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

Episodes

Episode 277: Those Annoying Vegans (Part 1)  

In Episode 277, Trev sits down for Part 1 of his conversation with Ana Carolina Valverde and Brian Ruppenkamp—otherwise known as Those Annoying Vegans—to chat about building a platform in a post-acting life. In Part 1, the journey to LA: from grad school and talent conventions through to industry scams, personal epiphanies, and fusing passion, skill set, and technology. Total running time: 51:59.

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Episode 276: Listener Q&A  

In Episode 276, Trev and AJ respond to some of the more in-depth questions sent in by listeners over the past few months, including:

* thoughts on navigating relationships and “intimate” scenes
* the two things to focus on to get yourself out of your parent’s basement
* industry-adjacent thrival jobs
* cultivating focus in an age of distraction
* how to “strategically” join the Union
* what (and what not) to say to your heroes
* and more…

Total running time: 59:10.

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Episode 275: Gabrielle Carteris (Part 2)  

In Episode 275, Trev and AJ formally invite you—yes, you!—to a special reading of Gospel According to First Squad at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, before chatting about passing on projects… and how you don’t ‘have’ to reach a certain level in your career before to do it. Then AJ sits down for Part 2 of his chat with actress and SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris to unpack the nomadic life of the artist, the challenges facing non-union actors in smaller markets, what it means—and what it takes—to “flip” a project, and, of course, Gabrielle’s inspirational answers to our final two questions. Total running time: 47:37.

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Episode 274: Gabrielle Carteris (Part 1)  

In Episode 274, AJ and Trev discuss the emotional and spiritual benefits (and hurdles) of full-time ‘thrival’ job work. Then AJ sits down for Part 1 of his chat with actress and SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris to talk about juggling career and governing responsibilities, the life-changing event that eventually sparked her deeper involvement with the Union, and the brave new world facing actors and filmmakers today: film, TV shows, and more are being made EVERYWHERE… Total running time: 54:00.

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Episode 273: Darren Pettie (Redux)  

In Episode 273, Trev and AJ open the vaults to bring back an old favorite: an interview with working actor Darren Pettie. Darren was featured on the podcast way back in Episode 80—and his journey, from the military to the stages of New York and L.A., from Julliard to recurring roles on Mad Men, Ringer, and Madam Secretary—rings more true ever, even some 200 episodes later. Darren’s philosophy epitomizes the road of the committed artist: humble, hungry, and in it for the long haul. Total running time: 1:03:05.

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Episode 272: 2017 Q1 Review  

In Episode 272, Trev and AJ take a look back at the first quarter of of 2017, making time to unpack what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next in their personal and professional lives. From finances to career to relationships, Trev and AJ let their guiding words for 2017—vulnerability and rebirth, respectively—open up key insights, crystalize lessons learned, and offer next steps in awareness and intention. Total running time: 49:51.

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Episode 271: Chelsey Crisp (Part 2)  

In Episode 271, Trev and AJ go holistic—chatting about the actor benefits of fresh squeezed lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, the body’s pH balance, and the joy of trying things the hard way. Then AJ sits down for Part 2 of his chat with actor Chelsey Crisp, best known for her role on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. In Part 2, Chelsey shares:

* more about leveling up in television contracts—and the interesting decisions it entails
* what she believes (and doesn’t believe) about type and branding
* the practical lessons of being a professional auditioner
* her inspirational answers to our final two questions
* and more…

Total running time: 57:31.

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

Episode 271: Chelsey Crisp (Part 2)  

In Episode 271, Trev and AJ go holistic—chatting about the actor benefits of fresh squeezed lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, the body’s pH balance, and the joy of trying things the hard way. Then AJ sits down for Part 2 of his chat with actor Chelsey Crisp, best known for her role on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. In Part 2, Chelsey shares:

* more about leveling up in television contracts—and the interesting decisions it entails
* what she believes (and doesn’t believe) about type and branding
* the practical lessons of being a professional auditioner
* her inspirational answers to our final two questions
* and more…

Total running time: 57:31.

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

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.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IA [...]

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.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IA [...]

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* PrintHeadshots.com – www.printheadshots.com
* You! – [...]

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.

Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* PrintHeadshots.com – www.printheadshots.com
* You! – [...]

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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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:
* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
* You! – www.insideacting.net/membership

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