In every episode, the culture critics at Token Theatre Friends bring their fresh perspectives to the performing arts on their podcast and video series. You can find the podcast on Spotify, iTunes, and Stitcher (look for the all-red logo). The video series is available on YouTube. The TTF theme song is by Sean Mason (with vocals by Angela Ramos). The video animation is by Brad Ogden, with logos by Jason Simon.
In this episode, Jose speaks to Annie Fang, one of the stars of Your Own Personal Exegesis by Julia May Jonas. Fang plays Beatrice, one of the members of a church youth group in New Jersey, where she hopes she will be able to find answers to her problems. The darkly comedic work touches upon questions of what it means to believe and ultimately who is in charge of your salvation. Unlike her character, Fang isn’t religious, but the two share similar questions about what it means to be human and find their purpose. Fang talks about how studying economics led her to perform, and how Kelli O’Hara, Wayne Thiebaud, and Mark Rothko, have shown her the meaning of the divine.