: John
Length: 15s

So, some good news!  I have booked some gigs!!  I have gigs with Street Theatre Company, Lamplighter’s Theatre Company, and Blackbird Theater of Nashville!  I am really excited to be working with all of these companies for the first time! Paying the Rent: Street Theatre Company Vegas fundraiser Lamplighter’s Theatre Company Blackbird Theater  Got a [...]…

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IDS 291 Call Backs

2012-07-29 :: John
Length: 10s

This week I get you up to date with what has been going on in my acting career…as such…by discussing a couple of call backs to some recent auditions.  So maybe there will be a gig alert here in the near future…stay tuned! Deep Fried Theatre: Street Theatre Company Lamplighter’s Theatre Company So if you [...]…

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IDS 271 SPRING 2012 SETC Week 1

2012-03-11 :: John
Length: 49s

This is the first installment of the IDS’s coverage of the Spring 2012 Southeastern Theatre Conference.  On this episode are the following guests: Ken Feinberg Lauren Ashlee Street Richard Robichaux (Keynote Speaker) Rick St. Peter Dr. Bill Gelber Charles Edward Pogue Got a comment about your SETC experience?  Call 615-866-1282 and tell the Inexplicable Dumb [...]…

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IDS 270 Spring SETC preview 2012

2012-03-04 :: John
Length: 10s

It’s SETC week!  Time for a preview!  Let’s have a great conference! SETC Keynote Speakers Be part of the IDS by calling, 615-866-1282!  Put your thoughts in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]…

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IDS 269 The Taffetas and Motherhood the Musical

2012-02-26 :: John

This week the IDS takes a look in Birmingham at Red Mountain Theatre Company’s production of The Taffetas.  And Motherhood the Musical is mentioned as friend of the IDS, Becca McCoy, revises her role of Brooke in the latest production in Huntsville. Closer to home, John has some casting news! Deep Fried Theatre: Red Mountain [...]…

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IDS 268 UPTAdate 2012 (462)

2012-02-19 :: John
Length: 13s

This week I give an update to my UPTA auditions in Memphis.  And of one local callback! Theatres mentioned in this podcast are: Tecumseh! Texas Shakespeare Festival Wayside Theatre Boiler Room Theatre Get buzzed by the Inexplicable Dumb Show by calling 615-866-1282.  Or put it in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]…

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IDS 267 Happy Valentines Day 2012

2012-02-12 :: John
Length: 12s

Happy Valentine’s Day, IDSers!  All the best! Valentine Day’s do and don’ts Romantic Give a shout out to your loved one by calling 615-866-1282! Or put in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]…

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IDS 266 Blackbird Theater Pacific Overtures

2012-02-05 :: John
Length: 17s

This week I am joined by Brad Oxnam (actor) in Studio 1103 as we chat about his roles in Blackbird Theater’s production of Pacific Overtures. Paying the Rent: Blackbird Theater Buy Tickets here. Be part of The Inexplicable Dumb Show by calling 615-866-1282 or put your thoughts in an e-mail [podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]…

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IDS 265 UPTA 2012 (462)

2012-01-29 :: John
Length: 14s

This week I chat about my upcoming adventure at the Unified Professional Theatre Auditions which are held every year in Memphis, Tennessee.  I am audition number, 462. Paying the Rent: UPTA Registered Companies Be part of The Inexplicable Dumb Show by calling 615-866-1282 or via e-mail[podcast(at)inexplicabledumbshow(dot)com]…

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IDS 264 Arkansas Tech University Theatre Needs Help

2012-01-22 :: John
Length: 19s

This week I am joined by Dr. Ardith Morris for an update on the trials and tribulations of her program at Arkansas Tech University.  The program has been all but shuttered by the administration without a clear and precise reason.  Please give a listen to this story and think about the students that are affected [...]…

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IDS 263 ATL Chad Deity

2012-01-15 :: John
Length: 23s

This week I am joined via skype by Kamal Angelo Bolden (actor), Alex Hernandez (actor), Al Snow (professional wrestler and fight choreographer), and Kristoffer Diaz (playwright) as we discuss Actors Theatre of Louisville’s production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.  The production runs through Feb. 4th.   Deep Fried Theatre: Actors Theatre of Louisville [...]…

