I Started a Podcast – First Guest Anna Carini

It’s called “The GOATcast.”

Only folks who’re GOATS are on my show.

I was going to call it “The GOAT Podcast,” but one ep it’s clear that it’s so One ep in and The GOATcast is already a GOAT so I thought limiting it with the “pod” was insufficient.

My first guest is Anna Carini. Anna is a talented actor, playwright, and screenwriter, who did theater in Chicago for a longtime before moving to LA a couple of years ago.

We talk about writing for yourself, being frustrated with the lack of roles for women being an impetus to to start writing plays, and the writing process itself.

I have a website for the podcast in the works, but for now just listen to it on the site I’m currently hosting the audio, Spreaker. As soon as you listen to it, you’re a GOAT too.

Anna Carini

Anna Carini

Anna Carini an actor, playwright and screenwrite. She is a founding member and the Artistic Director of SiNNERMAN Ensemble, a storefront theater company formed by graduates of the School at Steppenwolf in Chicago. She is now based in Los Angeles and a proud member of The Road Theatre.

Anna’s play, Sweet Confinement, won four “After Dark Awards” when it premiered in Chicago in 2008 including Outstanding New Work. The play has had three subsequent productions to date including being remounted at Chicago’s Theater On The Lake, a prestigious invitation offered to eight standout Chicago productions of the year. Two of her plays, Sweet Confinement and Facing Back, have both had readings at The Road Theatre in LA as part of their Summer Playwright’s Festival. Facing Back has also had a reading at Chicago Dramatists and was chosen by The Women’s Theater Alliance in Chicago for participation in their New Play Development Workshop. Her first short film, Bliss Blue, that she wrote, starred in and produced will soon have it’s LA premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Anna can also be seen in a recurring role on the Amazon show, Good Girls Revolt.

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Doing-bits

My fellow OU playwright, Tyler Whidden, and I are teaming with OU MFA filmmaker, Vinay Choudary to film a short improvised movie this December based off an idea that Vinay has.

This is a little thing I improvised for him for his 2nd year film, “Easy Mel.” Tyler also improvised this amazing monologue (way better than mine). Neither made the cut, because they didn’t have much to do with the throughline,  but Vinay became interested in shooting an improvised movie this third year. So we start in December, and hopefully keep shooting during free time in the spring.