Jessica Ryan is a changemaker, creator, and founder at the intersection of the arts and entrepreneurship. She has written for some of the biggest companies in the world, including Amazon and GE, directed digital content with Tituss Burgess (Kimmy Schmidt) and Kirstin Maldonado (Pentatonix), voiced spots for Starbucks and Old Navy, performed at Goodspeed & Berkshire Theatre Festival and once sang a jingle for an adult superstore in North Dakota (true story, Annabelle’s if you want to look it up). Jess is also the founder of Broadway Unlocked, a startup pushing the boundaries of theatre beyond the footlights, creating innovation for any stage. Set at the intersection of the theatrical skillset and entrepreneurship, its portfolio includes The Giveback Concert, Take Me To Coffee, Full STEAM, Storytelling for Leaders and The Salon, among others. The company is at the forefront of innovation in the arts and delivers powerful collaborations, content, products and partnerships across business, cause and culture. In case you’re not exhausted yet, she’s an ambassador for the Summit community, member of the Zuckerberg Institute, and Creator of the #Giveback Concert, as well as this here podcast.
As a result of Covid-19, the theatre industry is experiencing a mind blowing100% unemployment rate, with no real understanding of when or how that's going to start to change. In the midst of this, Actor's Equity, the union that governs and protects professional actors and stage managers is about to hold an election that will define the next decade of live theatre. Whether you are a theatre maker or a patron who loves to watch plays and musicals, this episode is a must-listen. We rang up our friend Brian Myers Cooper to come talk about what challenges face modern working class actors and what his vision for the future is as he prepares to run for AEA council again and lead our industry into a vibrant, flourishing future. ☕️☕️☕️ Why have just one mentor when you can have the whole internet? #TM2CPodcast is for anyone who looks outside of their box for inspiration and knows just how important a great mentor can be. Each week, co-hosts and theatre creators Jessica Ryan (Broadway Unlocked) and Andrew Call (Hamilton) have coffee with experts across every field imaginable, from the founder of CURVYcon and Instagram influencer CeCe Olisa, to star of NBC's Community, Danny Pudi, to sex worker and therapist Janis Luna. Our show is just like a coffee date with someone you admire: laid back, personal and insightful; and our partner technology, VideoAsk from Typeform, empowers our listeners and guest's fans to become a part of the conversation. Oh! And come hang out with us on the internets! Twitter/Insta/FB @tm2cpodcast Jess @jessicaryannyla Andrew @theandrewcall ☕️☕️☕️ This episode was produced by wonderwoman Emily Ho. Check her out on the Insta: @mediaby.emilySpecial Guest: Brian Myers Cooper.Support Take Me To CoffeeLinks:Home - Fair Wage On CouncilFair Wage On Council - Home
Rick and Jess met four years ago, at an event in Australia put on by an entrepreneur they both knew. Turns out, that entrepreneur had met Rick when he attended his retreat VysionQuest in Bali. His time with Rick gave him the space to open up, ask himself what his purpose was, and it led to the idea for what has become a 100 Million dollar business that is driven by that purpose and passion. Since then, Jess has watched Rick help friends, colleagues and collaborators completely change their lives and discover their purpose. With the massive disruption Covid has brought on all of us, Andrew and Jess knew they wanted to bring on Rick, ask him to share his story and give our listeners some simple exercises to help turn this crisis into a huge opportunity. Be sure to listen toward the end, when Rick starts grilling Jess & Andrew! ☕️☕️☕️ Why have just one mentor when you can have the whole internet? #TM2CPodcast is for anyone who looks outside of their box for inspiration and knows just how important a great mentor can be. Each week, co-hosts and theatre creators Jessica Ryan (Broadway Unlocked) and Andrew Call (Hamilton) have coffee with experts across every field imaginable, from the founder of CURVYcon and Instagram influencer CeCe Olisa, to star of NBC's Community, Danny Pudi, to sex worker and therapist Janis Luna. Our show is just like a coffee date with someone you admire: laid back, personal and insightful; and our partner technology, VideoAsk from Typeform, empowers our listeners and guest's fans to become a part of the conversation. Oh! And come hang out with us on the internets! Twitter/Insta/FB @tm2cpodcast Jess @jessicaryannyla Andrew @theandrewcall ☕️☕️☕️ This episode was produced by wonderwoman Emily Ho. Check her out on the Insta: @mediaby.emilySpecial Guest: Rick Cowley.Support Take Me To CoffeeLinks:VysionQuest | Discover Your Purpose | Rick CowleyReliable Education - | The world's best Amazon training academy
