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Inside Acting is a weekly podcast featuring in depth, unbiased interviews with industry professionals of all callings.

Episodes

Episode 270: Chelsey Crisp (Part 1)  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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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* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
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Episode 266: Michael Balchan (Part 3)  

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.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

Episode 265: Michael Balchan (Part 2)  

In Episode 265, Trev and AJ share their latest revelations from 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.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
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* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

Episode 264: Michael Balchan (Part 1)  

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.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
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Episode 263: Michael Donovan (Part 2)  

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.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
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* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

Episode 262: Michael Donovan (Part 1)  

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.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
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Episode 261: 2016 Retrospective  

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.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

Episode 260: Tony Horton (Redux – Part 3)  

In Episode 260, Trev and AJ chat about relationship “vibing”—and not being afraid to sever the relationships that no longer serve as a positive influence in life. Then, a quick update on AJ’s representation saga before the third and final installment of an encore interview series with P90X-creator Tony Horton. Total running time: 1:08:11.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

Episode 259: Tony Horton (Redux – Part 2)  

In Episode 259, Trev offers his thoughts in response to a listener question about branding focus before sharing Part 2 of an encore interview series with P90X-creator Tony Horton. Hear why Tony thinks “fame is lame,” why all work and life should be expression of gratitude and service, and how getting to the top of your game is hard, staying there is harder, but coming down? Super easy. Total running time: 44:11.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* Rapid Reelz – www.rapidreelz.com
* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

Episode 258: Tony Horton (Redux – Part 1)  

In Episode 258, Trev highlights some upcoming Membership perks, as well as shares how he handles the “lowest lows” of the journey in response to a listener question. Then: amidst the calorie-stuffed, time-crunched holidays, a timely encore interview series with none other than P90X-creator Tony Horton.

Tony got his start as a no-name actor with “zero prospects.” From subsisting on cheerios and yogurt as a street mime in Santa Monica, to the early acting class that left him sobbing on the floor, to the sobering feedback he got from agent—the feedback that ultimately put him on the path to becoming a celebrity trainer—this first part of our conversation with Tony Horton will remind you that nothing is impossible. Total running time: 48:28.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

Episode 258: Tony Horton (Redux—Part 1)  

In Episode 258, Trev highlights some upcoming Membership perks, as well as shares how he handles the “lowest lows” of the journey in response to a listener question. Then: amidst the calorie-stuffed, time-crunched holidays, a timely encore interview series with none other than P90X-creator Tony Horton.

Tony got his start as a no-name actor with “zero prospects.” From subsisting on cheerios and yogurt as a street mime in Santa Monica, to the early acting class that left him sobbing on the floor, to the sobering feedback he got from agent—the feedback that ultimately put him on the path to becoming a celebrity trainer—this first part of our conversation with Tony Horton will remind you that nothing is impossible. Total running time: 48:28.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

Episode 257: Tessie Tracy (Part 3)  

feelings before jumping into the third and final part of Trev’s conversation with eating psychology coach, wellness advocate, and spoken-word poet Tessie Tracy.

In Part 3, Tessie shares her final three principles of self-love, what “VACT” stands for, and how and why standing powerfully in your unique authenticity, sex appeal, and infinitely cast-able self—amidst constant pressure from an industry that quite often hires actors based on looks first—is an inside job. Total running time: 59:29.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

Episode 256: Tessie Tracy (Part 2)  

In Episode 256, AJ rejoins Trev to chat about #successfulpersonproblems, and the guys respond to a listener voicemail about the “punctuation walk” (awesome) and whether or not it’s possible to separate an artist’s work from their personal ideologies.
Then Trev sits down for Part 2 of his chat with eating psychology coach, wellness advocate, and spoken-word poet Tessie Tracy to talk about go deeper into what drives our body image and behavior—as well some personal sharing about their own food and fitness journeys. Tessie also shares the first four steps of her seven step process for identifying, connecting with, and ultimately overcoming self-love obstacles. Total running time: 1:05:06.

Episode 255: Tessie Tracy (Part 1)  

In Episode 255, Trev sits down for Part 1 of his conversation with eating psychology coach, wellness advocate, and spoken-word poet Tessie Tracy. They kick off the conversation about body image—especially as it pertains to performers and hopefuls in the entertainment industry, chatting about Tessie’s journey as an athlete with a potentially fatal heart condition, how she used that condition to choose out of the ‘comparison’ game,  and how she fuses her creativity and her fitness—and why that fusion creates both intimacy and opportunity in her professional life. Total running time: 36:18.

Episode 254: Marie Hsiao (Part 2)  

In Episode 254, Trev sits down for the second half of his interview with DIY independent musician-producer Marie Hsiao to round out their conversation about her journey, her process, her favorite tools, and more.
Highlights: * her foray into composing music for video games * having her work featured in TV shows and commercials * the challenges and blessings of collaborating and performing as an introvert

Episode 253: Marie Hsaio (Part 1)  

In Episode 253, AJ catches us up on his understudy role before he and Trev respond to a series of (now rescinded) Wells Fargo ads belittling artistic careers—as well sharing a listener comment about how process is the goal, not product.
Then Trev sits down for Part 1 of his chat with Marie Hsaio — a DIY independent musician who has self-produced 3 albums, made countless music videos, has had several of her songs placed in TV shows and commercials, and has built a YouTube community of fans almost 90,000 strong. In Part 1, Mree shares he creative process, the technology she leverages, and why both artist dates and having a bias for action are key to her continued success. Total running time: 59:32.

Episode 252: 2016 Q3 Review  

In Episode 252—the final episode of Season 12—Trev and AJ take time to reflect and coach each other on the past 90 days of life, career, and relationships: what worked, what didn’t, and what’s next. From habit formation to deliberate laziness, they cover the “big rocks” of where they’re at in the journeys now. Total running time: 50:47.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from: * VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start

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