Thom J. Cauley
Actor, Singer, Dancer, Writer
WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL VENUE?
Theatre, film, performing arts groups, etc.
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK?
After having a lifelong interest, and strong encouragement in the high school years. I decided to dedicate myself to performing.
First getting my Theatre BFA (Primarily musical theatre, but also studying stage combat, commedia dell-arte, shakespeare, dance, just to name a few)
Followed up by an acting apprenticeship at Williamstown theatre festival.
WHAT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE think THEY KNOW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
That it's straightforward. Audition, and either you get it or you don't.
When in truth, you never stop training. You never stop learning. And you never stop struggling in some way or another.
NAME ONE THING THAT YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
That there's always more than meets the eye.
People who've seen me dance don't always know about my singing or classical work.
The same for people who've seen my classical and other speaking roles.
Having an ace up your sleeve skill-wise can be nice, but it's also a double edged sword.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
The variety and constant inspiration
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN YOUR INDUSTRY?
Don't let the initial rejections get to you. Every audition is a learning experience. And never be afraid to reach out.
WHAT IS THE ONE BOOK THAT YOU THINK I SHOULD READ RIGHT NOW?
The Dude and the Zen Master by Jeff Bridges & Bernie Glassman
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