On this Going for Broadway episode, Eryn has one of her fellow actors join her, Evan Harris. Evan has been acting locally since 1995 and has worked with The Greenville Little Theatre, Centre Stage, The South Carolina Children’s Theatre, The Warehouse Theatre and the Upstate Shakespeare Festival. He has studied acting with The Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC and is a member of the Laughing Stock Improv Group.
Evan and Eryn discuss his comedic nature and how it is what sticks with him always. He mentions that one should know what their type is and what would work for you to audition for, as well as taking a shot at what may not be your strongest niche to help you grow and expand.
Alongside balancing out his work life and doing community theatre, Evan has his own podcast and works as a writer and an actor on multiple web or YouTube series.
Evan’s big word of advice to aspiring actors is to always continue to learn, get new material, and work to get better every day. He emphasizes that people should always be easy to work with in order to keep on working.
In This Episode:
1:54- How do you manage to keep everything you do balanced?
3:03- What started your interest in acting?
5:20- Did you study anywhere?
8:24- Evan’s sense of humor! Where does this come from?
10:42- Are there different ways to prepare and audition for everything?
13:04- Would you say that your main niche is comedy?
16:42- Evan talks about his work and writing with the First Five Years, a web series.
18:40- Did you ever receive training in writing or film acting?
21:46- How and what new things do you discover from acting in both theatre and film all the time?
25:41- Evan talks about his own podcast, The Bearded Ones.
31:28- Who are the best stage kissers that you have had the chance to work with?
33:00- What advice would you give to people reaching their goals in the theatre?
36:20- Is there anything you would like to say to their parents?
39:03- Where can people find you if they ever needed to contact you?