TPPP005: Actors Equity Association To Join or Not to Join - Part 1 - Molly Tynes (Pippin on Broadway)

October 30, 2015

Molly Tynes (Pippin on Bway and LOADS of regional work) joins us for a talk all about the pros and cons of joining the Actors Equity Association. 

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TPPP004: CERTIFIED EMPOWERMENT COACH NIKOL PETERMAN, BREAK THE STARVING ARTIST MOLD

October 11, 2015
Today we have brilliant performer and Certified Empowerment Coach, Nikol Peterman. In this episode Nikol shares so much goodness! Including... 

What to do in the face of constant rejection
How a good audition equals a full bank account
How to stop competition and comparison from sabotaging your performance
How to Rock every performance and audition.

Nikol has been kind enough to offer us a FREE VIDEO SERIES! So amazing of her! 

More about Nikol Peterman - 

Nikol Peterman, CPC, is a Certified Empowerment Coach who works with leading creatives who struggle to attract their ideal audience, fill their performances and see themselves as valuable.  She empowers artists to be free and prosperous through community efforts, strategic action plans, meditation, yoga, visualization, writing, and other body-mind modalities.  She coaches them to create free of stress in their projects, and feel confident and secure in their creative expression. She specializes in skills for overcoming fear and the constant roller coaster of rejection and short-lived elation. Nikol views the client as a whole person, taking all aspects into account, and ultimately empowering the client to create from a place of authenticity and joy, instilling a wealthy mindset and ability to take inspired action. The creative becomes seen and celebrated!

Nikol is a professional actress, choreographer, and writer living in NYC.  Her work spans across film, commercials, musical theatre, and print modeling.  She loves working with children, and has choreographed for all ages and levels.  She teaches local workshops on Authentic Performing and Auditioning, and hosts VIP days for those who are looking to intensify their drive and create a one-on-one action plan.

And, once again here's that free video series from Nicole! 
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TPPP 003: NYC VOCAL COACH AND ACCOMPANIST, ANDREW BYRNE - THE PERFECT AUDITION SONG

October 2, 2015
More about Andrew here - www.AndrewMByrne.com
Find new material with his awesome Rep Lists - http://www.andrewmbyrne.com/repertoire-lists/
Learn from THE BEST in his masterclass in SoCal on October 24th - www.ThePreparedPerformer.com/masterclass
Here's his top tips for the Perfect Audition Song.

P. is for Playable:
Is this song too musically hard for a pianist who has never seen it before?
Are there excessive tempo/meter/key changes?
Is the copy I’m using legible?
Are the chords or the bottom piano staffs cut off/not visible on the copy I’m using? 
Is the musical information crystal-clear on the page (i.e. are my cuts marked correctly)?
E. is for Effective:
Does this song have musical impact? (btw, musical impact doesn’t necessarily mean loud)
Is there a clear storytelling arc?
Is the musical climax well-defined and does it occur at the right point in my cut?
Am I showing vocal range (pitch, dynamics, texture)?
Am I showing range as an actor (physicality, intention, communication)?
R. is for Relatable:
Does the text of this song make sense out of context?
Is there a universal theme being explored?
Does this song correlate with the kinds of characters I want to play?
Is this song too sad/angry/depressed to allow those in the room to connect with me?
Is there a tangible action that the character who sings this song is taking?
F. is for Flexible: 
Can I imagine playing the lyric of this song from many perspectives?
Is this song’s story too specific to be spun a different way?
If a director asked me to play this song in different circumstances, would that be doable?
Could I start at different points in the song with it still making sense?
Can I think of more than one role for which this song would be a good audition choice?
E. is for Easy (for you:)
Does this song show off something I do well?
Do I feel like I could roll out of bed at 6AM and sing this song?
Does this song feel like it “fits” me?
Does my face feel relaxed when I sing this song?
When I take a video of myself singing this piece, do I make it look easy?
C. is for Connected:
Is this song a story that I look forward to telling?
Do I feel an emotional pull toward this lyric?
When I listen to the music of this song without the text, do I still feel an emotional connection?
Do I understand the character who is singing this song?
Do I love this song?
T. is for Tailored:
Do I know this entire piece, so I can make informed decisions about edits?
Is my audition version the right length?
Is it in the right key?
Have I made the cuts that allow me to tell the story in the best way for me?
Do I need to make any slight lyric or music changes to feel more comfortable?
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TPPP 002: AGENT ANTHONY BOYER TELLS US WHAT A PERFORMER SHOULD DO ONCE THEY ACTUALLY BOOK A JOB

September 17, 2015

Anthony Boyer, agent with Stage 9/DDO, is back! So often, as performers, we spend so much time trying to book work that we don't know how to properly manage our career after we actually get that job! Anthony has great advice in this podcast, jump in!

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TPPP 001: AGENT ANTHONY BOYER GIVES HIS BEST TIPS FOR BOOKING WORK AS A PERFORMER

September 17, 2015

Anthony Boyer, Agent from Stage 9/DDO is here to kick off our Podcast for Prepared Performers! Join us to get his best advice for booking work as a performer. Whether you want to work in Theater or on Camera, this is for you!

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TPPP 000: Intro Episode with Vocal and Performance Coach Molly Mahoney - Rocking Your Performance Career

September 17, 2015

Molly Mahoney is a vocal, performance, and business coach who loves helping her students to succeed and build performance careers! Her website, www.ThePreparedPerformer.com is chocked full of advice for performers. She's now bringing in special guests, professionals from on the stage, behind the scenes and beyond to make sure you really have all the info need to be a truly Prepared Performer.  In this episode she'll give you some of her best tips for rocking your next audition and let you know what to expect on future episodes.

And be sure to download her 5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence Today! at www.ThePreparedPerformer.com/confidencetoday
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