DXP-021: Dan Cooney - The Encore
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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

This episode is also available to watch as a video: https://youtu.be/GSw1FSvzz08

The Design Exchange Podcast is produced by dxSaigon.

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