• 00:39

    Acting and Directing with Zach Curtis

    in Entertainment

    Paid Actor Radio host, Trena Bolden Fields, talks with Zach Curtis about his career and working within two mediums.


    Zach Curtis is a professional actor and director in the Twin Cities, with close to 200 productions to his credit.  He is currently entering his ninth season as Artistic Director of the Paul Bunyan Playhouse (Bemidji, MN), Minnesota's longest running summer stock theater.  He has performed with the Guthrie Theater, Park Square, Mixed Blood, Illusion, Ten Thousand Things, Theatre Latte Da, Torch, Theatre Pro Rata, and numerous other companies.  He is currently appearing as Charlie in the Walking Shadow area premiere of The Whale.  He is a proud 14-year member of Actors Equity Association.

  • 00:19

    Inside Acting welcomes actor Chris Lythgoe

    in Entertainment

    Recently featured in DC Actors Examiner, Chris Lythgoe is an actor on the move, with features such as the Rapture-themed The Basement, Vampires in Virginia, and the upcoming Trainers. He also plays Detective Sal in the Cox cable TV show Precinct 757.


    Your host, William Powell, The King of DC Media, also makes several audition announcements and gives you the hot scoop on all the acting-related goings-ons in the DMV!

  • 00:24

    Paid Actor Features Actress Blair Bowers

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    Host, Trena Bolden Fields interviews Blair Bowers about her acting career.


    Blair Bowers is an LA-based actor, who started her career in Washington, D.C.  She most recently produced and starred in the short film, The Drive, which is currently being submitted for festivals.  She can also be seen in Geographically Desirable, which will be shown at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, NYC Independent Film Festival, as well as the DC Reel Independent Film Extravaganza.

  • 00:31

    Acting with Foster Johns

    in Entertainment

    Host Trena Bolden Fields and actor and voice coach Foster Johns discusses acting and terminology!

  • 00:30

    Ex "Days of Our Lives" star and acting coach Steve Blackwood

    in Entertainment

    The Kind of DC Media welcomes former soap opera star and acting coach Steve Blackwood, who will talk about his new acting company and book.


    Find out more about Steve at www.steveblackwood.com


    Bio:


    After ten years playing the bumbling Bart Biederbicke in the long-running NBC soap opera Days Of Our Lives, Steve Blackwood resided in Michigan for six years. Now he lives in Newburyport, MA — teaching acting classes, performing in concerts and creating a new acting company called the MASTERCLASS COMPANY. He has appeared in many other television shows and films including Judging Amy, Ed Gein, the Michigan-based Cedar Rapids, Machine Gun Preacher and Mooz-lum. Onstage, Mr. Blackwood appeared in the Meadow Brook Theatre hit Boeing Boeing while living in Michigan. He also appeared in the sequel Ding Dong, which opened at Meadow Brook in March of 2011 and was nominated for two Wilde Awards, in the categories of Best Ensemble and Best Comedy. An accomplished jazz singer with two national releases out, Steve has sung in nightclubs across the country, on network television, and has even performed the National Anthem for the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0085995/

  • 00:29

    Actor\Director Nyell Segura returns

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    The King of DC Media welcomes back one of the hottest actors in the business, Nyell Segura, who recently co-starred in the Season 6 premiere of The Vampire Diaries.


    Listen to my previous interview with Nyell here: Catching up with up-and-coming actor Nyell Segura


    Nyell's bio:


    Born into a diverse family of musicians, artists, filmmakers, and scientists, Nyell Segura grew up on the outskirts of New York City. Most recently, Nyell co-starred in The CW Network's hit television series, The Vampire Diaries season six premiere. 


    Nyell also booked the lead role of "Bob Ford" in the new feature film My Many Sons (Dir. Ralph E. Portillo). It is based on the inspiring true story of college basketball coach Don Meyer's tragedy, team, and legacy. Nyell is also the lead actor in the incredibly dynamic role of “Zayvian” in the exciting feature film 59 Seconds (Dir. Benedict Dorsey). Here, he stars opposite Pruitt Taylor Vince, Octavius J. Johnson, and Donzaleigh Abernathy. His theatre experience includes such roles as “Paul” in the New York theatre production of The Den of Thieves (Dir. of Theatre Susan Pilar) and as “Al” in Tea and Sympathy (Chatham Theatre Group).


     


     

  • 00:15

    Take Action Anyway!

    in Entertainment

    Host Trena Bolden Fields shares a story of a friend who took action and ways one can begin to build an international career.


    Trena Bolden Fields is an actor, writer, life coach, speaker and radio show host who utilizes her creative abilities, knowledge of theatre and career counseling to help artists learn life skills and create personal success. Trena has a strong passion for the arts and believes in encouragement, empowerment and transformation.

