Advice For Actors

For the last podcast of the decade, we answer the two biggest questions we’re regularly asked: What advice do you have for young actors; and when will you tour the UK again?! Featuring advice both practical and philosophical; tips for auditioning; advice from Mister Rogers; Top Ten Shakespeare Monologues; the value of learning by doing; a tiny Twitter Q&A; what kind of people you should surround yourself with; and finally, what you can do to make a UK tour happen. Special thanks to Instagram follower Zach Gillam, and Twitter followers Liz Marsden and Bob Linfors for the questions. Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!  (Length 18:36)

Holy Land Hamlet

It’s a podcast bar mitzvah! The Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast became a man last week when it celebrated its 13th birthday while we were performing Hamlet’s Big Adventure! (a prequel) in Israel. To honor that special occasion, we gathered in Molly Bloom’s, Tel Aviv’s traditional Irish pub, to talk about how Israeli audiences responded to the show. Featuring universal cultural references, slowing down the pace, dealing with the heaviest sword in the world, people surprised by the number of actors, miraculous costume changes, combining parodies in a The Court Jester/Hamilton mashup, and the pleasure of pleasing both Shakespeare nerds and neophytes. (Length 23:35)

Red Fox Theatre

Playwright Ellen Margolis (left )saw the Red Fox Theatre production of Catch of the Day (short-listed for Best Musical at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe) and the experience of seeing it was as wonderful as the show itself. Ellen discusses how all the extra-theatrical elements combined to make a magical evening at the theatre even more so, and shares insights into the nature of crazy fish stories, excellent marketing materials, local hand-held guidance, uniting the audience through the power of a Van Morrison singalong, tales of Fungie the Dolphin, kindred reduced spirits, worldwide Fringe experiences, and further adventures within the comedy industrial complex. (Length 19:09)

Episode 632. Preparing And Doing

Episode 613. ‘Complete Works’ Returns!

Episode 608. Colonel Tom Parker

Episode 607. Getting To Edinburgh

Episode 599. Coming And Going

Episode 598. Returning to Pittsburgh

Episode 595. Alli & Davey

Episode 588. Resurrecting The Bible

Episode 582. Marco Antonio Vega

‘Tis (Still) The Season! New Promo For “Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)” Released

Episode 561. Fall Tour Preview

Episode 551. Ringling Brothers Memories

Episode 550. Bay Area Actor

Episode 548. What About Cellphones?

Episode 547. Playing The Festivals

Episode 546. UK Tour Report

Episode 544. Touring With Alice

Episode 537. We Love London

Episode 530. British ‘LongLost’ Opening

Episode 528. LongLost UK Cast

Episode 522. Doing Chinese Laundry

Episode 521. Reviewing Shanghai Disney

Episode 519. Remembering Sam Williams

518. Actor Jo Bending

Episode 512. Touring In/With America

Episode 484. Breaking In Kurt

Episode 483. Welcome Back, Qatar

Episode 453. Indoors Vs. Outdoors

Episode 451. Our First Repeat

Episode 443. Comedy Tour Recap

Episode 440. On The Fly

Episode 429. 2014’s Top Podcasts

Episode 426. Marin Theatre Company

Episode 425. UK Comedy Openings

Episode 423. UK Comedy Fools

Episode 419. Choice Table Comments

Episode 418. The Wuzhen Festival

Busy Busy Fall!

Episode 406. Reduced Touring Origins

Episode 392. Podcast For Larissa

Episode 390. Bible Tour Memories

Episode 388. Returning To Edinburgh

Episode 382. Bible Boys Update

Episode 380. Sacrificing RSC Virgins

Episode 375. The Bible Boys

Episode 344. UK Tour Update

Episode 338. An Actor’s Wife

Episode 335. Inside Titus Vandronicus

Episode 331. Shakespeare Opening Weekend

Episode 330. Our April Fools