Design Exchange with Thomas Grové
DXP-021: Dan Cooney - The Encore
Jun 16, 2020 · 1 hr 4 min
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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. Episode Links:

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https://www.theencoretheatre.org
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https://www.facebook.com/Encore.Musical.Theatre   Table of Contents:

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