NTPA Announces Student-Led Podcast

The ACE Up Your Sleeve

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NTPA is proud to announce the launch of a new podcast led by the students of our Acting Company of Excellence. In this podcast series our students interview some of the best performing arts professionals across North Texas. Throughout these short 10-minute episodes, they explore what it’s like to have a career in the performing arts and receive advice for students pursuing the arts as a career or hobby. 

Subscribe and listen today on your favorite podcast network!

Episode 1 Featuring Mike Mazur!

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In Episode 1, we interview Mike Mazur, Vice President and Head of School of NTPA – Academy and Managing Director of NTPA – Plano. Come listen as we talk playwriting, Sondheim, and pursuing a career in the performing arts.

Meet the Team

Podcast Creator and Host

Reichen has performed in 15 productions at NTPA and currently serves as the President for NTPA’s Acting Company for Excellence. As a co-creator of The ACE Up Your Sleeve, Reichen leads the podcast as an energetic and engaging host. When not performing or podcasting, he enjoys playing guitar, building robots, making comics, and sleeping.

Fun fact: You can hear Reichen’s guitar skills at the beginning and end of each podcast!


Podcast Creator and Sound Designer

Latham has performed in 13 productions with NTPA and is a valued member of NTPA’s Acting Company for Excellence. As a co-creator of The ACE Up Your Sleeve, Latham provides flawless sound design and editing that allows each interview to shine. When not at the theatre, he enjoys skateboarding, playing bass, and riding his bike.

Fun fact: Latham records most podcasts in the NTPA Costume Closet due to its great recording acoustics!

More to Come!

New episodes will be released on the last Friday of each month. Subscribe today, so you don’t miss these exciting upcoming episodes!

  • May – Jessie Booth
  • June – Preston Page
  • July – Bethany Bourland

The ACE Up Your Sleeve is brought to you by the students of the Acting Company for Excellence at North Texas Performing Arts. This podcast was created by Reichen Young with sound design by Latham Young. Faculty supervision is provided by Hannah Brewer.