Revenge of the Sutt (with Daniel Kemper)

Season 1 | Episode 18
52m | May 12, 2020

This week, in true Shakespearean fashion, Monty reclaims the pod as a solo host! His first guest in his new and glorious podcast empire is actor/singer/casting-director, Daniel Kemper ( Topics include:

  • The fact that websites are, by definition, a tool for self-aggrandizement
  • YouTube live chat questions
  • Daniel’s belief in having an affinity to certain skills and how working hard can sometimes bridge the gap
  • The different pleasures achieved when working within natural skillsets versus working in areas that require additional effort
  • What Daniel looks for as a Casting Director
  • Treating an audition like a first date (or, don’t be a jerk)
  • The production and personal experience that inspired Daniel to become an actor
  • The power of theater to help people to look outside of themselves
  • People’s willing state of readiness for change as audience members and the responsibility to do justice to people’s time that goes along with it
  • The special atmosphere created by the communal knowledge that each theatrical performance is a singular and irreplicable moment.
  • Loving cats while being allergic to them
  • Daniel’s love for Shakespeare being born out of their enduring impact throughout the centuries and their abilities to ask the big questions
  • Daniel’s beautiful rendition of a speech from the Archbishop Scroop from Henry IV part 2

Shoutouts, recommendations, and further reading include:

  • The West Wing
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Carl Anderson
  • James Gandolfini
  • The Sopranos
  • Zoom Dinners with your friends
  • Circle in the Sand
  • International Actors Ensemble
  • Alex Theatre
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Shakespeare’s Age of Crowns

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