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That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Jun 9, 2020

Today’s guest is a big believer in second chances. You may recognize him as Detective Ray Abruzzo in the brand new Starz’s series High Town, or from AMC’s Rubicon, or maybe the award-winning mini-series The Pacific. James Badge Dale is an actor who’s worked through the high and low levels of this game, turning him into an endlessly interesting, authentic, and raw storyteller.

He’s truly an example of how rewarding it is to give your craft those 10, 000 hours and to never give up. This man holds his own working alongside collaborators such as Scorsese, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Jeff Bridges, and Robin Wright to name just a few. You’ll hear how he learned to tune into his own instrument, and how he deals with that enigmatic audition room chair.

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