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Sasha Weiss

Dane Reis: [00:00:00] You booked it, episode 30. Entertainers and performers of the world. I’m your host, Dane Reis, and welcome to you. Booked it. Where I chat with inspiring entertainers, seven days a week, by digging into their journey. We’re going to discover everything you need to do to be a successful entertainer, you know, because training usually skips that part about how to actually make your skills work for you in the real world.

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[00:01:24] All righty, let’s get started. I am excited to introduce my guest today. Sasha Weiss, are you ready for the Sasha? 

[00:01:34] Sasha Weiss: [00:01:34] I am ready. 

[00:01:35] Dane Reis: [00:01:35] All right. Sasha received her MFA in musical theater from San Diego state university and her BFA in musical theater with an emphasis in acting and vocal repertoire from the Boston conservatory.

[00:01:49] Some of her New York credits as a performer include. Jerry Springer the opera at Carnegie hall, collect collage, I and Albert, and the grand tour, all three at the York theater and Carrie, the musical TV credits include ABCs. What would you do? Commercials include the Jenny Craig national commercial with Mariah Carey.

[00:02:12] Sasha wrote her thesis on the art and the venue of cabaret and has written and performed her own cabarets in New York city, San Diego and LA. Sasha has been a faculty member in the musical theater programs at pace university, Marymount Manhattan college, San Diego state university, and the American musical and dramatic Academy also known as AMTA.

[00:02:34] Sasha is also a proud member of actor’s equity association. Sasha. That is a quick intro of who you are and what you’ve done, but why don’t you tell us a little bit more about yourself? Fill in the gaps, if you will, who you are, where you’re from, where you’re currently calling home and a little bit more about what you do as a professional in the entertainment industry.

[00:02:57] Sasha Weiss: [00:02:57] Yeah. Great. I’m originally from Encino, California. I’m a Valley girl, born and bred. I currently am living in San Diego, but as you said, I went to college. I left LA and went to college in Boston when I was 17 in 2003. and then I was an East coaster. For the next nine years and spent five years in New York, worked a lot and then decided, you know, I think I’m going to teach.

[00:03:22]and so I went to grad school in San Diego, fell in love with San Diego. went back to New York for five years, and now I’m back in San Diego because I could stay away. it’s just great here. as a performer, I’ve done, you know, some. Some shows some concerts I’ve done. Honestly, most of the work was like his new readings and workshops and my own shows.

[00:03:43] And, and I used to teach theater to kids like rock and roll babies and mommy and me classes. and I thought I could teach college too. So I, became a professor, so I still perform. And I also teach and coach 

[00:03:55] Dane Reis: [00:03:55] as well. Fantastic. And I love San Diego. It is pants down on one of my favorite cities in the States.

[00:04:02] All right. Well, let’s move to the next section in Sasha. I am a sucker for a good quote. What is your favorite quote? You’d like to share with our listeners? 

[00:04:13] Sasha Weiss: [00:04:13] Okay. So I picked two. They’re very, they’re both very short. but they’re both quotes from people that I personally know. not so much like. You know, I was thinking about that great, dr.

[00:04:25] Seuss quote, and like, things like that. But then I was like, you know what? Let’s get, let’s get real. So one came from my therapist in New York city. That’s right. Therapy is for everybody. and his quote was, if not this, something better. and for me, I think that just like helps me deal with life’s disappointments and trusting that if not this, something better, something different is going to happen.

[00:04:49]and then my other is, from an acting teacher of mine and a mentor and friend Luis terrazzo, who said invent nothing, deny nothing. And that, those two have been kind of great quotes for me. You 

[00:05:01] Dane Reis: [00:05:01] kind of explained how the first one applies to your life and this, but how. Expand on the second one, 

[00:05:09] Sasha Weiss: [00:05:09] invent nothing, deny nothing is sort of like, an acting philosophy that I’ve taken on, as an educator.

[00:05:15] And also it’s just a really good life kind of lesson. Like you can’t create something within yourself that doesn’t already exist. and you can’t also push things down that are actually there. So both of these things, if you do, either of those things, it’s going to lead to like an inauthentic performance or an inauthentic, you know, character either in play or in your life.

[00:05:36] So I think it’s just important to be where you are at all times and embrace the good and the bad of that and be authentic and honest about it. 

[00:05:47] Dane Reis: [00:05:47] Absolutely. And, and I. If I’m correct. You also mean kind of to not try to hide from what is there and to embrace what you are and what it is there. And there’s nothing, there’s nothing wrong with it.

