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Michael Beach on that one audition with alyshia ochse

Michael Beach

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Born and raised in Roxbury, a Boston neighborhood, by a single mom with four children, Michael Beach was an athlete who never expected to be an actor. After performing in a few plays at Noble and Greenough School, he auditioned for, got accepted to and later graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School Of Drama in NYC. For the past forty years, Beach has worked with many acclaimed actors, producers and directors on over 70 feature films and hundreds of hours of television. He continues to love his job and is grateful to still be doing it after all these years.


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  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
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  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Jameela Jamil on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Jameela Jamil

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In what might be one of our favorite audition stories in “That One Audition” history, actress Jameela Jamil takes us step by step through every honest and hilarious moment leading to her bookig the role of Tahani on NBC’s hit comedy “The Good Place.” From her first ever audition with renowned casting director Allison Jones, to improvising on the fly during her network test, Jameela says that when you live for the funny story, you ultimately can’t lose — no matter the outcome of the audition. Some of her additional credits include “Poker Face,” “Marry Me,” “She-Hulk Attorney at Law,” and “DC League of Super-Pets.” In today’s episode, Jameela shares techniques for staying present in an audition, lessons learned from her co-stars including Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, and the importance of finding reps who support you in the kinds of characters you want to play. Whether it be leading roles, villans, or comedic supporting characters, there truly are no small parts.

These are the unforgettable stories that landed Jameela Jamil right here.


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  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Billy Burke

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Billy Burke, born in Bellingham, Washington, initially pursued music before transitioning to acting. He gained recognition in independent films like “Daredreamer” and TV shows including “24”. His breakthrough came with “Dill Scallion”, leading to diverse roles in both film and television, notably “Charlie Swan” in the “Twilight” Saga. Burke’s versatile talent has garnered acclaim and a dedicated global fanbase.


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

16 Rob Kirkland (Featured)

Rob Kirkland

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Rob Kirkland is an American actor, writer, and filmmaker. He is best known for his work as Sheriff Bill Ramsey on the Kevin Costner lead series “Yellowstone”, Cpt. Walter on the Jeremy Renner lead series “Mayor Of Kingstown”, and his fan-favorite appearance as Aisha Tyler’s (Dr. Tara Lewis) fiancé Doug Fuller in the CBS drama “Criminal Minds”.

Kirkland has also won writing and producing awards, and finalist placements in the 2023 UK Outstanding Screenplays, 2022 Screencraft, 2022 Montreal Intl, and 2022 Los Angeles Intl Screenplay competitions.

He can be seen next in the upcoming feature film “Impulse”, starring opposite Nick Cassavetes, premiering April 2024. Kirkland will be making his feature film directorial debut, shooting late summer 2024.


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Alyshia Ochse

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In this special solo episode kicking off 2024, Alyshia expresses excitement about bringing new episodes this year and announces that the podcast is now available on YouTube for a visual experience. Reflecting on the past year, Alyshia shares insights on goal-setting, encourages actors to know their type, and suggests actionable steps to take control of their careers. Let’s jump start the year with measurable intentions!


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  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Nicola Salter on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

WEDNESDAY WISDOM with Nicola Salter

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Any Exit Out of Anxiety

Yes, we made it through 2020. Barely. And this Wednesday is the last #WednesdayWisdom of the so-called dumpster fire year. I wanted to end with soothing and practical wisdom from one of my great healers Nicola Salter. Anxiety is a jumbled mess of saying that your body is looking for “any exit” to not feel the cortisol dump that is happening. So here are some recommendations to immediately give the healthy exit for anxiety – whether you are trying to avoid a family catastrophe this holiday season or stepping back into the audition room.

Nicola Salter is an international Mentor, Quantum Field Practitioner, Heart Math Coach, Educator, Author.

To manage your anxiety (during this holiday season) and build more coherence prior to and during an audition, I recommend you practice some breath-work called Heart Focused Breathing. This is a quick and easy technique to reset your emotions, and rewire your brain. It is used widely to calm anxiety on the spot and help you become centered.

  • Simply inhale through your nose and exhale out through your mouth for a count of 4-6.
  • Focus on the center of your chest and imagine your breath flowing in and out of your heart
  • Activate a feeling of gratitude for someone, or a place , or animal in your life that fills you up with thankfulness, or a time that you can feel proud of
  • Anchor this gratitude into your heart

Practice this for at least 3-4 minutes and notice how your mood changes and how you calm down.

You can also add the use of lavender essential oil, simply by adding a couple of drops to your temples and the back of your neck. When you smell Lavender it releases serotonin and dopamine from the brain to calm you down.

You can find a video and more details of these calming techniques in How to Calm and Decode Your Emotions, Your Self Care Toolkit to Overcome Stress, Anxiety and Overwhelm.


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  • WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

033 Aaron Lazar on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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Climbing the Ladder & Coming Full Circle

Aaron Lazar has built a multifaceted career working across all mediums of film, television and theatre. Aaron is starring as Reverend Paul Luke Thomas opposite Kim Catrall on FOX’s new show FILTHY RICH. His previous television credits include QUANTICO, THE STRAIN, GIRL MEETS WORLD, THE ONION NEWS NETWORK, THE BLACKLIST, BLUE BLOODS, THE GOOD WIFE, BULL, THE GOOD FIGHT, UNFORGETTABLE and THE FOLLOWING.

On film, he has worked with acclaimed directors such as Clint Eastwood in J. EDGAR, Martin Scorsese in THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, Shawn Levy in THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, Mary Harron in THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE, and the Russo Brothers in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and AVENGERS: ENDGAME.

