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Hear from artists and creative professionals in the performing arts as they share stories of success and setbacks in the arts, opening up about their own journey and what keeps them going.

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This week's guest

Carrie Bernans

Carrie is an actress and entrepreneur who grew up in humble surroundings that changed often as her mom and sister moved often throughout her childhood. That traveling spirit has led her to many countries around the world and on many adventures both personal and professional. She shares two of her biggest: landing a role in Black Panther and creating her non-profit CB Seed.

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3/3  Carrie Bernans

3/10 Kristen Stultz Pressley

3/17 Gabrielle Ruiz

3/24 Sally Wilfert

3/31 Joyce Hshieh

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As an actor and singer, I've has been in the performing arts both onscreen and onstage for more than 25 years. I was in the original cast of FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago in addition to two national tours, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and EVITA. On camera, my work has ranged from national commercials to co-starring roles on primetime television (BLUE BLOODS and LAW & ORDER: CI). Besides hosting this podcast, I've helmed other events like large national conventions to intimate grand openings and one-on-one red carpet interviews.

 

But among all of the successes, there have been even more failures and setbacks such as shows closing early, burned bridges, and hundreds of auditions that never went anywhere. Why I’ll Never Make It explores the reasons actors and creative professionals don’t succeed, while showing fellow artists and theater lovers what it really means to “make it” in this business and how that differs from person to person. Each guest shares their passion for the arts and what keeps them going despite all the ups and downs.

 

As the old song goes, “There’s no people like show people, they smile when they are low.” My hope is you will find laughter and inspiration from the stories and experiences shared on this podcast. 

 
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