It Takes Guts


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Davion Tynarious Brown reads It Takes Guts, by Scott Kaiser. Davion shares his response to the story and source material, and gives a little insight into his podcast editing process. Then, Scott and Olena discuss the inspiration behind the story, and the play on which it's based. Please note, this episode contains explicit content.
Tales from the Vomitorium: 38 Short Stories by Scott Kaiser is sponsored in part by Whidbey Telecom, the Goosefoot Community Fund, and The Goose Community Grocer.
Davion Tynarious Brown (he/him; Reader: It Takes Guts) is a second-year grad student at University of Tennessee/Knoxville, working toward his MFA in Acting. Before joining the UTK roster, Davion spent the previous three years touring the States as a freelance Actor. Being cast in a cornucopia of productions, Davion has held an assortment of iconic roles. Characters such as Hamlet (Hamlet), Macbeth (Macbeth), George Murchison (A Raisin in The Sun), Joseph Garcin (No Exit), Sheriff of Nottingham (Robin Hood), and many more. Davion is also touted as an actor of great versatility, cast in several productions where he seamlessly plays a multitude of characters within one show. Shows such as; The Laramie Project, Corpus Christi, Metamorphosis, and Henry V, to name a few. This is Davion's first time working with Island Shakespeare Festival, and he is very excited to be a part of ISF's Tales From The Vomitorium series! Lastly, Davion would like to thank You for supporting the Arts, and her Artists!
Scott Kaiser (he/him; Author) is a nationally recognized master teacher of acting and voice, as well as a director, playwright, and author. For 28 seasons, Scott served as a member of the artistic staff at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, where he directed, adapted, coached, or performed in all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays. Scott is the author of four books on Shakespeare: Have Shakespeare, Will Travel; The Tao of Shakespeare; Shakespeare’s Wordcraft; and Mastering Shakespeare. He has also penned several original plays, including Falstaff in Love, Love’s Labor’s Won, Now This, Splittin’ the Raft, and Shakespeare’s Other Women: A New Anthology of Monologues. Scott has directed at numerous theatre training programs around the country, including Carnegie-Mellon University, The University of Washington, Duke University, Seattle University, Santa Clara University, the University of Oregon, and Southern Oregon University. Scott holds an ADVS from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, an MFA from the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program in Seattle, and a BA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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