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Audio of Interview with Actor, Eric Sheffer Stevens

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.
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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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How to Get a Dream Job Fast!

Side-by-side comparison of old-fashioned job search, and dream job search done with How Did You Get That Job System. Reveals the most essential information needed when trying to get hired. Continue reading

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Audio Recording with Assistant Casting Director, Kate Martineau Adams

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

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A Rocky Start in Soaps Evolved into a Crew of Midwives for Kate Martineau Adams

Assistant Casting Director, Kate Martineau Adams, had a horrendous first day on the soap opera, As the World Turns. But she had a kinder, gentler experience by the time she was pregnant with her second child. Continue reading

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How a Fan’s Soap Habit Led to a Dream Job on As the World Turns

Kate Martineau Adams reveals how love of soaps helped her land a dream job. Here, the assistant casting director answers the question: How Did You Get That Job? Continue reading

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Audio Recording with Assistant to the Executive Producer, Michele DeVito

Assistant to the Executive Producer, Michele DeVito, talks with author Susan Dansby about how her daughter’s crush on soap opera star, Jack Wagner, led her to the Daytime Emmys and the opportunity to apply for her first job in TV. Michele talks about being overwhelmed during those first days, and how she came to anticipate the needs of the seven executive producers she assisted over the course of 24 years. And, you’ll be surprised by the dream job acquired by her General Hospital-fan daughter. Continue reading

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How Assistant to the Executive Producer, Michele DeVito, Survived 7 Soap Opera Bosses

Michele DeVito loved the excitement of working in the world of soaps. However, the job of Assistant to the Executive Producer had been created at the request of Michele’s boss, John Whitesell. When Whitesell left the daytime drama, Another World, Michele worried justifiably that she’d be out of a job. Continue reading

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A Daughter’s Soap Star Crush Lands Her Mom a Dream Job

Michele DeVito worked as the Assistant to Executive Producer, Christopher Goutman, on As the World Turns. But it wasn’t her first turn in that position. Michele assisted no less than seven soap producers during her career. During this interview in the waning days of As the World Turns (ATWT went off the air 9/17/10), Michele DeVito answers the question: How Did You Get That Job? 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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