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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.

    Ashley Victoria Robinson Never Settles, Constantly Pushing Herself as an Actor and Creative

    Ashley Victoria Robinson Never Settles, Constantly Pushing Herself as an Actor and Creative

    Three stories with actress, podcaster, and comic book writer Ashley Victoria Robinson...all about loss, love, and lessons learned.

    • 54 min
    Celebrating a Return to Theater and a WINMI Summer Update

    Celebrating a Return to Theater and a WINMI Summer Update

    The 75th Annual Tony Awards was a welcome return of Broadway and the diversity of shows and creatives represented. Check out former guests from nominated shows:

    Carmen Cusack - Nominated for Best Actress in Flying Over Sunset
    Kathryn Allison - from Company, winner of Best Revival



    Also, I will be returning to theater as well with new contemporary musical retelling of the classic tale Anne of Green Gables. It runs all summer long at Goodspeed Opera in Connecticut. So I can focus on the show, episodes will be coming out every other Monday, now through September. I've already recorded some great interviews that I can't wait to share with you starting June 20th!

     

     

    • 2 min
    Jerry Mitchell Knows His Worth as Director & Choreographer Despite 6 Losses at the Tony Awards

    Jerry Mitchell Knows His Worth as Director & Choreographer Despite 6 Losses at the Tony Awards

    An in-depth conversation with Broadway director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, creator of such shows as Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots, and Broadway Bares.

    • 1 hr
    Turning Artistry Into Activism with Playwright Jason Odell Williams and Producer Charlotte Cohn

    Turning Artistry Into Activism with Playwright Jason Odell Williams and Producer Charlotte Cohn

    A wonderfully talented and creative couple -- Jason Odell Williams and Charlotte Cohn -- rejoin the podcast. As writers, directors, and producers these two demonstrate how theater pieces like Church & State come along, addressing the issue of gun violence in an intelligent, artistic, and meaningful way.

    • 33 min
    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

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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