Join us for BRIC’s first-ever podcast listening party which will feature audio stories produced during the 2018 BRIC Podcast Fellowship!
BRIC's 2018 Podcast Fellowship cohort learned the ins and outs of creating a podcast pilot and sustainable season. Students produced their pilot, utilizing 12 weeks of skill-building in non-fiction storytelling, podcast production practices, interviewing, recording techniques, studio practices, and editing. Each producer will play a portion of their pilot, followed by a special Q & A session with the audience.
LISTEN: A short excerpt from Nice Monster by Reva Goldberg. Hear the whole piece at the August 8 Podcast Listening Party.
MEET OUR PODCAST ARTISTS
Artist's Name: Reva Goldberg
Podcast: Nice Monster
What's it about? Stories from the dark side of the human impulse to be "nice."
About Reva: Nice Monster is Reva Goldberg's first podcast but it has been in her always. Her background includes a mash-up of film and documentary production and brand communications. Since 2008 she has worked at not-for-profit film company Cinereach, best known for Beasts of the Southern Wild and, most recently, Sorry to Bother You. She ran Cinereach's Reach Film Fellowship before becoming head of communications there. She has written a lot of words and has produced film, TV and branded content. Instagram: @revagoldberg Twitter: @revagoldberg
Artist's Name: Arianne Benford
Arianne Benford is a transdisciplinary multimedia artist most known for her work as a Poet, Cultural Worker, Photographer, and Chef. Her work is rooted in text and its creative applications for social change. A proud native of Chicago’s Southside, since 2006 she has made Flatbush, Brooklyn her home. Arianne is a National Slam Champion, an alum of The School of the Art Institute, The Second City, Vona Voices, Pink Door, Louder Arts, Urbana, SWAP, WOW Cafe Theater, and the 92nd St Y. Most recently, her work was published in the Hawaii Review ’88 and Sinister Wisdom, Issues #103, 106, 107, BlazeVox, and The Hawaii Review. avbenford.com
Artist's Name: David Colosi
Podcast: A Bold Move With The Cowardly Lion
What's the podcast about? An improvisation of possible fictions.
About David: David recently corresponded with a Breton fisherman from the 1800s, a project exhibited at the Musée des Morlaix in France. He has also been the retired apostrophe on Governors Island. His entry to radio came through Clocktower Radio with The Napping Wizard Sessions after a residency at Pioneer Works. In 2017 he was a Media Arts Fellow at BRIC. At eight, he played the Cowardly Lion in his elementary school. (davidcolosi.com); Instagram: @leshonkii
Artist's Name: Alexis Haut
About Alexis: Alexis is an educator, writer and podcast producer based in Crown Heights. She spent seven years teaching, leading and coaching basketball in middle schools in Brooklyn and Newark before independently producing her first podcast series New York, I Love You But You’ve Changed in 2018. She received a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia. You can find more of Alexis and her writing at HautTakes.com where she writes about lyrics, politics, pop culture and the intersection of the three. Instagram: @haut_take
Artists' Names: Molmol Kuo and Zach Lieberman
Molmol Kuo is an artist, educator, and researcher based in Brooklyn. With a background in documentary filmmaking, and a penchant for “doing weird things with electricity,” She builds unique device for unique problems in order to create new tools for creative expressions and to reimagine our presence in our society. She is an artist in residence at Google Art And Culture Institute (2017 November to present) and Adobe (2017 November to March 2018), working primarily on creative applications around Augmented Reality. She is a media fellow at the BRIC Media Center.
Zachary Lieberman is an artist, researcher and hacker with a simple goal: he wants you surprised. In his work, he creates performances and installations that take human gesture as input and amplify them in different ways—making drawings come to life, imagining what the voice might look like if we could see it, transforming people’s silhouettes into music. He has been listed as one of Fast Company's Most Creative People and his projects have won the Golden Nica from Ars Electronica, Interactive Design of the Year from Design Museum London as well as listed in Time Magazine's Best Inventions of the Year. He creates artwork through writing software and is a co-creator of openFrameworks, an open source C++ toolkit for creative coding. Instagram: @zach.lieberman Twitter: @zachlieberman
Artist's Name: Meropi Peponides
Podcast: The Dictator in my Livingroom
What's the podcast about? Coping with the animals and people who run our lives.
About Meropi: Meropi is a theater maker, dramaturg, podcast producer and co-founder of Radical Evolution. She has two dictators in her livingroom - an orange tabby named Gus, whose awfulness inspired her podcast, and a calico named Antigone, who is perfect in all ways. Her work includes devised ensemble creation, site-specific work and community-based performance, and explores cross-cultural affinity and the mixed race experience in the 21st Century. BA UCLA, MFA, Columbia University. She also organizes with Artists Co-Creating Real Equity (ACRE). Twitter: @meropi_p
Artist's Name: Régine Romain
About Régine: Haitian-American Artist | Educator |Visual Anthropologist
Régine is a dynamic storyteller who uses photographs/video/performance to create acts of social resistance stoking the collective imagination, whilst keeping alive new ways of seeing. For the past two years, she lived in Benin, West Africa, conducting research, teaching, completing her "Brooklyn to Benin: A Vodou Pilgrimage" project and creating the WaWaWa Diaspora Centre (MA - Goldsmiths, University of London | BS - Bowie State University). Instagram: @regineromain
Artist's Name: Rob Shapiro
Podcast: Can I Help, America?
What's it about?: An exploration for common ground in a partisan nation.
About Rob: Rob is a composer, lyricist and librettist. Musicals include Catch (Rhinebeck Writers Retreat); A Hanukkah Jamboree (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest and 54 Below); and Seen Change! (with Will Aronson & A Broken Umbrella Theatre at New Haven’s Shubert Theatre). The song Gays, Jews, and Girls Who Need Love (with lyrics by Tony Asaro) appeared in the film Waiting in the Wings: The Musical. Rob is a freelance writer for Rodgers & Hammerstein and History.com. Instagram: @thatrobshapiro Twitter: @thatrobshapiro
MEET THE MODERATOR
Mark Pagán is an award-winning film and podcast producer, storyteller, writer, and educator. His work and performances have been shown at festivals and shows worldwide including Slamdance Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Charleston Comedy Festival, RISK!, The Moth, Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, Story Collider, Peoples Improv Theater, and Magnet Theater. He currently produces and hosts the podcast and live show, Other Men Need Help.
BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough.