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The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours Cocktail Hours | Shop Talk with Jeremy Fiebig and Julie Schaefer

Our  Cocktail Hours segment is hosted by Sweet Tea Artistic Director,  Jeremy Fiebig, Assistant Artistic Director, Claire F. Martin, and  Company Member, Jessie Wise. This week, however, Claire and Jessie unfortunately had other matters to attend to. So, STS staff member Julie Schaefer once again joins in to talk Sweet Tea Shakespeare behind the scenes and to dream up magical ways to perform theater if given the chance (thanks, COVID). 
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The show is produced by Claire Martin and Jeremy Fiebig and edited by Ashanti Bennett. Jen Pommerenke and Julie Schaefer also assisted with this episode.
This project is supported by the Arts Council in part by  contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from   the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts   Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural   Resources.
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Hello. Welcome to the Sweet Tea Shakespeare Cocktail Our where we offer you sparkling conversation, a little bit of booze and a sneak peek behind the scenes. Enjoy Cool. Yeah. Was I live that whole time? Just stepping on my alcohol problem. Okay. No, that’s good.

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Alcohol.

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What are you drinking?

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Alright. If a nitro cold brew from love Starbucks.

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Oh, that sounds good. Actually, I am drinking a honey wine per usual. I go too, and it is the worst day. So we drank with a big guy likes on the state and he likes to the wind. Yep. So I was tuned in to you and Rob for a little bit. And that was a, that was a cool conversation. Cause I’ve never actually watched you guys live a witch is a uterus, usually listen to the podcast. So that was kind of fun for me to, to tune in.

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00:02:08
That’s great guy, Hollywood screenwriter, we met in grad school came in in the same year and yeah, I mean, we just hit it off. Our wives hit it off. We used to go over to their place for tacos all the time. And when lost was on, we had like lost a couple of days.

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00:02:37
Yes, that’s awesome.

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We want us to the movies a lot. I remember one summer. I can’t remember what a summer was, but we were like at the movies, like sometimes twice a week. So it was good times.

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Oh, under the movies, honestly, like, I mean, I would rather be at home watching a movie if I could, but it did serve a nice like date night type thing to go.

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It’s one thing I truly miss. I liked going to the movies a lot. Sometimes they take my kids and sometimes they would just go myself and just like sit in a quiet or a conditioned space. And I love it. And I miss it right now. I still can’t go to the movies we’re closed in North Carolina. And so I did by myself, a 75 inch television and a that’s a pretty good

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That’s so one way to solve that problem,

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You know, if you sit right in front of it, it’s like being in an iMac,

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You put a fan right in front of you to like have the, the air conditioner. I have good ideas.

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I need to do this. Yeah. I do miss popcorn. I’m on keto right now. So I can’t, I think the last time I had popcorn was like six or eight weeks ago. And then I missed that. So yeah,

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The talk to him, that’s actually a snack that I would have trouble getting a lot because I do like in a lot and I actually mix like different flavors. Like I’ve made like a cinnamon sugar one, one time, like a ranch flavored, one like hot Cheetos flavored one and all this stuff. And yeah, I just, I don’t know if I could give that up. I can’t eat a lot as is because of the like sweets because I’m gluten intolerant and dairy and tolerant in that kind of limits me a little bit.

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So I feel like my go to snack is popcorn actually at home. And I have like a, one of the little worldly pops at home. So I actually like pop it myself, like in a little really pop kind of cool. So I can, I can control like the butter amount that I put in and I still don’t solve all over it. So

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I love it. I love it. I love everything about it. I can’t get enough of it. And you know, what are you gonna to do? Can have it right now.

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You’re doing pretty good on the keto though. I heard you told it had been. Yeah,

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Well I’m I, so I’ve done keto, like really three times. I started two years ago, right around this time, two of our Company members, Jake and Medina kind of got onto it. And I said, Hey, I’ll join. And actually they started in August two years ago and I sort of weighed and asked some questions. And then we had a hurricane hurricane. It was some hurricane Florence, I think. Yeah.

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Florence and I had to go to Indiana. They stay with my folks for like almost two weeks. And I just decided one day, I’m like, I’m going to do it. And I started it and like stuck with it at that point for quite a long time. I can’t remember how long it was. It was about a year and I was down, I think, like 70 pounds. And then I kind of took some time off and then I went back on it and then I don’t, I can’t remember a lot.

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I was off of it for like, since COVID started until like beginning of August. So now I’m back on it. Trying to reset.

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I was gonna ask you, is it hard or was it harder the first time when you started it? Like, was it as hard to get back on the,

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No, I don’t think so. If you know, what’s coming, it’s like easy. All you gotta deal with is like, it’s like caffeine withdrawal basically. I mean, it feels like that if you can deal with it for a couple of days and then you’re good, then the TV after that,

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Did you ever get the keto flu or whatever it’s called?

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Yeah. It’s, it’s it just feel like you just feel awful in Hungary and the headache and all of that. And then it goes away. Umm, and the thing that addresses it mostly is coffee. Lots of it like absurd amounts, hots at a time, something about the bitterness of it, like helps you think you’re eating or something. I don’t know, but that helps.

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Yeah. But yeah. I mean it could take some, some people say it takes up to two weeks. I don’t think, I don’t think they’re trying it hard. You can get to it in like two days.

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Yeah. I, I think people are just like trying to ease themselves into it. Cause that’s kinda what I’m doing with the intermittent and fascinating. And I started about a week ago on the 16, eight, but I want to work up to the 18 six, but I just decided to take as low and I’m probably am would of done well if I would have just dove had burst into it because, but my body does take a long time to kind of like adjust to new things.

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It doesn’t, it doesn’t like when I try new things, cause it’s very set in its ways and it’s like, what are you doing? I’m are you trying to kill us? Because I don’t like this and that’s kind of what it was for like the first three or four days. But I think I’ve gotten to a point now where it’s, it’s definitely manageable and I, I never got sick or anything, but I don’t know if I would know the difference if a, if there’s headaches and stuff, because actually had chronic migraines. And so I did have headaches the first couple of days, but that also could have just been my usual having headaches.

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So I couldn’t really tell the difference there, but I actually been doing Tea instead of coffee, because I’m a big tea and that seems to be helping cause the Berry, like I have like Berry tea blends and like spice problems and stuff. And I think for some reason my body thinks that like, Oh, I’m ingesting food. Cause it tastes like food. So that’s kind of been my way of convincing myself that like I’m not, I’m not dying, like is going to be okay, you’re going to be okay, Julie you’re going to get through this.

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00:09:19
That’s what I have to keep talking to myself, but I’m fine now. So yeah, that’s where I’m not on it. I think it’s cool that we’re doing kind of like different things, but it’s similar kind of similar and hopefully kind of results and not really, I’ve never really been one to like kinda count carbs or like count calories or like worry about what my weight was at, but I just kind of want to be generally healthier as I get older.

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I think that’s kind of where I’m at right now. So yeah.

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Yeah. I took like 15 years off of that. Like, well, you know, having a teaching career and starting with theater company and I decided it probably ought to go the other direction.

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00:10:08
Yeah. That’s a good, good idea. This is dress we’ll probably get to before anything else that sounded ominous, but it wasn’t into the sound bar.

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It did Send mom in despair. Yeah. I’m just like, you know, just doing it now. I know I can, like for me I can turn them both on and off keto and intermittent fasting a So finding too. Like I know if like I got Our Quito today. I probably like put on 10 pounds of water weight and then I could like start it again on Tuesday. I lose it within three or four days. So, you know, I figured that kind of stuff up.

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Yeah. I feel like isn’t that unhealthy to like fluctuate so much. I don’t know.

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Couldn’t tell ya and not a doctor. I

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Sure. So other than intermittent fasting and keto Talk what else are we discussing behind the scenes?

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Yeah. I don’t know. What do you want to talk about? We’ve been doing all kinds of stuff.

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The wood. I don’t know. I talk to you every day. I think jog. I was literally just contemplating my life the other day. And I was like, when did I get to a point where I literally talked to Jeremy Fiebig 25 freaking seven and then have to jump on and see your face on breaking Cocktail Hours when I get here,

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I don’t know. As other people would accuse me of being like, I’m just like, I’m like a virus I latch on and like, you know yup.

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That’s mutually beneficial. I’m learning a lot, I guess. I, I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but I see it as more of like a mentor figure and I felt like I’m learning a lot from you too, which is good. And yeah, I mean, I think that’s the point of life. Like we don’t know where we’re going to add up and I probably always wanted to work this intimate Lilli with theater company and now having the chance to do that. So I’m, I’m grateful and also tired of,

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00:12:33
Yeah, I, yeah. I mean like were in this big moment of transition and we’re going to be in transition, I think for another year or so. Cause like the COVID thing, nobody expected. We had a plan like most of our week I think has been spent like undoing that plan and putting a new plan together actually most of the last month. And it’s like, ah, here’s what I will say. I know nothing except what I can imagine.

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I know nothing about like the F like the F The the places we are going. Like we’re doing, you know, we’re transitioning to a lot of zoom stuff, a lot of streaming stuff. I mean, I’ve dabbled in it, but I’m not, I’m a professional and it feels pretty strange to me. Like there’s not a, really a rhythm to it and it was pretty uncomfortable, but I also remember like feeling that way about like being an actor and being a director at one point and I did pretty OK at those things.

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So I figure, you know, we’ll catch up sometime.

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Yeah, yeah. We can only get better at it. I think, you know, it, I think we’re honestly doing pretty good. We’re open and that’s a, that’s more than a, unfortunately a lot of arts organizations can say right now because it it’s hit the arts sector pretty hard I think. And yeah, I mean, I think it’s, it’s, it takes a lot of like, you know, ingenuity and just figuring out every day and probably is twice the work because you know, you’re kind of deconstructing what you had in your mind of what you wanted the season to be or what the season was going to be and then kind of building up in a new way every day.

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00:14:29
So yeah, for sure. It’s a, it’s a hurdle, but like I think we are getting through it in a positive way and we’re doing it together, which is, I think what counts, you know, we’ve got a really great team who is super passionate about this company. And I think that is, that is aiding us and moving forward or even if it is slowly, I agree. I mean

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00:14:52
Like, so we, we did the Galatea thing the last month, which I was really delighted with and also really nervous about I have, I have not been shy about sharing my views about zoom productions and I actually have nothing against zoom personally, but like the, the, it it’s sort of anxiety inducing for me because like everything I do on zoom is either a classroom meeting. And so I just feel like that format sort of lends itself to, I dunno, being a trigger for people’s work anxiety mostly, and, and it’s hard to get good interaction.

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00:15:33
So actually Claire and I spent a lot of time after a gala, Tea talking about what good interaction it looks like, because like there’s a, there’s a version of interaction that, where like the interaction becomes more important than the work, you know what I’m saying? And, and we could be like sitting in the chat and sort of paying more attention to that than we would the performances. And so we’re like thinking through sort of what it looks like, because a, and this is to your point about how much support we have.

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00:16:05
I mean, I sort of after Galatea I went to eight or nine or 10 of my grad school friends and, and Shakespeare friends and said, Hey, do you want to direct a play for us? And Claire kind of went off into her world and made a list of a, like a billion place she wanted to direct. And basically everybody said yes to everything. So we have between now and March, what is probably going to be like 15, like streaming some things either it’s going to be a podcast, audio drama, or it’s going to be a zoom production or it’s going to be something else.

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00:16:44
And a, I think that’s pretty cool. I’m a people kind of coalesce and, and certainly had a lot of support from a really great actors and musicians and folks like that. So I’m excited. It’s going to be very different for us. We do a lot of Shakespeare plays traditionally and then like the occasional departure and the next six months or so our are going to be mostly all departure. We’re just doing other things like restoration plays and non Shakespeare, early modern drama, you know, plays, plays that I, the last time I thought about them literally thought about them was in graduate school.

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00:17:22
And now we’re doing like seven of ’em right in a row. So they should be an adventure.

