Current and past episodes.
In this episode Ivan Wanis Ruiz talks with Canadian acting legend Tony Nappo. Tony talks technique, getting his start, and offers tips on how to build a solid career. As well, he and Ivan breakdown more from the must read acting book Audition by Michael Shurtleff. Plus the audition challenge from Ivan to Tony and producer Tim McLarty. #TonyNappo #Audition #Acting https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0621176/ https://theactorsplace.org https://radioradio.com #socialdistancedpodcast
This episode we talk with bilingual journeyman actor Jocelyne Zucco. We discover the impact of Michael Shurtleffs’ book, audition. As well, Ivan, Jocelyn and Tim talk about memorizing lines, how to play a drunk and more.
This episode we talk with highly successful character actor Julian Richings about his career and ask his thoughts on Chapter 4 of the acting book Audition by Michael Shurtleff #audition #JulianRitchings #acting
In this episode we discuss guidepost #12 in Michael Shurtleff’s book “Audition”, Mystery and Secret with special guest, Pedro Miguel Arce. Pedro also discusses his busy life as a character actor. #TheStrainFX #Polar #TrueDetective #BadBlood #LandoftheDead #acting #auditions https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1144806/ @pedromiguelarce
We discuss Guidepost #11 of Michael Shurtleff’s book Audition. Game playing & role playing. Guest actor Jennifer Vallance weights in and also shares from her experiences including guest spots on Designated Survivor with Kiefer Sutherland. #jennifervallance #kiefersutherland #designatedsurvivor #michaelshurtleff #radioradiostudio #theactorsplace.org https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4792676/ Facebook.com/jennifer.vallance.1
We discuss Guidepost #10 of Michael Shurtleff’s book Audition. Guest actor Jennifer Vallance shares her thoughts and experiences on acting and talks about her appearance on Designated Survivor with Kiefer Sutherland.
In episode 11 Ivan looks at Guidepost #9 in chapter 10 of Michael Shurtleff’s book “Audition”. Special guest, actor Dan Willmott shares stories about his recent recurring role on Fargo and discusses “Looking for the events” in a scene.
In episode 10 Ivan looks at Guidepost #8 in chapter 9 of Michael Shurtleff’s book “Audition”. Special guest, actor Dan Willmott shares stories about his recent recurring role on Fargo and discusses “Finding the importance” in a scene.
In episode 9 Ivan looks at Guidepost #7 in chapter 8 of Michel Shurtleff’s book “Audition”. Special guest, actor Tabitha Tao returns and they discuss technique & experiences as well as the guidepost, Communication & Competition.
In episode 8 Ivan looks at Guidepost #6 in chapter 7 of Michel Shurtleff’s book “Audition”. Ivan has special guest, actor Tabitha Tao as they discuss technique & experiences as well as the guidepost, Discoveries.
In episode 7 Ivan looks at Guidepost #5 in chapter 6 of Michel Shurtleff’s book “Audition”. The more extreme the opposites the actor chooses for a scene, the more everything in between is likely to occur
instinctively, naturally, without the actor having to consider these choices.
In episode 6 Ivan looks at Guidepost #4 in chapter 5 of Michel Shurtleff’s book “Audition”. This episode covers “Humour”. It discusses the importance of determining how humour works in playing out a scene, even a serious scene.
In episode 5 Ivan looks at Guidepost #3 in chapter 4 of Michel Shurtleff’s book “Audition”. This episode covers “The Moment Before”. It discusses figuring out the characters back story and creating an awareness of the character before one word is spoken in the audition.
In episode 4 Ivan looks at Guidepost #2 in chapter 3 of Michel Shurtleff’s book “Audition”. This episode covers goals, objectives, and determining what you’re fighting for when breaking down a character in an audition.
In this episode Ivan looks at Guidepost #1 in chapter 2 of Michel Shurtleff’s book “Audition”. This episode covers relationships including romantic love, perverse love and asking the right questions to connect you to the character and the scene in a meaningful way.
As an actor in an audition, should you ask who the auditors are that are present? What’s the difference between a theatre and a film audition? Should you open with a bizarre choice or go serious first? This and more answered In episode 2, Pre-Guideposts of Michael Shurtleff’s “Audition” with Ivan Wanis Ruiz.
This is the prologue to the guideposts in the highly respected audition book called “Audition” from Michael Shurtleff as presented by Ivan Wanis Ruiz. This is the first episode of the LazyActor Podcast! Watch for Guidepost 1 in the next episode.
Ivan Wanis Ruiz is from Vancouver, Canada. In 2015 he moved to Toronto and started a group called the Actors Place.org This group has been the catalyst behind countless actor success stories. In December of 2019 he was approached by Toronto producer, and Actors Place alumni, Tim McLarty to produce a podcast. After some back and forth the concept of sharing chapters and thoughts from leading audition books was born. An actors nemesis is getting work. Nailing the audition process is key to that success and The Lazy Actor is here to guide veterans and beginners to greater heights with audition tips from the most successful casting agents in the industry.
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