DXP-021: Dan Cooney

By June 16, 2020 June 30th, 2020 Podcast

 

Acting, Directing, and Running a Theatre Company

Dan Cooney is a professional actor, a director, and the founder of The Encore, a musical theatre company in Dexter, Michigan.

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Table of Contents:

  • 00:00 – Teaser
  • 00:15 – Intro to Dan Cooney
  • 00:50 – Dan’s Acting Path
  • 05:37 – A Pro Actor at Acting School
  • 07:50 – “Schmackting”
  • 11:47 – Difference between Acting on Stage and on Camera
  • 13:30 – Advice for Aspiring Actors
  • 20:38 – Learning acting and singing
  • 25:34 – Advice for Young Actors – Meditation, Observation, Learn Yourself
  • 30:06 – About Method Actors
  • 34:18 – Directing
  • 42:29 – Show Preparation
  • 50:31 – From Acting to Directing
  • 54:48 – Why Encore is Moving to a Bigger Space
  • 58:12 – The Economic Effects of a Theater in a Community
  • 1:02:18 – Outro