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For more information, check out our website@sweetteashakespearedotcomorfindthisonpatrionatpatrion.com slash Sweet Tea Shakespeare thanks so much. Yeah. That’s super exciting. Lesson is getting other people like an opportunity to do stuff that they’d want to do too. Cause I feel like people just want to create right now in any capacity and, you know, for some people that’s, I mean, it could be just like life or death, you know what I mean? There’s nothing to do. And it’s a very ominous time as though, you know, having something to kind of set your mind to as well and be creative and use that in that outlet and that we’re able to kind of give them that outlet as well and be flexible, I think is good.

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00:18:46
And you know, we definitely want to do that at Sweet team. And we wanna open up at the table to a bunch of people who have these cool ideas, you know, and, and wanna want to work with us. So I think that’s really cool.

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00:18:58
Yeah, for sure. I’m excited. Now we have to do is to figure out how to make money on them. And so if you’re listening and you’re like a podcast pro We, we just need your help. We just need you to, we just need you to call us or email us Hours is Sweet Tea shakespeare.com at tell us how to make money off of it. Like we could do it all all year long. I don’t know how people make money off podcasts. I know they do. I know they’re like millionaires podcast, millionaires. I don’t know how they do it. I just want to know, like somebody just teach us the way I wouldn’t be your paddle one.

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00:19:33
I will too. I actually do want to know. I am very interested to see, you know, how people track like patterns and metrics and how they just get people involved and interested and they get that hook. You know what I mean? Like they get people hooked on it. Yeah. I don’t know if we, if we found that yet or if we have, and we just don’t have the, the numbers, but I would be really interested to know that as well. I think, I don’t know.

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00:20:04
I just, maybe I’m biased, but I really think that Sweet Tea is special. That we’re cool. We have a lot going on and we’re really, really, really invested in our audience. So I think that, I think if we’re given the chance we could, we could do something with it, for sure.

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00:20:21
For sure.

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00:20:22
For sure. That’s my personal opinion. So take that.

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How’s your how’s your Mead

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Is, it is honestly really good. This is that Viking blood one. That I’m pretty sure you’ve had before. Like been a s**t up. I usually use it for pagan offerings, but I decided to finish it off tonight. So I’m is actually, since this is my thing to do shameless plugs every time I’m on this episode, I am using a glass from a current client is a stainless wine glass. It says bra off hair, up sweats on pop cork and is relatable for people who wear bras or have long hair.

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00:21:13
I have neither of those things, but I, I appreciate both. I appreciate both as well,

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00:21:20
A huge appreciator of both. Yeah. It’s pretty good. I do. I do like this brand a lot, so I’d probably get some more and I did finish that other, that other made that I was working on the last time I’m from Stonewall and what school about there. Like I liked going to places where I can get the growlers, because they’ll always like give you a percentage off when you go back and just like reuse the growler, which I think is really cool and can, you know, sustainable.

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00:21:51
So its kind of neat, but yeah. So you did say to come with questions.

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00:21:58
Yes. Oh yes. Questions. How exciting

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00:22:03
I thought of one question. So yeah, it’s not very exciting cause I only thought of one, but maybe it will spark me to have more. I also wrote down having a fun time, which I think we are having a fun time. So great for us. So hypothetically and you’ll like this. If we met all of our fundraising goals and got a successful amount of a grant applications that we had applied for and we quote unquote had an unlimited budget, what would be your, like what, what production or the itching to do if you had just like an unlimited amount of money and why and a would you, would you want to do it after COVID is done?

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00:23:14
Hypothetically,

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This is a good question. This is a good question. So I have a, of an indirect answer and I’ve actually mentioned it before on this podcast, but I’m, I’m gonna, I’m gonna answer your question in a different way. Then you asked productions, like I like plays, but I also like the way they talk to each other and all of that. So if I had to land on something, I think be b******g to do it would be something like, Mmm, a festival where like there’s a, there’s a common event that takes place and like all the plays attached to it in some way.

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00:24:03
So one that I’ve talked about before is like, it’s doing like a shipwreck festival where you take all of the shipwrecks that are mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays and some others and you, you like different companies maybe do different. Like you do merchant of Venice, you could do 12th night, you could do a fellow, you could do the sea voyage, you could do Tempest <inaudible>. And, but like you, you pretend as though the shipwreck in each of those things is the same and like that they all kind of spun out of it.

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00:24:38
You know what I mean? So like it’s all one world Marvel comic universe style, and this is like put them up like over a two week span or people could just comment, have a marathon of different players by different companies, but they all have this like one event in common. I think that’d be pretty cool. This is what I’d like to do.

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00:24:58
That sounds really cool. And would it be like festival type, you know, food drinks?

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00:25:06
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I want to. So like we’re one of our projects over time is to figure out whether we want to space and if so, what that space would look like. And the thing that I keep settling on right now is like a big like field of grass, nicely trimmed put a Playhouse there. And we, we, and we also have a seating area that we got from bedroom I’m in New York and we would have those, but then around those things we’d have like shipping containers and maybe like tiny home kind of situation that we could build up in galleries.

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00:25:43
So you could, you know, it would be outdoors, but it could also be covered. And like the tiny home situation could also be like, well, if we have to have how’s actors or directors who are out of town, they could like live there. And when they’re not there, we could like rent that stuff out, Airbnb style. And so you have like an, like an like back in Shakespeare state to have these M of they had a ends. Cause it was a li a, well, for awhile, it was illegal to do plays like inside the city limits, they have a theater, but you could do entertainments in plays.

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00:26:19
And the, like all of the, you know, just like today, like if you think of a, of a hotel, like if they’ve got, you know, all the balconies all the way up and you just build it up and that kind of becomes your gallery for watching a play. I just think that would be a cool kind of environment. And you know, like when we’re off, it could be like place for standup comedy or concerts or whatever, you know, I think it’d be cool. A little destination make money a lots of different ways. Yeah.

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00:26:50
That is honestly really cool. I love that idea. Cause I’ve, I’ve always, I’ve always liked that sort of gallery type of idea. I have kind of an interesting dream of buying an old house and renovating it and having like a little bar area and like basically like a stage inside a, like one of the bigger areas, like the living room and then kind of like build out like a gallery over top of it.