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IDS 262 Nashville Shakespeare Festival Julius Caesar

2012-01-08 :: John
Length: 17s

This week I am joined by Denice Hicks (Artistic Director) and Robert Marigza (Operations Manager) of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival as we discuss their production of Julius Caesar.  It case you haven’t heard, it features former Tennessee Titan, Eddie George in the title role. Deep Fried Theatre: Nashville Shakespeare Festival Julius Caesar For Tickets Got [...]…

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IDS 250 Ain’t it Nifty, The Dumb Show has Reached 250

2011-10-17
Length: 35m 50s

Well, here 'tis, folks.  Episode 250.  Old friends come home and set a spell.  Thanks for all of you that helped the IDS out along the way.  Tune in next week as the next 250 begins! - Cheers, - John Mauldin…

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IDS 249 Red Mountain Theatre Company

2011-10-10
Length: 16m 19s

This week I am joined by Keith Cromwell, Executive Director of Red Mountain Theatre Company, as we chat Sweet Charity, improved cabaret stage, and the 2011-2012 season. - Deep Fried Theatre: Red Mountain Theatre Company Tickets…

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IDS 248 Terminator the Second with Rachel Ward

2011-10-03
Length: 13m 32s

This week I chat with a former pupil, Rachel Ward, about an interesting project that blends apocalyptic sci-fi with Shakespeare.  That project is called Terminator the Second.  Blending James Cameron and William Shakespeare?  Sounds intriguing!…

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IDS 247 FoodPlay Productions at Fall SETC 2011

2011-09-26
Length: 35m 58s

In this episode, I am a deputy casting consultant for FoodPlay Productions at the Fall 2011 SETC Professional Auditions.  It was a lot of fun.  Break legs to all that auditioned. - Paying the Rent: FoodPlay Productions…

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IDS 246 Jason Michaels

2011-09-19
Length: 25m 49s

This week I chat with magician, illusionist, sleight of hand specialist...Jason Michaels.  We talk magic, cruises, and Shakespeare.  A little off the beaten path but a change of pace is always good! - Please visit Jason's site here.…

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IDS 245 ArtNowNashville & Evans Donnell

2011-09-12
Length: 28m 5s

This week I chat with Evans Donnell about his new adventure that he has taken on the interweb...artnownashville.com.  This is a website that is dedicated to the arts scene in Nashville and could prove as an interesting model for other markets.  Enjoy!…

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IDS 244 Brian Webb Russell & American Stage

2011-09-05
Length: 27m 38s

In this episode, I am joined by actor, Brian Webb Russell, as we discuss American Stage's production of "Barefoot in the Park".  Brian also gives us a state of the union (equity) update as it pertains to actors in the Southeast. - Paying the Rent:…

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IDS 243 The Year of Kristoffer Diaz

2011-08-29
Length: 19m 16s

In this episode, Kristoffer Diaz stops by to discuss his play, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, which is in production at Geffen Playhouse and later at Actors Theatre of Louisville. - Payin' the Rent: Geffen Playhouse…

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IDS 242 Denice Hicks & The Nashville Shakespeare Festival

2011-08-22
Length: 20m 5s

  - On this episode of the IDS, I am joined by the artistic director of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Denice Hicks.  She gives us a scoop on the upcoming production of Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare Allowed,…

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IDS 241 Blackbird Theater

2011-08-15
Length: 22m 31s

In this episode, I chat with Greg Greene and Wes Driver of Blackbird Theater about their production of G.K. Chesterton's Magic. - Deep Fried Theatre: Blackbird Theater See the trailer to Magic here.…

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IDS 240 Motherhood, Freefall Theatre, & Cabaret with Becca McCoy

2011-08-08
Length: 18m 56s

This episode we have an interview with Becca McCoy Engle.  She brings us up to date with her current project, Motherhood the Musical, and gives us a heads-up about freeFall Theatre.  She also reminds us that it is never to early to plan for the holiday...…

