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Stray Thoughts Variety Show
In 2023 we relaunched our Stray Thoughts Variety Show, brought to you by Hunter Easterbrook! Check out his first few videos here and on YouTube.
Stray Thoughts Podcast was originally created and hosted by Honorary Life Member Sam Meyerhoff.
Stray Thoughts on “Mongoose: The Musical” 🚀
In space, no one can hear you scream… but they can hear you sing! “Mongoose: The Musical” is a devious murder mystery set on the S.U.S.A Mongoose, a spacecraft bound to claim a brand new star system. In this episode, I interrogate the writer and director, Josh Liddell-Trotter, and composer and scorer, Hamish Long, about murder mystery musicals, manic directors, and suspicious resemblances to a certain popular online social deduction game… Get your tickets! Perhaps even to two showings! https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2023/sep/mongoose-the-musical
Stray Thoughts on “Low Pay? Don’t Pay!” dir. by Thomas Julyan
Stray Thoughts is BACK with an episode on Stray’s Production of Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! Wait that’s not right… on Stray’s Production of No Pay? Ain’t Payin'! uhm… so who wrote this script? Let’s run that back. Introducing Stray Theatre’s production of Low Pay? Don’t Pay! In this episode I sit down with the director, Thomas Julyan, and actors Galina Zubova and Kiki Nishiyama to hear about the show and question them on their seemingly tumultuous rehearsal process…
Stray Thoughts is BACK
Stray Thoughts is back in an all-new way with all-new host Hunter Easterbrook! Tie your shoes and batten down the hatches ‘cause Stray Theatre’s variety show all about the Auckland theatre scene is alive and kicking! Much Stray Thoughts content is on its way to the Stray Theatre channel, so keep an eye on us! Be sure to tune in to our upcoming episode on Stray Theatre’s production of Low Pay? Don’t Pay! Directed by Thomas Julyan.
Stray Thoughts: Cold Ones Edition
It is time….. It is with a heavy heart that we are bidding farewell to the creator and host of the Stray Thoughts Podcast: Sam Meyerhoff, and what better way to do so than through another episode of pain and suffering? We are proud to present to you: Stray Thoughts - Cold Ones Edition! On behalf of the Stray Executive Committees past and present, we would like to say a massive thank you to Sam for all the passion and energy he brings. This has been a truly special project, and we are incredibly thankful for all of Sam’s contribution to Stray over the past years. Host and Creative Producer: Sam Meyerhoff Guests: Randell Buenafe, Cuan Pillay, Gemma Christall, Joshua Wang, Ophelia Sykes Camera Operator: Isabelle Hoskyn Editor: Isabelle Hoskyn
Stray Thoughts: Hot Ones Edition
Not content with just interviewing guests and industry professionals, the Stray Exec have asked Sam Meyerhoff to complete perhaps his most ground-breaking, industry-leading project yet: The completely original Hot Ones. Join Sam and all six exec members as they suffer through five different hot sauces, and find out who reigns supreme over them all (hint: It's Rebekah*) WITH BIG HUGE THANK YOU TO THE CREW: Sam Meyehoff Isabelle Hoskyn Bruno Ohens Seunghoon Sung Harry Matheson Without whomst this would not be possible *description 100% not biased or written by Rebekah
Stray Thoughts Episode 7 - "Is This All That You Had in Mind?"
Host Sam Meyerhoff is joined by our 2022 Original Bill writer & director Katie Harris, as well as cast members Alex Farley & Ella Meg Paulsen, to discuss absurdism, writing and acting in Stray's newest show: "Is This All That You Had In Mind?" opening on Wednesday 28th September at Pitt St Theatre Get your tickets for "Is This All That You Had In Mind" now at https://www.trybooking.co.nz/LJN Host and Creative Producer: Sam Meyerhoff Guests: Katie Harris, Alex Farley & Ella Meg Paulsen Camera Operator: Isabelle Hoskyn Editor: Isabelle Hoskyn Special thanks to the Stray Theatre Committee and The University of Auckland.
Stray Thoughts Episode 6 - Much Ado About Nothing
Host Sam Meyerhoff is joined by Classical Bill director Rose Herda, and cast member Jemma Holst, to discuss the upcoming season of Much Ado About Nothing at the Tuning Fork. Get your tickets for Much Ado About Nothing now at https://m.moshtix.co.nz/v2/event/much-ado-about-nothing/139220?skin=TheTuningFork Host and Creative Producer: Sam Meyerhoff Guests: Rose Herda and Jemma Holst 'Gear Dude' (Camera Operator): Bruno Ohens Editor: Isabelle Hoskyn Special thanks to the Stray Theatre Committee and The University of Auckland.
Stray Thoughts ep Five: An Interview with Jez Francis
We’re cracking open the Stray Thoughts vault for another episode filmed during the height of the last lockdown! With live theatre on pause, Sam speaks to Jez Francis, a music therapist, about the role art has outside of popular entertainment. Their discussion looks at how music can be used to help people and how the dynamic of performer and audience goes beyond what even the most avid of performing arts fans might expect. Host and Creative Producer: Sam Meyerhoff Editor: Isabelle Hoskyn Guest: Jez Francis Special thanks to the Stray Theatre Committee and The University of Auckland. To join Stray or keep up to date with our happenings, follow us on Instagram @straytheatre, or email us at email@example.com
Stray Thoughts - Episode 4: Tom Bishop
We're locked in again - but we're here to provide some entertainment! In this latest lockdown episode of Stray Thoughts, Sam goes online to talk to UOA Professor Tom Bishop about theatre during times of plague. Their in depth discussion explores how plague affects stories, story telling, and the job of being a performer. Host and Creative Producer: Sam Meyerhoff Editor: Bruno Ohens Guest: Tom Bishop Special thanks to the Stray Theatre Committee and The University of Auckland.
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