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!
Ben is a literary agent whose dabbled in many different realms of the theater world. From legit agency to artistic internship, from assisting a set designer to apprenticing at Williamstown, from Roundabout to New York Theater Workshop, Ben has seen a lot. He teaches us how to get coffee, how to ask for what you want, and how to walk into tech.
This week we chat with Agent Assistant, Claire! She walks us through her days of interning in general management and casting offices, as well as her crazy days of stage managing for Sleep No More. Claire now assists at an NYC Talent Agency that represents actors in theater, film, and television. She chats about how being a perfectionist didn't suit her in the acting world, but how it's perfect for her current line of work. We also laugh about Millionaire Matchmaker and other ways to relieve stress if you work in the entertainment biz.
Justin is a dancer with extensive experience in regional theater, cruise lines, and auditioning in New York. We talk EPA/ECCs, dance classes, swing tracks, and audition prep. He works awesome gigs and dreams of Broadway!
That clinking, clanking sound, which makes the world go round! A special new year edition in which Caralie and Daniel discuss the financial realities of performing in NYC. They cover union-mandated minimums for performers, personal money advice, current rents, and #fairwageonstage.
We chat with working actor and dad Matt Bailey! He hails from Palo Alto, CA and chats with us about his first survival job as a stage door guard at Studio 54, to understudying, to working on the Jersey Boys tour for 3.5+ years, to recurring on Hulu's The Path! We talk getting better at auditions, how to walk onto your first tv set, taking classes with Bob Krakower, and performing Batboy in a barn!
Max shares his journey from dabbling in New Orleans theater to NYC to Williamstown. He was an assistant for a Broadway actor, went through Stella Adler intensive, survived an apprenticeship at the Williamstown Theater Festival, and struggles to stay motivated just like the rest of us.
Celebrate the slings and arrows of pursuing an artistic life in NYC with The Artistic Pursuit 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.