Category Archives: Theater Jobs

Since ATWT, Eric Sheffer Stevens Has Been a Poetry Prof, an Uptight Upper-Upper and More

Actor Eric Sheffer Stevens catches writer Susan Dansby up on what he’s been doing since his demise via train on As the World Turns. Continue reading

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Actor Eric Sheffer Stevens: Auditioning For – and Getting Cast As – Reid on As the World Turns

Actor Eric Sheffer Stevens talks about the actual audition process that led to his recurring soap role as Dr. Reid Oliver on As the World Turns. Eric shares a joke that helps him keep the proper perspective during auditions. Continue reading

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Actor Eric Sheffer Stevens: His Training, and Adjusting to Acting on a Soap Opera

Actor Eric Sheffer Stevens (who played the gay neurosurgeon, Reid Oliver, on the soap opera, As the World Turns, talks about his acting training in college. That training continued with private coaching, Off-Off Broadway roles, grad school, and even with his recurring role in the soap – where he exercised different acting muscles. Continue reading

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Audio Recording with Casting Director Mary Clay Boland as Susan Dansby Asks: How Did You Get That Job?

Casting director, Mary Clay Boland, talks with author Susan Dansby about how she got started in the entertainment industry, and progressed through career changes from an internship in casting for theatre, to working on casting for films and television, to soaps – specifically daytime drama, As the World Turns, and beyond. Continue reading

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Audio Recording with Actor-Director-Playwright Anita Hollander as Susan Dansby Asks: How Did You Get That Job?

Listen as Actor-Director-Playwright Anita Hollander talks with writer Susan Dansby about how she got started as a child actor; how she dealt with a cancer diagnosis during college; losing her leg in her early 20′s; continuing her musical-comedy career; and how she wrote a play (performed at the White House) about how she’s Still Standing. Continue reading

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A Thank You for Israel Hicks

An homage to director and teacher, Israel Hicks. Continue reading

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Where Casting Directors Search for Actors and the Two Worst Audition Mistakes

In this interview, casting director, Mary Clay Boland (formerly of As the World Turns) reveals where casting directors look for fresh talent. She also warns against two huge mistakes actors can make when auditioning. Continue reading

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Casting Director Mary Clay Boland Reveals How Theatre Actors Get Hired, Part 2

In Part 2 of this two-part interview, casting director Mary Clay Boland goes into more detail about how theatre actors are hired. She discusses how and where casting calls are posted, and how producer-director sessions determine who gets the jobs. Continue reading

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Casting Director Mary Clay Boland Reveals How Theatre Actors Get Hired, Part 1

In Part I of this two-part interview, casting director Mary Clay Boland reveals how theatre actors are hired. From the time the casting director comes on board, the goal is to find the best fit for the director, the playwright and the actor. Continue reading

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Mary Clay Boland’s Love of Great Acting Got Her Dream Jobs in Theatre, Television and Film

After spending an internship year at Circle Repertory Theatre, Mary Clay Boland was positive that she wanted to become a professional casting director. In this interview, she talks about working her way up as an assistant on such projects as “Law and Order” and “The Sopranos,” and had the honor of working with playwright Arthur Miller on “The American Clock.”

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