Jan 5, 2015
Guest: Jason Paul Smith
0:01:40 Laura met Jason at his theatre company "Three Cat Productions"- which he created to make a home for artists to come and take risks with their work. Beginning with the "Three Cat Variety Hour"
0:08:10 Giving exposure to new works is one of the cornerstones of Three Cat Productions
0:19:20 Jason didn't have a clear organizational vision for Three Cat, but knew what he wanted to achieve
0:22:46 In hosting his new works reading series, Jason has learned who is typically receptive to feedback and who is not.
0:28:45 Jason is creating a workshop to help playwrights who are new to theatre
0:32:00 The Joseph Jefferson Awards are like the Chicago version of the Tony Awards. Jason was on the committee and had to see many, many plays…
0:38:36 In addition to being an artistic director, he is also a playwright. His first work was "Consulting Mavis Or How I Got My Ass Out Of North Dakota And Remained Sane"
0:47:20 With Three Cat Productions, he wants to give artists a place to take risks and fail in a safe space
1:02:10 Three Cat Productions' Chicago New Work Festival Runs January 17 thru February 7- there are two readings a day, one at Noon and one at 3pm. Check out the Gala Opening Event is on January 17, lots of fine art and storytelling- http://threecatproductions.com/2015-chicago-new-work-festival. Also, be on the lookout for his next directorial effort "Don't Mess With Bill" coming in March!
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Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?"
Written and Performed by Laura Scruggs
Outro Music: The Devil Is In The Beats
Performed By: The Chemical Brothers