[00:06:01] It’s the right stuff. It’s all the good stuff. 

[00:06:04] Sasha Weiss: [00:06:04] If it’s happening with you, then it has to exist because it is other, if you, if you don’t acknowledge it, it will, you will become in authentic. Absolutely. Yeah. 

[00:06:14] Dane Reis: [00:06:14] Great. Well, let’s move on to this next section. And Sasha, of course, you’re an entertainer, a professional in the entertainment industry.

[00:06:24] I’m an entertainer. And I think that you would agree that this industry is one of the most subjective, brutally, honest, personally emotional industries in existence. And you know, as well as I. That in order to create and to have a successful career in this industry, like you’re having now takes a lot of dedication and hard work.

[00:06:47] And while of course, yeah, there are a lot of pies and excitement and fun. We also have to deal with our fair share of obstacles and challenges and failures, and they’re inevitably going to happen and we’re going to have to move forward through them if we want to continue being in this industry professionally.

[00:07:07] Sasha Weiss: [00:07:07] Yep. 

[00:07:07] Dane Reis: [00:07:07] So tell us, what is. One key challenge, obstacle or failure you’ve experienced in your career. And how did you come out the other side better because of it 

[00:07:18] Sasha Weiss: [00:07:18] there’s so many, it really is. This career is like an abusive relationship in a lot of ways, but, But, you know, you just can’t, you’re so in love, but you have to just keep going.

[00:07:28]but I think the biggest challenge for me kind of overarching over the whole past, you know, 15 years of my time in this career is kind of being told by my whomever society, a conservatory, your parents, friends, teachers, that you have to decide when you are like 17. What success is going to look like at, at any certain point in the future.

[00:07:51] And we don’t know anything about anything at that point, and still we’re supposed to have this idea of what life should look like when we’re 25, 28, 30, 33, you know, and in order to have been successful, this is what my life has to look like. And I think as you’re going through life and especially in this career, that feeling of failure when your life doesn’t look like those things is just completely overwhelming.

[00:08:15]and whoever it is that we feel like we are disappointed is often not the source of that anxiety. It’s usually, ourselves. So, you know, I didn’t have seven Broadway credits in two Tony awards by 28, but does that mean that I failed? No, but to the naive 17 year olds with like big, bad Broadway dreams, It feels like I failed.

[00:08:34]so the conversation that has helped me kind of get through that feeling is it’s a conversation that exists between myself now. And then the sound’s very like Woohoo, but like it’s between me and my younger self and sort of explaining to her, yeah, I know you had this idea of what this was going to look like, but the reality of it is that this is really hard.

[00:09:00] And very painful at times. And it’s okay for your idea of what success is to change and being able to recognize, you know, when something isn’t providing you any more with the same kind of joy or stability or happiness or ambitions that it used to is in itself a success. and then you can sort of refocus and adjust that idea and make room for what our more informed success can look like.

[00:09:24] Dane Reis: [00:09:24] Yeah. I love your take on that and how. That realization, that things haven’t gone the way you thought they would in your 17 year old mind, you know, is actually success in of itself. The fact that you didn’t achieve it and to enlighten you and open your eyes up to what you really are passionate about and where you want to go.

[00:09:46] And I think that’s such a good thing about this industry and why I love talking to so many people on this podcast. It is because this industry is giant. There’s so many aspects of it that if you are 17 and you have these dreams of being on Broadway or being in the movies and being a star, and that’s not something that eventuates for you, it doesn’t mean that the arts or the entertainment industry has done for you.

[00:10:15] There’s so many different parts of this industry and we just continually evolve and. I love that about this industry. And we’re able to have these discussions and open up all the different possibilities of what you could possibly do in this 

[00:10:32] Sasha Weiss: [00:10:32] industry. I think when you’re young, it’s like, it feels like Broadway or bust, you know, like either I’m going to make it doing this exact thing on this exact kind of stage.

[00:10:44]or I failed, you know, and. As I got older and spent more time in New York and then kind of recognized who I was as an, as a performer and as an artist. And just as a human, you know, I realized that my loyalty is not in performing. My loyalty really lies with this art form that I believe in so much, I have a passion for the art of musical theater.

[00:11:05]and so any way that I can contribute to that, ideally, of course I want it to be as a performer, but if, if it’s not that if it’s as an educator, if it’s as a voice teacher or if it says. And writer stage manager or whatever it is, you know, then, then that matters more to me than, you know exactly what I thought it was supposed to be.

[00:11:26] Dane Reis: [00:11:26] Absolutely. Absolutely. And really. When it comes down to defining success, it is such a, it’s a personal thing. One person’s success is another person’s failure and vice versa. 

[00:11:37] Sasha Weiss: [00:11:37] Right? Any friend of mine said, you know, I’m, I’m exhausted. And I, my heart is hurting from this career and I just can’t do it anymore.

[00:11:44] And I’m leaving New York. I would never say to them, well, you failed ever. You know, because I didn’t, I would never feel that way, but we are so quick to say it to ourselves. You know, when, when I decided, okay, I’m ready to leave New York and. And that doesn’t mean I’m done performing at all. It doesn’t mean even mean I’m with New York, but, but you know, it’s very easy to say, Oh, you’re, you’re leaving you surrender, you gave up, you failed, you know, and it’s just not true.

[00:12:07] It’s just not the truth. It’s just this like little voice inside of you that has a very small perspective on what success looks like. 

[00:12:15] Dane Reis: [00:12:15] Absolutely 

[00:12:17] Sasha Weiss: [00:12:17] worth it to expand that for sure. 

[00:12:19] Dane Reis: [00:12:19] Sure. Well, let’s move on to this next section to a time that I like to call your spotlight moment. That one moment in time you realized, yes, I am going to make this entertainment industry work for me as a career, or maybe it was, yes, this is what I need to be doing.

[00:12:43] This entertainment industry. Tell us about that. 

[00:12:46]Sasha Weiss: [00:12:46] so I, I don’t think for me, it’s one moment I’ll though. I do remember seeing the tour of once on this Island, as a kid and learning, like talking to my mom that this was like a job, this was something people did and could get paid for. And I was like, what?

[00:13:00] This is the job I could do this 

[00:13:01] Dane Reis: [00:13:01] thing. 

[00:13:01] Sasha Weiss: [00:13:01] I love and make a living. And I think I kind of. Was sold on that idea from Xenon. but for me, I think my spotlights, my spotlight moments are always kind of in rehearsals. My favorite part of the whole business is the collaboration and the creation process. And it, I mean, if I really, if I could make a living just being of rehearsals, I would, I would, like performing is just sort of the icing on the cake, but really for me, the, the part either.

[00:13:29] Place, I feel the most alive and the most, useful and inspired is in the rehearsal process. so, and that’s, I feel very lucky because I’ve, I’ve gotten to, we do so much of that because the majority of the work I did in New York was new workshops and readings, of new shows. you know, I was involved with NYU grad musical theater writing program, which is an amazing, program and awesome.

[00:13:52] If you, as a performer could get involved because. You get to go in and basically do these they’re 90 minute product, like their grad thesis musicals that they have written and you just go in and you learn it and you perform it like three days later. And it’s awesome. and so there’s nothing better than being like the first person to play a role or to sing a song.

[00:14:10] And that creation is. Contagious and those rooms full of artists, making something new and hopefully profound and important in whatever way it’s trying to is the reason I keep doing this. so those, those moments for me are more of the spotlight moments more than it is actual spotlight. 

[00:14:27] Dane Reis: [00:14:27] Yeah, for sure.

[00:14:27] I love that. And I, I also am right there with you. My, some of my fondest memories of any show that I was a part of, it was always. A new show. It was a new creation and it was being built on you. Yeah. 

[00:14:45] Sasha Weiss: [00:14:45] It’s really exciting. 

[00:14:46] Dane Reis: [00:14:46] Yeah. And it’s on another level compared to going to something that’s already set and you just learning the choreo or learning the blocking and that’s all fine.

[00:14:54] And that’s a lot of great things with that, but to have stuff set on you and to have things. No, you do entire scenes and everything, and they just get scrapped, you know? And you’re like, Oh man, that was so much work for nothing, but it’s not for nothing. It’s just part of the process. 

[00:15:08] Sasha Weiss: [00:15:08] Yeah, exactly. And I think there’s, a lot of focus.

[00:15:11] In the industry put on the product, which makes sense. Of course, it’s inherently a commercial art form and it’s, that’s what it’s for. But I think, sometimes people lose the process in looking for the product. Even when you go into an audition, you know, you kind of, at least for me, my mind, your mindset is like, okay, I have to be what they want.

