Photography by Kevin Thomas Garcia
Mo Brady: Podcaster
What does creativity mean to you?
Creativity means telling stories in a way that speaks to your heart.
You’re a performer. You’re a podcaster. You work at BCEFA. How do you stay inspired to keep it all fresh and new?
By staying connected. It’s my friends and my community who keep me inspired, challenged and excited about finding new ways to be creative.
How do you challenge yourself?
By not being afraid of what I don’t know. I think that fear can really stifle creativity and if you can acknowledge what you don’t know and push yourself, that’s a great way to challenge yourself.
What’s coming up for The Ensemblist?
The Ensemblist keeps growing. We’ve got a new miniseries about actors who are moving beyond themselves creatively. We’re speaking to people who are now working as directors and choreographers and photographers. We have another episode coming up about Broadway parents that I’m really excited about. The idea that you can do this and that and how those two things make you better at each of them is an exciting thing for us to be taking on.
Ryan on Mo:
“Three years ago, I wouldn’t have thought I’d have a podcast and be doing video editing for Broadway Cares,” Mo said when I first talked with him two years ago. “Three years before that, I wouldn’t have thought I’d have make my Broadway debut. Three years before that, I wouldn’t have thought I’d have booked Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. My career is winding and has surprised me, and I love that.”
From everything I’ve learned about Mo Brady, I can’t wait to see what the next three years bring, because he’s capable of just about anything.