REVIEW: Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show at the Roundhouse

When I first stumbled across a Jean Paul Gaultier documentary as a young theater kid in Australia, I was entranced by his creations. I sat glued to the TV watching how they told a story, embraced the eccentric and evoked a culture that I was excited by. Just as his work imprinted on me, Gaultier … Read more

Pride Stories in the Paul F. Stiga Collection

Finlay James. Costume design for Googie Withers as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, 1979. Box-Folder 53/5, Paul F. Stiga Collection, Music Division. For the past few months, I have had the great fortune to work on processing the Paul F. Stiga Collection of Stage and Costume Design. Though not professionally associated with … Read more

Tips for Unrepresented Actors from Casting Director Paul Weber

Photo Credit: GaudiLab / Shutterstock.com Paul Weber is a Los Angeles-based casting director who has cast over 75 features and shows over the past 20 years in the industry. He’s worked with many networks and studios, and most prominently, served as executive in-house head of television casting for MGM Studios. His work includes the “Stargate” … Read more

Casting Director and Acting Coach Paul Weber on Stronger Auditions

Photo Credit: JKstock / Shutterstock.com Casting veteran Paul Weber has two decades’ worth of experience in the industry, and he shared valuable audit advice during a “Livestream AMA.” The Los Angeles-based casting director started out as an actor and toured with the California Shakespeare Festival before being mentored by casting director Michael Shurtleff, a major … Read more