[00:15:31] I have to be this finished thing of what they want. And that is. Impossible to do. So it’s so much more important to like, keep just depending on the process of it, because that’s what, that’s, what makes it thrive and it makes it continue. so that’s the part I, I like to, I like to focus on 

[00:15:49] Dane Reis: [00:15:49] process. 

[00:15:50] Sasha Weiss: [00:15:50] Yeah.

[00:15:51] Dane Reis: [00:15:51] Let’s piggyback on that last question a bit. And let’s talk about your number one, booked it moment. Walk us through that day. What was going on in your life and. What about that moment? Makes it your favorite moment. 

[00:16:08] Sasha Weiss: [00:16:08] I love the inflection every time. so I, I got very lucky and I thought at the time, at the time it was lucky.

[00:16:16] Now, I don’t know. I don’t know what I would advise somebody right. College to do about getting their equity card, but I felt lucky that right out of college, I got my car doing I and Albert from York theater. and because I had gotten my car from doing that, I was able to attend. Chorus calls and equity principle auditions that, you know, most people right out of school are not able to, or have to wait all day, you know, crossing their fingers that they’ll get seen.

[00:16:45]so I went to the equity course call for Jerry Springer, the opera, and a lot of times people don’t, you know, shows are required to have calls and equity principle calls. Because they have to give the equity members of opportunity. but a lot of times they’re not actually looking for people or, you know, they’re, they required to have them.

[00:17:07] So I felt very lucky that I got to go. And then from that call, I went in and I sang glitter to be gay. And I mean, I had been in New York for maybe three or four months. I got a call back and I mean, I’d say 60 bars of the song and I got a call back. And then I went to the callback and it was Steven arenas was the musical director.

[00:17:23] And he’s one of the, one of the biggest Broadway musical directors and orchestrators. Right now he did wicked having a queue and frozen about among many more. and he was in the room and like maybe one other casting director from TLC. And all he said was strict. Just sing what you saying? You know, with the course call.

[00:17:41] So I sang some glitter Begay and he just said something like, wow. Okay. Thanks. And I left. And I was like, okay, well 

[00:17:48] Dane Reis: [00:17:48] that was, 

[00:17:49] Sasha Weiss: [00:17:49] that was cool. Like, you know, but you know, there were no sides. There was no, there was nothing else. And, so I assumed, you know, I didn’t get it, but I got a call like a few weeks later with an offer.

[00:17:58]and I, I nearly died on the street and I called my dad was like the first person I called and he is. He’s got a lot of dad jokes and one of his is, you know, how do you get to Carnegie hall practice, practice, practice. So I called and I said, but dad, how do you get to cry to get help? And he, of course, you know, knew the old standard joke and said it.

[00:18:19] And I said, no was stupid, but I told him and you know, I cried and felt so grateful to be. Equity and got that opportunity to just be in that room and it doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. You know, people can book shows from those calls, which is awesome. yeah, I was, I was really lucky. I was 22 and that was like my proudest moment for a long time.

[00:18:41] That was my, 

[00:18:43] Dane Reis: [00:18:43] yes. I love it. It’s a great 

[00:18:44] Sasha Weiss: [00:18:44] story. Thanks. 

[00:18:46] Dane Reis: [00:18:46] Well, let’s take a moment to talk about the present. What projects are you working on now? What are you looking forward to? And. Of course, we are amidst this crazy global pandemic. You see the entertainment industry moving forward in the next couple of 

[00:19:03] Sasha Weiss: [00:19:03] years.

[00:19:07] It’s a tough time to have a real answer for that, you know, to have an answer of that, this is what I mean doing next, because so many things are just on pause. so I, before I left New York, I had been doing a bunch of, probably for the past like year and a half. Now I’ve been doing a bunch of workshops for a new musical, written by BD Wong and Wayne Barker.

[00:19:25]very exciting. And. It’s been such a good time. and they were supposed to have their first production of it. Yeah. Oh God quit theater. I’m in Maine this August. And of course it got postponed along with the rest of their season. So that was a bummer cause that was, I was like this beacon of light, you know, to look forward to, but hopefully it will.

[00:19:46] I’m sure it will happen again. It’ll just be postponed. It’ll be in the future. because it’s such a great show and it’s a great team, great team of people. So instead of that, I, you know, I just moved to San Diego. I’m looking forward to seeing what, what I’ll end up doing here for performing.

[00:20:02] There’s so many great theaters out here. once auditions kind of get back into the swing and slowly, you know, everything kind of keeps opening up. that’ll be, that’ll be a great thing for me to get to jump into. I also. Well, probably always do my cabarets, which is again, like that’s been something that’s helped me through this entire career because you know, you, there you go through times where you just don’t have the outlet for the creativity and for the.

