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The good, the bad, and the hysterical.

Every year I gather audition stories from directors, actors, coaches, talent agents, and casting directors for these special episodes. 

Both insightful and entertaining, these stories and conversations remind us that we're not alone and give us us ways to handle this often anxious

but necessary part of our careers.


February 26, 2020

Audition Stories Part 2

In this episode we dive into the comparison game with Justin Guarini and examples from former guests. This kind of jealousy is so common to actors and affects us in the audition room more than we know.

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April 28, 2019

Casting Director John Ort

As a casting director in television, film, new media, and theatre, John Ort gives his own take on auditioning that proves both informative and useful as we continue to navigate this sometimes rough and mysterious process.


He sheds light on on-camera vs theater auditions, how best to do self-tapes, and even tackles some of your questions.

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Spetember 29, 2018

Wojcik / Seay Casting

When Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay entered the entertainment industry, headshots were black and white and fax machines and beepers were high tech ways to communicate. The mode of casting has changed dramatically from when they began their careers. What hasn't changed is a commitment to the process, their care for the actor, and their collective love of show business.


Both Scott and Gayle were both actors and eventually worked in casting prior to merging their experience into the thriving partnership of Wojcik | Seay Casting. They opened their doors in January of 2009 with the non-union National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and have been working non-stop ever since.

In this episode, the lead-off to Season Two of the podcast, I talk with Scott and Gayle about their life before casting and what they look for in the room. They not only give insights on who makes it and who doesn't, but more importantly they address why as well.


February 19, 2020

Audition Stories Part 1

The 2nd Annual Auditions Stories is here! Today, focusing on the Audition Book and debunking 5 myths about what this book is supposed to be.

  • KELVIN MOON LOH - Otho in BEETLEJUICE on Broadway

  • SHERRYL-LEE SECOMB - Director and An Idiot on Stage

  • J. HARRISON GHEE - Lola in KINKY BOOTS (Broadway & Tour)

  • CAROLINE BOWMAN - Elsa in FROZEN National Tour

  • JANINE DIVITA - IF/THEN (National Tour), GREASE (Broadway)

  • JOSHUA MORGAN - Shelly Berger in AIN'T TOO PROUD (Bway)

  • TERRI DOLLAR - Talent Agent & Founder/Director of S.T.A.R.

  • BRET SHUFORD - Broadway Husbands and Life Coach

  • AMY MARIE STEWART - "Definitive Guide to Building Your Audition Book" on Soundfly and Theory Works

April 22, 2019


Welcome to the first annual Auditions episode! I’ll be sharing stories from those in the audition room as well as some tidbits of wisdom along the way.


For the past few months during my conversations with guests I've asked them about their own audition stories. Having saved those tales of wonder and woe, I bring them to you now for the first time. And that’s what today is going to be all about -- sharing and commiserating on auditions.

  • GLASGOW LYMAN - WE NEED THIS MUSICAL... (with Jeff Rosick)


  • AMY MARIE STEWART - Coach and Founder of Theory Works

  • TOVI WAYNE - MEAN GIRLS (Broadway)


  • WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING - NY and regional casting office

  • JOHN ORT - Television & Film Casting Director

  • TONY HOWELL - Digital Branding Strategist

  • KELLY GABEL - Coach and Founder of Triple Threat Therapy


Hosted/Produced by Patrick Oliver Jones

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