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My name is Leigh Foster and I’m an actor living and working in Chicago. My career is going well but I know I have a long way to go. I’m determined to become a great actor, if you are too, I hope you’ll follow me as I search for the advice and experiences that will help accomplish that goal.

Action: The Pursuit Of Acting Excellence Leigh Foster

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

My name is Leigh Foster and I’m an actor living and working in Chicago. My career is going well but I know I have a long way to go. I’m determined to become a great actor, if you are too, I hope you’ll follow me as I search for the advice and experiences that will help accomplish that goal.

    EXACTLY How I Book TV Roles

    EXACTLY How I Book TV Roles

    Here is my exact step-by-step process for auditioning for and booking TV roles. Enjoy.

    I have put thousands of hours of work into this podcast over the past 5 years, for free. If you have ever gotten anything out of it..any beneficial piece of advice or useful technique. If I have saved you any time, helped quell your audition nerves, or simply made you a better actor. Then I ask YOU to help ME now..
    "Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me" is perhaps the most important audiobook I have ever listened to. With the world in the state that it's in, there is likely no better way to spend your time than to learn to understand how and why humans do what they do. This book will change the way you see the world. Thank me later.
    Send me Facebook or instagram message that says "I dowloaded it" so I know that I've done some good in the world. Thank you in advance.

    -Leigh

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    • 38 min
    "For All Mankind" actor Chris Agos

    "For All Mankind" actor Chris Agos

    Chris has done a TON of commercial, TV and VO work. TV appearances include recurring roles on For All Mankind, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, and Boss, as well as roles on House Of Cards, Grey's Anatomy, Sirens , Betrayal, Mob Doctor, and many more. His book "Acting In Chicago" taught me everything I needed to know when I moved here seven years ago. He also has a new book out called The Voice Over Startup Guide.

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    www.chrisagos.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Audience Questions Answered

    Audience Questions Answered

    Michael Kostroff has been in approximately every TV show ever made. In this episode he answers a number of listener questions with topics like rejection, auditioning, starting a career at 40, etc.

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    &
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Welker White & Damian Young

    Welker White & Damian Young

    Welker White is an actor with deep roots in theatre, film, and television. Most recently Welker completed shooting her third film with Martin Scorsese, The Irishman, opposite Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro. On stage Welker has performed on and off-Broadway as well as regionally, originating roles by playwrights Lisa Kron, John Patrick Shanley, Craig Lucas, Mac Wellman, David Ives, Keith Reddin, and many others. Welker holds an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College, where she teaches in the MFA Acting program.
    Damian Young is a career actor with over 100 credited film and television appearances. His work spans the films of Hal Hartley and cult favorite Nickelodeon's Pete and Pete, to roles in films such as Birdman, Catfight, Wonderstruck, and Ocean's 8. His recent work includes a series regular on HBO’s The Comeback, and recurring roles on House of Cards, Ozark, Homeland, and The Good Wife. Damian has worked extensively in theatre, both on and off-Broadway, as well as regionally.

    Together, through a unique, process-oriented approach to the form, they provide actors with concrete tools to unlock authentic behavior that reads onscreen.

    To learn more visit their website https://www.themovingframe.com

    Get access to more performing arts jobs than any other platform by going to www.backstage.com/action to get 30 days free.

    • 57 min
    My Thoughts on Acting and Life

    My Thoughts on Acting and Life

    You want my advice? Here you go. I give my thoughts on building a career in acting in this interview from The Tony Rossi Show. Enjoy.

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    Join the conversation at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2010870055857893/

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    • 48 min
    Audition Secrets with Justin Guarini

    Audition Secrets with Justin Guarini

    Join Leigh as he visits with actor/performer Justin Guarini. Justin was a finalist in the first season of American Idol in 2002, which served to jump start his performance career. He has since appeared on screen and stage, including in Broadway productions of ‘American Idiot,’ ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and ‘Wicked.’ He’s also hosted many shows like ‘Idol Wrap’ and has had some fun playing the hilarious Lil’ Sweet in commercials for Diet Dr. Pepper.
    Justin talks about the importance of having the right mindset and how it can affect every part of your experience in the industry. He also breaks down some external and internal challenges of auditioning and why you should never lie (ever), no matter the kind of day you’re having. In addition, Justin and Leigh discuss the necessity of approaching an audition as the opportunity to bring your own unique perspectives and experiences to a role, rather than thinking it’s some kind of competition. Finally, Justin shares his views on how proper self-care can keep you motivated and sane while navigating the industry and offers one incredible piece of advice for actors who are just starting out.

    Get access to more performing arts jobs than any other platform by going to www.backstage.com/action to get 30 days free. Become a member like Leigh.

    http://www.justinguarini.com

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Fdp jbp ,

Excellence

Top work man. Consistently some of the best material available. Really appreciate your outlook on the industry, the guests you have on are incredible (especially Knickerbocker which blew my head off) and your style of conversation which is bang on! Keep it up pal. Got some of my friends listening too now up in Manchester, UK!

- Corin

martin.med ,

Valuable information

Greatest acting podcast out there. Really insightful and valuable. It helps a lot with auditions. I would love to listen to an episode about foreigners in the industry.

Jacobomeado ,

Jacob

Best, easy listening, straight to the point and at the same time not overwhelming podcast on acting you can listen to.

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