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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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Ep #20: Arye Gross on Deep Curiosity, Inspiring Empathy, and Bringing Your Life into the Scene
Arye Gross (@thataryegross) is an actor with 40+ years in the business who always gives a memorable performance, wherever he pops up. He was absolutely one of the inspirations for this podcast. It's a personal episode too—as Arye has been a friend,…
Ep #19: Alan Mandell on Samuel Beckett, Theatre Artists, and Always Working
Alan Mandell (in his 90s and still working!) is an actor and director, and he's also been a general manager of multiple theatres. He’s considered one of the leading interpreters of Samuel Beckett’s work, and he even collaborated directly with the p…
Text Work: Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 with Tony Amendola
In this excerpt, Tony Amendola (@tmamendola) from Ep #18 discusses Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare. As Tony shares, it’s almost like an "anti-love" sonnet, that it makes fun of sonnets that are too flowery, as it has a very different tone and sty…
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Text Work: Bartlett's King Charles III with Nike DoukasText Work: Pinter's The Hothouse with Peter Van NordenText Work: Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead with Geoffrey WadeText Work: Singing Coward and Shakespeare's King Lear with Harry GroenerText Work: Shakespeare's Henry VI with Armin Shimerman
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Ep #2: Armin Shimerman on Gratitude and Trusting FateEp #10: Gigi Bermingham on Being a Misfit and Living Her DreamEp #16: Ray Porter on Delivering the Mail, Being Your Advocate, and Good-Natured ArroganceEp #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 GroenerEp #4: 3x Tony Nominee Harry Groener on Versatility and Learning Lines QuicklyText Work: Shakespeare's Henry VI with Armin ShimermanEp #2: Armin Shimerman on Gratitude and Trusting Fate
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Dec 12th, 2017
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Apr 9th, 2019
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