Why I'll Never Make It - An Actor's Journey

By Patrick Oliver Jones

Weekly conversations and insights on the fine line between setback and success in the performing arts. Fellow creatives share their own journey as artists and the lessons learned along the way with host Patrick Oliver Jones, an actor who knows first-hand the ups and downs we all face.

  1. 1.
    Nate Patten REWIND on the Strange and Wonderful 2020 Tony Award Nominations
    46:16
  2. 2.
    Rodney Hicks (Part 2) - Broadway Actor Shares His Difficult Journey of Self-Discovery
    26:56
  3. 3.
    Rodney Hicks (Part 1) - Musical Theater Actor Opens Up About What Caused Him to Leave Broadway
    39:28
  4. 4.
    Will Swenson (Part 2) - Actor/Singer on the Changes He Hopes to See in Theater, Especially Broadway
    28:10
  5. 5.
    Will Swenson (Part 1) - Broadway Actor Talks About Failed Shows and Leaving the Mormon the Church
    36:56
  6. 6.
    Darren Darnborough - British Actor and Producer & CEO of WeAudition
    51:59
  7. 7.
    Audition Stories 2021 with Will Swenson, Mykal Kilgore, Gabrielle Ruiz, Justin Guarini and more!
    48:12
  8. 8.
    Audition Stories 2021 with Chaz Wolcott, Megan Carver, Damian Thompson and more!
    47:07
  1. 9.
    Eff Your Fears with Actress and Model Ashley Monique Menard
    59:54
  2. 10.
    Kristen Hetzel and Keep the Flame Alive Talk Team USA Duathlon & Maintaining Her Acting Career
    13:43
  3. 11.
    Kristen Hetzel REWIND - Actress and Team USA Duathlete Reveals What Artists Can Learn from Sports
    42:04
  4. 12.
    Sydney Irving - Young Singer/Songwriter Shares How Hard Work Defines Her as an Artist
    37:17
  5. 13.
    Sabine Kvenberg - German Actress Who Discovered Musical Theater and a Love for Teaching
    47:16
  6. 14.
    Damian Thompson - A Jamaican-Born Actor Who Shares How Stuttering Led Him Into Acting
    1:06:50
  7. 15.
    Ashley Danyew - Musician and Educator Shares the Importance of Being a Portfolio Artist
    53:24
  8. 16.
    Joshua Turchin - Actor, Composer, and Musical Theater Wunderkind
    39:32
  9. 17.
    Chloe Noelle - Young Actress from TRUE BLOOD Continues to Learn and Grow in Her Career
    44:40
  10. 18.
    Alex J. Dean - Young Actor and Director Graduates from Film School During a Pandemic
    48:43
  11. 19.
    The Flame Podcast Musical with Creators Ellie Brigida and Leigh Holmes Foster
    38:45
  12. 20.
    Blatantly Honest with Makaila Nichols
    34:20
  13. 21.
    Diane Foy - PR & Marketing Coach Shares Her Roadmap for Actors and Musicians
    44:17
  14. 22.
    Evelyn LeBel & Chris Stepanek - Broadway Dresser and Off-Broadway Technician Share Their Work and Love of Theater
    42:49
  15. 23.
    Terry Knickerbocker - New York Acting Teacher and Theater Director Helps Actors Become Their Best
    1:12:52
  16. 24.
    Kimberly Faye Greenberg - An Actress and Singer Making It as a Broadway Dresser
    59:51
  17. 25.
    MoonAmie Productions - Training Children and Young Adults in the Performing Arts
    50:52
  18. 26.
    Joel B. New - Musical Theater Composer Learning to Craft Music and Marketing
    51:22
  19. 27.
    Ashley Kate Adams - Broadway Actress Who Learned How to Be Her Own Producer
    53:56
  20. 28.
    Marcus Scott - Theater Playwright and Journalist Who Embraces His Inner Black Geek
    41:49
  21. 29.
    Joyce Hshieh (Part 2) - Line Memorization Techniques to Help Actors OFF BOOK IT
    27:03
  22. 30.
    Joyce Hshieh (Part 1) - BFA Trained Actress Becomes Jeopardy Champion
    33:47
  23. 31.
    Sally Wilfert (Part 2) - ALL THE GIRLS and a Tribute to Broadway's Leading Lady, Rebecca Luker
    30:38
  24. 32.
    Sally Wilfert (Part 1) - A Singer's Journey from the Piano to Broadway
    36:25
  25. 33.
    Gabrielle Ruiz (Part 2) - EVITA National Tour and Female Representation in the Arts
    40:00
  26. 34.
    Gabrielle Ruiz (Part 1) - From Broadway Actress to TV Star on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
    41:20
  27. 35.
    Dorothy Fields and Broadway Collaborations Over Five Decades (Part 2) with Kristin Stultz Pressley
    39:12
  28. 36.
    Dorothy Fields and Her Impact on Broadway Musical Theater (Part 1) with Kristin Stultz Pressley
    25:32
  29. 37.
    Carrie Bernans (Part 2) - Connecting with Other Actors and Confronting Stereotypes of Black Women
    25:53
  30. 38.
    Carrie Bernans (Part 1) - From Actress on Stage to Stuntwoman in Black Panther
    31:05
  31. 39.
    Brie Eley (Part 2) - Using Her Force for Good in Star Wars and with Fellow Black Actresses
    43:03
  32. 40.
    Brie Eley (Part 1) - Classically Trained Theater Actress Chooses TV/Film Career
    25:34
  33. 41.
    Adrienne Walker (Part 2) - Offering Audition and Theater Advice to Fellow Actors with 32 Bar Cut
    26:13
  34. 42.
    Adrienne Walker (Part 1) - Broadway Actress and Singer Found a Home in The Lion King
    38:03
  35. 43.
    Erin Cherry (Part 2) - An Actress Producing and Creating Her Own Work
    31:49
  36. 44.
    Erin Cherry (Part 1) - This Emmy Winning Actress Can Teach Us a Thing or Two
    28:11
  37. 45.
    Geoffrey Owens (Part 2) - The Trader Joe's Photo and Shift Happens
    34:21
  38. 46.
    Geoffrey Owens (Part 1) - So Much More Than Just Elvin on The Cosby Show
    34:31
  39. 47.
    Ashley Monique Menard (Part 2) - Writer and Comedian Who Knows What She's Capable Of
    25:55
  40. 48.
    Ashley Monique Menard (Part 1) - Actress and Plus Size Model Who Just Wants to Make You Laugh
    25:30
  41. 49.
    Lauren Ober (Part 2) - How Podcasting Makes a Great Home for Performers
    34:23
  42. 50.
    Lauren Ober (Part 1) - Podcaster, Journalist, and Voice Coach Shares Her Spectacular Failures
    35:58

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