Joanna Lawler is a dear a friend of mine who is an incredible human being to have living here in Rapid City, SD. Originally from Minnesota and then Pierre, South Dakota, Joanna found her passion for theatre a very young age. As a young woman, she appeared in the Guthrie Theatre's annual production of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. From there, she went on to do a multitude of theatrical productions in Pierre under Pierre Players. Eventually, when she began her career as a Public Defender in the city of Rapid City, she finally decided to get back into the theatre world after being a long time supporter of the local theatre scnee and she landed the emotionally complex and VERY challenging role of Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie (opposite yours truly). From there, she continued the theatre exploration around town and was recenrtly featured as the lead femme-fattlale role in The 39 Steps at Serpahim Theatrical Entertainment.
Do forgive us, as we were dirinking quite a bit of Witer's Tears whiskey (proudly available at Boyd's Wine and Spirits), so some of this may be either incoherent or only entertaining to those who know us. Well, regardless, Joanna Lawler is a human of rapid city and a wonderful one at that. I was pleased to have her as our second guest on the show.
In this episode we discuss mostly our expereinces together in theatre, the artform itself, her background as a public defender, fine whiskey and... well, eveything else could possible be categories as a "Seinfeld" type show where it's all about nothing. Regardless, it was a fun podcast to record and a lovely evening spent with Public Denfender extreaordinaire, Joanna Lawler.
Thank you so much for being on the show! Cheers!