On stage Aaron has starred in 11 Broadway productions with a debut in “The Phantom of the Opera.” He originated roles in the world premieres of “A Tale of Two Cities” “Impressionism” and “The Last Ship.” He starred in the revivals of “A Little Night Music,” and “Les Miserables.” His other theatre credits include “The Light in the Piazza” at Lincoln Center and Larry Murphy in the first national tour of the Tony Award winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen.”

Aaron has also been a guest artist with some of the world’s finest symphonies, including The New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center, The Boston Pops, The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at Masada, The English National Opera Orchestra and The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. His voice can be heard on dozens of cast albums and recordings.

He is a graduate of Duke University (Magna Cum Laude) and holds an MFA from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.


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“I believe the Universe helps lay your path for you and people come into your life for a reason.”

“Whether in this business or in life, sometimes you just get thrown into it and you learn as you go.”

“Anything that takes away from your belief in yourself… could end your career. If you don’t believe in you, show business doesn’t give a shit.”

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  • WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

BONUS: David Jolliffe, Sean Astin & Shaan Sharma

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Get Out the No Campaign: A SAG-AFTRA Panel Discussion

David Jolliffe is an actor, 52 year SAG-AFTRA member, National Board Member, and 2nd Vice President of the Los Angeles Local Board. Sean Astin is an actor and 35 year SAG-AFTRA member. Shaan Sharma is an actor and 13 year SAG-AFTRA member. Today, our guests discuss the proposed 2020 TV/Theatrical Contract which union members will be voting on this week. In an effort to educate voters, they developed the “Get Out the No” campaign which urges members to vote “NO” by exploring key areas of concern for performers including: Residual payments, On Set Safety, Syndication, Pension & Health, Foreign travel, Stunts, New Media negotiations and much more. Further information can be found on their website at DissentingOpinion2020.com.


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“At what point do you finally say no?”

“I’m not doing this for me. I’m doing this for you and I’m doing this for everyone coming behind me. Why? Because there were people before me who did it for me and that’s the reason why I’m here.” – David Jolliffe


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  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

Simone Missick on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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The Spiritual Path of Acting

Simone leads CBS’ ALL RISE which is currently the most popular new network show of 2019! She is the first African American woman to lead a series on CBS, and it’s been a huge huge hit for the network. The show is sort of a “Grey’s Anatomy” type of format and follows the lives of judges in Los Angeles.

She will also soon be seen opposite Anthony Mackie in the second season of Netflix’s hit sci-fi anthology drama ALTERED CARBON. As an anthology series, this second season will follow the huuuuugely successful first with all new characters and storylines. Taking place 300 years in the future where society has been transformed by new technology, this season will also set out to solve a mystery. Simone plays Trepp, an expert bounty hunter who is known for her ability to track down anyone… for the right price. She has several layers to her storyline which are revealed along the way (she and her wife have a child, which is crazy expensive to do in the world she lives in, which explains why she is so driven at work). She also has this awesome technology of coils built into her hair which help her see what people are doing (yeah, I know… will have to see it to believe it lol). There isn’t a lot we’re allowed to talk about yet, but… you get the picture.

Simone was most recently be seen as the iconic Marvel character, and television’s history-making first African-American female superhero, Misty Knight on Netflix’s LUKE CAGE. Prior to that, she appeared in ABC’s SCANDAL and in Showtime’s RAY DONOVAN. Additionally, for the role of “Sweet Tea” in The Road Weeps, the Well Runs Dry at the LA Theatre Center; Simone was nominated for the NAACP Best Supporting Actress Theater Award in 2014. Simone studied acting at Howard University and the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, taking master classes with legends like Ben Kingsley, Alan Rickman, and Jane Lapotaire.

The woman is a FORCE. She’s truly impressive and is just blowing people away.


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“The reliance is not on self, it’s on trust”

“We keep a spirit of positivity and love by giving grace”

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S2 001: Maz Jobrani

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The Entrepreneurial Actor/Comedian: What Separates You From Everyone Else?

Maz Jobrani was born in Iran, and relocated to Tiburon in the San Francisco Bay area after his family was forced to flee during the revolution.  He went on to receive a B.A. degree from UC Berkeley, and chose to further his education by enrolling in UCLA’s PH.D. program, when he decided to change course to pursue his calling in “showbiz.”

Most recently Jobrani was seen opposite Rita Wilson in the indie feature “A Simple Wedding,” (from the producers of My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding), and portrayed the loveable “Fawz” on the CBS comedy SUPERIOR DONUTS as a series regular.  He has additionally frequented on television’s most popular shows such as GREY’S ANATOMY, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, THE DETOUR, LAST MAN STANDING, and SHAMELESS.

His original standup special IMMIGRANT, was filmed at the prestigious Kennedy Center and is currently streaming on NETFLIX.  He’s also released 3 additional solo specials on SHOWTIME including: BROWN AND FRIENDLY, I COME IN PEACE, and I’M NOT A TERRORIST, BUT I’VE PLAYED ONE ON TV. No stranger to the comedy circuit, Jobrani was a founding member of THE AXIS OF EVIL comedy tour, which aired on Comedy Central.  He is a regular panelist on NPR’s WAIT WAIT DONT TELL ME and has given 2 TED Talks. His LA Times Best Selling Book, I’M NOT A TERRORIST BUT I’VE PLAYED ONE ON TV, was published by Simon & Schuster.  He’s also given two TED Talks:

Jobrani currently hosts his own podcast Back to School with Maz Jobrani and is currently on tour with his Peaceful Warrior Tour (tickets and tour dates available at MazJobrani.com).


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“You live once and you gotta live for you.”

“More specific you get the more others can relate.”

“Write as much as you can. Get up as much as you can and write about things that are specific to you”

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Los Angeles-based actress, bestselling author, host of That One Audition podcast, entrepreneur, & mother.

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