We've been chomping at the bit to talk to Nathan Chan, after hearing about him from our guests Drew Forde and Ken Kubota - and it did not disappoint. This conversation about how live performers navigate the loss of our space and jobs rollercoasts from hilarious conversations about bananas and nervous poop (don't ask, just listen) to trying to figure out what role the giving economy will play in t he arts, to what a world looks like if artists have no income, to how TikTok gives us permission to not be perfect. You won't want to miss this! 📸: Brandon Patoc ☕️☕️☕️ Why have just one mentor when you can have the whole internet? #TM2CPodcast is for anyone who looks outside of their box for inspiration and knows just how important a great mentor can be. Each week, co-hosts and theatre creators Jessica Ryan (Broadway Unlocked) and Andrew Call (Hamilton) have coffee with experts across every field imaginable, from the founder of CURVYcon and Instagram influencer CeCe Olisa, to star of NBC's Community, Danny Pudi, to sex worker and therapist Janis Luna. Our show is just like a coffee date with someone you admire: laid back, personal and insightful; and our partner technology, VideoAsk from Typeform, empowers our listeners and guest's fans to become a part of the conversation. Oh! And come hang out with us on the internets! Twitter/Insta/FB @tm2cpodcast Jess @jessicaryannyla Andrew @theandrewcall ☕️☕️☕️ This episode was produced by wonderwoman Emily Ho. Check her out on the Insta: @mediaby.emilySpecial Guest: Nathan Chan.Support Take Me To CoffeeLinks:Amazon.com: Watch Contagion (2011) | Prime VideoSlate Coffee RoastersSeattle Symphony Live BroadcastsNathan's Weird Jamaican Rehearsal TikTok RemixRobert Darwell (@thedailyserver) • Instagram photos and videosThe 7 Best Coronavirus PodcastsSTAGE: 'BLUE PLATE SPECIAL,' RURAL TOUCH - The New York Times
This episode is a valentine, lighthouse (and primal scream tbh) for all of our listeners who have been changing the world through the arts and activism and are facing the reality that we have been left with very little in this crisis. Our guest, Michael Skolnik, has been at the center of the major civil and gender rights fights of our lifetime - the racial police shootings, #metoo - and now, he and his agency The Soze Agency along with Task Force and Invisible Hand are the first to recognize the enormity of the crisis facing artists and activists and putting money where their mouths are. Links to apply and donate in the show notes. ☕️☕️☕️ Why have just one mentor when you can have the whole internet? #TM2CPodcast is for anyone who looks outside of their box for inspiration and knows just how important a great mentor can be. Each week, co-hosts and theatre creators Jessica Ryan (Broadway Unlocked) and Andrew Call (Hamilton) have coffee with experts across every field imaginable, from the founder of CURVYcon and Instagram influencer CeCe Olisa, to star of NBC's Community, Danny Pudi, to sex worker and therapist Janis Luna. Our show is just like a coffee date with someone you admire: laid back, personal and insightful; and our partner technology, VideoAsk from Typeform, empowers our listeners and guest's fans to become a part of the conversation. Oh! And come hang out with us on the internets! Twitter/Insta/FB @tm2cpodcast Jess @jessicaryannyla Andrew @theandrewcall ☕️☕️☕️ This episode was produced by wonderwoman Emily Ho. Check her out on the Insta: @mediaby.emilySpecial Guest: Michael Skolnik.Support Take Me To CoffeeLinks:Donate to the Artist + Activist Coronavirus Relief Fund | Created by Soze FoundationApply to the Artist + Activist Relief Fund — The Soze AgencyValarie Kaur: 3 lessons of revolutionary love in a time of rage | TED TalkD-Nice Can't Wait to Turn 'Club Quarantine' Into a Real-Life Party - Rolling Stone
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Location
New York, New York, United States of America
Episode Count
40
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 day, 16 hours