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00:27:20
So that like, and kinda had like this house party vibe while like Shakespeare is being performed and have like some music on, but like the actors are maybe a little tipsy too. And like the, the audience is a little tipsy and we’re all kind of drinking together and I’m in like low lighting and stuff like that. So I kind of have that. It’s not similar. Yours is of the, on a very much grander scale, but like this kind of, this kind of idea of like this community and sort of bringing, bringing people together in that way, which I think is interesting.

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00:27:53
Yeah. I really, really do like the shipping container idea. That’s dare I say genius.

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00:28:01
Yeah. I think, I mean, like I’ve had conversations with, with folks in Fayetteville and, and like you, no, one of the things that’s always a challenge for, for cities of our size, I think probably many sizes, but I know ours for sure is like, you know, we want artists to like help transform our city, help transform our downtown. And like, it would be great if they could have cheap housing or free housing and like building like an artist village out of which like a theater thing emerges.

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00:28:36
I think that could be cool. And other things, you know, like it doesn’t have to just be our theater. It can be many other things too. Like that’d be really great little Tommy and, you know,

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00:28:46
Yeah. I really liked that. Yeah. I think, I think Fayetteville was very Artistic I’ve never been there, but as I can sort of tell from everyone who lives there and you know, everyone’s very passionate about, you know, the Arts being in their city, you know, and I kind of feel similarly to Pittsburgh and the fact that it’s, it’s just very artist driven and there’s just like that artist culture that, that everyone just loves, you know, just walking down the street and saying the street art and we have a really great theater community here as well.

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00:29:20
And yeah, I think that’s really cool just to kind of build up on that and have like this welcoming place so that people can just come and like kinda just be themselves and just, you know, and also, you know, if it can also provide free housing and stuff like that, or at least like low income housing would be really cool because it would be like double a double edged kind of in helping the community in that way. See how I do like that. That’s really cool. I’m glad I asked you that. Cause it’s, that’s a really interesting,

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00:29:49
I need somebody. I need somebody to draw me a picture of, of the vision, because I think if I had that, the rendering, like I could like, Shop it around when people give money to it, you know what I’m saying? I’m like, so I’m gonna make that Ashanti job. She is going to do that. I was fine. I got to find that artist, he can help us. And then as soon as that’s done, I mean, it’s just about stand in front of groups of people and making the sale people. And the thing about thinking about shipping containers and tiny homes is that they’re theoretically very cheap.

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00:30:22
I mean, what would, what would be a multimillion dollar building somewhere else could be like, you know, you could, you could repurpose it in and get away with it for much less affordable. Yeah. So cool. We’re going to try it.

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00:30:40
I like I’m on board. I’ll have to do a lot of paperwork. That sounds

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00:30:47
A lot of paperwork.

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00:30:48
It’s like a job for an executive assistant, which I am.

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00:30:55
Yup. You are.

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00:31:01
Yeah. That’s all the questions I had. I thought.

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00:31:03
Right. Well, we did that. We did it. That was good. That was good. We should say to all the people who listened to us that we’re sort of letting some of them decide what this shows going to be.

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00:31:14
That’s right. Yeah.

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00:31:16
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00:31:49
We can even have you on the show if you want some of your shy. I know, but we could add on the show. It’s no big deal. You just need the Skype.

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00:32:01
You just need the Skype.

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00:32:02
I just need to Skype.

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It’s all. And that’s for any tier as well. Like you could sign up for six bucks a month and you know, help curate content basically. You know, that’s what you’re doing. So its kind of a cool perk.

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Yeah, I think so. And you can also see our live stream of this when we record it. That’s nice. It’s a little perk. You see our faces.

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Yeah. Which are very beautiful by the way

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Background. My very now dog.

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00:32:42
She hungry. Is that?

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Yeah. It’s it’s yeah. Yeah. She’s have a long day. I guess

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00:32:51
I am Jeremy’s dog. Wait, what’s your dog’s name again? I’ve a horrible memory. And from Greece, is that what you named her?

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We didn’t name her. Actually. She came with her name. She had a rescue. She is from the puppy pen.

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That is adorable. My cat is also a rescue. I totally actually she was, she was a barn cat, but barn kitten. And she was very, very, very feral when I got her and yeah, she’s she’s taken seven years, but she’s slowly warming up to me. So I’ll take it. Calico’s are like that though. They are pretty moody. So I knew what I was getting into, but yeah,

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That’s cool. Hey, alright. We did it.

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00:33:40
That’s all I got. So I’ve been, I was slowly and keep drinking my maid.

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00:33:47
That’s great. I think I’m going to go on, I don’t know. Watch the Norwegian television, I guess.

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00:33:53
That’s right. You were talking about it with Rob. I did catch that.

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What are your show? Because both of the shows that I had been following are over now, so had to start something else.

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00:34:04
Oh, that’s always really hard. It takes me like an hour and I’m usually just scrolling through Netflix. Unless someone gives me a suggestion, which then I’ll be like, okay, I going to start this. Cause I don’t have anything else, but I’m currently watching three shows. So I don’t need any suggestions currently. But if I do, I will come to you. And you seem like you watch a lot of shows.

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I do. I mean for the, for the first time of my life, well not, not of my life, but like prior to COVID I was like in rehearsal at a time. I hadn’t watched the movie and catching up a year later on some shows, but now I have nothing but time, nothing but time. And I think television is self care. I think it is.

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00:34:51
Yeah. That’s true gaming for me too. I, I have like a couple of games that I sometimes just, just play their, their non-stressful. I don’t like, you know, stressful, anything even like TV shows. I don’t like horror or suspense or anything like that or just, I don’t have the energy to deal with that. So I just want something that’s kind of like interesting, but not, not going to like set up my energy if I’m doing it. So that’s kind of where I’m at on that.

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00:35:25
Yeah, I definitely, and that’s cool. Yeah. Well have fun with your Norwegian show. Okay. And it’s super fun talking to you one on one by I guess we never explained it was just Julie and Jeremy Our but I had been just Julie and Jeremy Our. So Jeremy have a fun evening by everyone.

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Hello. Welcome to the Sweet Tea Shakespeare Cocktail. Our where we offer you sparkling conversation, a little bit of booze and a sneak peek behind the scenes enjoy.

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Everything’s great. How are you? Sure.

