Is it normal to be feeling exhausted after ZOOM?

The World Health Organization (WHO) says to be “burnt out” is to feel like your energy is depleting, increased mental distance from your job/project, reduced professional efficiency. Last year, WHO recognized burnout as an official illness. Burnout can come on in a number of ways, but the biggest factors are exhaustion, negativity, and inefficiency for your job/project. This is more common than you would think! Vanessa Bohns, an organizational behavior…

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Secret Producer Series #5: Marketing Wins From A Producer

This week we sat down with yet another one of the industry's top producers to see how they got started in the industry! Q:What's the biggest hurdle you've ever faced? A: Fundraising for specific projects. There have been some close calls where I would be up at night wondering if the show could come together because of investor interest, but sure enough persistence pays off and where there is a…

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How to hold yourself accountable

Setting a new goal is exciting. You’re planning exactly what it’s going to look like personally and professionally- probably feeling invincible and ready to take on the world. There is absolutely no doubt in your mind that you will accomplish all these tasks. You’re ready! Let’s skip to three months ahead. You’ve struggled to stay consistent with the goals and timeline you set for yourself. Life has gotten in the…

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An Alternative to Your Zoom Readings

As theaters have closed due to the pandemic, radio has become another popular alternative and a way to share dramatic works with audiences across the globe.  Those looking for additional exposure and another way to engage in theater besides Zoom or live-streaming should look towards getting their plays on the radio platform! Audio has become an increasingly favored form of entertainment in quarantine, providing needed breaks from screen and reading…

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How to Tap Into Your Inner Child

After the past couple of months dealing with everything that the world has thrown at us- it is easy to let our artist selves clock out, abandoning parts of ourselves that once made us so happy.  You could be in desperate need of a reboot.  If nothing is recharging you, it could be because as we get older we don’t always have a good way of coping with the pressures…

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Secret Producer Series #4: From Intern to Producer

This week we sat down with yet another one of the industry's top producers to see how they got started in the industry! Q: What's your biggest piece of advice for theater makers right now? A: Stay creative – So often we’re running from meeting to meeting and overwhelmed with the day-to-day operation of the current project in front of us that we rarely have time to read scripts, find…

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Creating a Workout Plan for your Project

Many successful people go into their projects with a plan. They set goals for themselves, and then they set deadlines to meet those goals. And, sure enough, they meet those goals and they get those projects done.  For writers, this can feel antithetical to what we do. We worry that too much structure will restrict our creative flow and hinder our imaginations. Why go about this methodically when our best…

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The Rise of Radio Dramas in the Theater Community

As theaters have closed due to the pandemic, radio has become another popular alternative and a way to share dramatic works with audiences across the globe.  Those looking for additional exposure and another way to engage in theater besides Zoom or live-streaming should look towards getting their plays on the radio platform! Audio has become an increasingly favored form of entertainment in quarantine, providing needed breaks from screen and reading…

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Look Outward to Find Motivation Within

Even the most accomplished and experienced writers struggle with keeping themselves accountable to the writing process. Finding motivation within ourselves can be incredibly difficult, especially when the road ahead of us is long and the gratification is far from immediate.  That’s why we want you to try looking elsewhere for accountability. You know that you have a great idea for a script and a goal to complete it, but what…

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The Basics of Live Streaming

Theaters may be closed down for now, but that doesn’t mean performances have to be. Live streaming has become a popular form of entertainment during quarantine, and has made for a good substitute for live performances for the time being. Though utilizing the various platforms may seem daunting, live streaming is a great way to continue showcasing your work while maybe even reaching new and wider audiences!  There are lots…

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