Get my weirdos out here: an interview with Mike Axelrod

For Decent Company August: loyalty, Mike Axelrod will be reliving a moment of high school betrayal. Mike sat down with Decent Company producing director Josh Boerman to talk about identity, self-worth, and letting out his inner freak. JOSH BOERMAN: Welcome aboard! It’s exciting to have you doing a show with us. MIKE AXELROD: It’s good to be here. …

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Doing fake shit is what theatre is: an interview with Brian Alford

For Decent Company August: loyalty, Brian Alford is writing and performing a piece about the artistic director of a theatre company who has some dirty tricks up his sleeve. Brian and Decent Company producing director Josh Boerman sat down to talk about artistic loyalty, abuse, and what happens when dangerous people ascend to positions of influence. JOSH …

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Sacrifice, ritual, and trust falls: an interview with Matt Barbot

For Decent Company August: loyalty, Matt Barbot is writing a piece, performed by A.J. Ditty, about a well-known Biblical patriarch and his struggle to keep it all together. Matt and Decent Company producing director Josh Boerman hopped on Skype for a transcontinental discussion covering everything from sacrificing children to talking to walls. JOSH BOERMAN: So you’re coming to me …

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Opening the door: an interview with Anne Huston

For Decent Company June: secrets, Anne Huston will be performing a piece about secret memories from her childhood that shaped her gender identity. Anne sat down with producing director Josh Boerman to talk about those memories, as well as the need for self-discovery and the importance of advocacy. JOSH BOERMAN: The piece that you’re doing is a …

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Freedom to keep a secret: an interview with Eliza Martin Simpson

For Decent Company June: secrets, Eliza Martin Simpson will be performing a burlesque piece about her love and the secrets contained within. Eliza sat down with producing director Josh Boerman and talked about love, lies, boundaries, and what it means to be truly exposed. JOSH BOERMAN: You’re exposing yourself in a way that is new for …

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Fear, anxiety, and courage: an interview with Charly Evon Simpson

For Decent Company June: secrets, Charly Evon Simpson will be performing a piece laying bare her struggles with anxiety and depression. Charly sat down with producing director Josh Boerman to talk about why she performs and what it means to be truly courageous. JOSH BOERMAN: The piece that you’re doing this month is a deeply personal, …

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Letting it all out: an interview with Kristan Seemel

For Decent Company June: secrets, Kristan Seemel will be telling the story of a life-alteringly mortifying experience. Kristan and Decent Company producing director Josh Boerman sat down to talk about that experience, the dichotomy between fake and real, and the absolute fear that can strike when revealing one’s worst moments. JOSH BOERMAN: This is your first time performing …

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