Meet the Parent hosted by Anika Larsen

This season’s guests include Joanna Gleason, Chris Sarandon, Andréa Burns, Peter Flynn, Audra McDonald, Ann Harada, Cameron Crowe, and Tom Kitt.

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NYCCT’s Meet the Parent hosted by Anika Larsen is a discussion series created to provide programming for adult members of the NYCCT community that informs, inspires, and entertains them as caretakers and theater lovers.

About Anika

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Anika Larsen has performed on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalAvenue Q, Xanadu, All Shook Upand Rent. Off-Broadway, she was in Zanna, Don’t!, Myths and Hymns, Closer Than Ever, Miracle Brothers, How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes, Disaster! and Unbroken Circle.  Anika wrote and performed in a musical called Shafrika, The White Girlabout her childhood growing up in Cambridge, MA with nine brothers and sisters from different races and countries. She released an album of lullabies for all ages called Sing You to Sleep. Anika majored in theater at Yale University and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. Anika looks forward to returning to Broadway in 2022 in Almost Famous the Musical.

“We theater artists are used to doing interviews about our work, but once we become parents, there’s this whole other side of our lives that is just as consuming and meaningful to us, and people rarely ask about it in depth. I’m so excited to have conversations with these amazing guests about the joyful and exasperating truths of being artist parents!”

Anika Larsen

Board Member and Host of Meet the Parent

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Watch Past Events

Meet the Parent hosted by Anika Larsen with special guests Joanna Gleason, Andréa Burns, and Peter Flynn. Recorded live on Zoom November 3, 2021.

Meet the Parent hosted by Anika Larsen with special guests Audra McDonald and Ann Harada. Recorded live on Zoom February 7, 2022.

Meet the Parent hosted by Anika Larsen with special guests Cameron Crowe and Tom Kitt. Streamed live on YouTube on April 25, 2022.

Past Guests

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Cameron Crowe

tom kitt

Thomas Kitt 

audra mcdonald

Audra McDonald 

ann harada

Ann Harada 

joanna gleason

Joanna Gleason

andrea burns

Andréa Burns

peter flynn

Peter Flynn

lisa spiegel

Lisa Spiegel

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Russ Kaplan

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Sara Wordsworth

kathleen chalfant

Kathleen Chalfant

sybille pearson

Sybille Pearson

jesse green

Jesse Green

laurie berkner

Laurie Berkner

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