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You know, everything’s great. Apparently.

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Hello everyone. We should probably tell everyone what, what Cocktail Hours is because perhaps by the time they hear this, there won’t be a whole audience that doesn’t know what it is or why we do it. And we should probably like introduce each other. I think that’s good. Cause like these, like, even though we do the live feed on the Patreon, these episodes will start making their way onto the Uber feed. And so we might want to just tell people what that’s about.

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I don’t know.

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Yeah. All right. I don’t get on here and go. Where are these people talking?

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Who would, who would like to start?

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I vote Jessie because she has a chip in our hand and it feels mean, okay, well I am Jessie with a chip in our hand and yeah, a theater historian slash critic on this side. That’s my actual degree, but not getting paid for it. So through this year for fun. Yeah. Cause she’s there.

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We do love the critics around here in Sweet Tea Shakespeare everyone is one

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And she’s also been a heck of a stage manager. I grew up, I dabble in a couple of different things.

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A dabbler I’ll a good theatre. People are dabblers

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And I’m a doggy mama is my dog stares at me. Cause thinks it’s time for him to eat too. Sorry. Our goal is to get your time. Your host. Yup. He’s got an hour. He doesn’t eat til six,

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So I will I’ll go next I’m Jeremy Mmm. Hello? Mmm. What am I? I teach full time at Fayetteville state university. I’m a professor of theater there and I started this little Company Sweet Tea Shakespeare in 2012 and here we are, years later, I’m still doing it. So that’s exciting.

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This is exciting.

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Yeah. What about you? Claire

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I probably should have gone the second because I don’t know how I’m supposed to follow up. I started a theater company that is still running. I work for the theater company, so I’m very grateful that it exists. I’m the Assistant Artistic, Director a Shakespeare restoration drama or classical texts. Literary adaptation. Ah, I’m a director in a dramaturg and an actor and a playwright and a, and then sometimes I’m just like a human being too.

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That’s me. That’s also, I should explain to them. I should also explain the coast thing. I, I was hired by this wonderful company. Sweet Tea Shakespeare fried is coronavirus was breaking out and I was based in Portland, Oregon, where my parents live working on a show and I was supposed to move to Raleigh in like April of 2020, which of course didn’t happen and still has good to happen because of the health risk. So I am on the West coast. I have three hours behind these champs, which makes Cocktail.

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Our very funny because while these, to our sort of it’s socially acceptable for them to drink alcohol at 5:00 PM, it is somewhat less acceptable for me to do it at two o’clock in the afternoon. So I’m, I get a lot of flat for my non alcoholic beverages, like Gatorade, which I inevitably ended up drinking during these sessions.

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I find that if I’m drinking at five o’clock, I we’ll make it to maybe seven 30 before I have to go to bed. So usually my cocktail is caffeinated. Yeah. So I’m a Cocktail Hours what is it?

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How long was it? Shakespeare not, but not really. It’s all like a, it’s almost like a radio. It’s like a radio Our like, it’s like, it’s like we have our own little radio station where we just chat about things that intersect with Shakespeare or not, or are not over drinks. Yeah.

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Sometimes, sometimes we talk about Claire and her future exposure, North Carolina, and that’s pretty fun. I’ve got to say,

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I have notes. I have notes for that today also.

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And then later on, thanks to the magic of a one Ashanti, Bennett a fiscal thing. Now it’s going to end up on our podcast feed along with other things we do, which include a show called after hours that I run with my grad friend, Rob Gibbs, which is the intersections of pop culture, politics, Shakespeare food. In some other stuff, we sorta, we hit hit a lot.

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He, interestingly, he, he like shared today. He’s he’s a, he’s got to deal to develop a Robocop series, which I’m very excited about what we’ll be talking about that soon. Robo Shakespeare maybe, I don’t know what come up with something. And we have Claire hosts lunch hours to interviews with industry professionals and the Shakespeare theater world. And we also have just the Hours, which are like everything else we do.

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We do concerts. We do audio dramas. That will be forthcoming soon where you readings and anything else. So it’s like variety, infinite variety, as they say. And because we’re Sweet Tea Shakespeare it’s infinite variety.

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Yes, she did their good job. I like that. I’m going to use that

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If not the punchiest punter that ever there was.

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So we can say our, our Hours concerts are a variety show,

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A variety shows.

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That’s it. I ended up on our tee shirts. Now

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Our tee shirts.

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You see what I did there? Yeah.

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That’s great.

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Why haven’t we been using that is marketing. That’s a critical,

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I think we did for awhile. It might say t-shirts Tea shirts on are shopping or somewhere. I don’t know.

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They don’t take this away from me. This is possibly the cleverest thing I’ve ever said.

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I know it’s yours. I will. We could trademark that. Claire Martin on the website. I think that’s fine.

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Yeah, I know. I think I know how to edit that off. Go in and find it inside. The copyright stands for a dozen Sanford copyright. It stands for Claire everywhere. You see a little, see it’s Claire but yet be a patriarch or a patron or whatever you want to call it because then you can see me eat chips. And occasionally you see my dog and Jeremy is Doug and the backgrounds of where I’m at today.

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My daughter is here. My daughter is here of Sandy, Sandy land. She said she is sitting back behind me, right there. Taking a nap.

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You blurred your screen where you can’t see her. They can’t see Artistic.

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So there you go. Oh, want to blur in case you need to see the dog over my shoulder,

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At least for a second.

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I don’t know if I know how to do this at all. I like just press a button.

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And you spent so much issues kind of effects back there.

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Yeah. Yeah.

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That’s Hours within each.

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And so the age, but is also a pun. It’s also a poet.

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It’s both

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And spelling. Why is this is with an H, but like ours Hours email.

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The email is Hours. Yes. Oh fun. I just can’t tell Desi is so bad. I just spent all weekend. So it’s my brother in law who is very embracing very much embracing new fatherhood with a dad jokes. So, Oh, what is it? Yeah. He’s he’s growing into it immediately. You yeah, because it’s child like that child.

