Backstage with Mark Metcalf

Mark Metcalf interviews local artists, musicians, filmmakers, arts administrators, writers and other members of Milwaukee’s cultural movement.

  • Isabelle Kralj & Mark Anderson

    In his last podcast before moving out west, Mark Metcalf talks to the minds behind Milwaukee's Theatre Gigante, a company unafraid to blend theater, dance and more.

  • Filmmaker Ryan Sarnowski

    Mark talks to the doc|UWM co-director about the film program, his history with documentaries and his latest project: a doc following the last acolyte of a religion/social movement called Lawsonomy.

  • Carlo Besasie

    The Milwaukee director talks with Mark about his career thus far and the changing landscape of modern filmmaking.

  • Matt Kemple

    The Milwaukee Comedy founder and part-owner of the Underground Collaborative talks to Mark about the growth in the city's comedy scene and the busy weekend ahead.

  • Lee Ernst

    The 20-year veteran of the Milwaukee Rep talks about his theater origins and time in Wisconsin regional theater.

  • Ilana Setapen

    The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's associate concertmaster met with Mark to discuss her upcoming solo performance of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 and more.

  • Faythe Levine

    Mark Metcalf talks with artist, filmmaker and entrepreneur Faythe Levine about her roots, DIY and new film "Sign Painters."

  • Andy Noble

    Mark talks to the longtime music-lover and DJ about his experiences in Milwaukee and his comprehensive, "trim" record collection.

  • Paula Suozzi

    This first installment of Mark's extended podcast series focuses on Paula Suozzi, a former theater/opera director who's recently become a personal trainer.


    TCD Holiday Traditions, Part Five

    Rounding out the Holiday Traditions series are three of TCD's interns: Callie Koller, Kristen Poehlmann and Breanne Brennan.


    TCD Holiday Traditions, Part Four

    Continuing with our Holiday Traditions podcast series, Mark Metcalf talks with the TCD Photo Team: Angela Morgan, Lacy Landre and Howard Leu.


    TCD Holiday Traditions, Part Three

    Mark Metcalf talks with Matthew Reddin, Sahan Jayasuriya and Carly Rubach about plans for celebrating the holidays.