Aug 17, 2015
Our guests this week are Patricia Cardona Roca and Kendra Augustin, co-artistic directors of the Leela Play Festival!
Patricia Cardona Roca- http://www.patriciacardonaroca.com/ and on Facebook
Kendra Agustin- Twitter: @quietgirlriot; Facebook: kendra.agustin
Leela NYC Theatre Festival will be August 27 & 28 at El Centro Español de Queens: http://www.leelanycfestival.org/
0:01:55 We introduce our guests Patricia and Kendra and discover that things are not looking good for Twitter, these days!
0:09:05 Difficulty getting cast because of accents and non-traditional appearances spurred Patricia and Kendra to develop their festival
0:17:03 And by the way, Laura's "Punk Grandpa" was nominated for five awards at Planet Connections, plus she won a congeniality award
0:22:20 A key component of their fest is to ensure that participating artists get paid. Indiegogo is how they are funding this mission. IATI has also been a generous supporter (http://www.iatitheater.org/)
0:27:45 Patricia has a time constraint- and that limitation has fueled her.
0:35:19 And Bryn comes-up with a ludicrously complex solution to a problem that may not need solving
0:39:06 They have some pretty exciting perks for their indiegogo campaign- get in on them! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/leela-nyc-theatre-festival-fa#/story
0:46:00 They've used a lot of different methods of promote the show, one of the most important being a publicist.
0:48:30 Patricia will be doing a one woman cabaret in late September
0:52:45 Kendra is writing the story component of a cabaret show
0:55:05 Watch CJ3 Likes A Nice Catsy - Episodes 1 and 2
0:56:15 NIlsa was just named one of the resident playwrights for the Lone Star Theater Company 2015-2016 season
Intro and Outro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet? (Remix)"
Written By: B. Packard and L. Scruggs
Performed By: B. Packard, N. Reyna, J. Scruggs, L. Scruggs
Tweet: .@quietgirlriot and Patricia Cardona Roca are all about creating a festival, artists supporting artists and hamster birthdays!