Brian is an actor and educator. He is a founding member of the TEAM and studied at NYU, RADA, and Yale. He developed the Acting for Film, Television, Voice-Overs, and Commercials BFA program at Pace University. We ask how one builds a program from the ground up, and we discuss how to teach viable skills for the entertainment industry.
Michelle Pflug is a recent graduate who has worked consistently as a costume PA since moving to NYC. We revisit the structure and hierarchy of costuming for film, she outlines the skills that have been most helpful to her success, and we talk about her own design work on the side. Brenden guests hosts!
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This week we chat with badass business woman Rachel Berger! After living the hustle life as an actress, she decided to act on her dream of creating a shared working space for artists. She founded and runs The Artist Co-op whose missions is to unite New York City’s actors directors, dancers, playwrights, and more, with programs and services to support the performing arts community. We talk about her journey and learn more about the perks of joining The Artist Co-op!
We gab with theater educator Arielle who currently teaches middle schoolers in Sunset Park Brooklyn! We gab about her producing a staged musical version of her father's children's book that went from NYU class assignment to a successful Off-Broadway run. We cover the Fringe, getting certified as an NYC teacher, and how weddings can be one of the biggest productions of ones life.
Isaac studied jazz performance at NYU. He plays in bands, teaches music to kids, and composes music for television and new media. Isaac has a passion for re-thinking the way musicians monetize their product. We talk touring, making ringtones, and lugging around the double bass.
Celebrate the slings and arrows of pursuing an artistic life in NYC with Actor Hack Podcast. Join your new friends and mentors Caralie and Daniel for fun conversation with pros & amateurs alike as they break down barriers, demystify the theatrical industry, and more!
DANIEL is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and holds a degree in Theater Performance from Louisiana State University. In New York he has performed at Here, The Bridge Theater and Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios, the McKibbin Lofts in Bushwick, and an apartment on 145th street in a site specific production of The Glass Menagerie. He has directed works for FringeNYC, the Duct Tape and A Dream festival produced by Roots and Wings Theatrical, and The Barrow Street Theater's reading series. He has served as artistic director for Renegade Shakespeare Co. in Baton Rouge and Royal Jelly Entertainment in Brooklyn.
CARALIE is a Talent Manager at Davis/Spylios Management in New York City representing actors in theater, film, and television. She has freelanced as a casting assistant and associate and served as Casting and Programs Director of the Off-Off Broadway Company Roots and Wings Theatrical. As a writer her plays have been produced in Tongue and Cheek’s Plus 1 Fall Festival, LSU’s Outworks Festival, Duct Tape and Dream Festival, Going to Tahiti Reading Series, and Artistic New Directions’ Go Solo Festival. As a performer she’s worked on multiple Off-Off Broadway shows as well as Swine Palace in Louisiana. She has a B.A. in Theatre Performance from LSU.