The Working Actor's Journey: Chats on Lifelong Careers
By Nathan Agin, Actor, Entrepreneur, Shakespeare Nerd
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In The Working Actor's Journey, hear from amazing teachers, role models, and mentors about their lifelong careers. Learn from those who have been acting professionally for decades—to see exactly how they approach the work, what decisions and resources have made the biggest impacts on their artistic lives, and to hear their struggles and successes in the business. How do great actors work? What do they actually do? Let’s find out. These conversations are a virtual toolbox for actors, full of techniques, advice, and styles.
||CleanEp #12: Dakin Matthews on Acting the Classics and Your Artistic Family||Dakin Matthews is an actor, playwright, dramaturg, director, teacher, and scholar. He has 150+ credits on IMDb, has taught Shakespeare around the world, worked on Broadway and won awards, and was artistic director of several theatres—and he...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp #11: Ben Whitehair on Building Relationships and Intelligent Rule-Breaking||@benwhitehair is an unusual guest here, but you'll soon discover why he's a great addition! He already has 50+ credits on IMDb, is the co-founder of LA Actors Tweetup, is on the LA Local Board of SAG-AFTRA, and is the chair of its NextGen Performers...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #10: Gigi Bermingham on Being a Misfit and Living Her Dream||Gigi Bermingham gets honest and vulnerable about the journey—it's a special episode! She's an actress and singer with 30+ credits on IMDb, two LA Ovation Awards, and an LADCC Award for her solo comedy show Non-Vital Organs. We talk about her rural...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp #9: Clyde Kusatsu [Part 2] on Recovery, Preparation, and Serving the Project||In Part 2 of our chat, veteran actor Clyde Kusatsu (@judgeito1948) shares how he approaches playing different Asian ethnicities, what he's learned from casting directors, his challenge with alcohol and being sober for nearly 24 years, and why he got...||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp #8: Clyde Kusatsu [Part 1] on Discipline and Being 10x Better||Clyde Kusatsu (@judgeito1948) grew up in Hawaii amidst a rapidly developing culture and economy, did summer stock with musical theatre star Howard Keel, became a “college working actor” at Northwestern, and worked twice with the legendary actor...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp #7: Peter Van Norden on Finding Vulnerability and Work Making Work||Peter Van Norden has been acting for 45+ years on both stage and screen. We cover how musicals shaped his life, training at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner, working with two star-studded productions of Hamlet, learning from Meryl...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #6: Nike Doukas on Determination and the Bigness of Emotion||Nike Doukas is an actor, director, teacher, and accent coach. She studied at University of Wisconsin, Madison and has an MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre. She works regularly in regional theatre and has nearly 40 credits on IMDb,...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp #5: Geoffrey Wade on People vs. Characters and Doing Your Job||@geoffreywade is an actor, director, teacher, photographer, and acting coach. He has performed on Broadway and off-, works extensively in regional theater, appears in episodic television, in radio and on tour with LA Theatre Works, and films include...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp #4: Harry Groener on Versatility and Learning Lines Quickly||Harry Groener has three Tony Award nominations (Oklahoma, Cats, Crazy For You), and has also been a series regular on Dear John, and played Mayor Wilkins on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Born in Germany and growing up in San Francisco, he got started...||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappy New Year: 2018 Check-In||Hope you're new year is off to a great start! How have things been going with the podcast? Nathan checks in to share stats, reviews, and more in this quick look behind-the-scenes. We'll be back next week with continuing episodes in Season 1 of The...||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp #3: Anne Gee Byrd on Being Tough and Enjoying Auditions||Anne Gee Byrd has performed leading roles in everything from Shakespeare to Shaw across the country, and is no stranger to contemporary works, too. She has received LA Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. and...||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp #2: Armin Shimerman on Gratitude and Trusting Fate||@ShimermanArmin is perhaps best known as Quark on the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series. He has been working 50 years in the business and has 200 credits on IMDb. He's also done many voiceovers, video games, and commercials. Plus: a Shakespeare...||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp #1: Robert Pine on Raw Enthusiasm and Knowing Yourself||Robert Pine is a great actor to help us kick things off! He's been working for the past 50+ years and probably best known for starring on the show CHiPs. He has over 200 credits on IMDb, appearing on almost every iconic show from the '60s to today....||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon - The Working Actor's Journey||Trailer||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Thank you for a great Podcast!
The interviews are really helpful for actors to hear what others have figured out and gone through. Lots of fun stories and definitely enjoying the text work sections, too. Can't wait to hear more!
Great acting podcast
I am really enjoying the stories of what other actors have done and what they've learned along the way. There's no need for us to make the same mistakes as others, and this really helps! Not only informative and entertaining but inspiring. It's a good reminder that everyone began not knowing what they were doing.
Great podcast series!
I am really enjoying these podcasts. All of the actors have been so open and generous with their experiences, passing along what they learned, and advice which applies not only to actors just starting out but anyone in the business that hasn't gotten that big break they are looking for. Thanks to these actors for sharing their personal stories in a very real and entertaining way!