Playful Substance: Finding Your Artistic Tribe

Playful Substance: Finding Your Artistic Tribe

For actors, directors, and writers alike, the process of creating and pursuing a creative career can often feel like a daunting and isolating way of life. Then, if you are fortunate, you find a group that envelops you in support, acceptance, and understanding. It is the most sought after commodity; it is your tribe.

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Ask an International Artist

Ask an International Artist

Because the New York theatre community at times has a very odd relationship with our international artists.

We can all agree that the inclusion of international perspectives and talents makes for better art.

Everyone triumphantly joins in on “Immigrants, we get the job done” should the Hamilton cast album happen to start playing at a party.

But most of us are not aware of the the daily struggles and catch-22s faced by international artists as they navigate life, art, and the ever-daunting visa process in the US.

What is it like to be an international artist in NYC?

Don’t ask me.

Let’s ask an international artist!

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Catherine and JD “Super Smack” Ricafort Blend Beats and Broadway in Nintendo-Flavored Debut Hip-Hop Video

Catherine and JD “Super Smack” Ricafort Blend Beats and Broadway in Nintendo-Flavored Debut Hip-Hop Video

Broadway favorite Catherine Ricafort (Spongebob, Allegiance) recently made her debut as a director and choreographer with the release of a new hip-hop video from her brother Juan Drigo Ricafort, also known as "Super Smack."

The video, titled "Choose," is a "jazzy anthem that tells Super Smack's origin story as a software engineer who became a musical theatre actor, who ultimately became a rapper. Catherine, who was awarded the Broadway Legacy Robe in 2017 with Miss Saigon, skillfully handles this story telling by leveraging video games - one of her and her brother's common interests - as a metaphor for choosing one's unique path in life."

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