Hosted by veteran theatre actress and director Louanne Moldovan, The Actor’s Nightmare is a weekly podcast featuring real horror stories from the stage, told by the actors who actually lived through them. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes hard to believe, usually very funny, The Actor’s Nightmare transports listeners from the safety of their world to the edge of a live stage where everything that can go wrong…often does.
Ep 18 | Never Work with Animals or Children
The marvelous Vana O'Brien breaks the Golden Rule and wishes her biggest problem was getting upstaged! But even claws, sharp knives, blood, and a near death experience don't rattle this veteran actress who manages to take it all in stride.
Ep17 | Protest This!
If you only listen to one The Actor's Nightmare Podcast this is it!! While appearing in Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman, Portland Actor James Dixon is interrupted mid-performance by an impassioned cast member who shuts the show down with a staged protest that renounces the play’s excessively racist language and themes. The audio recorded by the protestors themselves is played in its entirety.
Ep 16 | Who's Afraid of Stanley Kowalski?
The lovely and surprisingly candid Kathleen Worley discusses her one woman show about Virginia Wolfe, her time at ACT, and a production of A Streetcar Named Desire where Stanley wasn't quite sure what to do once he got there...
Ep 15 | Getting Naked with Patti Lupone
Marilyn Stacey gets naked on stage in a production of The Robber Bridegroom. But when it's time to put it all back on and make her next entrance...well, let's just say someone got a little bit more than they bargained for.
Ep 14 | Mean Elephant
Lions, Tigers and Democrats, Oh My!
Actress Elizabeth Huffman started her show business career in the circus - and nearly ended it there when a runaway elephant tries to take out a circus tent full of liberals. No shortage of irony in this episode - or laughs!
Ep 13 | Nazi’s, Nuns and Nightgowns
Louanne is honored to have Portland’s Pulitzer Prize nominated columnist Margie Boule on the show to discuss her life as a writer and actress and, of course, the stories just don’t stop!
Literally makes me LOL
Some of my all-time favorite stories are the nightmares we actors face onstage. This podcast always makes me smile. The “Protest This” episode was not funny, of course, but informative, eye-opening, and necessary for the times we’re living right now.
So great to hear Brother Meyers 😃
An Actor’s Nightmare
This literally had me bent over laughing, walking alone on a city street. In these times, it’s great to have a few moments of hilarity