The Actor's Nightmare!-logo

The Actor's Nightmare!

Storytelling Podcasts

Hosted by veteran theatre actress and director Louanne Moldovan, The Actor’s Nightmare is a weekly podcast featuring real horror stories from the stage, told by the actors who actually lived through them. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes hard to believe, usually very funny, The Actor’s Nightmare transports listeners from the safety of their world to the edge of a live stage where everything that can go wrong…often does.

Hosted by veteran theatre actress and director Louanne Moldovan, The Actor’s Nightmare is a weekly podcast featuring real horror stories from the stage, told by the actors who actually lived through them. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes hard to believe, usually very funny, The Actor’s Nightmare transports listeners from the safety of their world to the edge of a live stage where everything that can go wrong…often does.

Location:

United States

Description:

Hosted by veteran theatre actress and director Louanne Moldovan, The Actor’s Nightmare is a weekly podcast featuring real horror stories from the stage, told by the actors who actually lived through them. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes hard to believe, usually very funny, The Actor’s Nightmare transports listeners from the safety of their world to the edge of a live stage where everything that can go wrong…often does.

Language:

English

Contact:

5039335116


Episodes

Ep 18 | Never Work with Animals or Children

5/27/2020
The marvelous Vana O'Brien breaks the Golden Rule and wishes her biggest problem was getting upstaged! But even claws, sharp knives, blood, and a near death experience don't rattle this veteran actress who manages to take it all in stride.

Duration:00:27:54

Ep17 | Protest This!

5/20/2020
If you only listen to one The Actor's Nightmare Podcast this is it!! While appearing in Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman, Portland Actor James Dixon is interrupted mid-performance by an impassioned cast member who shuts the show down with a staged protest that renounces the play’s excessively racist language and themes. The audio recorded by the protestors themselves is played in its entirety.

Duration:00:40:07

Ep 16 | Who's Afraid of Stanley Kowalski?

5/13/2020
The lovely and surprisingly candid Kathleen Worley discusses her one woman show about Virginia Wolfe, her time at ACT, and a production of A Streetcar Named Desire where Stanley wasn't quite sure what to do once he got there...

Duration:00:14:18

Ep 15 | Getting Naked with Patti Lupone

5/6/2020
Marilyn Stacey gets naked on stage in a production of The Robber Bridegroom. But when it's time to put it all back on and make her next entrance...well, let's just say someone got a little bit more than they bargained for.

Duration:00:21:17

Ep 14 | Mean Elephants

4/29/2020
Lions, Tigers and Democrats, Oh My! Actress Elizabeth Huffman started her show business career in the circus - and nearly ended it there when a runaway elephant tries to take out a circus tent full of liberals. No shortage of irony in this episode - or laughs!

Duration:00:30:55

Ep 13 | Nazi’s, Nuns and Nightgowns

4/22/2020
Louanne is honored to have Portland’s Pulitzer Prize nominated columnist Margie Boule on the show to discuss her life as a writer and actress and, of course, the stories just don’t stop!

Duration:00:20:15

Ep.12 | Putting the Meth in Method

4/15/2020
Andrea grew up in the theatre so she thought she had seen everything. But that was until she found herself on stage with someone who had a very different idea of what the "meth" in method acting really meant.

Duration:00:21:00

Ep.11 | Going Up!

4/8/2020
In the theatre, there is dropping a line, there is forgetting your lines, and then there is GOING UP! Veteran actor Gavin Hoffman demonstrates the latter in excruciating detail.

Duration:00:13:39

Ep. 10 | Secret Santa and 'Fiddler' Pops a Boner!

3/25/2020
Veteran Actress Sharonlee McLean recounts the best and BIGGEST moments of her life in the theatre.

Duration:00:21:44

Ep.9 | The Fourth Wall

3/11/2020
Season 2 gets off with a bang when Louanne has on veteran actor David Meyers who regales her with multiple nightmares that include blood, drugs, and an unintended fourth wall break that propels him on a long slide into the audience abyss.

Duration:00:17:11

Ep 8 | Road Trip!

3/4/2020
For the first season closer, The Actor's Nightmare takes a road trip to LA to interview veteran theatre actors Dan Lauria, Shuler Hensley, and Patty McCormack. You don't want to miss this one! And thanks to our listeners for making our first season a dream!!

Duration:00:29:43

Ep 7 | Jaws!

2/26/2020
While traveling around the world with Artists Repertory Theatre, Duffy Epstein knows he’s living every actor’s dream. But when he returns home to perform in David Mamet’s Oleanna, the nightmare begins.

Duration:00:15:08

Ep 6 | Ready...Fire...Aim!

2/19/2020
“Ready...Fire...Aim!” No, it’s not a typo, it’s a nightmare for actor Danny Bruno when a prop gun goes all kinds of wrong, causing a panic blackout he'll never forget...or remember...or something like that...

Duration:00:13:32

Ep 5 | Lost in Translation!

2/12/2020
Portland based actress Kristen Brown joins a Vietnamese and American cast of Midsummer Night’s Dream and must speak Vietnamese. After months of muffled giggling from the cast and audience, Kristen finally discovers what she has been saying all along…and it’s worse than you think!

Duration:00:13:43

Ep 4 | The Moan!

2/5/2020
In this episode Luisa Sermol, beloved Portland actor now treading Bay area boards, tells the mortifying tale of what goes wrong when she takes Edward Albee's stage directions a little too literally. She follows it up with a story that asks: whose blood is that, anyway?

Duration:00:12:21

Ep 3 | Stay Dead!

1/29/2020
You're dead. On stage. For 13 minutes. But you're professional actor, like our guest Scott Coopwood, so you’ve dialed in the Zen of Dead. Then one night you receive a visit from an unexpected guest. A true nightmare!! Not for the squeamish...unless, of course, you are into that kind of thing.

Duration:00:09:20

Ep 2 | Plumb out of Jesus

1/22/2020
In this week’s episode hilarious actor Tom Gough recounts the of Jesus taking to the air in a Bible Belt production of the Christ story - but it was definitely NOT the Resurrection!

Duration:00:11:35

Trailer: The Actor's Nightmare with Louanne Moldovan

1/14/2020
Hosted by veteran theatre actress and director Louanne Moldovan, The Actor’s Nightmare is a weekly podcast featuring real horror stories from the stage, told by the actors who actually lived through them. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes hard to believe, usually very funny, The Actor’s Nightmare transports listeners from the safety of their world to the edge of a live stage where everything that can go wrong…often does.

Duration:00:01:18

Ep 1 | The Chicken Costume and the Cockatoo

1/14/2020
This week Louanne interviews Adam Klugman, son of the late, great actor Jack Klugman famous for his role as Juror #5 in Twelve Angry Men, as Oscar Madison in the classic television series The Odd Couple, and as Quincy M.E. In this episode, Adam recalls working with his father in the play Tribute and how a harmless chicken costume became his father's worst nightmare.

Duration:00:13:32