Establishing great foundations to ensure a shows success - with guest host Monique Orton
Whispers In The Wings
by Joshua Broadbent
10M ago
Join Joshua Broadbent as he learns all about the world of sound with special guest host Monique Orton.  Monique Orton is live entertainment tech working in Australian theatre, cabaret, music, burlesque, circus and comedy. She shares her experiences on YouTube, aiming to provide fans with a behind-the-scenes look and inspire aspiring technicians. Currently, she works as a Radio Mic Technician for "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" in Sydney. In this episode we discuss the importance of sound and stage management working closely together, navigating technical challenges of working on the outdo ..read more
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Toolbox Talk: Spiking
Whispers In The Wings
by Joshua Broadbent
11M ago
In this BONUS episode of Whispers in The Wings Josh and Kelly stand around the toolbox to discuss spiking. Find out what spiking is, why you spike, how you spike, and what you spike.  Want to ask us a question, or share your experiences within theatre? Here’s how to reach us. DM us on Instagram: @whispersinthewings Email us: whispersinthewingspodcast@gmail.com — Follow us on Instagram: @whispersinthewings Follow us on Twitter: @whispersitwings Follow us on Facebook: Whispers In The Wings Podcast Whispers In The Wings is produced by Marker Creative Co. Whispers in the Wings acknowled ..read more
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Pushing the boundaries of “traditional theatre” - with guest host Daniel Story
Whispers In The Wings
by Joshua Broadbent
11M ago
On this episode of Whispers In The Wings Josh is joined by Daniel Story, a Sydney-based theatre practitioner specialising in stage management for experimental, physical, and durational performances. Daniel strives to be part of impactful storytelling teams, particularly in experimental theatre, physical theatre, and durational performances. The duo discuss durational performances and how vital a stage manager is to them, the importance of de-rolling not only as an actor but as a creative too and how find out how to stage manage a performer hanging 20 meters above Sydney Harbour on a 2.7 tonne ..read more
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Don't forget the blu tack - with guest host Darren Kowacki
Whispers In The Wings
by Joshua Broadbent
11M ago
To celebrate the launch of Season 2 Josh is joined by Stage Manager turned Production Manager Darren Kowacki. Darren Kowacki has been immersed in the entertainment industry for two decades, taking on creative and production roles. With a background in stage management and production, he has contributed to numerous musical productions such as "Priscilla Queen of the Desert," "School of Rock," "King Kong," and more. Currently, he serves as a Senior Production Manager at CVP Events, Film & TV, and works as the video associate designer for the musical "&Juliet. In this episode the Darren ..read more
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From community theatre to super swing - with guest host Tom Rogers
Whispers In The Wings
by Joshua Broadbent
11M ago
This week Josh is joined by special guest host Tom Rogers (them/they) as the hosts dive into Tom's career. Tom started in community theatre at a young age and without any university qualifications has found their way into the industry. Gain insight from Tom and their time as a swing on shows like A Chorus Line, North By Northwest and Nearer the Gods. In Act Two we find out what are the host's favourite things about the theatre process and explore the importance of paper vs digital prompt copies. Follow Tom on Instagram: @tom.rogerss — Want to ask us a question, or share your experience ..read more
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Developing your Stage Management skills - with guest host Erin Coubrough
Whispers In The Wings
by Joshua Broadbent
11M ago
This week Josh is joined by a very special guest host, Erin Coubrough. Erin has a diverse career in stage management working on drama, musicals, contemporary dance and ballet. She is also a seasonal lecturer in stage management at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. In Act One the hosts dive into Erin's career, and discover what the differences are between drama, musicals, contemporary dance and ballet. They discuss the importance continuing to develop your skills, and give the listeners tips and tricks of show calling and creating prompt copy. In Act Two the questio ..read more
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Toolbox Talk: What's in your Stage Management Kit
Whispers In The Wings
by Joshua Broadbent
11M ago
In this weeks BONUS Toolbox Talk, Josh and Kelly deep dive into their SM Kits to discuss what are important items to have and what sort of kit you should purchase when you're starting out in the industry. We want to hear all about what you have in your kit, jump onto our Instagram and join the conversation.  Want to ask us a question, or share your experiences within theatre? Here’s how to reach us. DM us on Instagram: @whispersinthewings — Follow us on Instagram: @whispersinthewings Follow us on Twitter: @whispersitwings Follow us on Facebook: Whispers In The Wings Podcast - Whis ..read more
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Let's answer your questions!
Whispers In The Wings
by Joshua Broadbent
11M ago
In this episode of Whispers in the Wings your hosts open their mail box and answer questions submitted by YOU the listner. We find out what the hosts favourite part of backstage life, how to manage fatigue during long tech periods and if any changes need to be made for Auslan-interpreted performances. Want to ask us a question, or share your experiences within theatre? Here’s how to reach us. DM us on Instagram: @whispersinthewings — Follow us on Instagram: @whispersinthewings Follow us on Twitter: @whispersitwings Follow us on Facebook: Whispers In The Wings Podcast Whispers In The Wings ..read more
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How to find a job in Stage Management
Whispers In The Wings
by Joshua Broadbent
11M ago
This week the Stage Management duo talk about their expereince in job hunting - from how to find them, where to find them and when is the right time to email.  In Act Two an annoymous listener writes in to get some help from the hosts on what to do when you've been offered a contract but then another potentially better offer comes your way.  Want to ask us a question, or share your experiences within theatre? Here’s how to reach us. DM us on Instagram: @whispersinthewings Email us: whispersinthewingspodcast@gmail.com Listen to Popcorn Podcast with Leigh and Tim here — Fol ..read more
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Working on 9 to 5 (The Musical) - Stage Managers save the day!
Whispers In The Wings
by Joshua Broadbent
11M ago
In Act One this week Josh and Kelly talk about their experience on 9 to 5 after the production was struck by COVID, the hosts were given the opportunity to go above and beyond their duites as they stepped into new Stage Management roles to ensure the production was able to go ahead.  In Act Two the hosts welcome their first voice message asking the question "do you prefer when things go to plan or when they go wrong", as well as the frequently asked question "Do you need to be able to read music to call a show". Want to ask us a question, or share your experiences within theatre? Here’s ..read more
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