Now that the Covid vaccination rates are high in the U.S. and travel restrictions are loosening, our podcast is ready to reset. As we open up, we'll talk to our guests about their experiences during Covid as well as the joys and challenges of life beyond the pandemic. Join us!
Vanessa Corwin: A native New Yorker, she is an award-winning TV/video and film producer. Her work has screened on broadcast and cable television, in film festivals and independent venues. Additionally, she is stage manager and production manager for VISIONS Contemporary Ballet. She previously managed communications for the Programs in Physical Therapy at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She also volunteers as a community educator for WomenHeart.org, a national organization that helps women living with heart disease. She is a member of New York Women in Film & Television and HOLA. Vanessa recently directed a live Zoom performance of"Lost & Found" by Kathleen Kaan at the New Playwrghts Virtual Arts Festival and created the accompanying video elements.
Playwright Kathleen Kaan is a native New Yorker who grew up in Alphabet City. She studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and worked extensively in regional theater. An accomplished singer, Kathleen entertained audiences both nationally and internationally. “Teddy’s Doll House” is Kathleen’s first full length play which premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival and had a staged industrial reading at the Cherry Lane Theater. A TV pilot of her play is in the works. Her two ten-minute plays, “Lost & Found” and “Remember,” were featured in the New Playwrights Virtual Arts Festival. In Fall 2022, Flowersong Press will publish “Remember.” She is thrilled that “Remember” is part of the New York Theater Festival Spring/Summerfest with performances in June 2022. She is a member of New York Women in Film and Television and the Dramatists Guild.
We are pleased to announce that Now, Let’s Talk! The Podcast received a Communicator Award for Audio and Podcast Distinction for our episode, “From the Front Lines: Inside a Hospital’s Battleground During Covid’s Peak.” We interviewed nurse Emily Fawcett, RN about her experiences caring for Covid patients.