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She is going to have lots of fun. Lots of fun. What’s a room and drinking. I don’t Claire you had to a yellow Gatorade, yellow as lemon. I don’t know. It is. Sometimes they have Like excellent. In line in the line. Katie is a classic

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And I’m just drinking cold Starbucks coffee, intentionally cold. Like I got it yesterday. I didn’t drink at all. So I’m, I’m drinking. It is just a dark roast with, with two extra shots, some heavy frame, some almond milk. It’s a good, it’s doing the trick. I have to stay up for another, like three hours, including after this, I’m teaching a theater history class. And so I have to, I have to like keep myself alert for the zoom or the zoom life.

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And

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Where are you? Is that what you still hyperdeck or are you all zoomed now?

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We’re still, we’re still, I like that word hybrid, Eric. We are that to our, but as it happened, most of my courses are online friendly. And so that has, it is what we do a big Chuck of the time I teach hybrid classes. In fact, I had one class. That was my only, well, not my only, but, but the primary class with the most students in it that was meeting face to face. I got the word a late last week that were all online for the rest of the semester in that class.

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So here I am And I was very, I was very dumb and I scheduled all my classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. So it’s like,

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Oh, you’re tired. I’m in Presto.

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Yeah. I mean, it’s not that many. It’s just, they’re all on Mondays and Wednesday.

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Yeah. That’s a lot of prep.

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Yeah. The nice thing about having, having now taught for 13 years is that that the prep is mostly over, but the The that I have, I do have a couple of newer courses that I haven’t taught before that are in the cycle. So it is a little bit of a slog, but I’m doing okay. Doing okay. And the great thing is, cause we started Like in August, like third or something I’m halfway done.

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I’m almost half way done.

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Ooh. Yeah, that’s right.

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Thanksgiving. And I don’t have to go back to work until February.

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I want that. Yeah. Although if the world is still shut down, there may not be that much that you actually can do. Yeah.

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And so I, I personally have adopted the theory that although things will be better Like from March of 20, 21 onward, they will not be normal, not until March of 2022.

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Yep. That’s about what I’m picking to use.

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That’s that’s where I think, I do think we’re going to see like more outdoor events and things like that when it’s warm, wherever you are starting in the spring. But I just think it’s going to take awhile and you know, it’s vaccines, but it’s also lots of other things psychologies and, and all of that. So yeah. It’s going to be, it’s going to be a minute.

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Oh yeah.

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And I’m cool with that. I’ll teach all day.

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Yeah. I’m a little bit more in denial. I think I rationally do that, but I does Tami for being peeved about it. No, I’m with you there. I think I candled things really well into Like this last book and I’ve been like, Our just what normal City. I want to be able to write things with a pen in my planner for a while ago. Sweet people, well, you, this though, this will not fix the This will not fix the, you know, it forced hibernation that we’ve all been living in for so many months, but Jessie girl, I have so many projects coming up.

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If you want to work on anything. Artistic and I was really excited today, right. In like the Hours concert rehearsal schedule and to write in where I’m helping you SM about the country life. And I’m like, yeah, yea, that’s a thing. Yeah.

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We’re, we’re, we’re, we’re a little insane in a good way is, you know, Like we had half our season in our, in person season wiped out and which is like, I don’t know, eight different productions of a sort. Some of them are lighter. There was a lot of things, but I would say like eight, eight distinct sort of spots. I mean, it might’ve been a run, you know what I mean? Or something, but yeah. Or it might’ve been a, one of our, our trunk Shakespeare series, like one-offs but, well, I think we wiped out about eight, eight or nine are and things, and we replaced it with approximately 39 to 64 digital things

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Done and they are going to be,

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I haven’t no, I think it’s great. I have no Like there are no complaints coming in from me. I just, that’s just what we did. Like we like, we like people. And so we created a lot of events where we can see them and that’s good. At least.

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The, I don’t know. I think what I’m most excited about, or at least this is what’s been the most exciting to me in the last like half month or so has been the I’m finally starting to meet some artists from the triangle. Because when I moved to North Carolina, I will be moving to Raleigh a Jessie Jeremy who are based in Fayetteville, which is where most Sweet Tea stuff happens most banal, but we will be developing a kind of a branch of the Company is sort of extends it to Raleigh.

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And that is the city where I will be based a and I will be doing projects there with artists that are in that area, a, of the Durham chapel Hill, Raleigh triangle. And I’m finally starting to like meet two people that live there. And that’s a very comforting, because I don’t relish the idea of being alone in a city where I know literally no one and no one knows me at the state I’ve never been to. And so the fact that I starting to put numbers at Like people’s phone numbers at my phone, that I know that I could just text sometimes and be like, Hey, lets get a beer.

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So I’m not totally by myself. I dunno. There’s something very comforting about that. So I have enjoyed the fact that modern technology allows me to make connections with people I’m in a place that I haven’t moved yet. Cause I think that makes the move less scary. Yeah. Yeah. It’s awesome. How long have you been in Fayetteville Desi? Oh, I agree. I’m born and raised. Yeah. I’ve been here forever. Well, that’s not from a brief Exodus.

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00:19:35
Is that a word X and X? The disease. It’s a disease decide. I dunno. It’s a bad brief times at other parts of the state and a couple of years of New York or are you going to school? I, I did my undergrad. It is Carolina, which is in Greenville, North Carolina. And then my master’s is up in Brooklyn, Brooklyn college. Yeah. Love it. So that time and is the food, is that with that?

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00:20:10
I don’t know. How was that going from Fayetteville to New York city? Did I embraced it? I loved being able to walk or take public transit everywhere. That was like a huge thing. Like just all the diversity or, and access to the arts, which is really, really awesome. A hundred percent introvert. It’s a good time in my apartment as well, because I was working on a master’s program where it was good.

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00:20:42
I liked it. <inaudible> a Jewish family. That was fun, but I’m just gonna be recipes. New cooking says a lot. It yeah. Yeah. New York. I Like, I like cities. I really started out in small towns. I don’t think I would. I don’t think I would have the same. I don’t think I haven’t seen for, to, to do is you of going from like one, a one size of the spectrum to the other and like embracing it because whenever I’m a small town with them on K one, two, I get to leak out.

