Trip Sheets 2 - An Actor's Life

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01Broadway Bound, Very Nearly2017091820190115 (R3)

New York in the 1970s, a city literally on fire, and at the same time the artistic heart of the planet. Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb spent much of the decade driving a taxi cab through the carnage while looking for work as an actor.

In his popular earlier series for The Essay, Trip Sheets, Goldfarb recounted his cab driving tales. Now in Trip Sheets 2: An Actor's Life, he recalls his near misses with Broadway, and the actors and acting teachers he met along the way.

There are close encounters with the famous - Mike Nichols, William Hurt, Bill Murray, Glenn Close - and those who should have been stars but never caught a break. There is a lot of kissing, and there is a fair amount of sadness. There are backstage tales that will tell listeners what a life in the theatre is really like. And there are a few cab driving stories as well.

Michael Goldfarb finds himself working with Mike Nichols and almost making it to Broadway.

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03Submission To Stella Adler2017092020190116 (R3)

New York in the 1970s, a city literally on fire, and at the same time the artistic heart of the planet. Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb spent much of the decade driving a taxi cab through the carnage while looking for work as an actor.

In his popular earlier series for The Essay, Trip Sheets, Goldfarb recounted his cab driving tales. Now in Trip Sheets 2: An Actor's Life, he recalls his near misses with Broadway, and the actors and acting teachers he met along the way.

There are close encounters with the famous - Mike Nichols, William Hurt, Bill Murray, Glenn Close - and those who should have been stars but never caught a break. There is a lot of kissing, and there is a fair amount of sadness. There are backstage tales that will tell listeners what a life in the theatre is really like. And there are a few cab driving stories as well.

Michael Goldfarb tells the story of his, and Marlon Brando's, acting teacher.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond

04Acting, Kissing, Fighting And Getting Paid2017092120190117 (R3)

New York in the 1970s, a city literally on fire, and at the same time the artistic heart of the planet. Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb spent much of the decade driving a taxi cab through the carnage while looking for work as an actor.

In his popular earlier series for The Essay, Trip Sheets, Goldfarb recounted his cab driving tales. Now in Trip Sheets 2: An Actor's Life, he recalls his near misses with Broadway, and the actors and acting teachers he met along the way.

There are close encounters with the famous - Mike Nichols, William Hurt, Bill Murray, Glenn Close - and those who should have been stars but never caught a break. There is a lot of kissing, and there is a fair amount of sadness. There are backstage tales that will tell listeners what a life in the theatre is really like. And there are a few cab driving stories as well.

Michael Goldfarb on becoming an actor, which involved fighting and kissing lots of girls.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond

05Broadway Bound, Finally2017092220190118 (R3)

New York in the 1970s, a city literally on fire, and at the same time the artistic heart of the planet. Writer and broadcaster Michael Goldfarb spent much of the decade driving a taxi cab through the carnage while looking for work as an actor.

In his popular earlier series for The Essay, Trip Sheets, Goldfarb recounted his cab driving tales. Now in Trip Sheets 2: An Actor's Life, he recalls his near misses with Broadway, and the actors and acting teachers he met along the way.

There are close encounters with the famous - Mike Nichols, William Hurt, Bill Murray, Glenn Close - and those who should have been stars but never caught a break. There is a lot of kissing, and there is a fair amount of sadness. There are backstage tales that will tell listeners what a life in the theatre is really like. And there are a few cab driving stories as well.

Michael Goldfarb tells the story of his last shot at Broadway glory.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond