Kristine Dizon: Hello, my name is Kristine Dizon and I'm the CEO and founder of The Modern Artist Project. Today, I'm with one of my favorite comedians, Mary Mack. She is a favorite on radio shows and podcasts around the country including Marc Maron's W T F podcast, The Bob and Tom Show, and The Grand Ole Opry. Mary co-stars as Jessie in the Hulu Cartoon Solar Opposites by the creators of Rick and Morty. She's appeared in Montreal's Just for laughs festival, HBO’s Andy Kaufman Awards, San Francisco Sketch Fest, and the Dry Bar comedy series Max. Television credits include Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, TBS Conan, Adult Swim, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Fox's Golan, The Insatiable, and N B C's Last Comic Standing, Last Call with Carson Daley and the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Thank you, Mary, for joining us today. Thank you.
Mary Mack: I stayed quiet that whole time. I kept my face in my coffee mug so that I wouldn't interrupt you. I was trying to be so respectful. Thank you so much for that nice introduction. Holy cow, we were giggling. I know, this is your show, but I have to tell everybody about this, that we were laughing because I told Kristine she was coming to Minnesota.
I never thought in my life…that I would be able to host a podcast. I have always been very shy when it came to public speaking and was hesitant to start it. However, I saw that it was a necessity to share and have honest discussions about the creative industries with a variety of different professionals that had encountered a variety of different obstacles that led to their successes.
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Kristine Dizon: Hello, my name is Kristine Dizon, and I'm the CEO and Founder of the Modern Artist Project. Today, I'm with Wanny Alvarez Angerer, a singer, cultural promoter, mother, women's rights activist, and world traveler. She is also an ambassador of expressive therapies and works as a change coach for the Global Leaders program. Wani is involved in many projects, including Moving Cultures, Cultural Stopovers, Music, and Dance Therapy, among countless others. She has traveled extensively across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean, using arts and music to educate, unify, and bring about positive change across the globe. Thank you, Wanny, for joining us today.
Mentorship is a great way of being able to not only continue to develop your craft, but also to feel empowered with the creative decisions that you make in your career. Mentors can provide valuable advice to what they believe would be valuable in your own individual development. I’ve had a variety of different mentors that guided me to where I am today and am so thankful for those people. However, I have also had some terrible mentors that have almost destroyed my outlook of my career throughout the journey that I continue to live today.
Kristine Dizon is a multi-faceted performer, teacher, writer, author, linguist, and entrepreneur. She is Founder & CEO of the Music & Language Learning Center, The Modern Artist Project and co-founder of the Gran Canaria International Clarinet Festival and American Single Reed Summit. She is an artist for Uebel Clarinets and Silverstein Works. Learn more at www.kristinedizon.com.