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00:21:15
I’m actually from like outside of Fayetteville, which is that even Tea like I really, really tiny town, like one stoplight, all you got, there is a gas station, a couple auto shops, a thrift store in a couple of churches, like literally that is a town by the plus side, all my family’s here so that that’s got it going for it. Nope. I did Portland and Seattle then in London and the New York.

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00:21:46
I love Portland for a while, but never, never, never. I’ve never, I’ve never stayed at this all the time, longer than a week. Probably.

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And I, I moved from a small town, a bright before I came to Fayetteville actually I lived in North central, Iowa. I told you about this. Oh my gosh. The town had a 4,500 people built the tallest building in town. So the tallest building in town was a grain elevator. And the second tallest building in town was a grain elevator.

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That’s my,

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And I think the, I think, think this is true. The third call, this building was probably a water tower and the fourth and fifth tallest buildings were probably other grain elevators. And what it was known for is being in the world headquarters of Winnebago, actually a big Winnebago plant there. And they have this thing. I can’t remember what is called. It had some name, some weird name, but every summer they have a festival for Winnebagos where all of the retirees in America, everywhere, like all of them, like at least, at least tens of thousands of them show up in their Winnebagos for like concerts, from people who were popular like 40 years ago.

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00:23:12
And, and this town is tiny and they did have, they have restaurants that opened just for the festival and they are close to the rest of the year. They had a, and w root beer restaurant. I dunno, this whole burgers and stuff. And it was open for, for like four weeks in the summer and then is shut down. And it was it, they did it all their business. Then they were gone now to be fair, like they sell ice cream and stuff. And like in, in that part of Iowa, it was like, I don’t know, 15 degrees from like October 1st to May 1st,

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00:23:48
But is never to call her ice cream. That’s the best time to eat it.

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00:23:52
I will say once we had a flash blizzard, as in no one predicted it, it was not on the radar. Nobody thought it was going to happen. I went to the nearest, larger city City town, Mason city. Cause I was we’re building a set. I went to Lowe’s and got some lumber and stuff and I was driving back and there was a flash blizzard, like in the 30 miles I drove back like six feet or six inches of snowfall. And the temperature dropped to like negative five. I was, it just smacked me in the face.

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00:24:23
It was not, it was not a way to live. And there was no way to live there.

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00:24:28
No, I’m not a snow person. I’m not a cold person. Claire I guess this is a good time for a Sedgwick. We have an educated Claire on what it is. One of the snows here have We. Oh, we haven’t. That’s a good one.

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00:24:42
And so if it’s not as three flakes, you will be shut down for two days.

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00:24:46
Yes, yes. People do not know how to drive. And the snow, there are some counties that have zero snow machines or, you know, one snowmobile Like that’s it. Oh, Oh. And you have to make sure that at first sound of snow, you get your milk, bread and eggs immediately

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00:25:10
Will be wiped out. You will not be able to get milk, bread or eggs anywhere. This is not a joke. If there is a whiff of it, the milk red and eggs will be gone and this place will shut down. I mean, they will close school for days.

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00:25:28
It’s like a zombie apocalypse Like shelves. You know how the toilet paper was swiped out where your COBIT hit. That is what the bridge aisle looks like when there was no a chance of snow coming in. Okay. Is it like this in Raleigh? Yeah. Yeah. Everywhere. It’s a state wide and people drive like the absolute, absolute idiots and the snow absolute. It is like, they’ve never spoke.

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00:25:59
I mean, the thing is we don’t have, we don’t have a, we don’t have snowplows here. I mean, we, there are some like the state has some and bigger municipalities do, but like there’s not like a fleet of them, you know?

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00:26:13
Yeah. Well, and I, and I learned working in school too. Like when I did my a one year in school, that the biggest reason why Like all those schools shut down is we have those lower temperatures. And there’s a lot of rural areas as well. So anytime like the rural kids waiting for their school bus, they don’t want them to freeze to death. So

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00:26:34
This is the death could very well be 33 degrees, which is really cool.

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00:26:39
Anytime it’s under 80 degrees, I’m freezing to death. So it doesn’t take much. Okay. No offense so much. You look like you had very little body fats, part of it, part of it. But yes. And I can’t put it on either. So the thing, sorry, if that hurts someone’s feelings. I tried believe me. That was another thing about living in New York because I was walking everywhere. I had to start drinking like those ensure drinks because I was losing all my body fat.

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00:27:12
Even though I was still eating, I eat a lot. I didn’t really well at New York, but there was not enough. Yeah, mom, can’t for fall off. You just have one of those metabolisms. One day it’ll stop. And I’ll be really sad. One day the party will be over. Yeah. It had seven in one song, some time or another true. Like my husband’s party got over this week. That’s I’m drinking sweet tea, by the way, I’d finished the last of the jug of Sweet Tea I had a lady on a refrigerator because my husband saving my husband actually, because he can no longer have it because he just got diagnosed with kidney stones and ah, is making a, quite a lot.

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00:28:00
And then in a whole adventure in itself. But I’m getting rid of the temptation in the fridge.

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00:28:07
That’s good. Do the good thing you did. Good.

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00:28:10
Yeah. I think that is making a little less of that.

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00:28:15
All right. Friends where we’ve reached are appointed at a time. We’ll be back again. Soon.

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00:28:21
We will do that.

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00:28:23
They have lots of things to talk about. We actually do like normally have like a topic, but today. No, that was not. No, we did not. We just right. Some days. Yes. Other days. No. If you’d like to give us a topic Hours with an h@sweetteashakespeare.com. It’s the essence. Some teas and some EAs.

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00:28:48
They can’t get the rest. I hope so. I just Google it the list.

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00:28:54
It’s amazing to me, the number of people who add an extra Tea or who take a Tea away. Sweet Tea Shakespeare it’s just, it’s just the words just smushed together. That’s it? There’s nothing special about it.

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00:29:08
Yeah. Just spell it. Hopefully you can spell Shakespeare if not Google at first, then put it in there. I mean, no judgment though, because even Shakespeare couldn’t just spell his own name. So you’re in good company. That’s true. I’m on Like call number 17 from Like grasping medical companies that want me to do insurance with them. Now that I’m turning 26 and

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00:29:36
Service I’ve often thought about providing. Cause I would be great at it, which is like, no, no, no. You just hand me your phone. Look at anything weird. Just hand me your phone and I will answer the call for you. And I think I could, I could like actually provide a service and would make some serious money at it.

