Based inside the beltline in Raleigh, North Carolina, Lauren Van Hemert is an award-winning podcaster who has been covering regional theater for over three years. She has been called a “pioneer” for her community-based approach to cultural arts reporting and candid conversations about diversity and inclusion in the theater industry. Her guests have included Tony Award-winners, Broadway veterans, international recording artists, and television icons, including Eric Woodall, Lauren Kennedy, Robert Hartwell, Karen Ziemba, and Ed Asner. Van Hemert is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, Society for Professional Journalists, and the Broadway Makers Alliance. Her goal is to create a forum for theater lovers that is grounded in empathy and humanity. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

A candid conversation with Emmy Award-winning actor Antoine L. Smith over a year in the making.
Hear what Little Shop of Horrors' Aaron Harrington (Audrey II) has to say about returning to the stage post-pandemic, his North Carolina roots, and more.
A candid conversation about Juneteenth with Mike Wiley and Howard L. Craft (The Fire of Freedom).
Hear clips from our listeners' favorite podcast episodes as we celebrate this milestone. Thank you for listening. I'll see you at the theater!
Andre Jordan (DIANA, THE MUSICAL) talks about equity, diversity, fatphobia, and so much more.
A candid conversation with Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts Director Kerry Painter on reopening and welcoming audiences back.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Godspell with the Original off-Broadway Cast
A candid conversation about sound design with Tony Award-winner Rob Kaplowitz (Fela!).
Five Holocaust survivors open up about their experiences and the importance of connecting, understanding, and remembering the past.
Back in December, Congress passed a $2.3 trillion spending bill that included more than $900 billion in pandemic relief. This was known as Save Our Stages and those monies were to be […]