Season Two

  • Ep. 40 Top Five Neil Simon Plays

    Glen and Jim delve into the life and works of the late, great playwright Neil Simon (1927–2018). After a discussion of his career, they filter their (admittedly minimal) experiences with his work into Top Five lists.

  • Ep. 39 Cast Dynamics and Chemistry (Part 2)

    One of the most important components of a successful show is a cast that gets along. In their first episode of the new year, Glen and Jim delve into cast politics and how people from different backgrounds come together to make community theatre work.

  • Ep. 38 Cast Dynamics and Chemistry (Part 1)

    One of the most important components of a successful show is a cast that gets along. In their first episode of the new year, Glen and Jim delve into cast politics and how people from different backgrounds come together to make community theatre work.

  • Ep. 37 Looking Back on 2018 (New Year’s Eve Special)

    As the year comes to a close, Jim and Glen reflect on the start of their podcast, changes they’ve made, and thoughts on what lies ahead. There’s also a discussion of their 2018 theatre experiences… and the usual tangents.

  • Ep. 36 Chestnut Roasting (Christmas Eve Special)

    Glen and Jim pull out all the stops on this Christmas Eve extravaganza, featuring everything from carols to roasting a chestnut. Bear witness to what may become our holiday tradition!

  • Ep. 35 Top Five Audience Distractions

    Glen and Jim discuss the things that audience members do that distract on-stage performers. Individual top-five lists were made, but there’s bound to be some overlap!

  • Ep. 34 Roundtable 2 with Steve and Renée Schulz

    In a more loose, “(almost) anything goes” format, Jim and Glen welcome their longtime theatre friends Steve and Renée for a conversation about their experiences with community theatre throughout the years.

  • Ep. 33 Roundtable 1 with Steve and Renée Schulz

    In a more loose, “(almost) anything goes” format, Jim and Glen welcome their longtime theatre friends Steve and Renée for a conversation about their experiences with community theatre throughout the years.

  • Ep. 32 Theatre Burnout

    Glen and Jim talk about drawing the line between involvement and over-involvement with theatre, including how that line moves over time, and what to do to combat burnout and maximize enjoyment. Got your own story of theatre burnout? Share it with us at podcast@backstage.link! See our website at https://backstage.link or… [ More ]

  • Ep. 31 Expectations of Community Theatre

    Riffing off an Arts People blog entry by Patrick Spike, Jim and Glen explore the evolving expectations of community theatre (from inside as well as from the audience) and discuss the implications. Arts People blog article: https://www.arts-people.com/expectation-for-community-theatres/ Patrick Spike’s website: http://www.patrickspike.com/