Episode 270: Chelsey Crisp (Part 1)

March 21, 2017

In Episode 270, Trev and AJ chat about the simple, no-nonsense way to build a career (work hard, be kind, enjoy repeat business), as well as the sometimes personally challenging (and multi-faceted) process of choosing to level up—emphasis on the choosing part—the most challenging thing all artists must do, and various ways to, actor, know thyself. Then AJ sits down for Part 1 of his chat with comedienne and actress Chelsey Crisp, best known for her role on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat.

In Part 1, Chelsey dishes about her choice to move to Los Angeles from her native Arizona, what sustained her in the “lean years” getting started, the unexpected boost she got from a reality TV appearance, and how having a very specific goal in mind helped launch her career to the next level.

Total running time: 1:09:20.

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Episode 269: Bryan Beasley (Part 3)

March 14, 2017

In Episode 269, Trev and AJ talk about AJ’s upcoming 30-minute “working” audition, and further deconstruct the recent L.A. Attorney General Office’s prosecution of 5 major business entities in the pay-to-play casting workshop world. Then Trev sits down for the third and final part of his chat with director Bryan Beasley, unpacking what it’s like to work as a freelance director, how success is always a combination of focused effort backed by faith, the difference between working hard and working smart, and more. Total running time: 49:15.

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Episode 268: Bryan Beasley (Part 2)

February 28, 2017

In Episode 268, AJ reports in from the east coast, where he’s “on assignment” performing with The Jewish Women’s Theatre—reconnecting with the beauty and vitality of NYC, and offering a few follow-up thoughts on thrival jobs, and being in this thing for the long haul. Then Trev sits down for Part 2 of his conversation with director Bryan Beasley to talk about:

* the hardest directing job he’s ever had
* what actors do that he loves—AND hates
* the pros and cons of stage-trained versus screen-trained actors
* the one thing that’s an absolute deal-breaker for him on set...
* the lesson he learned meeting and working with Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine
* and more...

Total running time: 42:01.

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Episode 267: Bryan Beasley (Part 1)

February 21, 2017

In Episode 267, Trev and AJ highlight some kickass DIY work from the community, talk about the recent crackdown on pay-to-play casting director workshops in Los Angeles, and share some thoughts on creating win-wins when it comes to auditions versus thrival jobs.

 

Then Trev sits down with director Bryan Beasley to talk about Bryan’s unique journey into the entertainment industry—from Oklahoma, to New York, to L.A.—working for Sigourney Weaver, finding the gift in getting fired, and how it really does come down to who you know… and who knows you. Total running time: 1:01:09.

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Episode 266: Michael Balchan (Part 3)

February 7, 2017

In Episode 266, Trev and AJ chat about AJ’s new commercial agent—what worked for him during the interview process, and the unique professional approach they’re taking together. Then Trev sits down for Part 3 of his chat with Producer, Executive Coach, and Performance Consultant Michael Balchan to discuss training our brains, life-changing journaling practices, meeting Pope John Paul II, and more. Total running time: 1:03:08.

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Episode 265: Michael Balchan (Part 2)

January 31, 2017

In Episode 265, Trev and AJ continue to unpack The Artist’s Way, and respond to a listener question about owning your voice (literally). Then Trev sits down for Part 2 of his chat with Producer, Executive Coach, and Performance Consultant Michael Balchan to talk about the power of taking responsibility for *everything,* reconciling our inner dictator with our inner stoic, the subjective and sliding-scale nature of good and evil, and why living a free, open, and generous life is hard-wired. Yeah, we go deep. Get ready. Total running time: 49:56.

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Episode 264: Michael Balchan (Part 1)

January 24, 2017

In Episode 264, Trev and AJ share recent epiphanies via The Artist’s Way—including writing, payoffs, and intentions—before Trev sits down for Part 1 of his chat with producer, executive coach, and performance consultant Michael Balchan to talk how he got his start, developed a “never-ending improvement” philosophy, and why mindfulness is more or less the key to everything. Total running time: 41:24.

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Episode 263: Michael Donovan (Part 2)

January 10, 2017

In Episode 263, Trev and AJ talk about self-taping for musicals, the you-never-know-ness of commercial work, and respond to a listener question about how to ingratiate yourself with a new company—as well as a few thoughts on how to have a productive coffee date.

Then AJ sits down for Part 2 of his chat with prolific L.A.-based theatre casting director Michael Donovan to discuss running The Small Business of You, his take on casting director workshops, and even more tips how to get your head right for your next big meeting. Total running time: 1:08:16.

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Episode 262: Michael Donovan (Part 1)

January 3, 2017

Happy New Year! In Episode 262—the first episode of Season 14—Trev and AJ chat about making choices that terrify you, how the way you do one thing is the way you do everything, and about finding the silver lining in endings, transition, and loss. Then they respond to a listener questions about going Fi-Core versus joining SAG-AFTRA before AJ sits down for Part 1 of his chat with prolific L.A. theatre casting director Michael Donovan. Total running time: 1:11:14.

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Episode 261: 2016 Retrospective

December 27, 2016

In Episode 261, Trev and AJ reflect on another year under the belt—examining what worked, what didn’t, why, and what’s next. Publicly celebrating victories, learning from stumbles, unpacking lessons learned, and setting goals and intentions for the year ahead. Total running time: 1:05:01.

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