116 episodes

A theater arts and performing arts podcast featuring interviews that inspire and empower performers, while encouraging the benefits of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Interviews with acclaimed actors, writers, directors and musicians sharing the secrets behind their success.

The Performers Podcast Keith Tomasek

    • Performing Arts

A theater arts and performing arts podcast featuring interviews that inspire and empower performers, while encouraging the benefits of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Interviews with acclaimed actors, writers, directors and musicians sharing the secrets behind their success.

    Escapologist, daredevil Jonathan Goodwin

    Escapologist, daredevil Jonathan Goodwin

    Jonathan Goodwin is appearing in the show The Illusionists, which is at the Meridian Hall in Toronto from January 1st through January 5th.

    As well as performing in The Illusionists, Jonathan has appeared on many TV shows and has created theatrical magic for many performers, including Derrin Brown, who is currently on Broadway with his show Secret.

    • 42 min
    Comedian, actor Gavin Crawford

    Comedian, actor Gavin Crawford

    Gavin Crawford is one of Canada's most creative and exciting comedic performers.

    From his days at The Comedy Network to his years as a cast member of "This Hour Has Twenty Two Minutes," to his recent work as host of CBC Radio's "Because News" Crawford's unique sense of humour always shines brightly.

    • 34 min
    Tracey Flye and AJ Bridel

    Tracey Flye and AJ Bridel

    Tracey is a director and choreographer whose international credits include productions in the West End, South Africa and Asia.
    She also directed the U.S. National Tour of Queen's "We Will Rock You."
    AJ Bridel is a genuine triple threat.
    Her performance in the Toronto production of "Kinky Boots" received rave reviews. For two years, she starred in the title role in "Anne of Green Gables" at the Charlottetown Festival.

    • 32 min
    Comedian: Steve Patterson

    Comedian: Steve Patterson

    Best known to hundreds of thousands of comedy fans as the host of CBC Radio's "The Debaters" there is no debate that Steve Patterson is North America's funniest and least moderate debate moderator. 

    As a solo comedian Steve spent two decades touring around the world. 

    • 40 min
    Writer, actor: Michael Healey

    Writer, actor: Michael Healey

    Michael Healey has gone from writing a play that debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival to having his work appear at the Stratford Festival. It's an impressive trajectory that includes writing "The Drawer Boy," one of the most-produced plays in North America.
    Healey discusses everything from how he writes scenes to his process in the rehearsal room. Healey, who has suffered from depression, opens up about his path from the days he could barely get out of bed to his most productive and happy days.

    • 53 min
    Actor: Donny Most

    Actor: Donny Most

    Donny Most, is best known for his role as Ralph Malph on the hit TV show "Happy Days."

    Most explains how Henry Winkler went against his director's wishes to create a defining moment while developing his character Fonzie.

    He shares stories about working with Garry Marshall who went on to develop other popular shows such as "Mork and Mindy" and films including "Pretty Woman" and "The Princess Diaries.".

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

SarahinSaiKung ,

Wonderful insight and introduction.

Interesting insights and interviews with those who create. This podcast is a fantastic way to check in with what is happening within Canadian theatre and beyond.

Shinka9 ,

Excellent listen

Just discovered this podcast. Well worth a listen

JackCo17 ,

Fun, Funny, Fascinating, Insightful, Artistic, and Canadian

Keith's calming voice, humility, and ability to create honest and captivating conversation with artists at a variety of stages in their careers, leads to some of the best interviews I've had the pleasure of listening to. From beginning to end, you don't want to miss a second of each episode.

Anyone remotely interested in the creative arts, this podcast is for you. I've searched for a podcast on the theatre and the creative arts for a while now, especially one with some Canadian context, and the Inadequate Life filled this void for me. Not only this, but it also opened up my world to a variety of new industries and creative people, people that are passionate and love what they do.

Whether you're an artist, fan, business person, hustler, parent, child, anything! this podcast is worth the subscribe. Thank you Keith, and looking forward to many more!

Top Podcasts In Performing Arts

Listeners Also Subscribed To