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Film/Television Actress, Producer, Best-Selling Author and Entrepreneur Alyshia Ochse hosts an honest, humorous and inspirational podcast with your favorite on-screen storytellers and Hollywood influencers who reveal their most life changing audition tales as well as the survival skills they've coll…

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    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Discipline & Sustainability

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 11:17

    What's your 5 year plan? What can you control? What's within your power to create for yourself. It's all starts with a plan, actionable goals/intentions and discipline! Exclusive Offers for TOA Listeners: LIVE David Rapaport Pep Talk & Podcast recording (December 15th @ 12pm PST): SAVE MY FREE SEAT FREE pop up self-tape class with The New Triple Threat Members: SAVE MY SEAT Open to public Come see a full session of self-tapes Submit your own for a FREE evaluation from Alyshia & Anna Show Links: INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher

    RERUN | Brandon Kyle Goodman: Commit to Your Energy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 66:23

    asdf Guest links: IMDB: Brandon Kyle Goodman INSTAGRAM: @brandonkgood TWITTER: @brandonkgood Show Links: INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher

    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Your Way!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 11:40

    Alyshia discusses the journey of being an artist and not being married to a "right' way of artistry. There is YOUR way! And today, how can you best support your way of being a working actor. Show Links: BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: The New Triple Threat INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher

    RERUN | Bridget Regan: The Gift of Our Craft

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 74:41

    For today's episode, we're sitting down with Bridget Regan, from Jane the Virgin, Agent Carter, The Last Ship, and the upcoming Paramount Network show, Paradise Lost, where she got to work with iconic artists like Barbara Hershey and Nick Nolte. She shares how she got her start doing community theatre while growing up just outside of San Diego, and how her experiences there lead her to a career performing on Broadway and in countless hit TV shows. We chat about some of her hilarious audition stories, what it was like working in the theatre and then transitioning to film, and how she's always managed to trust her artistic instincts—even when they lead her against the advice of her team. We get into some great listener questions, where she offers her practical advice for the process, but as she shares, her “only real ritual is preparation.” It is this kind of investment in her craft that has led her to opportunities where she's shot for 48 hours straight between TWO major TV shows. This deep desire to create connected work is why she's never stopped working. Her credits also include roles in John Wick, Grey's Anatomy, Sons of Anarchy, and White Collar. Show Links: BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: The New Triple Threat INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher

    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Knowledge & Investment Are Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 23:15

    Alyshia is joined by Anna LaMadrid, co-founder of The New Triple Threat, and they chat with New Triple Threat member Fiona Browne about her new found success after up-leveling her self-tapes. Show Links: BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: The New Triple Threat INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher

    RERUN | Rebecca Hall: Tales from a Limitless Artist

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 72:34


    Today's guest has been around the arts her entire life. She is the acclaimed and generously creative British actor, writer, director and producer Rebecca Hall. Many of us first saw her in Christopher Nolan's The Prestige and soon after starring in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Rebecca witnessed early on what an artist's life could be. Her first on screen appearance was in the TV mini-series The Camomile Lawn at the age of 10. It was also around this time that her father (celebrated stage director Peter Hall) gave her some advice: the key to being an actor is making sure that you remember to live! She talks about her time at University and finding success on stage before appearing on screen again. After The Prestige, Rebecca continued on to a truly incredible career that's lead to multiple awards and critical recognition. Her work includes The Red Riding Triology, The Town, Parade's End, Iron Man 3, Transcendence The Awakening, Frost/Nixon, The Gift, Christine, and Tales from the Loop. Later this year you can watch her in Godzilla vs. Kong. She's a master craftswoman. From sketching actors in the back of her father's stage rehearsals to directing her own projects, you'll hear the stories of how Rebecca pushes beyond expectations to create the art and life that she wants to express. For Rebecca, it all comes back to the work. For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: The New Triple Threat INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher #SELFTAPEMAY: Learn How to Create Self-Tapes That Actually Book Guest links: IMDB: Rebecca Hall INSTAGRAM: @RebeccaHall PRESS: Rebecca Hall to Star Opposite Millie Bobby Brown in 'Godzilla vs Kong' (EXCLUSIVE)— Variety.com Credits: WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes


    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Fear of Booking Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 7:12

    Back on some wisdom for a Wednesday, speaking about the Holiday season and irrational fears of booking out! Alyshia is joined by her co-founding partner of The New Triple Threat, Anna LaMadrid.

    RERUN | Adam Shapiro: The Business of Being an Actor

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 68:46

    Today we chat with Adam Shapiro about what it is to be enough, being re-cast in the feature adaptation of a passion project, to the insightful advice Director Jason Winer gave just before testing for a pilot, to starting your own theatre company. From his work on The Affair, Sense8, Grace & Frankie, The Mindy Project, and Snowfall, to his roles in Now You See Me, The House Bunny, and Steve Jobs, as well as on Broadway in Waitress---you've likely seen today's guest before… Adam is currently filming the upcoming season of Showtime's The Affair, and recently filmed the lead role in a new TBS half-hour comedy pilot and roles in the upcoming indie films It Happened In LA (Sundance 2017), Feed, The Female Brain, and Social Animals. He's been seen as Avie Tevanian in Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs, arcs the Netflix series from the Wachowskis: Sense8, ABC's Cristela, Audience Network's Kingdom, and the NBC comedy Trial & Error, as well as guest starring roles on Grace & Frankie (Netflix), Snowfall (FX) and The Mindy Project(FOX). Recent television credits include: Bones, CSI: Cyber, The Mysteries of Laura, Betrayal, 1600 Penn, Scandal, Mistresses, and Grey's Anatomy. More Film Credits: Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant, The Answer, Sister, Nobody Walks in LA, Ctl Alt Delete, I Am Not A Hipster, Short Term 12, Now You See Me, A Single Man, The House Bunny, The Den. Adam is also a co-founder of IAMA Theatre Company, and has recently starred on Broadway in the Tony nominated Waitress. Adam was most recently nominated for Ovation Awards for IAMA's LA premiere of The Recommendation by Jon Caren (Winner Best Production 2014) and for Best Lead Actor in a Musical for Hey, Morgan! a world premiere comedy by Matthew Fogel and Isaac Laskin, Directed by Matt Shakman at the Black Dahlia Theatre. More stage credits include: Rent, You are Here, The Accidental Blonde, the world premieres of Leslye Headland's Bachelorette and Assistance (IAMA Theatre Company), and “David” in Paul Grellong's west coast premiere of Manuscript (The Elephant). Guest links: IMDB: Adam Shapiro WEBSITE: ShappyPretzel.com INSTAGRAM: @shappyshaps TWITTER: @adamshapiro WEBSITE: IamaTheatre.com For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Bebe Katsenes SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Organization — with Alyshia Ochse & Anna LaMadrid

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 11:34

    Back on some wisdom for a Wednesday, Alyshia is joined by Anna LaMadrid.  Check out The New Triple Threat at thenewtriplethreat.com.

