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Ep #10: Gigi Bermingham on Being a Misfit and Living Her Dream

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Gigi Bermingham gets honest and vulnerable about the journey—it's a special episode! She's an actress and singer with 30+ credits on IMDb, two LA Ovation Awards, and an LADCC Award for her solo comedy show Non-Vital Organs. We talk about her rural Northern California upbringing, her French mother, exhaustion and a food addiction, her career in real estate, playing Maria Callas, and much more! This episode is sponsored by Audible: get a free audiobook and a 30-day trial at workingactorsjourney.com/audible

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Text Work: Harold Pinter with Peter Van Norden

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13:37

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 spoke, you'll hear how Peter is still figuring things out, sti…

Text Work: Contemporary Verse with Nike Doukas

September 5th, 2018

17:53

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 that Nike brings the same tools that she would to any verse te…

Text Work: Tom Stoppard with Geoffrey Wade

August 21st, 2018

15:06

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 o…

Text Work: Singing and Shakespeare with Harry Groener

August 14th, 2018

11:36

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 from Shakespeare's play. If you're following along, this speech is a…

Text Work: Shakespeare with Armin Shimerman

August 7th, 2018

13:19

You wanted these text work sessions as separate episodes and I'm happy to accommodate! First up: @ShimermanArmin from Ep #2 takes us into Shakespeare's Henry VI, part 3 with Richard of Gloucester, a soliloquy Armin us…

What's next for The WAJ? You decide!

June 21st, 2018

5:16

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! The first 20 people to respond will receive a code for a free item …

Text Work: Mini-Shakespeare Master Class with Dakin Matthews

March 27th, 2018

19:30

Dakin Matthews is an actor, teacher, and scholar. In this bonus episode you'll hear the mini-Shakespeare master class he gives in episode #12 on one of the speeches from Romeo and Juliet. You'll learn the logic that J…

Ep #12: Dakin Matthews on Acting the Classics and Your Artistic Family

March 13th, 2018

1:43:44

Dakin Matthews is an actor, playwright, dramaturg, director, teacher, and scholar. He has 150+ credits on IMDb, has taught Shakespeare around the world, worked on Broadway and won awards, and was artistic director of …

Ep #11: Ben Whitehair on Building Relationships and Intelligent Rule-Breaking

March 6th, 2018

1:34:24

@benwhitehair is an unusual guest here, but you'll soon discover why he's a great addition! He already has 50+ credits on IMDb, is the co-founder of LA Actors Tweetup, is on the LA Local Board of SAG-AFTRA, and is the…

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December 12th, 2017

1:28

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 chal…

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