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All artists have experienced it: the dread of being asked the simple question, “So, what are you up to?” The truth is, we all have an answer, but so few of us feel like we have the right answer. On this podcast, we’ll ask some brave artists this dreaded question, and we’ll unpack the different ways they find fulfillment inside and outside of their artistic field.

The Dreaded Question Lili Torre

    • Performing Arts

All artists have experienced it: the dread of being asked the simple question, “So, what are you up to?” The truth is, we all have an answer, but so few of us feel like we have the right answer. On this podcast, we’ll ask some brave artists this dreaded question, and we’ll unpack the different ways they find fulfillment inside and outside of their artistic field.

    Introducing BASE: Best Audition Season Ever!

    Introducing BASE: Best Audition Season Ever!

    Welcome to a new 8-week mini series, BASE: Best Audition Season Ever!
    1 episode will be posted every Monday from Feb. 3- March 23, 2020.

    • 2 min
    Venturing into the Arena with Kenny Metzger

    Venturing into the Arena with Kenny Metzger

    Lili chats with Kenny Metzger: actor, producer, and creator of Reel Artistry. They discuss what inspired him to start Reel Artistry, how he went about creating it, and what crop rotation has to do with being an artist.

    • 50 min
    Blocking Out the Noise with Mara Jill Herman

    Blocking Out the Noise with Mara Jill Herman

    Lili talks with Mara Jill Herman: actor, teaching artist, writer, and regional coordinator for Statera Arts. They discuss what makes Mara so great at connecting people, her new adventures in producing, and how she manages to balance so many pursuits at once.

    • 50 min
    Collin O'Connor: The Jack of All (Stock) Trades

    Collin O'Connor: The Jack of All (Stock) Trades

    Lili talks with her husband, Collin O’Connor: actor and creator of The Not So Starving Artist. They discuss why Collin started his business, why hobbies are so important, and how they survive being long-distance so much of the time.

    • 45 min
    Jumping in Head First with Lulu Picart

    Jumping in Head First with Lulu Picart

    Lili chats with Lulu Picart- actor, coach, professor at Pace University, and co-host of her own podcast, 10K Dollar Day. They discuss Lulu’s journey with her podcast, how she remains impervious to imposter syndrome, and what it was like for her making a career for herself in Florida before she decided to live in New York full time.

    • 55 min
    A TDQ Season 1 Reunion!

    A TDQ Season 1 Reunion!

    In this very special episode of TDQ, we're reunited with season 1 guests, Kyle Branzel, Alie B. Gorrie, Carlita Victoria, Priya Mahendra, Korra O'Neill, and Jenna Pastuszek! They each share brief updates on what they're up to now, and what's changed for them since we heard from them on season 1.
    Enjoy your holidays, and we'll see you in 2020!

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

ToddZee ,

Inspiring!!

I love Lili’s insight! It’s so inspiring to hear about artists forging their own way and exploring other passions outside of their main focus. It’s charming and inspires you to DO that thing you’ve been thinking about doing.

Gremmi0110 ,

The entrepreneurial artist!

This podcast is a welcome toolkit for the young working artist as well as avid theatergoers genuinely interested in learning more about the multifaceted lives of actors. Listeners come away inspired, uplifted and validated as the skillful host brings out the best and the blunders in everyone’s story in a brave and honest way.

GuacamoleGal ,

For theatre artists’ desiring to own their path

Thoughtful and candid conversations with multi passionate artists in the theatre industry who don’t define what they are up to by their resume. HECK YES.

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