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COMPANY: The Breakdown with Robbie
DATE POSTED: 1/8/2021
PHONE #: 413-563-2357
ADDRESS: 125 W 70th St Apt 2C
New York, NY 10023

Listing Information: The Breakdown Podcast presents


A four week, online, audition and business intensive designed to help you nail your auditions, master secrets of the buisness, and showcase your talent to industry leaders.

Auditions have started again. Television shows are shooting and theaters are holding virtual appointments. Dust off your audition technique and develop critical business skills to thrive in this business! Each week will guide you through a mock audition appointment, coach you on the material, and explore essential business and industry topics. The intensive culminates in a showcase and meeting with previous industry leaders featured on The Breakdown podcast.

The intensive meets once per week online for 2-3 hours starting at the beginning of February. Enrollment is limited to insure individualized attention.

Week One: Finding the Perfect Monologue and ‘How To Book At An Open Call/ EPA’.
* Special guest, Michael Rader, Producing Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse.

Week Two: How to Nail Television Sides and ‘All Things Agents’

Week Three: Callbacks & Confidence and ‘All Things AEA— how and when to join, EMC, health insurance etc.
*Special Guest, Hannah Corneau, recent Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway.

Week Four: Virtual Showcase Performance and meeting with Industry Leaders


Robbie Simpson is the Assistant Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse and an actor, director, and podcaster based in New York City. As an actor he has worked on Hulu, AMC and SciFi television shows as well as on stages in New York City and the nation’s leading regional theaters. As a director, Robbie had worked from LA to New York and as an associate on the Broadway National tours of Chicago and A Christmas Story.


The Breakdown with Robbie is a weekly podcast featuring conversations with today’s top casting directors, directors, managers, producers, artistic directors, high profile actors etc. The podcast is a free resource not just for actors but for everyone seeking to further their knowledge of the theater and television industry through candid and engaging conversations with the leaders of our industry. Previous guests include two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello; Tony, Grammy, and Oliver award winner Steven Sater; Tony Award nominees Jeff Calhoun, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Hunter Foster; casting directors Stephanie Klapper, Benton Whitley, Geoff Josselson among many others.

“I attribute my success in this business to knowing each side of the industry and how it all works.”

- Jeff Calhoun, two- time Tony Award nominee, Episode 18

“Part of being lucky in this business is being ready, and I was ready.”

- Chukwudi Iwuji, two- time Oliver Award winner, Episode 24


$175 for the four week class
$150 if you sign up with a friend.

To apply, email your headshot and resume to

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