You are auditioning against actors who are walking into that room knowing that even if they book the role, they might not be able to even do the job because they might have already booked something else. They are bringing in that lightness and that’s really what you’re competing against. — Kristine Oller Now today […]
Plays are intensely personal to the writers—when they write them, they’re imagining something that’s very vivid to them. You have to get into their head and try to find another vividness that’s truthful to the original. I’m all for the playwright; that’s where you go to study. — Robert Goldsby On the show today is […]
Thanks to all of you for listening! And of course, to all our guests for being the (main) reason y’all tune in, especially Ray Porter and Paden Fallis for being part of the January slate!
It took me way too long to realize that nobody wears one hat in this business. Nobody. Denzel Washington doesn’t. Tom Cruise doesn’t. The Rock doesn’t. They’re either producing or script-writing, but nobody is just a one-trick pony. — Paden Fallis Today we have a bit of a different episode: it’s a great chat with […]
The following is the text work session taken from the full episode with Ray. In this excerpt, Ray will be discussing a speech from John Webster’s The White Devil, which is a Jacobean play and comes in the period right after Shakespeare. As Ray shared, plays in this period were much darker and a definite […]
The biggest downfall of actors is when they start to get very pleased with themselves because they’re actors; having something else that will keep you a bit humble is a good thing. — Ray Porter On the show today is Ray Porter, an actor who spent 18 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival playing all sorts […]
A lot of actors my age thought of Phil Bosco as a god. ~ Armin Shimerman No one spoke better than Phil Bosco. ~ Peter Van Norden We have a special episode today. It’s a tribute to the actor Philip Bosco. In this, you’ll hear the voices of Armin Shimerman, Peter Van Norden, and Phil […]
If you do your work, people will want to work with you again, if they can, if they have the power to do it—and they’ll want to work with you years later. — Dawn Didawick On the show today is Dawn Didawick, an LA-based actor who has worked at numerous regional theatres, has lived and worked […]
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The following is the text work session taken from the full episode with Francis. In this excerpt we discuss performing a speech from Jessica Dickey’s The Rembrandt, which premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in 2017 with Francis in the cast, alongside John Mahoney (known by many as the dad on Frasier), and who is also another longtime […]