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IDS 239 Boiler Room Theatre

2011-08-01
Length: 13m 39s

Brad Oxnam returns this week to plug his show with Boiler Room Theatre.  He will be performing the role of William Morris Barfee in BRT's production  of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" which runs 8/12-9/13, 2011.…

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IDS 238 Brad Oxnam the Community Organizer

2011-07-25
Length: 30m 53s

This episode, I chat with Brad Oxnam about his use of Facebook to create a Nashville Theatre Community web presence and how said community has responded to it. - The Two Shot: Brad Oxnam Theatre Nashville (FB group) - You got a theatre?…

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IDS 237 Mark Cabus Goes to Atlanta

2011-07-18
Length: 20m 3s

This episode features a long time IDS friend, Mark Cabus, as  he tackles a new market.  HOT-lanta!  Enjoy! - Paying the Rent: Theatrical Outfit Georgia Shakespeare Get Ticket information for Ga Shakes here. Theater Emory -…

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IDS 236 Now Playing Nashville

2011-06-23
Length: 12m 52s

Hey IDS-ers, it has been awhile and this is just a short episode to say that the Dumb Show is still here and kicking.  Times are getting tough for arts organizations, so get out a support your local theatre scene.  If you are in the Nashville area,…

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IDS 235 – It’s About a Sheriff…

2011-05-04
Length: 37m 19s

We're back to our usual hijinks!  Actually, we're both up to a whole lot more.  John's got a show opening at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre!  He's gonna tell us all about The Rainmaker (which is apparently all about a Sheriff...).…

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IDS 234 Humana Week 4

2011-04-25
Length: 14m 4s

This is the fourth installment of our coverage of the 35th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays.  This week we have an interview with Artistic Director, Marc Masterson.   Tell us what you think of  this year's Humana Festival of New American Pl...…

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IDS 233 Humana Week 3

2011-04-18
Length: 24m 45s

This is the third installment of our coverage of the 35th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays and we will be featuring the plays: The Edge of Our Bodies and Elemeno Pea.   We interview playwright and director of The Edge of Our Bodies,…

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IDS 232 Humana Week 2

2011-04-11
Length: 32m 26s

This is the second installment of our coverage of the 35th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays and we will be featuring the plays: BOB and A Devil at Noon.  As always, tell us what you think of these plays by calling 615-866-1282 or via email...…

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IDS 231 Humana Week 1

2011-04-05
Length: 30m 3s

This the first installment of our coverage of the 35th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays and we will be featuring the plays: Maple and Vine and Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them. - Maple and Vine: -…

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IDS 230 Theatre Ensemble of Nashville in Earnest

2011-03-28
Length: 23m 31s

We have Patti Moore, Managing Director of Theatre Ensemble of Nashville, returning to be our guest as we chat about her company's upcoming production of  "The Importance of Being Earnest". - Deep Fried Theatre: Theatre Ensemble of Nashville…

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IDS 229 Chaffin/Phantom

2011-03-21
Length: 25m 15s

This week... we have a bit of a catch up with Tee and John.  Things are heating up around the Dumb Show. - Payin' the Rent: Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - Dumb Show Univeristy: MWSU's "Phantom" Follow them on twitter: @MOWEST_THEATRE -…

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IDS 228 Reflective Coping

2011-03-07
Length: 16m 37s

Ever have one of those "a-ha" moments and just needed to talk about it...John had one of those and so with Tee in the midst of opening a show...John has an extended rant.  Enjoy and discuss! - Call 615-866-1282 or via email (podcast@inexplicabledumbsh...…

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IDS 227 Pearl Cleage at SETC 2011

2011-02-28
Length: 21m 33s

In our second installment of our coverage of the 62nd Annual SETC convention in Atlanta, we are pleased to have Pearl Cleage chat with us.  She is the keynote speaker on Thursday March 3rd. - SETC Pearl Cleage Her website Her facebook page…