    MONICA RAYMUND: You Can Shape A Choice, You Can't Shape Nothing

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 53:40

    Today's special guest wears many hats. Actor, writer, producer, and former jazz band member Monica Raymund believes there is no right way to become an artist. Graduating from the Juilliard School class of 2008, Monica felt that her 4 years spent as a student allowed her the space to fully explore her instrument and break through her own inner blocks. After gaining representation through Juillard's showcase, Monica shares that the determining factor in choosing her agent was the fact that her talent agent's life didn't revolve around the entertainment industry. With a lack of representation of Latina women on screen, Monica initially did not see television as an opportunity for her. Now, through the process of having grown comfortably into herself, Monica discusses how she now comfortably says “no” to projects that don't align with her values. Having spent 8 eight seasons as fan-favorite character, Gabriela Dawson, on NBC's “Chicago Fire,” Monica shares the ways in which she was able to stay creatively fulfilled as an artist when not shooting the series. With a list of credits including “Chicago PD,” “Hightown,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Brahmin Bulls,” “Arbitrage” and many more, Monica is going full-steam ahead when it comes to work both in front of and behind the camera. Today, Monica opens up about her first major network test experience, how NBC's Female Forward program helped launch her directing career, and how what's going on off-screen in an actor's self tape is what makes a compelling audition. These are the unforgettable stories that landed Monica Raymund right here.   Guest links: IMDB: Monica Raymund INSTAGRAM: @monicaraymund86 For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Insecurity — with Alyshia Ochse & Anna LaMadrid

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 11:33

    Back on some wisdom for a Wednesday, Alyshia is joined by Anna LaMadrid. The New Triple Threat Co-Founders discuss insecurity versus confidence. Check out The New Triple Threat at thenewtriplethreat.com.

    TAMARA TAYLOR: Law of Attraction - When You Don't Desire Something Too Much, It Just Wants You

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 57:25


    Today I sit down with star of the newly released “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” Tamara Taylor. As a shy kid, Tamara started out in modeling school. It was there where she discovered how she came alive on a runway performing in front of an audience. With dreams of pursuing acting, Tamara credits her mother with helping her to set her creative priorities on track when she asked, “Do you want to do this because you want to be famous, or do you want to do this because you like it?” After moving to Los Angeles with her best friend to pursue their entertainment industry dreams, Tamara studied with acting coaches Margie Haber and Howard Fine and describes her experience of first going out for commercial auditions. After landing a series of commercials as a spokesperson for AT&T, Tamara was able to launch her commercial success into securing theatrical agent representation. Since then, Tamara has earned a list of credits that just keeps growing including her well-known role as Dr. Camille Saroyan on FOX's “Bones,” ABC's “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Netflix's “Altered Carbon” and “October Faction,” FOX's “Party of Five”, ABC's “Lost”, Tyler Perry's “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” and many more. Today, Tamara candidly and openly discusses both the challenges and excitements that await actors at every new level in their career, from new actor to series regular. She shares her journey towards developing and embracing her own self-confidence, and shares how that confidence has allowed her to recover gracefully from on-set blunders, to fully show up in auditions even when feeling nervous or unprepared, and most of all, to always listen to her gut. These are the unforgettable stories that landed Tamara Taylor right here. Guest links: IMDB: Tamara Taylor INSTAGRAM: @iamtamarataylor TWITTER: @TamaraTaylor For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes


    RUDI DHARMALINGAM: Go Beyond The Line Of Duty

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 57:40

    Actor Rudi Dharmalingam showed a creative spark from a young age. From writing short stories and sketches with his two best friends while growing up, to attending the National Youth Theatre in the U.K. at the age of 16, Rudi excelled in his drama studies and had a fascination with performance. After graduating from the University of Salford, Rudi was ready to hit the ground running. He had his sights set on working as a professional actor in theater and had secured an agent during his first year at university. Today, Rudi shares the experience of being dropped by his agent after a terrifying accident on the way to his first audition and how he was able to push through the years of auditioning that followed. After booking an understudy role in the Royal National Theatre's London stage production of "The History Boys," Rudi began to see some momentum in his career. Since then, Rudi experienced a 15 year back-to-back run of theater productions including a West End run of "Mary Stuart," and a co-star role in "Hamlet" opposite Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican Theatre. After deciding that he was ready for a new adventure on the big screen, Rudi has now gracefully pivoted into the world of film and television with the premiere of Showtime's newest drama series, "Wakefield." Starring as psych ward nurse Nik Katira, this psychological drama explores the complexities of mental health when Nik himself begins to lose connection to his own reality. Rudi will also be returning in season 3 of "The Split," and can be seen in the upcoming 2022 release of the action-thriller series, "Extinction." Today, Rudi shares that what he loves most about acting is the intimacy. He dives into how that intimacy manifests itself differently in theater versus on screen, and he shares the ways in which he approaches character building from a place of instinct. Inspired by artistic legends such as Robert De Niro, Daniel Day-Lewis, and following the teaching principles of Stanislavski, Rudi encourages all actors to think of a self-tape as a short film and to go above and beyond the line of duty when it comes to an audition. These are the unforgettable stories that landed Rudi Dharmalingam right here. Guest links: IMDB: Rudi Dharmalingam BARNES & NOBLE: An Actor Prepares / Edition 1 For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    RERUN | Sarah Shahi: Seeking the Highest Degree of Truth

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 54:52

    Today's guest is the gutsy and candid Sarah Shahi. You might recognize her as Jenny from Alias, Carmen on the L-Word, or the iconic Sameen Shaw on CBS' Person of Interest. She's a refreshingly honest and thus charming actress who makes no apologies for being herself. She discusses how befriending Robert Altman as an extra on his set inspired her to pursue an acting career and make the move from Texas to LA. She emphasizes the importance of being true to yourself in every way possible- for her, that means keeping her wardrobe casual and messy- even if it costs her the job. Sarah keeps it real, opening up about what it's like to film sex scenes and even begin lactating mid-audition. Her career is an example of what can happen when you don't plan your life around the work and instead trust that the net will catch you. Guest links: IMDB: Sarah Shahi INSTAGRAM: @sarahshahi TWITTER: @sarahshahi For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: COURSE: You Booked, Now What?? (October 19th 2021) CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Bebe Katsenes SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    RERUN | Annabeth Gish: What is FOR You Will FIND You

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 65:08

    Today's guest made her screen debut at the age of 13—after attending an open call, she was selected out of 800 young girls to play across from John Voight in DESERT BLOOM. Since then, Annabeth Gish has continued to build a career with roles across from some of Hollywood's most iconic names. She shares what it's like sharing the screen with icons like Julia Roberts, Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, and Lawrence Fishburn—and what she's learned from working with so many artists at the top of their game. From building a career to cultivating a rich personal and family life, she's candid about how she's sought out balance in all things, and how she's managed to continued working year after year. She shares how she approaches her work and how she continues to expand her craft—all while leaving room to TRUST and be surprised! Her list of credits is extraordinary and practically endless—The Haunting of Hill house, Halt and Catch Fire, X-Files, The West Wing, Nixon, The Bridge, and Mystic Pizza—just to name a few! Guest links: INSTAGRAM: @annabeth_gish TWITTER: @annabethgish IMDB: Annabeth Gish For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: COURSE: You Booked, Now What?? (October 19th 2021) CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    BEN SCHNETZER: It's More Important To Be Excited Than It Is To Be Exciting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 61:21


    Born in New York, and having grown up with two actor parents, Ben Schnetzer never saw acting as any different from any other 9 to 5 job. Starting out in school plays, Ben recalls how his parents supported him from a young age and encouraged him to lead his own way when it came to his craft. Taking a year-long break after high school, Ben attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the U.K. and recalls the obstacles he encountered during his early years of auditioning. Landing his first major series on ABC's “Happy Town,” Ben shares the experience of his first screen test and how he eventually learned to overcome audition nerves. Since then, Ben has racked up a slew of credits in films such as “Snowden,” “Pride,” “Warcraft,” “The Book Thief,” “Goat,” “The Giant,” as well as a lead role in the newly released FX television drama series, “Y: The Last Man.” Today, Ben dives into the art of self tapes and how actors can use them to their advantage as the new auditioning norm during the pandemic. He offers tips on what is helpful for actors to look for when watching playback of their tapes, and what to refrain from agonizing over. Going even deeper, Ben offers insight into what it really means when casting says they know if you're right for the role within the first 20 seconds of your tape. More than anything, Ben stresses the importance of taking the work seriously, rather than taking yourself too seriously. He reminds artists that our characters are a construct in another person's story, and we can only control the level of work that we put into our craft and the rest is out of our hands. Ben knows what it means to be excited about the work, to fall in love with the journey, and reminds actors everywhere that there is value to be found in feeling lost from time to time. Guest links: IMDB: Ben Schnetzer INSTAGRAM: @benschnetzer For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: COURSE: You Booked, Now What?? (Sep 21) CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes


