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A podcast by two friends who met at Iowa Playwrights Workshop.
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126. TOPIC: Ghosts in Theaters and the Stories We Tell… w/ Special Guest Heather Kelley! Beckett’s Babies

Hey listeners! Halloween is just around the corner and we decided to bring on a guest who can share some spooky stories with us! This week’s guest on the show is HEATHER KELLEY! Heather Kelley (she/her) is an actor, educator, and theatre administrator currently enrolled in CU Boulder’s PhD program in Theatre & Performance Studies. A former company member of the New York Neo-Futurists and Mad Dog Theatre Company, Heather performed with South Brooklyn Shakespeare for many seasons, and served as Director of Audience Services for Premiere Stages, the Equity theatre in residence at Kean University, for seven years. She is the recipient of a 2019 State of New Jersey Senate & General Assembly Citation commending her work with Plainfield Senior Citizens Services as an actor and teaching artist, and received a 2019 New Jersey Theatre Alliance Award of Excellence honoring her contributions to professional, non-profit theatre throughout the state. A lover of all things scary, Heather's current research centers on dark tourism, haunted attractions, mediumship as performance, and depictions of the supernatural on stage and on screen. If YOU have theater ghost stories you'd like to share, go to the link below! https://www.colorado.edu/theatredance/heather-kelley GLISTENS: Cho – The Simpsons Treehouse Horror Sam –  My Haircut Erin – Tik Tok's Pug Noodles "Bones or No Bones Day" Special thanks to our sponsor Play Submissions Helper! https://playsubmissionshelper.com Use coupon code BECKETTSBABIES to receive 90% off the first month! ________________________ Please support Beckett's Babies by reviewing, sharing an episode with your friends, or follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @beckettsbabies And as always, we would love to hear from you! Send us your questions or thoughts on playwriting, and we might discuss it in our next episode. Email: contact@beckettsbabies.com For more info, visit our website: http://www.beckettsbabies.com Theme Music: "Live Like the Kids" by  Samuel Johnson, Laura Robertson, Luke O'Dea (APRA) — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beckettsbabies/support
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