Artist-focused and driven to connect with creatives and engage with audiences.
PODCASTS • PERFORMANCE • PRODUCTION
Founded by Patrick Oliver Jones, Off-Broadway actor and Backstage Expert.
WINMI focuses on the unseen work that goes into making art -- shining a light on the struggles and failures that often precede the beauty of creation. The goal is for fellow creatives to feel welcome and supported, giving them space to contribute and collaborate, while providing audiences with both laughter and inspiration in the shared experience.
WHY I'LL NEVER MAKE IT
Communicator Award of Distinction (Featured Episode)
"Top Theater Podcasts You Must Follow" - Feedspot
Weekly conversations exploring the challenges and setbacks that actors and creative professionals face in the performing arts while also challenging the notion of what it means to "make it" in this industry. Guests share the lessons learned and what keeps them going through all the ups and downs.
THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES
The life of any non-profit or small business is not an easy one. These special episodes are a slight departure from the format of Why I'll Never Make It, but Spotlight still focuses on why people and organizations do the work they do, how they handle setbacks, and the difference they are making in people's lives.
PATRICK OLIVER JONES
Actor • Singer • Host • Writer
As an actor and singer, Patrick has been in the performing onscreen and onstage for almost 30 years. Moving to New York City in 2008, his credits include National Tours, numerous off-Broadway world premieres, staged readings, network television, national commercials, and audio dramas as well as regional productions of contemporary and classic musicals.
AUDIO AND THEATRICAL
Though podcasting is the most consistent production platform for WINMI, Patrick has also produced cabarets, concerts, interviews, and Off-Broadway one-act plays.
"You really took the time to research and create a beautifully insightful piece...to dive past the surface of ASL, where interpreting, accessibility, and theater meet. It's so well-crafted and I feel grateful to have been involved."
"I am so glad to have finally had the opportunity to work with you, a joy from start to finish and such a talented and positive spirit."
Music Supervisor, EVITA
"Started listening to the podcast while at my interim job because the Geoffrey Owens episode popped up...loved the episode! Not only entertaining, but insightful, professional, and compassionate."