    SUSIE ABROMEIT: Getting Clear About The Artist You Want To Be

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 65:45

    Susie Abromeit trains in her craft the same way she trained as an athlete. As a tennis player, Susie dedicated hours a day to perfecting her game and eventually earned the title of #6 top tennis players in the U.S. Despite her incredible success as an athlete, it was performance that always lit up her soul. Growing up in Florida, Susie spent much of her childhood drawing, writing stories, and being encouraged by her teachers and parents when it came to her natural acting talent. After reflecting on whether or not tennis was still serving her dreams and goals, at 18, Susie began to step away from tennis and started writing her own songs which eventually led her to perform alongside hip-hop artist Fat Joe for Atlantic Records. Applying that “killer instinct” from her tennis days, Susie went after what she knew she wanted in her acting career, and has shaped an impressive resume with roles in projects such as “Jessica Jones,” “Sex Drive,” “The Forever Purge,” “Chicago Med,” “The Haves and the Have Nots,” “Battle: Los Angeles,” “Devious Maids” as well as two upcoming projects including the holiday film, “Much Ado About Christmas,” and an appearance alongside Will Smith in the biographical drama “King Richard” set to release this November. Today, Susie shares how she believes stories help us make sense of the world around us. She believes that instead of making our lives into art, it is art that shapes our lives. She leaves listeners with helpful tools such as how to use character development as a form of line memorization, how she went about creating her own project, and she gets honest about the realities of the “machine” that is Hollywood. Tune in as she concludes with an incredible story of how she was able to leave an impression on the legendary Will Smith in a scene that demanded moment to moment actor discovery. Guest links: IMDB: Susie Abromeit INSTAGRAM: @susieabromeit TIKTOK: @susieabromeit For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: WEBINAR: Back to Basics (Aug 27 @ 3pm PST) COURSE: You Booked, Now What?? (Sep 21) CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    KIMBERLY SHANNON MURPHY: Adrenaline Over Fear

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 75:09


    Before she became known as Hollywood's go-to stunt woman for top box office films and television, Kimberly Shannon Murphy had a love of dance and gymnastics as a child. Her interests expanded into acrobatics when she joined AntiGravity in New York City touring the world as a silk and hammock aerial performing artist. Today, she shares with us how she was able to break into the entertainment business through commercial dance work when she booked her first ever audition breakdancing in an Old Navy commercial. From there, she made herself known by reaching out to reputable stunt coordinators in the industry and was able to form long term working relationships that lead her to double for some of Hollywood's biggest female stars, Uma Therman, Cameron Diaz, Kaitlin Olson, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie and Blake Lively, just to name a few. Today, she breaks down the nuts and bolts of the stunt industry by walking us through the booking process for stunt performers, the role that SAG plays in ensuring their safety and well-being on set, and the importance of knowing your camera angles in performance. She emphasizes that above all, training and persistence is what will build you a long lasting successful career. For her, that hard work has resulted in over 100 credits to show over the course of her 15 year career. Guest links: WEBSITE: kimberlyshannon.net IMDB: Kimberly Shannon Murphy INSTAGRAM: @kimberlyshannonmurphystunts STUNT RESOURCES: https://www.stuntcontact.com http://www.brandxstunts.org https://stuntsunlimited.com https://www.isastunts.com https://stuntwomen.com STUNT GYMS: http://joiningallmovement.com https://www.tempestacademy.com   For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: WORKSHOP: You Booked, Now What?? (Sep 21) CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes


    AASIF MANDVI: Anatomy is Destiny

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 75:09


    Over the course of his 30 year career, Aasif Mandvi has learned that the dreaded phrase, “Jack of all trades, master of none,” is nothing more than a myth. As an actor, writer, producer, podcast host and much more, Aasif has no shortage of creative endeavors and has learned to embrace that multiplicity rather than fight it. Born in Mumbai, India, Aasif moved with his family to the U.K. and grew up in north England. His creativity was evident from a young age, from drawing to writing poetry to even performing a radio play as encouraged by his parents. Joining a children's theater company, Aasif describes how acting served as an escape for him and how the “no pressure” attitude from his parents gave way to a sense of freedom in his acting with no expectations attached. After moving to America, Aasif studied drama in both high school and college and immediately secured a job with Disney. Upon moving to New York, Aasif felt that the lack of representation in the media left him without a career roadmap to follow from other actors that looked like him. While studying his craft, Aasif began to explore other ways he could get seen within the industry and wrote a one-man-show titled, “Sakina's Restaurant” which was the first story of a south Asian immigrant family to be performed in New York City's theater scene in Times Square.  You've seen him in hit films and television series such as CBS' “Evil,” “This Way Up,” “Million Dollar Arm,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Last Airbender,” CBS' “Jericho,” “The Internship,” “The Proposal,” and a fan favorite correspondent on “The Daily Show” with John Stewart. Today, Aasif opens up about his character-building process. He shares with listeners how to work with material that you may be struggling to connect with, and reveals how he navigated the decision to stick with telling his own story early on, even when other opportunities began to present themselves. These are the unforgettable stories that landed Aasif Mandvi right here. Guest links: IMDB: Aasif Mandvi INSTAGRAM: @aasif TWITTER: @aasif PODCAST: Lost at the Smithsonian with Aasif Mandvi AUDIBLE: Sakina's Restaurant AMAZON: No Land's Man For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: WEBINAR: Back to Basics (Aug 27 @ 3pm PST) COURSE: You Booked, Now What?? (Sep 21) CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes


    STEPHANIE SZOSTAK: The Importance of Mental Health As An Artist

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 59:31


    French-American, Stephanie Szostak (show-stack) acts, writes and speaks. She is currently starring on ABC's hit series A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, is working on a book called "Oh The TiDDies You'll Grow!" and speaks to various organizations (from corporate to non-profits supporting immigrant women, teens and mental health) encouraging people to "find their truth... with love & humor." Szostak got a late start on the acting scene (age 30) and had the willingness to disrupt her life, leaving her career in the corporate world behind to seek an authentic life. Over the past decade, she has played alongside Meryl Streep, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd, Matt Damon, Kevin Bacon, Ryan Reynolds and more. Transforming her own false starts, setbacks, rejection and loss, she brings forward relatable and impactful stories to help anyone embrace their uniqueness. As part of that mission, she is passionate about encouraging people to discover their own truth and individuality. From being told "You should have never happened" as her career grew so did the pressure, causing her performance to be negatively affected by feelings of unworthiness and fear. In response, she began to work on her mental game and looked to the actors she was intimidated by for answers. She was surprised to learn they too suffered from negative inner dialogue. This pushed her to address mindset and discover its interconnection with performance. Fascinated by what she learned, she created her own “playbook” to incorporate new skills to be more confident and playful when the red light turned on. Knowing she is where she is only thanks to the help of so many, Stephanie thrives to help and connect people to support their pursuit of their darn naked truth! Most notable projects include The Devil Wears Prada, Ironman 3, Dinner for Schmucks, We Bought a Zoo, ABC's hit series, A Million Little Things and USA Network series, Satisfaction. Guest links: IMDB: Stephanie Szostak INSTAGRAM: @stephshortstak For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes


