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Audio interview with actor Eric Sheffer Stevens. He chats with author Susan Dansby about how he got his job playing Reid on As the World Turns. Eric talks about the training he received in college, post-grad, private coaching, and paying his dues Off-Off Broadway. He takes us through audition process, revealing how he keeps his perspective when competing with other actors. Eric also chats about the adjustments he had to make to deal with the memorization requirements and the speed of soaps, and what he enjoyed about working in the genre.
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
Assistant Casting Director, Kate Martineau Adams, talks with author Susan Dansby about how actors can better prepare themselves for auditions, the importance of actors being more than “natural” when reading for a part, what soap actors Billy Magnussen (Casey, As the World Turns) and Eric Sheffer Stevens (Reid, As the World Turns) did to stand out in their auditions, the irony that the soap opera habit her dad teased her about became one they both shared, and the initially frustrating-eventually rewarding connections of her personal life to her “dream job” work life. Continue reading
In this interview, Kate Martineau Adams compares the potential for moving up in acting ranks from background (extra) player to principal roles in soaps and features. She explains why you might want to be an extra in one form, and definitely not in another. Continue reading
Assistant Casting Director, Kate Martineau Adams (formerly of As the World Turns) reinforces the view that a great audition can lead to getting cast for a great role – even a role you didn’t audition for. She gives two examples of actors who didn’t get the job they came in for, but still got hired. Continue reading
In her position as Assistant Casting Director at As the World Turns, Kate Martineau Adams often gave seminars in various acting schools. Here, she offers advice to actors on where they should place their focus when pursuing an acting career — especially in the audition process. Continue reading
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
How does a soap opera executive producer choose actors? Christopher Goutman gives tips on how young actors can get a job in television by using confidence and simplicity in their auditions. Continue reading