On this episode of Going for Broadway, Samuel Floyd joins us on the show with Eryn. Samuel Floyd is an actor based out of New York City. He is a BA Theatre Graduate from East Tennessee State University, and also holds his minor in dance from there. His regional and New York credits include: Les Mis (Greenville Little Theatre), Avenue Q, Legally Blonde: the Musical, Anything Goes (Barter Theatre), Hamlet (Underling Productions). Much Ado… (Shakesperience Productions), and so many others. He is a proud Barter Player from the Barter Theatre where he interned.
This episode goes through Samuel’s experience as an actor working at different theatres. His firsts talks about his training experience at East Tennessee State University. We then talk a lot about his work in New York. Samuel discusses and explains the audition life of a working actor. Also, he tells us what being an Equity Actor means and how it may come in handy. Next, Samuel and Eryn talk about his experience at the Barter Theatre from starting off interning to putting on the greatest show possible!
From being in all these different working in environments, Samuel has learned that being easy to work with is the most important thing. What sets you apart is the constant hard work and growth throughout yourself. It’s not all about the talent, friends!
Samuel’s closing advice to give to young actors is to do theatre because you love it and to find joy in wherever you find yourself!
“As an actor, you are a constant learner.”
In This Episode:
2:25- What started your interest in acting?
3:25- What types of training do you have? What were the programs you studied at like?
6:19- Samuel and Eryn talk about his experience at theatres in New York, as well as advice in working and having your Equity Card.
11:08- Can you tell us about the Barter Theatre? How do you get involved in this theatre?
16:53- How has all of your training at all these different theatres and companies helped and prepared you today?
18:26- Is there a special formula that goes into becoming a successful actor?
19:36- What new things do you continue to learn and discover? Has anything become routine in your work?
21:46- Any advice you would like to give to actors in helping them reach their goals in acting?
22:52- Any advice you would like to give to the parents of these young actors?
23:45- How can we find you if we ever needed you for anything?