    NEIL SANDILANDS: The 6 Pillars for A.C.T.O.R.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 75:39


    Born in South Africa, Neil Sandilands's decades-long career spans across the globe. As an actor, writer, director, and musician, Neil has meticulously put in the time to develop, hone, and refine his craft as an actor, as well as an all-around storyteller.  You've seen him in Netflix's hit new post-apocalyptic series, “Sweet Tooth” as the witty and quirky General Abbot, opposite Tom Hanks in “News of the World,” in both The CW's series “The Flash,” and “The 100,” AMC/Sundance TV's “Hap and Leonard,” as well as classic beloved television series such as “House, “The Americans,” and many more.  Today, Neil shares his love of all that life has to offer. He confidently declares himself a human first and an actor second, urging listeners to embrace every breath that life has to offer and to identify who and what truly matters most in your world. He believes that the most valuable auditions are those that we don't book and that it's never too late to start again. Finally, you won't want to miss his brilliant breakdown of the life of an actor which he separates into five distinct acts appropriately abbreviated as ACTORS: A for Approach, C for Curation, T for Technique, O for Overcoming, R for Release, and S for Start Again.  These are the unforgettable stories that landed Neil Sandilands right here.  Guest links: IMDB: Neil Sandilands INSTAGRAM: @realsandilands FACEBOOK: /realsandilands YOUTUBE MUSIC: Listen to Neil's Album! For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes


    YOLANDA ROSS: Grace of Intuition

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 51:26

    Today's guest was initially in the business of fashion til she seized the opportunity to fill in for a coworker as a background actor for a popular show. She made such an impression that she was asked to return week after week until she got her union card and the rest is history for YOLONDA ROSS.  An independent film darling, Yolonda made her feature film debut in the award-winning independent film “Stranger Inside” in 2001. Yolonda went on to win an IFP Gotham Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for the role as well as received her first Film Independent Spirit Award nomination in the category of Best Debut Performance. From there she's worked steadily from 24 to THE UNITED STATES OF LELAND, THIRD WATCH, LAW & ORDER, TREME, THE GET DOWN, and HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. But it is her sensitive turn in the recurring role as the tough but loving mother, "Nurse Jada", in Lena Waith's THE CHI on Showtime is where she's been able to deepen her craft. She's done all she can to not be a one trick pony by directing a short film but shares the challenges of producing her own work. Yolonda has made an impression on any director who has had the privilege to work with her including the dynamic Angela Bassett in WHITNEY and the incomparable Denzel Washington who cast her in ANTWONE FISHER. Yolonda shares her techniques in creating a character by using music, wigs, jewelry and even perfumes. She talks about how she built a career working predominantly with female directors and how she uses her body as a vessel to tell stories for those that are underrepresented.  These are the unforgettable stories that landed YOLONDA ROSS right here.   Guest links: WEBSITE: YolandaRoss.com IMDB: Yolanda Ross INSTAGRAM: @yolondaross_creator TWITTER: @YolondaRoss VIMEO: /YolandaRoss For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Juan Francisco Villa SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes  

    KAREN GILLAN: Fear-Less vs Fear-Ful

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 58:47

    There is a small percentage of actors who get the opportunity to be part of one franchise, but with todays guest, KAREN GILLAN, she's been part of not just one, but TWO multibillion dollar franchises. Her first agent described her as having "sheer perseverance" due to her being relentless in having them represent her: AT THE AGE OF 15! Two working class parents who were her biggest fans to the point of even playing major roles in booking auditions. That's right, you will hear how her mother's thick Scottish accent made Adam Mckay laugh to the point where he cast Karen due to the sheer comedy of the self tape. Her father's love for old crooners such as Frank Sinatra gave Karen aspirations of being an opera singer. She was so infatuated with the performance arts that gymnastic looked like dance routines! Her iconic “Nebula” role on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY was initially a one-off with her character dying in the first film but her take on the character inspired James Gunn to rewrite the fate of her character. She did not waste anytime after finishing drama school by booking the "Amy Pond" role on DOCTOR WHO which soon led to her torrid pace of SELFIE, AVENGERS, JUMANJI and the soon to be released Netflix GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE. She is easily Box Office Gold but that doesn't deter her from being fearful of losing that momentum. She's reached a place where she would TAKE advice from her younger self instead of giving it. These are the unforgettable stories that landed KAREN GILLAN right here. For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Guest links: IMDB: Karen Gillan INSTAGRAM: @karengillan TWITTER: @karengillan Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: Script Analysis Class CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Juan Francisco Villa SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    CASSIDY FREEMAN: A Sweet Kind of "Fuck It"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 144:49

    Today's guest grew up the daughter of two prominent Chicago attorneys and the youngest of three siblings immersed in the arts. Everyone welcome: Cassidy Freeman. Her poise, work ethic and determination to constantly challenge herself quickly paid off. She embraced her old soul and let go of her aspirations of being an ingénue which immediately led to her first big break. Not knowing what a "stand in" or a "#2 on a call sheet" might deter other folks, but not Cassidy. She used that experience on her first big show as her TV Acting grad school. You've definitely seen her in the star turning role as "Tess Luthor" on SMALLVILLE and she continued to THE PLAYBOY CLUB, VAMPIRE DIARIES, LONGMIRE and THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES. But before blazing the small screen with these credits, she had to learn some hard lessons along the way that led her to have fun when acting...especially for auditions. We go from 7 year old Cassidy gracing the stage of The Chicago Lyric Opera to performing at The Atlantic Theater in New York City at 22 years old, with some sound advice from a close Broadway novice that completely shifted her dreams to Broadway by way of TV. She shares her appalling experience of auditioning for a prominent Casting Director who gave her advice that she still thinks about to this day. You will hear why acting is the one art form you can't do in a vacuum since we have to listen in order to be present which is why she still takes classes at Playhouse West to this day. This is why she continues to redefine success to this day by loving life by living it. Guest links: IMDB: Cassidy Freeman INSTAGRAM: @hatface TWITTER: @cassidyfreeman For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: Script Analysis Class CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Juan Francisco Villa SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Enjoyment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 11:33

    "Being an actor feels like such a privilege, but it's not a privilege if you're not enjoying what you're doing.” - Jasika Nicole As the auditions start to pour in again, how are you enjoying your process? Let's focus on progress instead of perfection. Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: Script Analysis Class CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    DAVID DASTMALCHIAN: No Agent, No problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 66:58