[00:20:32] Performer in you and all that stuff. So I’ve, I made sure that I created it myself and I have really loved doing cabaret. So there’s a great spot here in San Diego called Martinez above force where I did stuff when I was in grad school that hopefully I’ll pick that relationship back up. Those guys are great.

[00:20:50]And then I’m still teaching privately, coachings, voice lessons via Skype, even, or zoom, and applying and on that, I’ll continue to apply to the academia world again. And just slowly you get to see what the possibilities are for me out here. and that’s for the business industry moving forward in the next couple of years, I think it’s going to be interesting, you know, to see the recovery from all this COVID-19 stuff.

[00:21:15] But, I think it’s. It’s going to be, there’s going to be an explosion of really interesting work that comes out of it because everybody’s so ready to do it again, you know? So there’s just gonna be like a, really a nice boom of creativity. That’s going to come out of this, to that. 

[00:21:38] Dane Reis: [00:21:38] Well, let’s move on to one of my favorite sections in the interview.

[00:21:42] I call it the grease lightning round. I am going to ask you a handful of questions. I want you to answer them as quickly and concisely as possible one after another. Are you ready? Yes. First question. What was the one thing holding you back from committing to a career as an entertainer? 

[00:22:06] Sasha Weiss: [00:22:06] Fear of failure, lack of belief in my own worthiness, 

[00:22:10] Dane Reis: [00:22:10] for sure.

[00:22:11] It’s such a common, such a common feeling for, I think almost all of us. I don’t know anyone actually. That is not being plagued by that. 

[00:22:20] Sasha Weiss: [00:22:20] I mean, when you watch even the documentary Elaine Stritch documentary or, or the Joan Rivers documentary, all these amazing performance, like yes, those are people who made it.

[00:22:28] The, it is so amazing to see. That they still have all of this self doubt and insecurity, even though to us, they are like, you know, the peak of art and celebrity and all of this, you know? And it’s so interesting because it doesn’t matter really how successful you get. It’s still there. It’s still always there.

[00:22:50] Yeah. It’s a hard thing. Yep. 

[00:22:51] Dane Reis: [00:22:51] And the second question, what is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 

[00:22:57] Sasha Weiss: [00:22:57] Okay. This was impossible because I have received so much good advice. So I am in instead, I’m going to give you advice to go surround yourself with friends that give really good advice. That’s my, that’s my advice because I’ve had such a, the plethora of amazing advice from my family and my friends, my whole life.

[00:23:17]I can’t even pick one thing. So. 

[00:23:19] Dane Reis: [00:23:19] I love it. I love that. I love that. That’s fantastic. Third question. What is something that is working for you now, or if you’d like to go pre COVID, what was working for you before our industry went on pause? So, 

[00:23:36]Sasha Weiss: [00:23:36] this is a tough one to keep concise, but I’m going to do my best.

[00:23:38]so auditioning sucks. It’s just no fun for anybody. And I had to really. Rewire my thought process of it. And I kind of figured it out for myself for a while. Well, and it really helped. So if I can share that maybe it will help somebody else. Who’s feeling angry and frustrated at the business. but I had to kind of go remember at the core, what I love about this art form.

[00:24:01]and for me, it’s the collaboration. So instead of going into an audition and trying to be right and, you know, do everything I thought I was supposed to do and not be mad at the casting director for not looking up, I need to just go in there and do what I love, which is to collaborate. So I’m going to go in, I’m gonna bring my song and I’m going to collaborate with the composer and the lyricist and the accompanist.

[00:24:21] And I’m going to do what I love and the casting director can look up or not. cause I’m not doing it for them. I’m doing it for the fellow artists that have given me this opportunity and these beautiful pieces of work that I get to collaborate with them on. and that really helped me take the pressure off and just make the whole experience more enjoyable.

[00:24:39] So that was what was working for me. I love 

[00:24:42] Dane Reis: [00:24:42] that. And I think that is such great advice for anyone. Auditioning new, old, all of it. 

[00:24:51] Sasha Weiss: [00:24:51] Yeah. Cause it’s no fun. 

[00:24:53] Dane Reis: [00:24:53] No, of course. It’s a, it’s the, it’s a necessary evil of, of this industry. Isn’t it? Yeah. And the fourth question, what is the best resource? Whether that’s a book, a movie, a YouTube video, maybe a podcast, maybe a piece of technology that you found is helping your career right now.