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00:29:54
They call it a personal assistant.

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00:29:56
Yeah. But, but with an edge, if you know what I mean? Yeah. Some SAS handle it.

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00:30:04
I like the idea of you being the person that I hand my phone to that throws it in a Lake so that it’s not my fault that I lost it.

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00:30:10
What else? I could absolutely do that. But that is, that is something I can do.

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00:30:16
I used to know somebody who literally, when she wanted a new phone, which is like throw it across the room. She was in middle school, but like, she would just Chuck it and I’m like, wow, that must be nice. My mom would be like, sorry. Now you have no phone. Yeah. Or here’s a really dumb track phone. And you can only call me parenting lessons from Jessie who only has dog children and chickens and chickens. Yes. But I don’t claim them as much. That’s Joel got a cut by the chicken the other day.

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00:30:53
He got all kinds of beat up. The rooster is not in good standing right now.

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00:31:01
Yeah. That is animal fights with, with, with your pulse, right?

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00:31:05
Fair enough. Yes. We can talk about the poultry sun next week.

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00:31:08
We’ll have a poultry day. We’ll have a poultry theme day.

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00:31:11
Oh s**t. Same day. Yeah. Is there a whole story? We can Find Oh,

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00:31:14
We’ll call it chicken out. That’ll be our title for it.

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00:31:17
Sticking out.

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00:31:20
We can do some interviews.

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00:31:21
What’s up to convert. W who would we interview? I can bring, they bring the mic out there. Yeah. They’re quite loud.

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00:31:34
And it’ll sound like we have a live audience.

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00:31:37
Hey, the chickens are alive. So they’d take the plea. County I don’t know if my internet will reach that far.

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00:31:45
I wonder, I wonder if you perform Shakespeare in restoration players for the chickens. If the eggs change

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00:31:55
It’s okay. If nothing else I know Jessie will listen to the restoration plays. She’ll be, she’ll be like what guarantee? Chicken squash.

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00:32:08
Great. I think be great.

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00:32:10
I’m writing copy for all of the, all the audio dramas are right now. Like I’m trying to get them all inserted into our master listing and I’m having way too much fun. Right? In this description. It is a really fun, there are. So there is so much fun because every single plot sounds ridiculous. It’s just, there’s so much fun to write.

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00:32:29
And we’ll talk more about that and about our barnyard Bard in the next installment of Cocktail Hours until that time for doing this.

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00:32:40
Thank you. Have a wonderful week. Goodbye.

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00:32:50
You’ve been listening to the Sweet Tea Shakespeare Cocktail Hours thanks for joining us. And for being a patron of Sweet Tea Shakespeare

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00:32:57
What’s next time.

Cocktail Hours | Pirates Can Be Business Sexy (with guest Julie Schaefer)

This first ever publicly available Cocktail Hours podcast touches on everything from sexy pirate business-wear, shaming Claire for not knowing what Animal Crossing is, and more silly tipsy shenanigans. Our Cocktail Hours segment is hosted by Sweet Tea Artistic Director, Jeremy Fiebig, Assistant Artistic Director, Claire F. Martin, and Company Member, Jessie Wise. This week has a surprise guest in Sweet Tea staff member, Julie Schaefer (bringin’ ALL the sexy back!).

Patreon members get exclusive access to the official Cocktail Hours live stream, where patrons get to choose the content and interact with the hosts. Join us there at patreon.com/sweetteashakes. We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Contact us at hours@sweetteashakespeare.com 

The show is produced by Claire Martin and Jeremy Fiebig.

Our Director of Engagement is Ashanti Bennett. Jen Pommerenke and Julie Schaefer also assisted with this episode.

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This project is supported by the Arts Council in part by  contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

 

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00:01:06
Hello. Welcome to the Sweet Tea Shakespeare Cocktail Our where we offer you sparkling conversation, a little bit of booze and a sneak peek behind the scenes. Enjoy

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00:01:19
The magical, magical screen tells me where actually on the air now. So that’s good. So here we are at Cocktail Hours we are not all drinking, although I did have some jello just now shots. No, I wish

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00:01:38
I’ve got some in my fridge. Probably not good anymore. And my sister, a lot of made them like a month ago. I think so. I don’t know how long they last, I didn’t have three more zoom calls coming up in my schedule. I would absolutely be partaking even though it’s only 2:00 PM West coast time,

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00:01:58
I would be having another meeting. I have to drive across town for a lot of fun. So sorry. So, you know, we have, we have, we have someone new today.

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00:02:10
What are you drinking? Julie I’m actually drinking a Mead because it’s gluten free and I can’t have gluten and its actually from a local brewery, it’s called Stonewall. It’s a queer run, a cider house and they call and they have like little growlers and they’re really cute. And so how to a couple of that before this call started and its kind of a strong,

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00:02:38
Sounds like a son also be a sponsor. How about you work on that? I think

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00:02:43
Pre-gaming actually, I won’t work on that. I will tell them that I featured them in this podcast episode. You get some free stuff. Yeah. So also we have also it’s doubly excited for this week. Cause we have a guest,

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00:03:00
We have a guest. She is she’s, she’s sorta like a, a permanent guest who has taken up residence in our home and she’s done that. So I think that tells you what kind of guests she is.

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00:03:19
Yeah, its been fun. Julie Tom, I’m a little tipsy a about me. Wow. Okay. I guess there’s not a ton to say I’m a cool person and I stand Sweet Tea Shakespeare they are a really cool company and I’m glad that I worked for them. A freelancer. I work in marketing as well as copywriting and I do theater as well on the side. So that’s really fun and yeah, I’m just here live in life in Pittsburgh, PA.

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00:03:52
So I’m repping still City today and that’s really all about my life. I have a cat. She is really fluffy. Maybe you’ll see her sometime. I don’t know what’s her name? So her name is Cara and it’s actually I’m really, this is nerdy. So I apologize. But it’s a, it’s actually a character from one of my favorite book series and television series, which is like the sword of truth type of series by