Aug. 24, 2021

Michael Raimondi: Arts Financial Planner | Episode 036

Michael and I first had the opportunity to connect via LinkedIn. After a career as an actor, director, and running his own theatre company, Michael stepped into the world of finance to help artists in their financial planning...

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Aug. 17, 2021

Don't Rely On Your Acting to Pay Your Bills | Episode 035

The starving artist mentality has become very romanticized over the years, but it does not serve anyone, especially the artist. We must not place the burden of earning money on our creativity. In this episode of Actorcast, we...

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Aug. 10, 2021

Networking as an Actor | Episode 034

Networking in the entertainment is just as important, if not more important, then in other industries. They key is knowing how to network effectively. In this episode, we discuss different ways that actors can network, the ap...

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Aug. 3, 2021

Devin Shacket: Acting and Audition Coach | Episode 033

Devin is an incredible acting and audition coach based in New York. I had the opportunity to take one of her classes and was blown away by her knowledge and useful and practical advice for actors. In this episode, Devin …

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July 27, 2021

Margaret Sclafani and Zach Singer: Film Directors | Episode 032

I had the opportunity to work with both Margaret and Zach on a short film in early 2020 and was inspired by their work as filmmakers. In this episode, we discuss why they decided to pursue a career in cinematography, …

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July 20, 2021

Mimi Intagliata: Director of Production Operations at Disney Theatric…

Mimi Intagliata has a 30 year career working in production and stage management, most recently as Director of Production Operations at Disney Theatrical Group. In this episode of Actorcast, she provides us with a wealth of kn...

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July 13, 2021

Dealing With Rejection | Episode 030

As we all know, we face a lot of rejection in our acting careers. It's important to develop a process for yourself in dealing with this rejection. In this episode of Actorcast, we discuss the various things to keep in …

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July 6, 2021

Ran Xia: Interdisciplinary Theatre Artist | Episode 029

Ran Xia is a jack of all trades in the theatre industry, and it has certainly proven to be beneficial. Ran has worked as a playwright, director, sound designer, photographer, and graphic designer. In this episode of Actorcas...

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June 29, 2021

Writing as an Actor | Episode 028

While it's great to have focus and clarity in our acting careers, it's also important to champion ourselves by creating our own work. In this episode of Actorcast, we talk about writing as an actor and how actors can utilize …

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June 22, 2021

Tracey Knight Narang: Tony-winning Producer & Playwright | Episode 027

Tracey Knight Narang is the beam of light this industry needs. She is a Tony-winning producer and playwright I thoroughly enjoyed talking with her about her career and perspective as a creative professional. In this episode, ...

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June 15, 2021

Jumping Out of the Actor's Chair | Episode 026

It is so important to develop focus and clarity when we are pursuing our careers as actors. It's great to know what type of actor we want to be and how to run our business. But it's also a good …

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June 8, 2021

Sharon Fallon: Theatre Producer & General Manager | Episode 025

One could tell that Sharon is incredibly passionate about her work as a theatre producer and general manager. She has been helping producers and artists bring their shows to life in theaters across the country for several yea...

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June 1, 2021

Micah Spayer: Lead Actor in RUB, a Christopher Fox Film | Episode 024

"Exploring themes such as the man box and male loneliness (which described as “the ticking time bomb that’s killing men”), RUB is a film anyone who’s struggled with feeling like an outsider can relate to." In th...

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May 25, 2021

Robert Diamond: Editor-in-Chief at BroadwayWorld | Episode 023

Robert Diamond created BroadwayWorld from a love of technology and theater and it was inspiring to hear his journey. In this episode of Actorcast, we talk about how Robert started BroadwayWorld, how actors can take advantage ...

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May 18, 2021

The Empathetic Actor | Episode 022

It's no secret that empathy is required of actors. Actors must develop a keen sense of empathy when embodying and portraying their characters. So then why do so many actors have awful reputations for being rude, arrogant, and...

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May 11, 2021

Brian O'Neil: Author & Coach, Acting as a Business | Episode 021

Brian and I originally chatted on my other podcast, Relate with Patrick McAndrew , and after that conversation I knew I wanted to have him on Actorcast. Brian is an expert on the entertainment industry and particularly on the...

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May 4, 2021

Adam Weissman: Entertainment & Media Lawyer | Episode 020

I first got acquainted with Adam Weissman through a mutual contact at The Actors Fund and after connecting I definitely wanted to have him on the show. Legalities, rights, and regulations aren't often at the top of actors' mi...

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April 27, 2021

The Importance of Creating Your Own Work | Episode 019

Relying on auditions to get work can be tiresome and soul-crushing. Instead, why not create your own work by writing a play, filming a web series, or starting a podcast? It is so important for actors to create their own …

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April 20, 2021

Five Ways to Build Relationships with Casting Directors | Episode 018

In another solo episode of Actorcast, we discuss five different ways that you could build relationships with casting directors. Casting directors are not the scary gatekeepers that some actors make them out to be. On the cont...

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April 13, 2021

Anna Robb: Co-founder and Managing Director of TheatreArtLife | Episo…

Anna Robb joins us for this episode of Actorcast from an international background in the performing arts. I was so inspired by Anna's story of working as a production stage manager, not only for a variety of types of venues, …

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April 6, 2021

Sean De Simone: TV Host Casting Director & Coach | Episode 016

After I stumbled upon Sean De Simone's work as a casting director for TV hosts, lifestyle shows, and reality TV, I knew I wanted to have him on the show. In this episode, we dive deep into the world of …

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March 30, 2021

Penny Templeton: Acting Coach at Penny Templeton Studio | Q&A: Episod…

Penny Templeton is a master in the craft of acting. Ryan Kessler connected us both and I was so inspired by her insight into the acting world while we had our conversation. We discussed her career as an acting coach, …

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March 23, 2021

14. Hank Schob: Acting Coach at Penny Templeton Studio | Q&A

Hank and I had the opportunity to connect through our mutual friend, Ryan Kessler, who was a previous guest of Actorcast. I was inspired by Hank's devotion to the craft of acting and enjoyed having him share his insights with...

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March 16, 2021

13. Using Your Acting Skills in the Real World

In this solo episode of Actorcast, we talk about why it's so important to apply your acting skills to the real world in your interactions with people. We do such a great job of understanding the psychology and behavior of …

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