Episode 15: Director Attention This Way

Hosts Tyler Hodges and Amy Spencer interview artistic director and NEohioPAL creator Fred Sternfeld

“Fred Sternfeld: the Yente of the performing arts community.”

  • Not enough guys on stage
  • Amazing young actors
  • A day in the life of a student at FPAC (Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory)
  • Developing a community through theater
  • The tools and techniques to tapping the creative source
  • Actors: co-creators vs. chess pieces
  • Ensemble-building
  • Performances that reach out (the Eat (It’s Not About Food) tour)
  • Freelance directing (Dear Akron: Fred Sternfeld wants to come and work here sometime)
  • Tentatively name-dropping (he gets around)
  • The gift to Northeast Ohio: over 6,000 served
  • Donations are encouraged
  • Ideas for attaining revenue (without charging subscribers) are also encouraged
  • Dreaming about future PAL models
  • Organic chemistry… and theater!
  • “Any time you do a show you’re basically starting a business…”
  • Sondheim’s A Little Night Music runs October 27 – November 13 at the Mayfield Village Civic Center
  • The software seer of sound, and other amazing collaborators
  • Outdoor theatre requires careful casting: projecting truthfulness in a large space
  • Who wants to understudy?
  • Visit Fred’s site or the FPAC site for more information on productions, connections, etc.
  • Auditions for Music Man are September 17-19 by appointment only: (440)338-3171
  • Heads Up will perform an original piece at Pandemonium at the Cleveland Public Theatre this Saturday, September 10
  • E-mail us at podcast@headsupproductions.net
  • We are on iTunes: Search “Heads Up Arts Radio” in the iTunes store and subscribe!
  • Theme Song by Amy Spencer and Sharon Pritt


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