The Working Actor's Journey: Chats on Lifelong Careers

25 EpisodesProduced by Nathan Agin

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 … read more

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Ep #14: Steppenwolf's Francis Guinan on Being Blue Collar and Slightly Undisciplined

November 6th, 2018


Francis Guinan grew up in Iowa and went to college pre-med, but then changed directions and ended up meeting the actors who would go on to create the …

Ep #13: Tony-Winner Reed Birney on Actor Despair and Roles That Scare You

October 9th, 2018


Reed Birney thought he was just going to be a schmuck actor after decades of struggle. Then he takes on a part that terrifies him and it leads to a number of great projects and successes, including a Tony Award.

Just a …

Updates: Premium Membership and Monthly Schedule

October 2nd, 2018

There is now a PREMIUM experience for listeners, and you can join for just $2/month. By signing up as a premium member, you'll get exclusive access to additional episodes, bonus content, discounts, and items that are …

Season 2 Trailer

September 25th, 2018


We're back for another season with great chats ahead! Hear excerpts from upcoming interviews with actors that have worked for 30-50+ years, hearing how they got started, what challenges they faced, how they deal with …

Text Work: Pinter's The Hothouse with Peter Van Norden

September 11th, 2018


Peter Van Norden from Ep. #7 talks text work on performing platitudes and pauses in Harold Pinter's The Hothouse. As he was in rehearsals when we …

Text Work: Bartlett's King Charles III with Nike Doukas

September 5th, 2018


Nike Doukas from Ep. #6 talks text work on performing contemporary iambic pentameter and verse from Mike Bartlett's King Charles III. You'll hear …

Text Work: Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead with Geoffrey Wade

August 21st, 2018


Geoffrey Wade from Ep. #5 talks text work on performing The Player from Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Geoffrey played this part at Weston Playhouse in Vermont and he even shares some of his …

Text Work: Singing Coward and Shakespeare's King Lear with Harry Groener

August 14th, 2018


Harry Groener from Ep. #4 talks text work on singing a Noel Coward song ("Mrs. Worthington") and performing King Lear's "Reason not the need" speech …

Text Work: Shakespeare's Henry VI with Armin Shimerman

August 7th, 2018


You wanted these text work sessions as separate episodes and I'm happy to accommodate! First up: @ShimermanArmin from Ep #2 takes us into …

What's next for The WAJ? You decide!

June 21st, 2018


Happy Solstice! Where are we headed in season two? It's time to add your voice to the conversation by letting me know what you thought of season one! …

Coming Soon - The Working Actor's Journey

December 12th, 2017


What's ahead for this podcast? Hear excerpts from upcoming interviews! The Working Actor's Journey features in-depth conversations with actors that have worked for 30-50+ years, hearing how they got started, what …

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