In Episode 275, Trev and AJ formally invite you—yes, YOU!—to a special reading of Gospel According to First Squad at the Kirk Douglas Theatre—details below—before chatting about passing on projects… and how you don’t ‘have’ to reach a certain level in your career before to do it. Then AJ sits down for Part 2 of his chat with actress and SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris to unpack the nomadic life of the artist, the challenges facing non-union actors in smaller markets, what it means—and what it takes—to “flip” a project, and, of course, Gabrielle’s inspirational answers to our final two questions.
It’s said that the only constant in life is change. With the evolving landscape of entertainment, we have two choices, as creatives: we can bemoan the death of the old system, and take a seat at the table of The Ain’t It Awful Club and talk about how hard it is, now the game is rigged, how Union membership precludes us from ‘so much work,’ how our agent doesn’t get us out enough…
Or we, we can take the bevy of opportunities that each new app, platform, and streaming service provides and get back to Purpose: professional storytelling. Truly, now more than ever, actors can have a sustainable, enjoyable, fruitful career… anywhere. Required: mindset, curiosity, grit, and a will to experiment.
If you’ve been waiting for a sign—or perhaps an authority figure, someone with some ‘real’ credentials and experience—to give you permission, consider Part 2 of AJ’s chat with working actress and SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris to be it.
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You’re Invited: A Special Inside Acting Event
You’re invited to an intimate reading of the award-winning play Gospel According to First Squad @ The Kirk Douglas Theatre on Saturday, May 27th at 6:30pm (doors at 6pm).
Trev and AJ are beyond stoked to be reprising their original, Ovation-nominated roles. Space is VERY limited—click here to reserve tickets ($7 each).
FREE admission for IAP Members! See the Events > First Squad Reading thread inside the Membership for details.
Please be advised: Recommended for ages 16+ for mature language and staged acts of violence.
Picks of the Week for Episode 275:
- Sleep Smarter (Trev) – great book on how to get great sleep
- Citizen: An American Lyric (AJ) – powerful poetic commentary on race relations in America
- Invisibilia (Listener Pick via Jasmin Bristow) – fascinating podcast on the invisible forces that shape our lives
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