About this podcast
My name is Katie, I am a mother, actor and teacher and I live in New York City.
About this podcast
My name is Katie, I am a mother, actor and teacher and I live in New York City.
Ep. 80 Science Works
Today I sit down with the amazing Megan Lohne and Dan Ciba, we talk theater at this moment and there up coming shows The Great American Science Fair and Crumbs, information for both shows can be found at the below website. https://www.adelphialumniplaywrightsgroup.com/ I'm really excited about speaking to my new play, where seven female scientists are brought on to the reality show The Great American Science Fair, competing in a series of experiments to please the American public over the course of an evening in the hopes that they will win the million-dollar prize to further fund their research. Filmed in front of a live studio audience, you, The Great American Science Fair is an interactive glimpse into the gender-biased world of science through the gentle and palatable gaze of everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure, reality television. Watch what happens when the contestants test the hypothesis to see if the Future of Science is indeed Female. The Great American Science Fair is streaming Saturday, April 24th at 7:30 pm. Dan Ciba is directing: https://www.danielciba.com/ Dan has also written a piece for the festival which goes up 5/2 titled Crumbs, which was inspired by Hansel & Gretel. This reimagining of the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale concerns two sisters as they grapple with their journey into adulthood. Mixed with musings on childhood innocence, personal loss, and the inscrutability of memory, Crumbs considers how the past continually informs the present. But as Hannah and Greta run away, get lost, and meet their witch, can they resist the familiar story— the awkward legacy that casts them as justified murderers—and find their own path forward?
Ep. 79 Too Solid Fresh
Today I sit down with Megan Lohne and Shoshanah Tarkow and we talk about their upcoming show Too Solid Fresh. Set in an unconventional distance learning institution, an anxiety ridden pupil, O, tries to find a connection. A cross pollination of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, & The Tempest, Too Solid Flesh (written by Megan Lohne and directed by Shoshanah Tarkow) explores youth in the midst of pandemic, connection across screens, and the dangerous undiscovered country of mental health in a world where it is lethal to touch. The show will be streamed Friday August 28th at 8pm, and Thursday September 3rd at 7:30pm. Each showing will be followed by a talk-back
Ep. 77 Queen Whitney
Today I sit down with Whitney Andrews, we talk everything from white privledge to diversity in Hollywood! Whitney received her BFA in Acting from UCONN. Has worked on numerous Television shows most recently Wu-Tang: An American Saga on HULU. Following along the footsteps of Viola Davis and Issa Rae, she strives to use her talent to provide her with a platform from which she can inspire change in the Film/TV Industry. Her theater company is called Primitive Grace!
Ep. 74 Coordinating intimacy with Maddison Ridley
Today I sit down with the dynamic Maddison Ridley. We talk everything from books to intimacy coordinators. Born and raised in country NSW, Australia, Maddison has worked on stage and screen in both Sydney and London. She relocated to New York to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she graduated in 2017. She most recently wrapped up a recurring guest star role on Season 1 of 'Hightown' opposite James Badge Dale, which will premier on Starz in 2020. She can also be seen in 'Maggie' directed by Sasha Gordon, (which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize for Episodic Pilot at SXSW). Other TV credits include HBO’s 'Random Acts of Flyness', directed by Terence Nance. She starred in indie-thrillers 'Dysfunction' (Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner) and WitchHunt (Brooklyn Horror Film Festival). In 2017 she made her Off-Broadway Debut along-side Denise Gough in the critically-acclaimed, West End transfer of People, Places & Things by Duncan Macmillan (directed by Jeremy Herrin) at St. Ann's Warehouse. U.S. theatre credits include HENRY IV (Hamlet Isn't Dead), Overshadowed (Origin Theatre Company) and Measure for Measure (Scranton Shakespeare Festival). In the UK, her professional acting debut was on the West End in 2013, in The Woman in Black, and she trained and performed with the National Theatre Young Studio and the National Youth Theatre. The documentary we reference in the episode is called "In The Company of Actors" And the article about the intimacy coordinators can be found here: Intimacy Coordinators Are Changing Hollywood Sex Scenes for Good https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/08/intimacy-coordinators-screen-actors-guild?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=onsite-share&utm_brand=vanity-fair&utm_social-type=earned via @VanityFair
Ep. 73 Beauty Counter
Today I talk with Miss Brynne Kraynak. Brynne is an amazing actor and Beauty Counter consultant, and we are going to get into this amazing company If you are interested in purchasing any of the products you can go to beauty counter.com/katiemcconaghy beauty counter.com/brynnekraynak Also the advocacy accomplishments that we discussed and I could not remember in the episode are below: -testified in support of the Toxic Free Kids Act -In May 2016 100 Beauty Counter consultants from all 50 states wen to Lobby on Capitol Hill meeting with key members of Congress and the Executive Branch such as Joe Biden -In May 2017 Beauty Counter received the highest score in the Chemical Footprint Porject's survey for the second year in a Row -The are a certified B corporations
Ep. 72 Teucci Mama
Today I sit down with Christina Matteucci. We talk everything from Anthony Bordain to making your own success to weddings! Check it out! Christina is an executive Director of David Beahm Destinations, Christina Matteucci plays an integral role within the special event industry as David Beahm’s right hand for 18 years. Having executed soirées all over the world, Christina has spent almost two decades perfecting the ins-and-outs of overseeing events from the bird’s eye down to the most infinitesimal details. As David’s “Number Two,” Christina has first-hand experience with the importance of building, from the ground up, a functional and sustainable team to support a growing celebrity design talent. As such, she is often the first person expanding designers and planners call, asking, "How do I find a Teucci?" Over the years, she has developed the practical knowledge with which to advise not only those CEO's, but also young and eager event professionals making the decision whether to seek employment underneath the umbrella of a larger company or to branch out and begin their own ventures. Accessible, speedy, and exceptionally precise, with an energy that buoys all who work with her; under David's tutelage, Christina has become a respected and sought-after force in the event industry. When Christina isn't trotting the globe producing David's visionary designs, she revels in her summers eating focaccia, and dipping her toes in the salty water of the Adriatic along Italy's Apulian coastline. You can contact Christina at the following: Insta: @teuccimama Email: email@example.com Website: www.davidbeahm.com
