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The actor’s journey is one of occasional joyous highs and frequent devastating lows. It is a path riddled with self-doubt and frustration, questioning our career choices and wondering if we’ll ever really ”make it.” Even still, those few moments of glory onstage or onscreen sustain us through all the setbacks and challenges. So each week New York actor Patrick Oliver Jones invites fellow creatives to join him in a conversation about this journey and share stories of failure and persistence to find out what keeps them going. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the creative life rarely seen in the glitz and glam of this industry and reminds us we’re not alone in this long and winding journey.

Why I‘ll Never Make It - An Actor‘s Journey Patrick Oliver Jones

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The actor’s journey is one of occasional joyous highs and frequent devastating lows. It is a path riddled with self-doubt and frustration, questioning our career choices and wondering if we’ll ever really ”make it.” Even still, those few moments of glory onstage or onscreen sustain us through all the setbacks and challenges. So each week New York actor Patrick Oliver Jones invites fellow creatives to join him in a conversation about this journey and share stories of failure and persistence to find out what keeps them going. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the creative life rarely seen in the glitz and glam of this industry and reminds us we’re not alone in this long and winding journey.

    Brian Keith Graziani Illustrates How Talent Agents Impact an Actor’s Career

    Brian Keith Graziani Illustrates How Talent Agents Impact an Actor’s Career

    Conversation with talent agent Brian Keith Graziani, who started out as an actor and singer, and just sort of fell into casting, which then led to talent management and representation. While he still loves performing, this new career path has allowed him to have a greater impact on the careers and livelihoods of other actors.

    • 54 min
    Ethan Steimel Lights the Way to Talking About Money and Finances

    Ethan Steimel Lights the Way to Talking About Money and Finances

    Conversation with lightning designer and podcaster Ethan Steimel about artist finances and his own journey with (and without) money.

    • 59 min
    Treating Yourself as a Business with Jonathan Cerullo and Artistic Finance

    Treating Yourself as a Business with Jonathan Cerullo and Artistic Finance

    Presenting a special episode from Artistic Finance as Ethan Steimel interviews director Jonathan S. Cerullo about his finances as a Broadway dancer and his transition into incorporating as JSCTheatricals LLC. They discuss why he wound up quoted in a Business Insider article and how he maintains an email and social media newsletter.

    • 59 min
    David Dean Bottrell Faces His Fears and Unlocks a Greater Love for Acting and Performing

    David Dean Bottrell Faces His Fears and Unlocks a Greater Love for Acting and Performing

    A conversation with veteran character actor David Dean Bottrell (Modern Family, The Blacklist, Boston Legal) opens up about the fears that have plagued his career and what he’s done to quiet their voices.

    • 57 min
    Carmen Cusack and the Journey to Finding Her Bright Star

    Carmen Cusack and the Journey to Finding Her Bright Star

    Conversation with Carmen Cusack and her bumpy journey from London and Shanghai to making her Broadway debut in BRIGHT STAR and last year’s FLYING OVER SUNSET.

    • 59 min
    Anthony Rapp Becomes The Little Prince and Later Finds Seasons of Love

    Anthony Rapp Becomes The Little Prince and Later Finds Seasons of Love

    Conversation with Anthony Rapp about Rent, Star Trek Discovery, and The Little Prince.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

rrrrr6262 ,

WINMI rocks!!

Always look forward to another WINMI interview. This week is truly inspiring. I like the 3 story format. It gives the guest the time to be thoughtful and give details of his experience. Patrick has a way of encouraging his guests and shows empathy and love through and through. Kudos!!

pojones ,

Why I just might make it...

I’m truly proud of the guests that agree to come on the show and grateful for their candor and insights. They are the true stars on this podcast and keep me going and inspired with every conversation.

Ashley M says ,

Excellent host and riveting stories

Patrick Oliver Jones’ vocals remind me of Casey Kasem. He creates the most riveting episodes about each performer and I always learn so much. This is the perfect podcast for the performer at any stage in the industry seeking growth and development through stories by professionals.

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