We gab with theater educator Arielle who currently teaches middle schoolers in Sunset Park Brooklyn! We gab about her producing a staged musical version of her father's children's book that went from NYU class assignment to a successful Off-Broadway run. We cover the Fringe, getting certified as an NYC teacher, and how weddings can be one of the biggest productions of ones life.
Ben is a literary agent whose dabbled in many different realms of the theater world. From legit agency to artistic internship, from assisting a set designer to apprenticing at Williamstown, from Roundabout to New York Theater Workshop, Ben has seen a lot. He teaches us how to get coffee, how to ask for what you want, and how to walk into tech.
This week we chat with Agent Assistant, Claire! She walks us through her days of interning in general management and casting offices, as well as her crazy days of stage managing for Sleep No More. Claire now assists at an NYC Talent Agency that represents actors in theater, film, and television. She chats about how being a perfectionist didn't suit her in the acting world, but how it's perfect for her current line of work. We also laugh about Millionaire Matchmaker and other ways to relieve stress if you work in the entertainment biz.
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.
Justin is a dancer with extensive experience in regional theater, cruise lines, and auditioning in New York. We talk EPA/ECCs, dance classes, swing tracks, and audition prep. He works awesome gigs and dreams of Broadway!
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.