Actors are challenged to bring their instrument to the highest level of availability—their voice, their movement, their psyche, their understanding, their emotional life—so that if they are doing a great play that deals with great issues and great emotions, they can fill that greatness with their instrument. — Dakin Matthews I’m thrilled to welcome Dakin […]
When I stopped measuring my progress and success by what I booked, and measured it by the quantity and quality of relationships I was making, everything changed. — Ben Whitehair I’m thrilled to welcome Ben to the show! As you’ve already guessed, he is a younger actor and has been pursuing acting professionally for about 10 […]
Maintain and foster your relationships: make an effort to stay in touch with people who might connect you with work. — Gigi Bermingham I’m thrilled to welcome Gigi to the show! She’s an actress and singer whom I first saw onstage in a LA production of Tartuffe and I’ve since been fortunate to work with […]
Be willing to do the work, be willing to get the work, be willing to adapt to the new-new that’s coming along, and stay out of “don’t you know who I am and what I’ve done?”—be in that state of humility yet preparedness. — Clyde Kusatsu I’m thrilled to welcome Clyde (back) to the show […]
Find your own story, find what works for you, and be comfortable and accepting of what you bring to the table. — Clyde Kusatsu I’m thrilled to welcome Clyde to the show: an actor who is currently celebrating 45 years in front of the camera, and he’s still booking roles! I first connected with Clyde back […]
Be supportive, be kind, be the person who is there for people, who is there to help, who is there to make it a pleasurable and joyful experience. — Peter Van Norden I’m thrilled to welcome Peter to the show: an actor with over 45 years in the business, on both stage and screen. One of […]
“This is a business and it’s a huge part of being an actor. We go around thinking we’re artists—and we are—but we have to know how to make a career out of it, too.”
Nike Doukas is an actress, 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, including work on Modern Family and a recurring role on Desperate Housewives.
Absolutely do small theatre projects because you’ll meet people and make connections, but make sure you know why you’re doing it. — Geoffrey Wade I’m thrilled to welcome Geoffrey (@geoffreywade) to the show: a wonderful actor, director, teacher, photographer, and acting coach. In addition to being a student of Geoffrey’s at The Antaeus Company, we’ve also […]
If in your first week you can begin to experience what it’s like in your fourth week, how far along would you be, by the time you actually get to your fourth week, in terms of what you’ve discovered? — Harry Groener I’m thrilled to welcome Harry Groener to the show: he’s a 3x Tony […]
I hope everyone had a fantastic wrap-up to the holiday season! There’s a shorter episode this week, and I include a couple items to celebrate, share reviews, and let you know what’s coming up. Enjoy!