[00:25:12]Sasha Weiss: [00:25:12] so. The book acting power by Robert Cohen, which was assigned in Steve McConnell’s junior year, Boko acting class. I still, one of my favorite, it just simplifies acting and some, you know, sometimes actors get way too, like factory about things and this sort of strips it down to just, you know, This is a human experience.

[00:25:34]and I like that book still a lot. Matt Farnsworth, he’s a great voice teacher in New York city. and I used to study with him, but he has a, an app, an app on the phone of voice lesson app. And it’s really great. so I recommend that if you can’t, you know, afford lessons or you just don’t have the accessibility to them, it’s a really, he’s just.

[00:25:55] Really invoiced teacher. so that has been great. And then if you are in New York city, Eric Galligan, sterile and VP Boyle’s class, they have a musical theater forum class. It’s really amazing. it’s probably on hiatus right now because of, but when that things come back, that was a really great class that really focused on figuring out like who you are in the business, and getting.

[00:26:19] Past the boxes and the types and all of that stuff. And he brings in casting directors, but it’s not like, it doesn’t feel like a pay to play thing. It’s much more of a, this is. This is what I see when I see you perform. And this is, you know, I it’s a much more open conversation then I feel some casting director workshops are, and he does a great job.

[00:26:39] Erin was my teacher at the time, but I think VP Boyle is, is back now doing it as well. but they do a really good job of facilitating that conversation in a very constructive way. that feels much more human than the typical. Interaction can be between, you know, an actor and a casting director or an actor and an agent, or, you know, 

[00:27:01] Dane Reis: [00:27:01] those are great resources.

[00:27:02] Thank you. And the fifth question, if you had to start your career from scratch, but still had all the knowledge and experience that you’ve collected from your career in this industry, what would you do or not do? Would you do anything differently or would you keep it the same? 

[00:27:22]Sasha Weiss: [00:27:22] I don’t think I would do that many things differently.

[00:27:25] I think my eye there’s a lot of stuff I wish I had had abandoned the idea of sooner, like the, like the idea of type. I think that’s a bad on a lot of conservatories training and it’s not their fault. It’s just what this business is. but they sort of make you think that you need to fit. You have to fit these boxes.

[00:27:45]and if you don’t, you’re screwed and nobody knows what to do with you, which is unfortunately true a lot of the time, but I’m kind of just, you know, F those boxes. Let’s just make a whole bunch of tell a whole bunch of different stories with all different kinds of people and let’s blur those lines.

[00:28:01] And. You know, understand that all different kinds of people have all different kinds of experiences and they’re all stories worth telling. and I think I’d probably get my mind in that place sooner if I could. 

[00:28:15] Dane Reis: [00:28:15] Yeah, absolutely. And the last question, what is the golden nugget knowledge drop you’ve learned from your successful career in this industry?

[00:28:26] You’d like to leave with our listeners. 

[00:28:29]Sasha Weiss: [00:28:29] I think. Nothing. And no one is all one thing like success. Just one thing as I talked about in the beginning of this, you know, Broadway is not the be all end, all marker of making it, being a performer. It doesn’t make you an artist. There’s a lot more options to be successful artists than you think that would be my golden nugget.

[00:28:50] Dane Reis: [00:28:50] I love that. And to wrap up this interview, it is time to give yourself a plug. Where can we find you? How do our listeners connect with you? Is there anything you want to promote? 

[00:29:03]Sasha Weiss: [00:29:03] well, I’m on Instagram, Sashi, PASHI and YouTube also flashy, flashy, and my website, which I designed myself. and I do some freelance web design, if you ever need that, I’m really great at actor websites.

[00:29:16]so my website is Sasha weiss.com and then if you need any web design help with anything, it’s. SVB web.com. I really am trying to focused a lot on helping. Women who are trying to start their own businesses and giving them, helping them with creating their brand or whatever it is that they want.

[00:29:39]so again, that’s just like a side thing that I like to do. and if anybody in any area really, wants coachings or voice lessons, or, you know, a history of musical theater course or whatever it is, I am available and around. 

[00:29:54] Dane Reis: [00:29:54] I love it. All right, Sasha. Thank you so much for joining me today. It has been fantastic to have you on, Oh, 

[00:30:03] Sasha Weiss: [00:30:03] thank you for having me.

[00:30:04] It was such a pleasure to get to chat with you again after so many years,  

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