Michael Shaw (Part II): Live from Common CAHSS

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The second part of our interview with Michael Shaw is brought to our listeners LIVE from UW-Green Bay’s Common CAHSS 2019.

In Part 2 Kelli and Michael discuss the freedom of speech as it relates to artistic expression as a human right. One of Michael’s cartoons came to international prominence following the 2015 terrorist attack on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. They discuss this and several more of Michael’s cartoons, as well as what the role of the cartoonist is in today’s culture.

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About Our Guests:

Much like a certain mythical bird, Michael Shaw describes his career as regenerative: A BFA in painting (Webster University) morphing into art education (teaching art in the St. Louis public schools)  culminating in a graduate degree in journalism (University of Missouri, Columbia) leading to a successful copywriting career (Lands’ End, Frontgate, Kohl’s) then making  a bit of u-turn back to education (Xavier University). Michael also doodles at night—his cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker since 1999.

 

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Michael Shaw – Cartooning Compulsion

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A special two-part episode of Bird in the Wings featuring cartoonist and writer, Michael Shaw. Michael’s cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker since 1999.

In Part 1 (of 2) Kelli and Michael discuss how one develops their craft, the winding road on the way to success, and how a cartoonist breaks through such a crowded field and is finally published. As well as having the tenacity, drive and/or compulsion to continue even though the odds are firmly stacked against you.

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About Our Guests:

Much like a certain mythical bird, Michael Shaw describes his career as regenerative: A BFA in painting (Webster University) morphing into art education (teaching art in the St. Louis public schools)  culminating in a graduate degree in journalism (University of Missouri, Columbia) leading to a successful copywriting career (Lands’ End, Frontgate, Kohl’s) then making  a bit of u-turn back to education (Xavier University). Michael also doodles at night—his cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker since 1999.

 

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Noah Simon & Alan Kopischke – A Tuna Christmas

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Bird in the Wings is BACK! And just in time for the holidays!

Kelli welcomes Noah Simon and Alan Kopischke, two actors starring in A Tuna Christmas at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay Dec 12-31. They discuss with Kelli the personal and professional life of a working actor in NE Wisconsin. Plus, Noah & Alan perform a reading from A Tuna Christmas for our listeners.

Tickets for A Tuna Christmas available HERE

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Noah-Simon-no-glasses-(2)About Our Guests:

NOAH SIMON makes his TAP debut. He most recently appeared in A Trick of the Light at Peninsula Players, where he was previously seen in the world premiere of Joe Foust’s Once A Ponzi Time. 2019 is Noah’s 30th year as a theatre artist, having spent the majority of that time on many of Chicago’s illustrious stages large and small. He is a proud member of both Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA, and holds a BA in Theatre from Butler University and an MFA in Acting from the Theatre School at DePaul University. Noah teaches Theatre at UW-Green Bay.

Alan-Kopischke-3-225x225About Our Guests:

ALAN KOPISCHKE recently directed Julius Caesar for UW-Green Bay, where he teaches acting. Alan’s many TAP credits include Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Oleanna, and A Walk in the Woods. He has also acted with Steppenwolf, Milwaukee Rep, Peninsula Players, Theatre Z, and regional theatres across the country, including the American Conservatory Theater where he earned his MFA. He has been smacked around by the Chuck Norris family and a real highway patrolman on primetime television and in feature films. He produces the Door Kinetic Arts Festival every June at Björklunden and has created new arts programs in communities around Wisconsin.

*Actor’s Bios courtesy of Third Avenue Playhouse*

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