Photo of Bainbridge Pod Accomplice - February Episodes!

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents the Bainbridge Pod Accomplice
Continuing this February with four new episodes, premiering Fridays
February 5 – Spotlight on Dr. Andrew Shields
February 12 – Bainbridge Valentines
February 19 – O. Henry Stories
February 26 – Spotlight on Keiko Green
Tune in anytime, anywhere, or listen at
BainbridgePerformingArts.org

Join us in January for four new episodes from your quarantine companion. BPA’s Bainbridge Pod Accomplice is a free podcast featuring weekly episodes starring your favorite local performers and directors. New episodes premiere every Friday, and listeners may tune in for current or previous episodes on their favorite podcast app or at BainbridgePerformingArts.org.

The episode of the Bainbridge Pod Accomplice premiering February 5 showcases original songs written and performed by Dr. Andrew Shields, whose one-of-a-kind lyrics have amused and delighted audiences of The EDGE Improv for nearly two decades. Andrew has a BA in Music from Stanford, where he won the Undergraduate Prize in Composition. More recently, he wrote the music, lyrics, and script for the original Reefer Madness: The Musical, as well as music, lyrics, and (with fellow EDGE member John Ellis) script for the musical Harry Tracy: A Bainbridge Bandit.

Tune for the episode premiere of “Bainbridge Valentines” on February 12 for a mix of funny, romantic, and sometimes unlikely stories about the magical or mysterious ways in which we find love. This episode features a number of couples, to be announced.

Join us for a selection of stories from O. Henry adapted by Birke Duncan and Miranda Feldtman. Birke’s radio play, The Troll Tale, was featured in an earlier episode of the Bainbridge Pod Accomplice, “Legends: Terrors of Northwest Storytelling.” He earned an M.A. in Scandinavian Folklore & Mythology from the University of Washington in 1997. Miranda Feldtman is the Front of House Manager at BPA when there is a house to front, and the Audie-nominated author of Lustily Ever After.

The episode premiering February 26 features local playwright and actor Keiko Green, interviewed by Liz Ellis. Keiko’s play “Nadeshiko” won the Gregory Award for Outstanding New Play, as well as landing on the Honorable Mentions for the national Kilroys List. She was a finalist for both the Many Voices and Jerome Fellowships at the Playwrights Center and the Leah Ryan Fund, as well as the Recipient of Bainbridge Island’s Amy Award. Liz Ellis previously interviewed Jesse Smith for the Bainbridge Pod Accomplice and was BPA’s Director of Education until 2018.

Stream all episodes of the Bainbridge Pod Accomplice in your favorite podcast app or listen online at BainbridgePerformingArts.org. Our Bainbridge Pod Accomplice theme music “Swing for Mike” is written and performed by Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers.” Find out more about the band at www.RangerSwings.com.

The Bainbridge Pod Accomplice is presented free of charge, though we welcome support at any level to ensure that the performing arts are part of the community’s pandemic recovery plan. Episodes are rehearsed remotely and recorded in compliance with the state’s Covid-19 guidelines to ensure the safe engagement of performers.

BPA extends grateful appreciation to KCTS-9 Public Television, Media Sponsor for the Bainbridge Pod Accomplice. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, Bainbridge Island Ace Hardware, Bainbridge Island Magazine, the City of Bainbridge Island, One Call for All, and Town & Country Markets.

Ongoing access to BPA programming is made available to community members in need through BPA’s “Open Doors” program, and through our partner Helpline House thanks to a grant from BCF Discretionary Grant Fund, BCF Community Grant Cycle Partners, Plan B Fund, Sada Ross Fund, Debbie &Tom Kuffel, David & Kathleen Thorne, Brigette & Jeremy Yates, and the Mabee Family Foundation.

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Bainbridge Performing Arts: since 1956, countless acts – large and small – have informed each production that graces the BPA stage. Collectively we have grown and reaped a communal bounty of grass-roots ARTivism, with people from all walks of life gathering under one roof to laugh, rage, and cry with friends, family, neighbors, and strangers. As heart strings are plucked in a drumbeat of connection, we turn to you in gratitude for the opportunity to bring a taste of magic to the community that we love!

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