Jaycie Dotin is a seasoned actress who is currently on her first National Tour as Lorraine in Jersey Boys (which in coming to Greenville where Eryn is). Considered a true “triple threat”, an actor who can act, sing and dance, Jaycie is a Wright State University alumna where she earned her BFA in Musical Theatre. Jaycie also participates in Film/Television work, with recurring lead roles in shows like Little Daddy (a Chinese TV series), The “Green” Housewives, and Noobs. At the LA Web Fest, she received the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedic Web Series from the show, Studio City.
On this episode, they talk a lot about Jaycie’s life as a performer. They discuss the lifestyle or touring and being able to balance so many different things in your schedule. She talks about her experience in regional theatres, touring, film and TV, as well as working on a cruise.
When asked what advice she would like to give, she said to never take a “no” as “you are not good enough.” Somethings may not just be right for you and the timing and what is already in existence may not just be perfect at the time. Believe in yourself, put the hard work in, and just prove that you are open and persistent in what you want and it will all come back to you.
In This Episode:
1:43- When did you decide that you wanted to be an actor?
2:34- What about Wright State made you want to go there? What kind of training did you do there?
4:23- How has studying there helped you and prepared you to be the professional you are today?
5:01- Jaycie talks about her work in regional theatres and how she got involved in these.
6:10- Which cruise lines did you work with?
7:21- How did you get involved in your TV and film credits?
8:46- What are the differences of Film and TV versus performing on stage? Did you ever study in film?
10:52- How are you able to balance all of these things out?
12:13- Eryn and Jaycie talk about the Jersey Boys Tour and the lifestyle of touring.
18:03- How do you think one should go about in being prepared in all fields?
19:12- How do you get over some tough times that you may come across?
20:06- Do you have any advice to give to young actors in reaching their goals in acting or potentially making it on Broadway or on tour?
21:32- When people tour nationally, do the casting directors usually choose people that have done the show on Broadway?
23:19- When jumping into show that you have never done before, do you have to learn the show quicker than others?
24:57- Do you have any advice for the parents in helping their child reach their goals?