Matt works in music licensing for NBC Sports. For starters, he tells us what the hell that is. Matt comes from a business background with a passion for music, and his internship turned into a long career. This could be a route for those with a mind for law who want to work in music and television.
Pound the Pavement with Literary Supervisor, Ben! He went from a musical theater major, to working in casting and talent agencies to going to Grad School to now working at Samuel French! He gives practical advice on how to get your foot in the door and stand out among competition in the artistic job force. We chat reading scripts, the science behind publishing, regional work, and more! Also included is a very impressive Jack McBreyer impression!
Actor Rachel Casparian opens up about body image, mental health, and how she found her NYC network of artists. She’s Co-Creative Director of Naked Angels’s Tuesdays @ 9 and Co-Artistic Director of Core Artist Ensemble. She addresses how she initially approached the industry and what she would have done differently. Rachel gives practical advice on finding your footing and advancing a theater company as well as your career. We also chat living in Italy, plays about podcasts, and social consciousness in Ohio!
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.