    Today, I sit down with actor, producer, writer, and filmmaker, David Dastmalchian. For over a decade, David has built a dynamic career driven by ambition and vision. In an industry that often tells us there is only one way to success, David has proved time and time again that there are any number of roads an artist can take to get to where they want to be, and with he himself often taking the road less traveled. Starting out in the theater world of Chicago, David quickly began racking up commercial credits which brought him to New York. Having been told throughout the early years of his career that his type would not be marketable in Los Angeles, David stresses just how important it is to have representation that believes in the vision you have for yourself. So important in fact, that David has been flying solo without an agent for the last 4 years and has still found tremendous success in his career. Including his incredible story of auditioning for Christopher Nolan's “The Dark Knight,” and the advice that Christopher offered him about acting that has stuck with him all these years later. After his time in Chicago and New York, David relocated to Los Angeles in 2010. Even with the success of “The Dark Knight” under his belt, David reveals that he still struggled to gain career momentum. David stresses to listeners the importance of doing anything and everything you can to practice your craft as you never know where it may lead. David began writing, making short films, creating his own features, taking every class and workshop available, as well as auditioning for filmmakers fresh out of film school - a move that ended up serving him well a couple years later in his career. You've seen him not only in “The Dark Knight,” but also in Warner Brother's “Prisoners,” Disney-Marvel's “Ant-man,” opposite Sandra Bullock in the hit Netflix feature film, “Birdbox,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Reprisal,” “The Belko Experiment,” and soon to appear in James Gunn's “The Suicide Squad,” and the upcoming sci-fi feature, “Dune” both premiering later this year. Starting every single day looking at his dreams and goals board mounted on his wall, David candidly and openly discusses the importance of caring for your mental health, making your own opportunities, and the value of knowing that whether or not you reach your life goals, that you're going to make amazing things happen along the way. Guest links: IMDB: David Dastmalchian INSTAGRAM: @dastmalchian TWITTER: @Dastmalchian AMAZON: Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: Script Analysis Class CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    JASIKA NICOLE: How To Recover When You're On The Precipice Of Quitting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 77:36


    Today's guest possesses creative gifts that expand across all forms and all mediums. Fully fueled by heart and passion, Jasika Nicole is an actor, clothing designer, artist, pottery maker, LGBTQ advocate, writer, and the list doesn't stop there. Committed to pursuing an education in the performing arts, Jasika studied theater throughout her college years before relocating to New York City to follow her dreams of stage acting in New York City. Like many actors, Jasika initially struggled to balance the need for a day job without allowing it to interfere with audition opportunities. Making the decision to focus solely on what she came to New York to do, Jasika left her day job and booked a 3 line role in a Fringe Festival production that led her to get noticed by a producer in the audience - proving that no role is ever too small. After gaining representation, Jasika began to shift her focus to film and television, with the goal of winning the audition room on personality rather than trying to figure out what casting wants. Landing herself on many sets, Jasika describes her time observing those around her as a “crash course in acting.” Even throughout her thriving career, Jasika admits to having moments where she felt herself on the verge of quitting and questioning whether or not she wanted to continue to be an actor. With self compassion, she describes how her other creative passions have been her saving grace, allowing her to find her way back into the love of acting and reminding her that her self worth is not determined by the number of credits on her resume. You've seen her as Dr. Carly Lever in “The Good Doctor,” Agent Astrid Farnsworth in “Fringe,” among other hit projects such as “Scandal”, “Station 19”, “Underground”, “She's Out of My League”, “Take the Lead” and the newly released, “Punky Brewster” reboot now streaming on Peacock. Jasika shows no signs of slowing down and shares the many lessons today that she has learned along the way, including how there are no right or wrongs when it comes to process, tips and tricks on how to bridge performance gaps week to week as a series regular, and the importance of asking yourself whether or not this is a role you truly want to play and if it aligns with the kinds of stories you want to tell. Guest links: WEBSITE: JasikaNicole.com IMDB: Jasika Nicole INSTAGRAM: @jasikaistrycurious TWITTER: @thejasikanicole For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes


    BRANDON JAY MCLAREN: You Gotta Find Your Thing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 45:48

    Today I'm sitting down with actor-musician, Brandon Jay McLaren. Starting out as an athlete and a marine biology major, Brandon has gone on to craft a full and dynamic career as an actor over the course of nearly 20 years. Beginning as early as age 12, Brandon began booking commercials with the encouragement and support of his mother. Though he continued to study acting throughout high school and college, upon graduation, Brandon began feeling the pressure to go out and get a “real job.” Despite this fear, Brandon couldn't ignore that gnawing feeling inside him to continue to pursue the craft and reached out to a casting director who had seen him perform 4 years earlier and decided to go all in. Since then, Brandon has gained an extensive list of credits that only continues to grow. You've seen him in AMC's “The Killing”, Lifetime's “UnREAL”, Bravo's “Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce”, NBC's “Chicago Fire”, Jordan Peele's “The Twilight Zone” reboot, and most recently, on the top ranked Netflix hit series, “Firefly Lane” and the TV movie release of “Marry Me This Christmas.” But Brandon's artistic endeavors don't stop there. He is also a musician who regularly collaborates with his brother, Brent McLaren, whose songs have even gone on to be featured in some of Brandon's television and film credits. Today, Brandon offers practical advice for actors on everything from Zoom callbacks, to screen testing, to auditioning, and the importance of choosing an agent that is as excited about you as you are about them. Guest links: IMDB: Brandon Jay McLaren INSTAGRAM: @brandonjaymclaren ITUNES: All Yours - Single For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: WHAT'S MY FRAME: Learn the basic frames used in filmmaking and how to incorporate them to create dynamic and engaging self-tape auditions. Click here to get $30 off the course INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    BRITNEY YOUNG: Don't Memorize the Performance, Memorize the Words

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 64:02

    Today's episode is with the multi-passionate Britney Young. An actress and a producer, Britney embodies what it means to be a truly dedicated, humble, and collaborative storyteller. Born in Tokyo and raised in Alaska, Britney inherited her father's love of movies and found herself endlessly fascinated with the process of filmmaking. She graduated from USC School of Cinematic Arts and took a job as a production assistant where she learned invaluable lessons about the production process, set structure, and the crucial role that every person plays in a project whether cast or crew. After gaining the attention of a manager through a role in a web series, Britney continued her production work learning how to balance auditions, bookings, all while maintaining her day job. Today, Britney shares her journey through her hilarious and insightful audition tales. You've seen her shine in roles such as Carmen Wade in Netflix's “GLOW”, Little Debbie in “Those Who Can't”, and other popular projects such as My Crazy-Ex Girlfriend, Better Things, The Librarians, and we eagerly await her own upcoming projects that she has in the works. Britney never stops working on herself as both an artist, as well as a person, and over the years, has developed a beautiful healthy mindset when it comes to the business. She shares how she has learned to bounce back when bold choices don't always land as intended in the audition room, and she openly discusses her struggles with overanalyzing and how she goes about resisting the temptation to over prepare. Above all else, Britney stresses the importance of making your own opportunities and to stay excited and open for your own wins as well as the wins of others. Guest links: IMDB: Britney Young INSTAGRAM: @britneyyoung TWITTER: @itsbritneyyoung For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    S3 005: Manish Dayal — There's Only Your Way: The Journey Back to Artistry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 64:02

    Lao-tzu said, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Our guest for this episode is a dreamer who, as a child, couldn't stop thinking about being in the film business. Today, as an actor, director, and producer Manish Dayal shares what he's learned about navigating imposter syndrome and how he finds balance through diversifying his focus. His career has led him to work on incredible shows such as 90210, RUBICON, HALT AND CATCH FIRE, and MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. He starred opposite Helen Mirren in THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, a film produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. In his directorial debut, FIFTEEN YEARS LATER, he shares the screen with Matt McGorry and Rachel Brosnahan. And currently, Manish can be seen reprising his role as ‘Dr. Devon Pravesh' on 4th season of Fox's THE RESIDENT. We delve into set life during a pandemic and how that affects Manish's heightened sense of… Well, just listen and you'll find out! If you need some inspiration on finding your way back into artistry you've come to the right place. Sometimes all you need is a reminder that spring comes after winter. Or maybe you need the memory of hot, HOT, butter. Guest links: IMDB: Manish Dayal INSTAGRAM: @manishdayal TWITTER: @themanishdayal For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Terry Knickerbocker — with Alyshia Ochse