    Her performance career includes Cheryl in A Time to Kill at Arena Stage, Ruby in Seven Guitars at Penumbra Theatre, Blonde Buppie in No Distance Between Us at Illusion Theater, Cordelia in King Lear at Cromulent Shakespeare Company, and Ole Rit in Dreaming Harriet Tubman at Stages Theatre Company. She has also performed in commercials, industrials, feature and independent film. To learn more about Trena's work coaching actors visit www.paidactor.com.
     


     

  • 00:39

    Frank Trigg discusses MMA, acting and more

    in MMA

    The legendary Frank Trigg joins us on The Funky Monkey MMA Radio to discuss his historic mixed martial arts career. In addition to being one of the greatest competitors to ever step foot in a MMA cage, Trigg is a monster on the silver screen. He has been featured in such shows as "The King of Queens," "The Bridge," and the movie "Redbelt." In addition to acting Frank has done stuntman work in Hollywood on such shows as "Hollywood Five-O"  and "Houdini."  


    It doesn't end there, Frank has also tried his hand at professional wrestling a few years back with TNA. A man of many talents, "Twinkle Toes" brings a host full of incredible stories in which he has experienced along his journey. Step into the mind of Frank Trigg and find out what makes him tick. 


     


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    Our show is now available on MMAFutures.com! As well as iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Blubrry, Player.FM, TuneIn Radio, Blogtalk Radio and CastRoller!


    Please leave us a rating in iTunes and Stitcher, it helps our show grow!



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  • 00:52

    Kristoffer Diaz on Collaboration and Performance Art

    in Entertainment

    Paid Actor and host, Trena Bolden Fields, welcomes Kristoffer Diaz to the show. 


    Kristoffer Diaz is a playwright and educator living and working in Brooklyn. Full-length titles include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Welcome to Arroyo’s, The Upstairs Concierge, and The Unfortunates. Awards: 2011 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award; finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; winner, 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play; winner, 2011 OBIE Award, Best New American Play; and the inaugural Gail Merrifield Papp Fellowship from The Public Theater (2011). His work has been produced, commissioned, and developed at The Public Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Geffen Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, The Goodman, Second Stage, Victory Gardens, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Theater Company, The Atlantic, InterAct, Mixed Blood, The Orchard Project, Hip-Hop Theater Festival, The Lark, Summer Play Festival, Donmar Warehouse, and South Coast Repertory, among many others.


    He has written short work for the 24 Hour Musicals and the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway. Kristoffer was one of the creators of Brink!, the apprentice anthology show at the 2009 Humana Festival of New American Plays. He is a playwright-in-residence at Teatro Vista; a resident playwright at New Dramatists; a co-founder of the Unit Collective (Minneapolis); the creator of the #freescenes project; and a recipient of the Jerome Fellowship, the Future Aesthetics Artist Regrant and the Van Lier Fellowship (New Dramatists). Kristoffer holds a BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, an MFA from NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing, and an MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performing Arts Management program.

  • 00:26

    Toni Bull Bua: CEO and Master Teacher of Bua Acting for Life

    in Motivation

    Our Host: 


    Svetlana Kim, Speaker, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, Certified Hypnotherapist (CHt), and Consultant.www.SvetlanaKim.com 


     


    Our Guest: Toni Bua is CEO and Master Teacher of BUA ACTING FOR LIFE, a powerful and healing playground for actors and others who wish to combine body mind and spirit in their art… and in their lives. Toni and her husband and twin flame, Gene Bua, met while starring on the CBS daytime drama "LOVE OF LIFE" and have been creating together ever since. They wrote composed directed and produced many famous award winning musicals including the longest running musical of its time, “Pepper Street,” plus “Across from Cindy’s Corner,” “Second Wind” and their newest “When I Dream”… as well as many songs for feature films.  Toni is also the President of Here’s To Life Foundation, sponsoring at-risk teen and others through art and entertainment. Toni lost her Gene to Parkinson’s last year, while surviving her own ‘breast cancer adventure’ as she calls it. She hopes her spirit, humor, and positive outlook on Mother Earth’s challenges reaches out to others and uplifts and shifts their own. The Bua’s and their creations have been honored by the White House, The United Nations, and six California mayors.


    Toni Bua 


    CEO  and MASTER TEACHER OF BUA ACTING FOR LIFE. (www.buaactingforlife.com)


    Co Create with Gene Bua: 1977-1979 New York City. 1980- present Los Angeles.


    President of Here’s To Life Foundation (www.herestolife.org) sponsoring at-risk teens, people in recovery and others, through art & entertainment.

  • 00:17

    Actor and Comedian Louis Edward Balletta stops by #ConversationsLIVE

    in Entertainment

    He is enjoying his life as an actor and comedian (recently seen on the hit show GOTHAM, but Louis Edward Balletta is so much more. He talks with Conversations LIVE host Cyrus Webb about the journey and what's to come.

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