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WELCOME TO WINMI!

Now into its eighth season, Why I’ll Never Make It features performers and creatives sharing meaningful stories and topics from their life and career, exploring the setbacks and challenges they've faced in this industry. As the host and producer, I'm very grateful for guests like you willing to talk about your unique journey and the lessons learned along the way.

In May 2022, the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts recognized WINMI at the 28th Annual Communicator Awards with the Award of Distinction in the Featured Episode category for Tribute to Alvin Ailey.

First things first, click the link above and choose the best date and time for us to record our interview.

Please provide basic bio info as well as the three stories or topics you would like to talk about in the interview.

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SAMPLE EPISODES

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ANTHONY RAPP

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KATHRYN ALLISON

CARMEN CUSACK

E. CLAY CORNELIOUS

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ABOUT ME

PATRICK OLIVER JONES

Host/Producer

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, I brought my Southern charm and hospitality to New York City in 2008 where credits have included National Tours, numerous off-Broadway world premieres, staged readings and workshops of new works, in addition to television, short films, and audio dramas.


But among all of my successes, there have been even more failures and setbacks such as show closings, fumbled performances, and hundreds of auditions that never went anywhere. Why I’ll Never Make It was created to explore the reasons actors and creative professionals don’t succeed and how to navigate the setbacks we face, while also challenging the notion of what it really means to “make it” in the performing arts.

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