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 60:30


    "If you want a body of work that at the end of your life you'll be proud of then training is your best investment." Terry Knickerbocker is founder and studio director of the Terry Knickerbocker Studio, the renowned New York City-based acting school. He teaches the Meisner technique and is part of a direct lineage of Sanford Meisner, having spent over 30 years training and teaching with William Esper, one of Sandy’s most respected protégés. Terry is a graduate of The Experimental Theatre Wing in the Drama Dept. at New York University. He has also taught directing at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and Yale University. Other essential teacher/mentors include Maggie Flanigan, Rina Yerushalmi, Steve Wangh, Terry Hayden, Nikos Psacharopoulos, Jackie Brookes, Mary Overlie, Ryszard Cieslak, Jerzy Grotowski, Pierre Lefèvre, Moshe Feldenkrais, Dr. Louis Ormont, and Dr. Harry Fogarty. Terry Knickerbocker brings his history and service to Wednesday Wisdom! Terry has coached such well-known actors as Sacha Baron Cohen, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Emmy Rossum, Josh Charles, Abbie Cornish, Boyd Holbrook, John Leguizamo, Jonathan Majors, Gretchen Mol, Brian Michael Smith, and Yul Vasquez, among others. Terry has coached actors on performances that earned an Academy Award, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: A Membership for Today's Savvy Actor COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Alyshia Ochse SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes


    S3 004: Tyler Labine — Career Pivoting: As We Grow, Our Art Grows

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 87:14


    Over the course of his 20+ years as an actor, today’s guest has reinvented himself, pushing beyond Hollywood typecasting into roles that have allowed him to reach new heights as both an artist, and as a person.    Tyler Labine’s long list of credits include Hulu’s, “Deadbeat”, The WB’s “Dead Last”, NBC’s “Animal Practice”, CBS’s “Mad Love”, FX’s “Sons of Tucson” and he can currently be seen on the new season of BBC’s “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” and the NBC hit series, “New Amsterdam” as Dr. Iggy Frome.    Born in Canada, Tyler discusses what it was like growing up as one of three artistically inclined siblings. He shares his experience of getting started in the film and television industry, and how his desire for more opportunities ultimately landed him in Los Angeles with roommate Ryan Gosling. Early on in his career, Tyler experienced being typecast in predominantly comedic roles. Often playing the goofy character type for a number of years, Tyler shares how he was able to shift casting's view of him and the kinds of projects he began to take on in order to do so.   Now playing a wide range of roles across the comedy to drama spectrum, today’s episode is full of insight and tips for actors at all levels. From discussing the ins-and-outs of actor finances, to character building technique, to his audition story opposite Aaron Sorkin that you’ll have to hear to believe, Tyler is an example of what it means to grow as a person, and as a result, grow as an artist.   Guest links: IMDB: Tyler Labine INSTAGRAM: @tlabine TWITTER: @tylabine For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes


    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Authority — with Alyshia Ochse

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 12:54

    Who do you give authority to over your creative career? Today, Alyshia shares wisdom on giving jurisdiction to YOURSELF over everybody else. Actors tend to allow/blame others to tell us who we should be in order to have what we want, against our own authentic creative impulses and notions.

    S3 003: Zibby Allen — As I Am, So is My Art

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 76:29

    Today’s guest is a Ukulele playing, folk-singing, writer, producer, and new series regular on season 3 of Virgin River: Zibby Allen. Her energy and insight into the creative process is infectious. And her 20+ year career is an example of just how much beauty—and success—can come from our projected failures. You’ve probably seen Zibby one of the dozens of commercials she’s acted in over the years. She’s appeared on many hit shows including GREYS ANATOMY, THE EXORCIST, ROGUE, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, NANCY DREW, THE FLASH, and FOR THE PEOPLE. And if playing the Ukulele wasn’t enough to make her a super cool human, she produced and co-hosted the first 4 seasons of a true crime podcast. Then alongside an all-female cast and crew, she co-wrote, co-produced, and starred in the indie feature THE LIVING WORST. We cover a lot of ground in this episode, from the time she landed multiple top tier agent meetings (and what happened at the final one) to the mortifying time she went against her creative intuition (and why she vowed never to do that again). She talks about audition life in Vancouver vs. L.A., and how she’s learned to trust in life’s unfolding—letting creativity inspire all aspects of her path. Guest links: IMDB: Zibby Allen INSTAGRAM: @zibbyloo TWITTER: @zibby_allen MUSIC: I Love You Overall PODCAST: Small Town dicks ISPOT.TV: Zibby Allen PRESS: Deadline: ‘Virgin River’ Renewed For Season 3 By Netflix; Zibby Allen Joins Cast For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: WHAT'S MY FRAME: Learn the basic frames used in filmmaking and how to incorporate them to create dynamic and engaging self-tape auditions. Click here to get $30 off the course INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    S3 002: Jonathan Kite — Opportunity: Practice How You Play

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 60:45

    Jonathan Kite’s natural talent and comedic skills have earned him a recurring episode on this season of That One Audition. From stand-up, to improv, to sketch comedy and more, Jonathan has rightfully earned an impressive list of credits including Netflix’s “The Boss Baby: Back in Business”, Adult Swim’s “Black Dynamite”, Jamie Foxx’s “In Flow with Affion Crockett, his beloved role as the hilarious Oleg on CBS’s “2 Broke Girls”, and the newly released Netflix comedy series, “Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!” Jonathan’s work ethic is unparalleled. With a firm belief that every opportunity is a chance to shine, Jonathan is in a constant state of preparation. Even when the opportunities that present themselves don’t work out, Jonathan demonstrates the importance of dusting yourself off and pushing forward to meet that next opportunity, that for Jonathan, often presented itself when he least expected it. Having collaborated with Jamie Foxx on multiple projects over the years, Jonathan believes in serving the story over serving one’s own self. He stresses how storytelling is a team effort, stating how “it takes a team to win championships.” In this episode, there is no shortage of audition tales, self-tape tips, and advice for creators looking to form a daily routine that serves their artistry. Using this last year in quarantine to further develop his writing craft, Jonathan has many exciting projects in the works. His dedication to his artistry rivals that of top athletes, and he reminds listeners that those sitting on the bench need to train just as hard as those in the game. These are the unforgettable stories that landed Jonathan Kite right here again! Guest links: WEBSITE: officialjonathankite.com IMDB: Jonathan Kite INSTAGRAM: @JonathanKite TWITTER: @JonathanKite FACEBOOK: /OfficialJonathanKite For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: WHAT'S MY FRAME: Learn the basic frames used in filmmaking and how to incorporate them to create dynamic and engaging self-tape auditions. Click here to get $30 off the course INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Recovery — with Alyshia Ochse

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 12:31

    Today Alyshia answers one of the biggest questions asked - how do you recover when you don't get the job?? So you weren't "selected" for the role you really wanted and that hurts. Instead of marinating in the "rejection" there are some great mental health suggestions to help you RECOVER for the next opportunity. Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: A Membership for Today's Savvy Actor COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Alyshia Ochse SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    S3 001: Terrence Terrell —  Time And Fear Are Liars: It’s Your Timeline

