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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

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 358 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.

    The New Years Episode

    The New Years Episode

    To sign up for Audition Psych 101, go to www.leigh-foster.com/101.Actor Michael Kostroff is best known for playing the role of Maurice Levy on the hugely popular show; The Wire. He’s also had recurring or series regular roles on shows like The Deuce, Law and Order, The Good Wife, Luke Cage, The Blacklist, Damages, Billions, and the list goes on and on…enjoy this episode. Michael’s renowned acting workshop Audition Psych 101 is finally becoming an online course. Starting this Sunday January 9th, 2022, registration will be open for 5 days only, during which time the price will be discounted, bonuses given out, and access to "Club 101" granted (monthly live meetings with Michael himself). Michael’s 3 part free video series: Audition myths, tough truths, and logic will be released today, Wednesday, and Friday. To watch these and to sign up for Audition Psych 101, go to www.leigh-foster.com/101.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    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

    Get it for free by clicking on this link:
    www.audibletrial.com/actionpodcast

    • 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.

    www.audibletrial.com/actionpodcast

    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.

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

    To sign up for Michael's classes go to:
    http://www.auditionpsych101.com
    &
    http://www.theworkingactorgroup.com

    • 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.

    • 2 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.

    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.

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

    Follow Leigh on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leighfoster123/

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    https://www.instagram.com/tony.rossi/

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
358 Ratings

358 Ratings

Brian J McD ,

Real deal

This podcast is excellent. Very helpful, on point advice. Very much speaks the language I’ve heard from my best teachers/coaches. The audition episode is gold and the notes on mistakes and things other actors will miss is very valuable advice. - Brian

LukeDanielB97 ,

PURE GOLD

So grateful for this pod. Every episode is like a masterclass in acting, but it’s extremely practical and applicable. Leigh does a great job asking direct questions and getting right to the point. 10/10

Courtney-roo ,

One of the best acting podcasts out there

Not only was I a guest on Leigh’s podcast, but I’m also a listener! Leigh’s podcast was definitely an inspiration for me to start my own podcast bc his helped me so much. Thanks for all your hard work, Leigh!

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