You may know Will Cooper as the pilgrim in a recent Subway campaign! He chats with us about moving to New York and starting from scratch as an actor. We break down what it is to audition for a commercial and how it differs from legit. We talk about “pay to meet” manager and casting director workshops, slingin’ drinks at Starbucks, improv, and his ultimate success as a Commercial actor.
Celebrate the slings and arrows of pursuing an artistic life in NYC with The Artistic Pursuit Podcast. Join your new friends and mentors Caralie and Daniel for fun conversation with pros & amateurs alike as they break down barriers, demystify the theatrical industry, and more!
DANIEL is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and holds a degree in Theater Performance from Louisiana State University. In New York he has performed at Here, The Bridge Theater and Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios, the McKibbin Lofts in Bushwick, and an apartment on 145th street in a site specific production of The Glass Menagerie. He has directed works for FringeNYC, the Duct Tape and A Dream festival produced by Roots and Wings Theatrical, and The Barrow Street Theater's reading series. He has served as artistic director for Renegade Shakespeare Co. in Baton Rouge and Royal Jelly Entertainment in Brooklyn.
CARALIE is a technical recruiter at Flatiron School (a WeWork Company). Before entering into tech, she was a Talent Manager at Davis/Spylios Management in New York City representing actors in theater, film, and television. She has freelanced as a casting assistant and associate and served as Casting and Programs Director of the Off-Off Broadway Company Roots and Wings Theatrical. As a writer her plays have been produced in Tongue and Cheek’s Plus 1 Fall Festival, LSU’s Outworks Festival, Duct Tape and Dream Festival, Going to Tahiti Reading Series, and Artistic New Directions’ Go Solo Festival. As a performer she’s worked on multiple Off-Off Broadway shows as well as Swine Palace in Louisiana. She has a B.A. in Theatre Performance from LSU.