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 57:05

    Terrence Terrell is the definition of what it means to be a multi-hyphenate creator. As an actor, author, musician, and all-around storyteller, Terrence works from a place of love in all that he does and towards everyone he meets. After falling in love with acting while doing plays in college, Terrence zeroed-in on the steps he would need to take to make acting into a professional career. Spending years studying a variety of different methods, Terrence details the value he gained from each and every teacher he crossed paths with along the way including the comedic techniques of Lesly Kahn, to the imagination-based practices of Diana Castle. Throughout today’s interview, Terrence stresses that no one is going to work harder for yourself than you. Whether you’re represented or not, taking paid or unpaid work, Terrence emphasizes the importance of staying working as a working actor. Today, Terrence shares his experiences on everything from auditioning, to creating his character for the CBS comedy “B Positive”, to his Emmy-Award win in Issa Rae’s “Giants.” Not only does Terrence have an extensive list of acting credits, but he’s also a talented writer who has authored a series of successful children’s books including “Blacky”, “The Shes”, “The Crown Kids”, and “My Little Black Book.” Today’s episode centers around themes of dedication, hard work, resilience, and above all, the love of creating. Guest links: WEBSITE: TerrenceTerrell.com IMDB: Terrence Terrell INSTAGRAM: @iamterrencet TWITTER: @IAMTERRENCET ICROWNEDME: Book & Merch For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: A Membership for Today's Savvy Actor COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Watching — with Alyshia Ochse

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 8:28

    Wherever you are in the world and in your artistry know that part of your research is to WATCH. What are you watching? Who are you watching? Who would you like to hear and learn from this season? Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: A Membership for Today's Savvy Actor COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    RERUN | Tom Pelphrey — When You Are In the Presence of a Master

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 55:24

    Today we sit down with actor Tom Pelphrey. What began as a sports injury, from a very short-lived high school football career, and a friend subsequently suggesting he try out for the school play, a perfect storm of influences and awakenings (and the power of encouragement) made Tom realize that he was good at something for the first time in his life—his natural aptitude on stage eventually launched him into a full and thriving career in theater, television, and film. Tom’s work continues to captivate audiences, with roles on Cinemax’s Banshee, Marvel’s Iron Fist, Netflix’s original hit series Ozark, and many more. From his first audition with casting director Alexa Fogel (where he didn’t land the job), Tom explains how not booking the role evolved into a now 15-year working relationship with one of television's most respected casting directors. He shares how self-doubt and struggling with feelings of inadequacy accompanied him throughout his twenties, and how he discovered validation out of admiration, how to evaluate self-value, and the realizations that can only come from maturity and experience. We get to chat about the power of memorization muscle, soap stage stories, and how to navigate the tide of workload shifts, seen through his mountainous climb from one-take-wonder jobs to working under the guidance of an industry master, Mr. David Fincher. Coming out of “guest-star land” to becoming a series regular, Tom explains what it means to not take things personally and the importance of not attaching one’s self-worth to the results. And of course, we get to gush about his experience of working alongside Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, where he has gleaned even more tricks of the trade. Tom even shares the daily practices he continually uses to remain grounded in an ever-changing industry, which is even more valuable given the nature of these unprecedented times—in fact, this is my first ever Zoom interview, making it not just an honor, but also befitting, that we get to retell the stories of adaptation and triumph that landed Tom Pelphrey right here. Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: A Membership for Today's Savvy Actor COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher GUEST LINKS:  IMDB: Tom Pelphrey INSTAGRAM: @tommypelphrey Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: The Staircase — with Alyshia Ochse

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 12:55

    Where are you in the process and what is your next STEP? Acting is literally going up the stairs. Don't give up!! Today, is the motivation to access your career one step up and one step at time. Show Links: #SELFTAPEMAY: Reserve Your Spot! COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    RERUN | Joy Bryant — Education is the Ticket

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 103:56

    Joy Bryant was born in a modest home in The Bronx, New York and as a young woman, was enrolled in an inner-city outreach organization called "A Better Chance," designed to encourage minority talent. Joy was also blessed with brains as well beauty and remained an excellent student throughout her high school years. As a result, she was awarded a full academic scholarship to Yale University. While enrolled as a full-time student at Yale, Joy was discovered by a modeling scout from Next Models Management and subsequently pursued a career as a fashion model in Paris. Her slender yet classic beauty got her an exclusive contract with prestigious brand names such as Tommy Hilfiger and the Victoria's Secret lingerie catalogue. Joy's acting debut came about in 2001 in Robert Townsend's Carmen: A Hip Hopera. An MTV production, the film also starred Beyoncé and Mekhi Phifer, along with several hip-hop superstars. After a small role in the Eddie Murphy action comedy Showtime, she made her big breakthrough in Denzel Washington's directorial debut, Antwone Fisher. In 2003, she co-starred with Jessica Alba in Bille Woodruff's romantic drama Honey. Most notably, Joy is known for Jasmine on 6 seasons of PARENTHOOD and Amazon's hit show GOOD GIRLS REVOLT. Show Links: #SELFTAPEMAY: Reserve Your Spot! COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher GUEST LINKS:  IMDB: Joy Bryant INSTAGRAM: @joybeezy Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Parents Edition — with Alyshia Ochse

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 18:26

    So you are a new parent, yay! Now how do you juggle getting back to work as an actor and being a parent. Today, Alyshia answers listeners questions about the demands of being an actor while becoming a new parent. Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: A Membership for Today's Savvy Actor COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    RERUN | Ben Lawson — Shifting Into Alignment for Your Artistry

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 83:22

    This conversation with Ben Lawson is a true look inside a working actor's highs and lows; how long it can take for a casting director to find that perfect project for you, his first experience on the set of a huge movie, and what it feels like to lose your confidence and then gain it back in spades. Sometimes it might take 6 months in New York City to shift your focus, to unblock the fear around auditioning and booking and trust in your own artistry. This conversation is about the journey in an actors career, not about the destination. Ben Lawson is an Australian film and television actor best known for his portrayal of Damien Rennett in ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” Netflix’s hit series “13 Reasons Why,” as Coach Rick, and “The Deep End.” He has guest starred and featured in various shows, including “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,” “Grim,” “Billions,” “Modern Family,” iZombie,” “Love Child,” and “Secrets & Lies.” He began his 26 year career in the popular Australian soap opera “Neighbours.” Currently, Ben leads the number one show on Netflix, "Firefly Lane". Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: A Membership for Today's Savvy Actor COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher GUEST LINKS:  IMDB: Ben Lawson INSTAGRAM: @stretchlawson95 Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    RERUN | Leven Rambin — Intentions of Saying NO

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 66:41


    Our episode today is a must listen for actors who want to learn how to orchestrate a career. This is a conversation about empowering yourself as an artist, about staying power, about the necessity to invest in yourself, and the importance of having a vision of where you want to go in your career and how to align everything in your life around that vision. Our guest today has fully arrived as an artist and is here to stay! Leven Rambin is an award winning actress and director originally from Houston, Texas who trained and taught at Playhouse West in New York City. Leven began her career at just thirteen years old on the set of “All My Children” as Lily Montgomery. Since then she’s worked on dozens of films, including “The Hunger Games,” “Chasing Mavericks,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” and “Two Night Stand.” Most recently she starred in Ramaa Mosley’s independent film “Lost Child” as an army veteran who has returned to her home in the Ozarks to find a young, mysterious boy in the woods. She is currently working on the film “London Calling” with Ron Perlman and Malcolm McDowell and “The Dirt,” which follows the origin story of Mötley Crüe. Her television credits include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “One Tree Hill,” “Scoundrels,” “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “The Tomorrow People,” and “Private Practice.” Leven joined the cast of “True Detective” in the show's second season before portrating Chloe Jones on Hulu’s “The Path,” starring alongside Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan. She is currently leading WGN’s crime drama “Gone” with Chris Noth and Danny Pino. “Gone” follows Leven Rambin’s character Kick Lannigan, a survivor of a famous child-abduction case, after joining a special task force dedicated to solving missing persons and abduction cases. Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: A Membership for Today's Savvy Actor COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher GUEST LINKS:  IMDB: Leven Rambin INSTAGRAM: @levenrambin Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes


