The Moment Before with Richard Omar

The Moment Before with Richard Omar

Hey everybody. Welcome to The Moment Before. The podcast where we dive into conversations with young actors at the beginning of their journey. Join us as we sit down with students from The New York Conservatory and learn their perspective on acting, the entertainment industry, and more. Hosted by Richard Omar. Produced by Will Cecil.

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August 12, 2021 42 min

For Today, we dive into the life of Adwoa Duncan-Williams, an actress who's made her way over to the States all the way from the United Kingdom. 

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Today, we sit down with Johnathan Johnson (Triple J) and discuss growing up in Miami, Florida, looking for representation in Hollywood, giving over to the circumstances of a scene while maintaining a level of control, and keeping a positive outlook in life.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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May 4, 2020 31 min

Today, we sit down with Paulina Valenzuela and discuss growing up in Texas, attending thespian festivals, learning how to market yourself as an actor, and keeping healthy relationships with your fellow actors.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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April 27, 2020 35 min

Today, we sit down with Candice Ayer and discuss growing up in Jamaica, Mt. Vernon, & Staten Island, accidentally discovering a love for acting, and walking into new experiences without prior expectations.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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April 20, 2020 28 min

Today, we sit down with George Figureoa and discuss growing up in Washington D.C., studying molecular chemistry, leaving an office job to pursue your dreams, and freeing yourself from embarrassment.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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April 13, 2020 26 min

Today, we sit down with Genesis Betanco and discuss growing up in Honduras, setting off on a career in the arts, moving from NJ to Manhattan, and the discipline of an acting conservatory.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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April 6, 2020 27 min

Today, we sit down with Lafayette Frazier and discuss growing up in South Carolina, transitioning from stage to camera, and working through your guards.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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March 30, 2020 29 min

Today, we sit down with Kristian Mosley and discuss growing up in Dallas, TX, maintaining sight of your true self, living life as a people pleaser, and recognizing your own insecurities.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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March 23, 2020 30 min

Today, we sit down with Carl Anderson and discuss growing up in Staten Island, NY, seeking fictitious escape, developing a team to help fuel your career, and the safety that laughter represents.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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March 16, 2020 31 min

Today, we sit down with Oliver Davidson and discuss growing up in Christchurch, NZ, turning away from a career in surveying, waking up to midnight calls from acting school, and handling tragedy from afar.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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March 9, 2020 27 min

Today, we sit down with Bryn Dami and discuss growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, the support of a drama department, how friends influence and support you, and finding the ability to let go in your acting.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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March 2, 2020 34 min

Today, we sit down with John Dominguez and discuss growing up in Washington D.C., the increasing ease of overcoming obstacles, and accepting bad days in a constructive way.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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February 24, 2020 29 min

Today, we sit down with James Wang and discuss growing up in New York, taking a leap of faith, being honest with yourself about what you want, and the representation of Asian Americans in cinema.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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February 17, 2020 28 min

Today, we sit down with Joseph Richer and discuss growing up in Waxhaw, NC, searching for your calling, managing the aftermath of multiple concussions, and the expectations/realities of acting school.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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February 10, 2020 28 min

Today, we sit down with Betty Matthews and discuss growing up in Scotland what role schools play in their student's mental health, vegan coffee, and studying while in a relationship.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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February 3, 2020 28 min

Today, we sit down with Justin Heins and discuss growing up in Atkins, Iowa, accidentally falling back into acting, and treating acting like a job.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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January 27, 2020 29 min

Today, we sit down with Kyle Portnoy and discuss growing up in Singapore and the UK, how serving in the military can affect your path, and measuring success in the ambiguity of acting.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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January 20, 2020 31 min

Today, we sit down with Elias Krahenbuhl and discuss growing up in Switzerland, viewing art through the lens of your life, and the dangers of stifling your dreams.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil 

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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January 13, 2020 29 min

Today, we sit down with Chanelle Berlingeri and discuss growing up in Toronto, french new wave film, and how acting has changed between generations.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil 

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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January 6, 2020 27 min

Today, we sit down with Dinasia Griffin and discuss growing up in Brooklyn, New York, coming from an artistic family, and the work it takes to act.

Hosted by Richard Omar 
Produced by Will Cecil 

To learn more about The New York Conservatory check us out at nycda.edu

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