THE WAIT! - A chat with Giovanni!
PROCESSING THE PROCESS
by Lisa Thams
2M ago
How are you all doing with the wait? If I had to guess your child is processing better than you are, their parent! Let me just tell you, you are in good company! I am a Mamma Bear more than most anything else. When my kids hearts struggle or hurt, it almost takes me out. BUT, it doesn’t actually, I become a whirlwind of emotions. I definitely plummet, hit the bottom, and come to the surface fighting. Anyone else relate? Each of our children are approaching this differently. Most will have low lows & high highs! Thinking of you and hoping you feel validated by our sharing! --- Send in a voi ..read more
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THINGS TO DO, THINGS NOT TO DO & THINGS TO PREPARE FOR!
PROCESSING THE PROCESS
by Lisa Thams
6M ago
Learn from my experiences in this process! Hopefully, what we’ve done wrong and/or right will help you to avoid some things, to do some things and to prepare for some things. I’m publishing this episode just as Giovanni, my auditioning son, is about to go to Chicago Unifieds 2024. So, it’s by the skin of my teeth. Details shared in this episode, I believe, will be helpful at which ever stage you are at in the process with your child and most helpful to those looking ahead at this with your rising Junior. Man! It can be confusing. Hope this will make it a little less-so after you listen. To you ..read more
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POINTS FOR THE PROCESS
PROCESSING THE PROCESS
by Lisa Thams
6M ago
This is much delayed in being published! If your child is auditioning this year, for Fall 2024 admission, these are steps you’ve already taken with them. Nonetheless, if you are anything like me, it is validating to hear that you’ve considered all the points I share. For those of you looking ahead at the process, these will be helpful points that you’ll want to think ahead about. Hope everyone is staying sane and grounded. Sending my best out to you all! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lisa-thams/message ..read more
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TO DO: GET A VOCAL HEALTH CHECK - ASAP ✔️
PROCESSING THE PROCESS
by Lisa Thams
1y ago
Has your student been seen by a Laryngologist - an Ear, Nose & Throat doctor, specializing in Vocal Health, specifically, vocal fold nodules and cysts, laryngeal cancer, spasmodic dysphonia, laryngopharyngeal reflux, papillomas, and voice misuse/abuse/overuse syndromes? This is your reminder to have this done ASAP!!!! Seriously, schedule that NOW. Best case scenario is that your child is seen while in optimal vocal health to get a baseline and then checked annually or sooner, as needed for any issues that may arise. Singing through illness and/or over straining vocally can result in vocal ..read more
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OVERCOMING NERVES & SHOWING YOUR POTENTIAL
PROCESSING THE PROCESS
by Lisa Thams
1y ago
This is a response to a question sent to me by a student listener who is aspiring to show her best self at workshop while performing for adjudicaters who will be evaluating and also in front of participating peers. My response is informed by attending workshops and training sessions that demonstrated strategies to get out of your head and immersed in the character and the story that’s being told. Enjoy listening! And please send me questions, feedback, topic suggestions and comments to lisathams@gmail.com (include “PTP” somewhere in the subject line) or text me at +12485156832. Be well? --- Se ..read more
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EPS. 29 Seizing the Ripe Fruit with Tommy Thams
PROCESSING THE PROCESS
by Lisa Thams
1y ago
This episode is an update on my son Tommy Thams and his path to date pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. Our chat includes honest, open talk about his COVID prompted Gap Year and reflections on his choices, growth, lessons learned, his summer spent training in NYC, the future and many other miscellaneous insights. A great listen for parents and students. Enjoy! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lisa-thams/message ..read more
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Eps. 28 An Interview with an Expert - Mark Christine
PROCESSING THE PROCESS
by Lisa Thams
1y ago
This episode is jam packed with amazingness! There is so much to benefit from in listening. Mark Christine is an incredible resource and such a nice and genuine person. We focused on sharing his knowledge about the process in three areas - timing, coach -vs- no coach and money. Lots of valuable information and tips to save you time, stress and money. Please subscribe. Rate my podcast on Apple podcasts and leave comments. Oh! And if you do decide to get a Chase Sapphire Card, please list me as your referral. I’d love the extra points. Be well! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spo ..read more
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Eps. 26 CONNECTIONS with Erin & Michael Vangemert
PROCESSING THE PROCESS
by Lisa Thams
1y ago
Erin & Michael met in college as they were both MT students. They’ve journeyed together working in the industry…on ships & land. Today they are using their experiences as actors in interesting ways. I love hearing what life up the road could entail for BFA grads. Throughout this chat you’ll also get a brief update on what my boys are up to. Please rate, comment or reach me at lisathams@aol.com or on instagram @processingtheprocessptp or @308lat. Would love to hear from you. Any input or feedback is a gift to me;) --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lisa ..read more
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Eps. 24 YOUR OWN PATH with Antonio Cipriano
PROCESSING THE PROCESS
by Lisa Thams
1y ago
I’ve thought about recording with Antonio Cipriano for a while and finally reached out to him to recently. I think it’s important to get insight into alternative paths to the same end. Tony’s has been a special journey to the stage and now, TV. He did audition for College Musical Theatre Programs. As his path revealed itself, he did not end up going that route and has no regrets. Listen, enjoy, and share! You can follow him - https://antoniocipriano.com, Instagram: @antoniocipriano_, Twitter: @antoniocip_, Tiktok: @antoniocipriano_. And don’t forget to also, follow this podcast and @Processing ..read more
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Eps. 23 Parent - Child Relating Through The Process
PROCESSING THE PROCESS
by Lisa Thams
1y ago
Continued from Episode 1. This is a fabulously transparent conversation where Laura and Andrew (Mother and Son) share their journey through this process. This captures the nuances of their dynamic. We touch on many, many elements of their experieNce as they reflect back, including: communication, coaching, Senior year commitments, deciding not to audition at a school you passed a pre-screen for, the importance of resonating, the “waiting process,” the “ waitlisted process,” and the mental dimension of it all! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lisa-thams/messa ..read more
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