Episode 32

From the Outside In, w/ May Adrales, Associate Artistic Director, Milwaukee Rep

Published on: 8th September, 2020

In a banner week, the gang celebrates the announcement of the $5 million state of Wisconsin grant program for arts and culture groups and welcomes May Adrales, Associate Artistic Director at The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre for an enlightening discussion on taking risks, the advantages of being an outsider, and the 20/20 Vision for Milwaukee Arts that will be held on Wednesday, 9/9 in conjunction with the Black Theater Festival.  

What some of our listeners do with their bookend bread slices (2:03), $5 million dollars!! (4:15), The #TanSuit debacle (5:00), Focusing on racial equity and inclusion in the arts (11:10), May Adrales joins the show (15:11), May's origin story stemming from family lore (17:45), Growing up in Appalachia (24:32), The two Bisayan phrases that Mac knows (27:18), Using stereotypes to her advantage, or how May assisted with surgeries as a teen (29:30), When getting fired is a gift (31:15), Milwaukee being May's artistic home (37:24), 20/20 Vision for Milwaukee Arts (42:54), The difference between directing a play and a conference (46:36), May's Arts and Culture Czar reign: Making Theatre Accessible and Free Coffee (48:21), Plugs (51:29), Looking into the future: Mac's bad performance review next year (52:59)

More: May Adrales | Like: Milwaukee Rep | Learn: 20/20 Vision for Milwaukee Arts on Wed, 9/9 at 1 pm | Attend: The Black Theater Festival (ends 9/12)

Audio transitions: "Lovely Child" by The VUCA Collective, featuring Barbara Stephan

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