The Working Actor's Journey

An Arts and Performing Arts podcast featuring Nathan Agin
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In The Working Actor's Journey, hear from amazing teachers, role models, and mentors about their lifelong careers. Learn from those who have been acting professionally for decades—to see exactly how they approach the work, what decisions and resources have made the biggest impacts on their artistic lives, and to hear their struggles and successes in the business. How do great actors work? What do they actually do? Let’s find out. These conversations are a virtual toolbox for actors, full of techniques, advice, and lessons learned.

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Robert Goldsby started out acting during World War II, in a touring production for the troops in the Philippines. He earned a B.A. in French and Comparative Literature from Columbia and, along with directing studies, an M.F.A. in Acting from Yale. He was an actor, resident stage director and conservatory director of San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre, running the first Training Congres…
Paden Fallis hosts the podcast In and [Out of] the Arena (available on Apple, Stitcher, etc), and it’s an atypical interview show: he creates a very cool roundtable discussion with working actors out there, people from all over the country. Actors with credits on Broadway, network TV, indie films, voiceover, and everything in-between. It’s a weekly, topic-driven show, so each episode focuses on a…
Ray Porter from Ep. #16 talks text work in John Webster's The White Devil. This 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 departure from many of the themes you’d see in Shakespeare’s work. It’s not a play I was familiar with and really glad these guests are introducing us to other classical works. As I m…

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Text Work: Mini-Shakespeare Master Class with Dakin MatthewsText Work: Pinter's The Hothouse with Peter Van NordenText Work: Bartlett's King Charles III with Nike DoukasText Work: Singing Coward and Shakespeare's King Lear with Harry GroenerText Work: Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead with Geoffrey Wade
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Ep #16: Ray Porter on Delivering the Mail, Being Your Advocate, and Good-Natured ArroganceEp #2: Armin Shimerman on Gratitude and Trusting FateEp #10: Gigi Bermingham on Being a Misfit and Living Her DreamEp #12: Dakin Matthews on Acting the Classics and Your Artistic FamilyEp #1: Robert Pine on Raw Enthusiasm and Knowing Yourself
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Ep #12: Dakin Matthews on Acting the Classics and Your Artistic FamilyText Work: Singing Coward and Shakespeare's King Lear with Harry GroenerText Work: Shakespeare's Henry VI with Armin ShimermanEp #4: 3x Tony Nominee Harry Groener on Versatility and Learning Lines QuicklyEp #2: Armin Shimerman on Gratitude and Trusting Fate
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Dec 12th, 2017
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Feb 12th, 2019
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