Episode 32: Velina Brown

Episode 32: Velina Brown

SnapSessions! presents Episode 32, featuring an interview with our artist of the show, actor/singer/director Velina Brown of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, as well as a sardonic look at the history of the senate filibuster–”Filibusters, Budget Reconciliations and Gasbags”.

Velina Brown talks about her career in theater as an actress, singer and director. She grew up as a daughter of an army career soldier, who took her to theater shows, getting her interested in performing. She became a member of the SF Mime Troupe in the early 1990s and has been doing productions with them ever since. In addition, Ms. Brown talks about her extensive experience directing a variety of productions in and around the SF Bay Area, as well as her singing in SFMT musicals and with the politically inspired band Barbez and their recording For those who came After–songs of resistance from the Spanish Civil War! She also gives us insight into the business of acting, discussing her regular column of many years in Theater Bay Area.

In addition SnapSessions! Episode 32 includes an article ”Filibusters, Budget Reconciliations and Gasbags” giving a detailed history of the Senate filibuster, long-abused relic of the Jim Crow era, and hopefully headed for the dustbin of history. 

Episode 32 is 80 minutes long and includes an intro, the article ”Filibusters, Budget Reconciliations and Gasbags” (starts at 1:10), and our interview with actor/singer/director Velina Brown (starts at 19:20). 

For further links to Velina Brown click on https://www.michaelgenesullivan.com//velina. To connect with Velina’s work with Barbez and “For Those Who Came After–Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War”, click on https://www.michaelgenesullivan.com//music.

SnapSessions! includes original music by Marshall Brown, production by Marshall Brown and Ken Krauss, voiceovers by Ken Krauss and Doug Nunn, and articles and interviews by Doug Nunn. Our SnapSessions! artist and logo maker is caricaturist, Daniel Stieglitz.

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