Performing Arts

A married couple’s journey through musical theatre.

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In the last episode for this installment of our Black Theatre History series, K takes Warren on the whirlwind satirical look at Black Theatre and History, George C Wolfe's The Colored Museum. Along the way, we see how wrong Warren is about what this show is about, K can't say the word magnifique, Warren gets a 12 hour twitter ban, and we learn that we can never look at an egg the same way again in this episode of Tone Deaf! 

Promos: Black History Buff and One Mic: Black History Podcast.

Help out local theatres and check out BeAnArtsHero, Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, The Actor’s Fund, and the Artist’s Relief Tree to find out how you can help theatres survive the pandemic!

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CW: Discussion of abuse, rape, and abortion

It's time for another really heavy episode! This week, we cover Ntozake Shange's choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. K gets emotional and Warren tries to interpret poetry in this penultimate 2021 Black Theatre History episode!

Promo: So-Called Oreos

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K introduces Warren to Charlie Fuller's Pulitzer Prize Winning Play, A Soldier's Play. K gushes about Black History Buff and One Mic Black History Podcast, a brief history of World War 2 is discussed, Warren gets on a Soapbox, and we try really hard not to break our "No Cursing" rule in this week's Tone Deaf!

Promo: One Mic Black History Podcast

Help out local theatres and check out BeAnArtsHero, Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, The Actor’s Fund, and the Artist’s Relief Tree to find out how you can help theatres survive the pandemic!

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K introduces Warren to Lorraine Hansberry's masterpiece, A Raisin in the Sun. Along the way, learn about one of the greatest playwrights to ever live whose life was tragically cut short and learn that this is a Pro-Beneatha podcast!

Promo: The Courtship of Mona Mae

Help out local theatres and check out BeAnArtsHero, Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, The Actor's Fund, and the Artist's Relief Tree to find out how you can help theatres survive the pandemic!

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CW: Mentions of murder, rape, assault, and discussions of suicidal ideation

This episode is heavy. In this episode, K and Warren watch and discuss the Nambi E Kelley version of Richard Wright's Native Son. Learn about the original Paul Green play adaptation, find out how many times Warren would have voted for Obama, and find out that it is ok to seek help if the thoughts get too dark.

Promo: The Bird Brain Podcast

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In this episode K introduces Warren to Cabin in the Sky. Topics of discussion include obscure stereotypes that were unfortunately popular in the 40s, condescending white songwriters, the amazingness of Ethel Waters and Lena Horne, the origins of a very famous dance move, and more!

Promo: A Ninth World Journal

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In this episode K and Warren discuss the 1936 film The Green Pastures and come away from it very mixed. Is this a subversive piece of art or a product of it's time? We also cover the late Rex Ingram and his contributions to the history of film and K gets us DCMA'd

Promo: Book of Lies the Podcast

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CW: Discussions of the brutality of slavery in Pre-Revolution Haiti.

It's Black History Month and K is back with some knowledge for Warren about Black contributions to theatre!

In our first installment of this year's Black Theatre History series, K and Warren talk about Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Learn about a man who fought to be the best at everything he did and find out why the French Republican Calendar is an absolute mess in this episode of Tone Deaf!

Promo: Black History Buff Podcast

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Thank you Lily Dwoskin for telling us about this!!

K and Warren watched The Aviatrix, and it soared right into our hearts and was the queen of our skies! Check out our review of The Aviatrix Musical as K and Warren discuss this amazing show as well as virtual theatre and why it is amazing, hyperfixations, shattering glass ceilings, and cockpits.

Because it isn't a non-February episode of Tone Deaf if there isn't at least SOME Richard Humor.

The Aviatrix runs virtually until February 2, 2021. Get your tickets at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theaviatrixmusical/ Learn more about the show at https://www.theaviatrixmusical.com/

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This is a rebroadcast of the Second Annual Warren Awards. This episode contains mature content, strong language, electrical disturbances, nudity, knife throwing, gun fire, explosions,  general mayhem, and demonic possession. Listener discretion is advised.

Welcome to the second annual Warren Awards! Tonight, Warren reveals what truly was the good, the bad, and the ugly in the shows that we watched in the 2020 Season. Listen to find out who will take home the coveted Golden Warren!

Special Guests: Shea, Alixandria Young-Jui, Cortland, Tyler and Nate, David S Dear, Jas and Steven LaFond Isaiah Frizzelle,  Eddie Louise, and Chip Michael

Promos: Those Guys Over There
Sage and Savant
Pomegranates and Pitchforks
Private Island Presents: Up All Night
Listen Rinse Repeat
Animorphingtime
A Ninth World Journal
Witchever Path
The Bird Brain Podcast

Tone Deaf 2021 Theme, The Eliminator Theme Adagio, The Eliminator Theme Lento, and We Stand Erect Composed and performed by K
Sound effects from freesound.org

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