Get Your Foot in the Door

Broadway actor/dancer, Sara Andreas and her mom, Julie Fleischer, TV script supervisor and writer talk about career risks, terrifying New York apartments, and finding success with family support and the other women in their lives. Mother’s Day episode 4 of 4.

  • What’s inside: 
  • 1:40: Where are you calling from?
  • 3:40 : What was the decision like choosing to go to LA instead of NY during the pandemic?
  • 4:15 : How did Julie get so lucky working on two long-running TV shows?
  • 5:30 : What was it like growing up in the business?
  • 8:15 : What was it like raising a kid in the business?
  • 9:15 : Sara, what’s a day in your life like?
  • 12:15 : Julie, what are you working on?
  • 13:38 : What does a script supervisor job entail?
  • 17:00 : Julie, what did you think you were going to do for a career?
  • 20:00: Sara, how did your mom’s career contribute to your understanding of a life in the arts?
  • 22:54 : What is the typical timeline for TV work?
  • 25:13 : Sara, did you have a backup plan?
  • 29:28 : Sara, did you have a survival job?
  • 33:10 : Julie, how proud are you of this daughter of yours?
  • 34:10 : Sara, why do you prefer theatre over film/TV in LA?
  • 36:20 : Julie, do you have a juicy career story?
  • 39:11 :  Have you “made it”?
  • 42:45 : Who did you see to become who you are today? See it to be it. 
  • 48:30 : Is there any advice you could offer students?
  • 51:32 : Do you have any recommendations for listeners?
  • 54:50 : If someone wants to connect with you, what’s the best way to do that?
  • Key Quotes:
    • My parents have always been supportive my whole life, but they wanted me to skip college and go straight to New York. And I’m so happy I didn’t do that.
    • It’s a 90-minute show but I’ve never done anything this hard in my whole life. It’s like a 90-minute marathon.
    • I always knew that it’s [Theatre] fleeting.
    • It [quarantine] just feels like in between gigs right now. Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself.
    • If college isn’t right for a student, they shouldn’t go.
    • I knew it was going to be a harder, a less consistent, road compared to a 9 to 5 office job.
    • I remember moving into my first [NYC] apartment. It was terrifying.
    • You know, we can only go up from here.
    • We’re theatre people. We are like cockroaches. You can’t kill us.
    • The idea of being a director actually got me way more excited than a choreographer.
    • These women that I knew, were talented and successful and it was never competitive. Those women inspire me.
    • It’s just that you have to work hard. You have to work hard, and you have to be prepared. And it will happen for you.
    • “Be kinder than is necessary”
    • However you can get your foot in the door, do it.
    • If the opportunity arises, don’t be shy.
    • Whatever Job McJob you have, make it the best McJob ever.
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