That clinking, clanking sound, which makes the world go round! A special new year edition in which Caralie and Daniel discuss the financial realities of performing in NYC. They cover union-mandated minimums for performers, personal money advice, current rents, and #fairwageonstage.
We chat with working actor and dad Matt Bailey! He hails from Palo Alto, CA and chats with us about his first survival job as a stage door guard at Studio 54, to understudying, to working on the Jersey Boys tour for 3+ years, to recurring on Hulu’s The Path! We talk getting better at auditions, how to walk onto your first tv set, taking classes with Bob Krakower, and performing Batboy in a barn!
We sit down with Cathy de la Cruz: filmmaker, performer and writer born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. We chat two MFAs, teaching creative writing and film making to kids, and how she stumbled into being a queer poet. We also chat working with your heroes, being naked in hot springs, internships, tarot cards, and mono!
Join your old pals Daniel and Caralie while they reflect on the election results and rally together resources and ideas on how to make a difference. They introduce a new website www.wheretogofromhere.org focused on fueling anger into action. They chat finding comfort, current media, utilizing empty spaces, and how making art is more important than ever.
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Pound the Pavement with Literary Supervisor, Ben! He went from a musical theater major, to working in casting and talent agencies to going to Grad School to now working at Samuel French! He gives practical advice on how to get your foot in the door and stand out among competition in the artistic job force. We chat reading scripts, the science behind publishing, regional work, and more! Also included is a very impressive Jack McBreyer impression!
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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:
Flagler College /
Barter Theater /
Howard Brown Clinic /
The Brown Elephant /
Chicago Shakespeare /
The Goodman /
The Hypocrites /
2nd Story /
3-Legged Dog /
Drama Desk /
The Salem Bitch Trials /