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Embracing Arlington Arts adds to podcast library

Latest effort will look at those providing behind-the-curtain support

The non-profit advocacy organization Embracing Arlington Arts has released its fifth podcast series, the new one featuring and highlighting the work of theatrical professionals who work outside of public view yet are integral to a successful production.

“Our aim with this education series was to celebrate the work of those behind the curtain,” said Janet Kopenhaver, the organization’s president. “And as the interviewee, I learned so much about their talents and responsibilities.”

Among those participating: costume designer Casey Watkins, technical/props manager Sylvia J. Pierce; lighting/visual-media designer C.J. Barnwell; scenic designer Julie K. Ross; and sound designer Bailey Gafeney.

“What made these interviews even more interesting was the fact that all five professionals worked on the same production – “Thurgood” at North Carolina Stage Company – and were able to fit all the behind-the-scenes pieces together for us from start to finish,” Kopenhaver said.

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