Marica Petrey: How a Director Engages a Unique Team of Artists to Create Experimental Theater

This week I talk to Marica Petrey who is a writer, actor, and director as well as Founder and one of the Artistic Directors at Radix Troupe which is an experimental theater troupe based out of Berkeley, California. She is a freelance journalist and videographer with California Magazine. She is cellist and member of Mad Noise, a bluesy funk, soul, punk band that has traveled to Africa through the State Department’s American Music Abroad Program. She is a dancer and a singer and just recently started another band called Girl Swallows Nightingale. We first talk about Radix Troupe's latest project, Zoey and the Wind-Up Boy and how Radix Troupe creates projects together. Then we talk about the sound and art direction of Zoey and the Wind Up Boy. Finally we’ll talk about how Marica got into performing arts and an opportunity she recently had to shadow acclaimed director, Amma Asante.

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Young people doing awesome things.