Ep. 71 Sans Serif Sofia
Today I talk with Sofia Belhouari, we talk everything from fonts to Ellen to modeling! Check it out Sofia Belhouari is an Actor, Model, & Creative Producer in NYC. Sofia is the Founder of The NYC Women's Art Collective: a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a judgment-free, safe space for female-identifying and genderqueer creators to connect, collaborate, and promote their work. NYC WAC's mission is to help support female-identifying artist's independent projects that aim for social/political progress. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from The University of Oklahoma and is working on a few film projects in NYC. She just appeared in "The Cigar Lounge" at the Williamsburg Comedy Festival. Films currently in Post Production are (Blueberry Hall 2016, and Gosnell America's Biggest Serial Killer.) Sofia will also appear in a feature shooting in the fall of 2019. IMDB. Sofia Partners with Incline Productions, a full-service Film/ Commercial production company located in Meat Packing. With her background in acting, broadcast, filmmaking, and modeling, she's a storyteller with perspective from both sides of the lens. Sofia is a photographer, consultant, and content creator for several brands. Check out her work at www.sofiabelhouari.com, as well as the philosofi blog: an online resource she created for fashion, beauty, creative living, and a gluten-free lifestyle. Visit @sofiabelhouari for daily updates!
Ep. 70 Writer: Naomi K. Lewis
Today I sit down with Canadian author Naomi K. Lewis. We talk about her new book "Tiny Light for Travellers". Naomi K. Lewis writes, edits, and teaches creative writing in Calgary. Her books include the novel Cricket in a Fist, the short story collection I Know Who You Remind Me Of, and the anthology Shy, which she co-edited with Rona Altrows. Her journalism has been shortlisted for provincial and national Canadian magazine awards, and she has served as writer in residence at the University of New Brunswick and the Calgary Public Library.
Ep. 69 Canadian New Yorker
Miranda Plant is an actor and producer in NYC. She has performed and produced for theatre, television, and independent film with projects across the US, Canada, and Europe. Recent film projects include award-winning Pure Pwnage (2016), The Dirty Kind (2017); multi award-winning Wild Nights With Emily (2018); award-winning Darwin; The Series, Season 2 (2018); award-winning When We Grow Up (2018); and multi award-winning Greater Good (2018). As a producer she is currently in development of a feature documentary about American opera. She is a proud member of NYC Women Filmmakers, FilmmakeHers, and NYWIFT and believes strongly in #womeninfilm
EP. 68 Studio Member
Kathleen Simmonds is an actress trained in the modern Method who has lived and worked in both New York and Australia. She is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio, and holds an MFA (Acting) from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York. Her works spans television, commercials, film and stage. Check out her webswries: Woe Is She (2017– ) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6619394/ We talk everything from Australia to the Actor's Studio! Check it out!
Ep. 67 Mindful Sarah
Today I sit down with Sarah Remmer, we talk everything from Intuitive Eating to Oprah. Sarah Remmer is the the founder and owner of The Centre for Family Nutrition, a Calgary-based nutrition counselling practice that specializes in pre-natal, infant and child nutrition. She supports clients in many areas of family nutrition, including fertility, healthy pregnancy, introducing solids, dealing with picky eating, teen nutrition and healthy weight loss. You can find her blog at sarahremmer.com Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch The Ellen Satter Feeding Dynamics Model can be found here: ellynsatterinstitute.org/satter-feeding-dynamics-model
Ep. 66 Miss Natalie
Today I sit down with the amazing Natalie Cronin. She is an educator and mamma and runs her own daycare on the upper east side. We talk everything from activism to ways to turn a simple leaf into a lesson. And if uou would like to learn more about Natalie’s daycare, you can viait underthetinkertree.com
Ep. 65 La Creme De La Creme
Today I sit down with the incredibleJoan Porter. Joan is a tremendously talented actress, known for her television roles, in Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Med, Inside Amy Schumer, Gotham, and many more. Born and raised in York, Pennsylvania, Joan worked with the famed Kenley Players as a young teenager where she performed with stars such as Mae West and Peter Lorre. Joan went on to study acting at Northwestern University and Carnegie Mellon. On arrival in New York City, Joan was fortunate enough to train with the esteemed Lee Strasberg and immediately landed a role Off-Broadway in The Country Wife, starring Francis Sternhagen. Joan is a proud member of The Collective and a Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio, she was happily married for many years to fellow studio member, the late Owen Hollander. Joan’s credits include an array of Film, Theatre and Commercial work. She is represented by Ann Steele Agency.
Ep. 63 Lawyer Laura
Today I talk with Laura Frattaroli who is an amazing lawyer. We talk about her journey to America, the current justice system and Love Actually. Give it a listen. Currently serving as Vice President in Compliance for Deutsche Bank’s Wealth Management. Previously served as Vice President in Compliance for Deutsche Bank’s Equity Sales and Trading Business. Prior to DB, served as Senior Vice President of Legal & Compliance at a Fintech Broker-Dealer in midtown Manhattan called Capital Integration Systems, LLC. Currently, active member of Women on Wall Street (WOWs) and the Young Leaders Council of New York’s United Way. Holds a B.A. from Boston University and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. Currently, lives in lower Manhattan with her husband and two dogs.