By Maggie Bera
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Actor Aesthetic, hosted by New York City-based actress Maggie Bera, is an actor lifestyle blog designed to prepare artists for a career in the theatre industry.
||Clean#20: Everything You Need To Know About 'Audition Update'||Audition Update used to be a free crowdsourcing website that served as an outlet for actors to anonymously share important information. The page was created by Tom Lapke in 2010 with the "sole purpose of helping actors get through their difficult day||2/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19: How Actor Aesthetic Was Born||We're celebrating 2 years of the actor lifestyle blog, Actor Aesthetic! In this episode, Maggie reminisces on her early writing days, the late-night Instagram Live chats with y'all, and how her blog (and eventually the podcast) was born. It takes a vi||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18: Why I'll Never Make It w/ Patrick Oliver Jones (EVITA, THE ADDAMS FAMILY)||What does "making it" mean to you? What holds you back? What keeps you going? This week I got to chat with fellow NYC-based actor, Patrick Oliver Jones. Patrick has been blessed with an incredible career thus far... traveling across the country on the n||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17: Rent Live...ish?||RENT Live on FOX SHOULD have made TV history. Instead... it wasn't even live. Here are my thoughts on the latest televised musical, the injury that plagued the production, the producers' decision to air the dress rehearsal instead, and the future of thi||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16: Guided Meditation Series (Audition Holding Room)||Don't let crazy, crowded holding rooms get in the way of doing your best at auditions. This is part of the Guided Meditation Series focusing on relieving stress from auditions. Today's episode will include a guided meditation focused on gratitude. 6 Thi||1/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15: Guided Meditation Series (College Auditions)||This is part of the Guided Meditation Series focusing on relieving stress from auditions. Today's episode will include a guided meditation specifically for college auditions. You can listen to this on the way to auditions (in the car, on the plane, in a||1/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14: My Top 10 Favorite Broadway Musical Scores||With audition season booming, we're keeping this episode light and fun. Maggie discusses her top ten FAVORITE broadway musical scores of all time, why she loves them, and why she will fight anyone who doesn't think her #1 should be #1! Spread the love a||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13: Calm Your Nerves for College Auditions||College auditions are overwhelming. But with the effective organizational tools, time management, and a positive attitude, things will run a lot smoother! This is a podcast dedicated to all my friends and parents of students planning on pursuing a degre||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12: What NYC Audition Holding Rooms Are Really Like||When actors are waiting to audition, whether for film, television, or theatre, they are typically placed in a holding room. A holding room is where actors will sign up, sign in, and prepare for an audition. Depending on how the audition is running, you||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11: How and Where to Find an Agent||In this episode, Maggie discusses different tactics to land an agent… including senior showcase, cold submissions, industry referrals, and more. Agents are not a necessity to be successful in the business, but they can be a huge help in opening doors||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10: What Happens When You Start to Feel Burnt Out?||Are you going from job to job and feeling like musical theatre is taking over your life? Are you waking up early, going to auditions, and feeling like your time is being wasted by every job you don’t get? Or are you in college pursuing a BFA and exper||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9: 10 Simple Ways To Improve Your Audition Book||As an actor, I’d argue that my audition book can be as valuable as my first born child. Our audition books hold precious sheet music that could mean the difference between callback or no callback. In this episode, we'll discuss 10 easy ways to give y||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8: How These 20 Actors Joined Actors' Equity||Story time! In this episode, Maggie reads the stories of 20 Broadway, Film, and TV actors and how they joined Actors’ Equity Association. Hear how Kristen Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Angela Lansbury, Raul Esparza, and more earned their cards! For m||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: So You Have a BFA, Now What?||In this episode, Maggie gets down and dirty about what life is like after college… and how you can make the best use of your time. Whether you have made the move yet to a big city or are still at home with your parents, here are 10 things to think abo||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: 10 Things Actors Can Be Thankful For||A special Thanksgiving edition of the Actor Aesthetic Podcast! In this episode, Maggie discusses the top 10 things she is most thankful for as an actor. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes, Google, Spotify, Sticher,||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: 20+ Benefits of Joining Actors' Equity Association||Actors' Equity Association (AEA) is the performing arts union representing more than 51,000 professional stage actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity provides a wide range of benefits by negotiating wages, working conditions, and provid||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4: How to Keep an Audition Journal||In this episode, Maggie discusses the importance of keeping an audition journal and shares what she likes to include in hers. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes, Google, Spotify, Sticher, or your favorite podcast||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: Equity Chorus Calls (ECC)||In this episode, Maggie discusses the basics of Equity Chorus Call auditions, or ECCs. This episode is geared towards new Equity members and non-union actors looking to take advantage of Equity auditions. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: Equity Principal Auditions (EPA)||In this episode, Maggie discusses the foundations of Equity Principal Auditions and how to take advantage of them. Non-equity members, EMCs, and new Equity members will find this episode very valuable. Spread the love and don't forget to rate, review, a||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: How To Join Actors' Equity Association||Introducing the Actor Aesthetic podcast, hosted by NYC based actress and blogger, Maggie Bera. Maggie starts off her first episode of the Actor Aesthetic podcast with the highly requested topic, How To Join Actors' Equity Association. Topics covered inc||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Every aspiring actor needs to hear this!!
Love the podcast and Maggie so much! She’s super insightful and clear with her advice. 10/10 would recommend!!
These podcasts are SO helpful and filled with incredible information! To get first hand tips and advice from a professional currently in the industry is not something to pass up!! Highly recommend :) Maggie is amazing!
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Maggie has such a great handle on the business and what it’s like to be a young actor in NYC. I’m a college theatre student and Maggie has helped me out so many times. I love how she really lets her audience questions drive the topics she covers. This podcast and the Actor Aesthetic blog is honest, informative, and relevant. It’s one thing to get tips on the business from teachers and mentors who have already been through it years ago, but Actor Aesthetic is centered around the industry TODAY and what it’s like to be in the audition room right now. More so, Maggie is a great example of an actress who really knows how to market herself. Highly recommend listening to anyone learning how to break into the professional theatre industry!!!