Actor Hack Podcast

The Business of Being an Artist


October 2016

32: You Could Hear It For (Miles!)

We chat with Sound Designer Miles Polaski who guides us through his journey from actor to all hands on deck to finding his niche as a sound designer. He’s done it all from freelance in Chicago to in house in Virginia and now is a successful Drama Desk Nominee living in NYC!


Here are some resources we talk about this episode:

Miles Polaski /

Flagler College /
Barter Theater /
Howard Brown Clinic /
The Brown Elephant /
Chicago Shakespeare /
The Goodman /
Steppenwolf /
The Hypocrites /
2nd Story /
3-Legged Dog /
The Flea/
Drama Desk /
The Salem Bitch Trials /
Sweet Soubrette


31: Finding Your Folks with (Rachel!)

Actor Rachel Casparian opens up about body image, mental health, and how she found her NYC network of artists. She’s Co-Creative Director of Naked Angels’s Tuesdays @ 9 and Co-Artistic Director of Core Artist Ensemble. She addresses how she initially approached the industry and what she would have done differently. Rachel gives practical advice on finding your footing and advancing a theater company as well as your career. We also chat living in Italy, plays about podcasts, and social consciousness in Ohio!


Here are some resources mentioned in the episode:

Rachel Casparian /
Antioch College /
Alice Liddell /
Sesame Street /
Cosby Show /
Drama Book Shop /
Backstage / /
The Barrow Group /
Core Artists Ensemble /
Naked Angels / /
EST First Brew /
Shelter Theater /
Shakespeare Forum

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