FOLWF Podcast Art

There’s No Place Like Art…

Tune in and listen to how The Arts transforms people’s lives!

 

Dani Martineck: Pronouns Matter

In the moment we're in, I myself, as an individual, have developed certain habits in ways of being where ... if I am misgendered like it happened at the beginning of this conversation, to me, it becomes a learning opportunity. https://media.blubrry.com/firstonlinewithfran/b/content.blubrry.com/firstonlinewithfran/Dani_Martineck.mp3 Dani Martineck is a New York-based non-binary actor, writer, and award-winning audiobook narrator with a background in experimental psychology. I'm a storyteller. I've found that in communicating truthfully through the stories I tell, other people feel seen and understood, and it just radiates this ripple of openheartedness outward to places I'll never know. they/them - what's this? Dani is here to celebrate moments of connection that bridge our experiential differences and create radical empathy. They bring their experience as a storyteller (as an actor, writer, and honor-winning audiobook narrator), their experience as someone with their own daily meditation practice, and their experience as one who lives between several binaries and has found meaning there to their offerings to you. Girl Tales is a podcast featuring reimagined fairytales. Damsels in distress? Princesses in need of protection? You won’t find those here. The girls in our stories take control of their own destinies, turning your favorite fairytales into exciting new adventures. Written by women, non-binary, … [Read More...]

Featured News

Nicky Beer: Real Phonies & Genuine Fakes, an exploration of our divided selves

Persona poetry is taking on a voice that isn’t yours and finding a way to speak your truths through that voice….to pursue a voice that isn’t necessarily heroic or very nice; it allows you to be transgressive in ways that you don’t feel comfortable speaking as yourself. It’s an incredible vehicle for play in poetry […]

Erika L. Ewing: Fashioning Change

When we’re talking about the power of The Arts — the healing, the transformative powers — we’re really talking about the fact that we’re human. We’re humanizing the experience of others. So, we lead with empathy, and we lead in such a way that we put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. It’s more than meeting […]

Moise Morancy: Returning the Favor

Artists have a responsibility to reflect the times . . . my experience as a young Black male looks through the experiences of an African-American male, but I’m a Haitian-American, so then there’s all those different dynamics that I’m taking from my Haitian culture, and I’m bringing these things in, and I’m taking from my […]

Margarita Espada: Teatro Yerbabruja, a Conduit for Change

The immigrant stories that are here. . . when they see in us the possibility that it’s real. That’s why I focus on a specific community because we know the challenges . . . so young artists they see in us, [and] know that [change] is possible and we are here to support them. Margarita […]

Coni Koepfinger & Dan Carter: LIVE FROM THE BARDO: My Dinner With Mary

The Greeks believed that theatre was threefold: to entertain, to educate, and exalt the human spirit. And if we’re going to exalt the human spirit we’re gonna have to understand that we can only do that through love. ~Coni Koepfinger Coni Koepfinger, a 2021 recipient of the Olwen Wymark Award by the Writer’s Guild of Great […]

Read More Featured News

Latest Testimonial

There’s No Place Like Art!

First Online With Fran’s First Podcast There’s No Place Like Art… The Arts are imperative — a life journey, a life experience that is like no other.  The Arts brings people together all in one space.  The plays I’ve written have touched lives — they’ve changed lives and that’s what Art does. ~Dan McCormick, Playwright […]

More Testimonials

Read More Testimonials