Arts District

Arts District

By Sterling Shea
Actress Sterling Shea interviews movers and shakers in the theatre and film industry and shares wisdom gained from working behind the scenes with agents and casting directors.
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Social Media Marketing for Artists
Sterling covers how you, as an actor or artist, can use social media to land your next gig, how to make your profile an extension of your resume, and what NOT to do with your Instagram account. Come say "hi" to use on social media @artsdistrictpod! If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a review on your favorite podcast player and tell a friend! Podcast editing and mixing for this episode by ThePodcastEngineer.com.
27:39
March 30, 2020
Lindsay Goldapp of Stomping Ground Comedy Theater
Sterling is joined by Artistic Director of Stomping Ground Comedy, Lindsay Goldapp! They cover Lindsay's training at The Second City, starting a non-profit, being a woman in comedy, and all the changing programs Stomping Ground has to offer. To learn more about Stomping Ground Comedy, visit their website stompinggroundcomedy.org, and be sure to follow Linsday on social media. If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a review on your favorite podcast player and tell a friend! Podcast editing and mixing for this episode by ThePodcastEngineer.com.
46:49
March 16, 2020
Jordan Fraker, Portrait Photographer
This week, Sterling talks to Jordan Fraker who is a professional portrait photographer in Dallas. Jordan has a fascinating story and talks about how he got into photography and why he loves the art of photography. PLUS: listen all the way until the end for a super special announcement—what could it be?!  If you want to learn more about Jordan, or might be interested in working with him, visit jordanfraker.com and be sure to follow him on Instagram @frakerphoto.  If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a review on your favorite podcast player and tell a friend! Podcast editing and mixing for this episode by ThePodcastEngineer.com.
55:56
March 2, 2020
Lily & Joan Theatre Company
Rooted in femininity. Sterling is joined by Emily P. Faith, Erika Larson, and Devin Berg to discuss *the audacity*, self-care vs. self-discipline, and letting women take their damn equity cards!  If you want to learn more about Lily & Joan, are interested in finding their next event, or are possibly interested in working with them on a future production, visit lilyandjoantheatre.com and be sure to follow them on Instagram @lilyandjoan.  If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a review on your favorite podcast player and tell a friend! Podcast editing and mixing for this episode by ThePodcastEngineer.com.
52:10
February 17, 2020
Altered Shakespeare
Sterling chats with Alle and Chris about Altered Shakespeare. Altered Shakespeare is a troupe in DFW committed to casting people of color and queer artists. They chat about the teamwork that goes into producing a show, and the new direction Shakespeare's plays are headed.  For more information on Altered Shakespeare, visit their Facebook page and follow them on Instagram! If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a review on your favorite podcast player and tell a friend! Podcast editing and mixing for this episode by ThePodcastEngineer.com.
37:18
February 3, 2020
Andi Boi at DCT with Robyn Flatt and Bruce Coleman
Sterling chats with Executive Artistic Director + Founder of Dallas Children's Theater, Robyn Flatt, and Playwright + Director of Andi Boi, Bruce Coleman, on the top issues facing teens today, funding projects that matter, and the cutting edge technology they're bringing to the stage.  You can catch Andi Boi at the Dallas Children's Theater February 7-16. Buy your tickets here.  For more information on the Dallas Children's Theater, their upcoming shows, or how you can help them, visit dct.org.  If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a review on your favorite podcast player and tell a friend! Podcast editing and mixing for this episode by ThePodcastEngineer.com.
58:38
January 20, 2020
Slide By
Jake Nice (Director + Producer) and Danielle Georgiou (Intimacy +  Fight + Movement Choreographer) chat with Sterling about all things SLIDE BY, producing your own work, and using humor to deal with the bitterness of life.  Slide By is a new play written by Thomas Ward. It's presented by The Elevator Project series at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. You can catch Slide By at the Wyly Studio Theatre January 16-26. Buy your tickets here https://tickets.attpac.org/production/52701  If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a review on your favorite podcast player and tell a friend! Podcast editing and mixing for this episode by ThePodcastEngineer.com.
44:20
January 7, 2020
The Road to Getting an MFA
Actor and recent graduate of UC Irvine's MFA Acting program, Aaron Mateo Arroyo, sits down with our host, Sterling Shea, and talks all things URTAs, callbacks, money, picking the right school for you, what ensues during training, and how post grad life is going. 
58:22
December 10, 2019
Tips From Your Agents' Intern | Part Two
Sterling used to work in the office of a talent agency in Burbank, CA. Part Two covers how to be unique and cost effective when selling yourself.
15:31
December 3, 2019
Tips From Your Agents' Intern | Part One
Sterling used to work in the office of a talent agency in Burbank, CA. Part One covers first impressions.
16:00
November 14, 2019
Pizza Chapel Theatre Co.
The co-founders of Pizza Chapel Theatre Company say that including LGBTQ folk and people of color in their work was written in their by-laws. As a company owned and operated by a queer woman, a trans man, and a Latina; Lindsey, August, and Sam started Pizza Chapel in response to a lack of socio-political contributions in the local market. Going forward, they pledged to celebrate people of color, women, and everyone on the LGBTQ+ spectrum by hiring those demographics to write plays, design, and perform.  We discuss what steps they take to make theatre more accessible, what impact representation has on an audience, and how "Do It Yourself" never meant "Do It Alone." 
37:46
November 8, 2019
Introduction
Hi there! I'm Sterling. I'm on a quest to chat with some of the most influential movers and shakers of this industry. Let's learn together.
01:17
November 6, 2019