In Episode 297, Trev and AJ chat about staying grounded when things get hectic, and Trev sits down for Part 2 of his updated conversation with community favorite Michael Kostroff (The Wire, Wizard of Lies), a prolific stage and screen actor, and creator of the game-changing AuditionPsych101.
One of the things we most admire about Michael—and seek to emulate—is his vulnerability. Or, perhaps put more accurately, his accessibility.
So many of us want to appear to the world as if we’ve got it all figured out: everything’s under control, life, money, career, romance. We’re 100% confident in what we’re doing, where we’re going, how we’ll handle what life might throw at us next.
But nothing could be further from the truth of the human condition.
In Part 2 of our conversation, Michael shares his experience working on Wizard of Lies, playing Robert DeNiro’s brother—and how he transcended an unexpected bout of crippling insecurity to still do his job authentically, professionally, and specifically. He also shares:
- thoughts on how actors might best cope with the changed and changing world of casting and self-tapes
- booking a recent Carnegie Hall gig… via Facebook
- why being a curmudgeon could be a healthy thing
- and more…
We hope you enjoy and find value in this newly updated chat with Michael.
—The IAP Team
Also Mentioned in Episode 297:
- 10% Happier
- Union Working Meeting RSVP – Thurs, 11/9
- Save the Date! Episode 300 Party – Monday, 12/11/17
Connect with Michael:
- The Weekly Curmudgeon
- Twitter – @therealkostroff
- Twitter – @AuditionPsych
Picks Of The Week for Episode 297:
- Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi (via the Libby app – H/T Christopher Gray) (Trev) – an practical guide to ease the non-stop busyness and enhance your ability to dream, wonder, and gain clarity in work and life
- The Digital Nomad’s Guide to Working From Anywhere On Earth (AJ) – a comprehensive resource for the work-anywhere, travel-the-world fringe lifestyle: apps, services, events, and more
Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:
- VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start
- Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP
- You! – insideacting.net/membership