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IDS 226 Ben Cameron at SETC 2011

2011-02-21
Length: 33m 26s

This is the first episode of our coverage of the 62nd Annual Spring SETC and we have joining us today, Ben Cameron, the 2011 Distinguished Career Award Recipient.  Ben is the Program Director of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.…

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IDS 225 Blackbird Theater

2011-02-14
Length: 28m 2s

This week we have Greg Greene, Managing Director, and Wes Driver, Artistic Director, of BlackBird Theater Company stop by to talk about their upcoming production of Arcadia.  We also discuss the company as a relative newcomer to Nashville. -…

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IDS 224 Theatre Ensemble of Nashville

2011-02-07
Length: 14m 58s

This week we chat with Patti Moore, Managing Director, of Theatre Ensemble of Nashville about their premier season as a theatre company in Nashville. - Deep Fried Theatre: Theatre Ensemble of Nashville Tickets -…

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IDS 223 UPTA 960 ya Phantom

2011-01-31
Length: 30m 8s

This week we discuss John's upcoming audition (#960) at the Unified Professional Theatre Auditions (UPTA) in Memphis.  Tee gives us an update on his production of Phantom at MWSU. - Payin' The Rent: UPTA 960 Registered Companies 960…

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IDS 222 The Weir

2011-01-24
Length: 25m 9s

This week we have our version of Joan Rivers stopping by to talk about the latest goings on.  And by Joan Rivers, we mean Rick St. Peter. - Dumb Show University: Texas Tech University Your contact for TTU Grad info Dr. James Bush.…

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IDS 221 The Bleep Show

2011-01-17
Length: 44m 51s

This week we are joined by our curmudgeon, Paul B. Crook.  We discuss our reaction to the BCS Title Game and the Auburn win.  This one has a lot of bleeps...enjoy! Roll Bama Roll The Dawgbone The Sporting News SB Nation -…

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IDS 220 In the Huddle

2011-01-10
Length: 46m 19s

This episode, Tee and John, react to the result of their team's bowl games.  There is a brief theatre discussion which we will return to our bread and butter very soon, we swear. - Theatre Nugget: Peter Brook steps down - Football: Bama rolled.…

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IDS 219 – Those Flocking Vikings

2011-01-03
Length: 10m 9s

It's that time of year.  You know, when a new one begins.  Anyway, we decided to sleep it off again this year and leave you with a few outtakes from last week.  This week we hear our curmudgeon, Paul B. Crook,…

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IDS 218 Tragedy of Camlet

2010-12-27
Length: 52m 27s

In this episode, we have a very interesting interview with Jeremy Burgess, playwright of Tragedy of Camlet:Prince of Auburn.  Paul B. Crook joins the show as well for this very special conversation. - We also take a look at the remaining bowl game mat...…

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IDS 217 The night before a Hogwaller Christmas Carol

2010-12-20
Length: 33m 40s

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night, ya'll!  It's that time of year again and we have a special Christmas special for you.  We are joined by John's turn of the century cohort from American Stage, Becca McCoy Engle.…

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IDS 216 A Christmas Carol

2010-12-14
Length: 20m 32s

This week we chat with our long time friend, Ross Brooks, as he plays Bob Cratchit in Studio Tenn's production of A Christmas Carol. - Deep Fried Theatre: Studio Tenn Theatre Company Tickets - what's your favorite holiday tale?…

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IDS 215 A Christmas Story

2010-12-06
Length: 15m 23s

We have to apologize for last week as Murphy's law got the best of us.  Tee had a little trip to the emergency room...he is fine now...and John found out why Toyota had a recall.  So, there is a very special guest host this week...Celia Lighthall,…

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IDS 214 Turkey Day 10

2010-11-22
Length: 38m 45s

Our annual Turkey Day Special...2010 has been a very interesting year.  Some good...a lot bad.  Professional and personal trials and tribulations; however, with change comes growth.  And this week it will be growth in the waist band area...…