    RERUN | Mehcad Brooks — Discovery of Purpose

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 74:32


    Mehcad Brooks is an actor, musician, and producer raised in Austin, Texas. From bringing characters to life on screen, to writing and producing films, and recording soulful music under an alias, award-winning actor and musician, Mehcad Brooks, has become known in the entertainment industry for his raw and refined talent, charisma, and moving presence. Throughout his successful and celebrated career Brooks is best known for his work in USA’s “Necessary Roughness,” for his portrayal of Terrence King, starring alongside Scott Cohen and Callie Thorne. He is also known for his characterisation of Eggs in Alan Ball’s HBO series “True Blood,” and for his work in ABC’s hit show “Desperate Housewives,” portraying Matthew Applewhite. Additionally Brooks starred in Noah Hawley’s docu-drama “My Generation,” and “The Deep End.” His film credits include his breakout role is Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Glory Road” as Harry Flournoy, which followed the 1966 first all-black college basketball teams starting line-up and their eventual NCAA national championship win. Brooks was also featured in “In the Valley of Elah,” “Adulterers,” “Wildlife,” “Just Wright,” and “About Last Night.” Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: A Membership for Today's Savvy Actor COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher GUEST LINKS:  IMDB: Mehcad Brooks INSTAGRAM: @mehcadbrooks Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes


    RERUN | Amy Landecker — You are the Exception: Ageless in Artistry

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 71:14

    Today we have a really special conversation with an actress who has defied what we’re often told is possible in a Hollywood career. She started on stage with the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, but didn’t make it to Los Angeles till she was nearly 40. She is an example of what can happen when an artist decides to be the exception, embrace fear, and relinquish over-thinking. We also get to chat about failure, how it is a vital part of success as an actor, and how she’s been able to take professional and personal challenges, and turn them into opportunities to tell stories with some of Hollywood’s most innovative artists. She’s developed an incredible body of work that includes working with the Cohen Brothers, booking NINE (count them!) NINE guest stars in one year, and most notably her role on Amazon’s Transparent. Show Links: THE NEW TRIPLE THREAT: A Membership for Today's Savvy Actor COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher GUEST LINKS:  IMDB: Amy Landecker INSTAGRAM: @amylandecker Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    RERUN | Russell Hornsby — What Are You Going to Do to Stay in the Game?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 70:37

    Today we have a fascinating conversation with actor Russell Hornsby—from Grimm, Seven Seconds, and The Hate You Give—as well as FENCES, both on Broadway and in the film, his career is full of valuable lessons he’s learned. After twenty years in the industry, he shares how a long-term career was not a given reality for him, but rather something he’s had to fight for every step of the way. His advice is equal parts inspiration and tough love, so whether you’re just starting out or are a few years in, he’s got some healthy perspective about being honest with yourself, doing the work, and putting everything you have on the line for your art. Russell Hornsby is an American theater, television, and film actor. He is known for his roles as Edward "Eddie" Sutton on ABC Family's Lincoln Heights, as Luke on the HBO drama In Treatment, as Detective Hank Griffin on the NBC series Grimm, and as Lyons in the movie Fences. Early Bird Discount codes for The New Triple Threat Membership: (available until March 15, 2021) EBCOSTAR: Co-star Membership EBGUEST: Guest star Membership EBSERIES: Series Reg Membership Show Links: COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher GUEST LINKS:  IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0395203/ INSTAGRAM: @russoulhornsby  TWITTER: @russellhornsby SEVEN SECONDS TRAILER THE HATE YOU GIVE TRAILER Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: Contracts for Actors — with Alyshia Ochse

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 92:58

    I joined Clubhouse!! Every week, I will be conducting the "Wednesday Wisdom" podcast recordings on Clubhouse. Monday's 11am, come join me. Contracts for Actors: what you should ask for and what you can get in your contracts. Special Clubhouse special conversations with myself, Erin Cummings (King Richard), Kendra Castleberry (casting), Jenny Hochberg (Parks & Recreation). Early Bird Discount codes for The New Triple Threat Membership: (available until March 15, 2021) EBCOSTAR: Co-star Membership EBGUEST: Guest star Membership EBSERIES: Series Reg Membership Show Links: CLUBHOUSE: JoinClubhouse.com COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Guest Links: Jason Momoa on Instagram Margie Haber Studio Game of Thrones Trailer Jason Momoa's audition tape for Game of Thrones Justice League Road to Paloma Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    RERUN | Amanda Schull — Preparing for Big Opportunity: Show Up. Do The Work.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 104:37

    Amanda Schull is an American actress and former ballet dancer, born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She’s known for her roles in Pretty Little Liars, Suits, 12 Monkeys, and in Nicholas Hyter’s 2000 drama, Center Stage. She began her performing career as a dancer, studying at Indiana University and apprenticing with the San Francisco Ballet, where she ultimately joined the company after the completion of Center Stage. She retired from dancing in 2006 and has since built a career as an actress. She has also appeared in One Tree Hill, Hawaii Five-0, The Mentalist, Grimm, and Bones. Her story is full of both personal inspiration and practical tips for managing an artistic career---from walking away from a network test, bombed auditions, and difficult directors, to working on multiple hit TV shows, creating relationships with empowered artists, and learning to trust in her voice, how she stands up for herself and her work, down to her first three steps in an audition. Early Bird Discount codes for The New Triple Threat Membership: (available until March 15, 2021) EBCOSTAR: Co-star Membership EBGUEST: Guest star Membership EBSERIES: Series Reg Membership Show Links: COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher GUEST LINKS:  INSTAGRAM: @amandaschull Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    WEDNESDAY WISDOM: The New Triple Threat — with Alyshia Ochse

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 12:31

    The all-new membership for actors including both recorded and live courses for all levels of actor, coaching in the crafts that make up the new triple threat: craft, technology, and business. Anna LaMadrid (Put Me on Self Tape) and I teamed up to offer a holistic approach to actor training with a fresh approach to the craft, the business and the technology involved in leveling up one's career skills. Committed to making top notch training accessible and affordable to all actors at any level, we are firm believers in building and learning from community! There are many types of courses available on the platform from mini-courses that can be completed in 30 minutes, to the 8-week self-tape bootcamp course. Actors work at their own pace, from anywhere they can access the internet. Early Bird Discount codes for The New Triple Threat Membership: (available until March 15, 2021) EBCOSTAR: Co-star Membership EBGUEST: Guest star Membership EBSERIES: Series Reg Membership Show Links: COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Guest Links: Jason Momoa on Instagram Margie Haber Studio Game of Thrones Trailer Jason Momoa's audition tape for Game of Thrones Justice League Road to Paloma Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

    RERUN | Jason Momoa — The Daring Auditions That Built a Career

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 15:16

    Jason Momoa is now a household name and here are some of the resilient auditions that shaped his career. He has been one to fiercely remain authentic and when the industry wasn't buying he was making his own art and stories. Today's episode is one to enjoy while sitting in a bar drinking a beer, eating wings and discussing some of those fun early auditions. Early Bird Discount codes for The New Triple Threat Membership: (available until March 15, 2021) EBCOSTAR: Co-star Membership EBGUEST: Guest star Membership EBSERIES: Series Reg Membership Show Links: COACHING: Click here for acting coaching from Alyshia CONSULTING: Click here to get consulting from Alyshia INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Guest Links: Jason Momoa on Instagram Margie Haber Studio Game of Thrones Trailer Jason Momoa's audition tape for Game of Thrones Justice League Road to Paloma Credits: WRITER: Erin McCluskey SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

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