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IDS 213 Tubervillian

2010-11-15
Length: 53m 57s

In this episode,  we have the return of our resident curmudgeon, Paul B. Crook, where we discuss theatre, smashed dreams, and SEC football.  The good, the bad, the Tuberville?  So sit back, relax, and count the bleeps!  Enjoy! - Dumb Show University:…

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IDS 212 Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus

2010-11-08
Length: 38m 12s

This episode is full of updates.  We catch up with Tee's trip to Samla, laughing on the 23rd bagel, and John auditions for dinner. - Deep Fried Theatre: Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre Tickets - Dumb Show University: -…

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IDS 251 Look for number 462 at UPTA 2012

0000-00-00 :: John
Length: 15s

This week is a bit of recap of Terminator the Second and a bit of a look ahead to the 2012 UPTA auditions in Memphis, TN next February. Here’s to a great and safe Halloween this year!  Look for a Halloween treat next week! Get buzzed by the inexpli…

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IDS 252 Annabel Lee Halloween 2011

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Length: 4s

Happy Halloween!  Trick or treat…smell my feet, give me something good to eat.  Here’s a treat, a reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s  “Annabel Lee”.  Enjoy!  Do you have a ghost story?  Call 615-866-1282 and share it.…

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IDS 253 Arkansas Tech

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Length: 26s

This week I am joined by Dr. Ardith Morris from Arkansas Tech as we discuss some issues that are plaguing her program. Some information on the Issue: Arkansas Times Article 1 Arkansas Times Article 2 Arkansas Times Article 3 The ArkaTech Article Arkansas …

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IDS 254 The Shelter

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Length: 25s

This week I am joined by Meghan Jones, Co- Artistic Director, and Dave Lankford, Executive Director, of The Shelter which is a interesting Theatre company based in NYC. Deep Fried Theatre:   The Shelter Follow them on twitter:  @theshelternyc Shelte…

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IDS 255 Turkey Day 2011

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Length: 21s

Happy Thanksgiving to all the IDSers!  The Inexplicable Dumb Show wishes you a full day of Turkey and football.  May all your travels be safe.  May your destination be warm and friendly.  To all our service personnel, may you come home soon!…

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IDS 260 Reflection and Expectation

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Length: 19s

Happy New Year!  It is time to plan the big party and to plan out the New Year’s Eve toast.  The Inexplicable Dumb Show is here to help.  Learn about types of New Year’s Eve parties here.  Toasting etiquette here, here, and here.  Most im…

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IDS 259 TN Rep Christmas Story

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Length: 18s

Happy Holidays!  Season’s Greetings from The Inexplicable Dumb Show.  Cecilia Lighthall (Stage Manager) and Lauren Shouse (Artistic Associate) of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre stop by Studio 1103 this week to chat about one of  their Holiday of…

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IDS 257 Boiler Room Theatre Oliver

0000-00-00 :: John
Length: 24s

This week Brad Oxnam stops by Studio 1103 to chat about his latest undertaking with Boiler Room Theatre.  He is in their production of Oliver! which opened on Nov. 18th and runs through Dec. 23rd.  We also chat family Christmas Traditions and my dog, Bo…

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IDS 261 Resolute Resolution

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Length: 12s

  2012.  The year to get things done.  We have all made our New Year’s Resolutions.  Now, to make them stick.  The Inexplicable Dumb Show shares how to accomplish your resolutions and more. We can do this…share your success story by c…

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IDS 258 Mark Cabus Christmas Carol

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Length: 12s

This week I have a snidbit of Mark Cabus’s version of Charles Dickens’  A Christmas Carol.  He is performing in Nashville at the First Unitarian Universalist of Nashville on Wednesday December 14th at 7:30pm.  Enjoy! Spread the Holiday Chee…

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IDS 256 A Not So Silent Night with Becca McCoy and James Weaver

0000-00-00 :: John
Length: 22s

This week I am joined by Becca McCoy to celebrate the release of her Christmas album, A Not So Silent Night.  She graciously allowed The Inexplicable Dumb Show to preview two of the tracks:  In the Bleak Midwinter and Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella. Fo…

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