The TheaterMakers Summit Is Going Virtual!

We're less than 1 month away from our 4th Annual TheaterMakers Summit! And we are so excited to show you what we've been working so hard on for the past year (!) We know many of you have questions you are itching to get answered. So we've put together an incredible lineup of panelists and speakers to make sure each and every one of you walk away with the answers…

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The best software for recording/transcribing/editing your music

As a musician or composer, it can be overwhelming to figure out the best computer softwares for honing your craft and creating compositions. There is an abundance of these programs out there, ranging from free to expensive, simple to extremely complex and professional. No need to fear - here’s our list of some of our favorite music-related computer softwares and how you can use them to your advantage! Music-Making Software:…

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A tip we can all learn from our high school selves. . .

Let’s talk about high school. Close your eyes.  Can you see the hallways filled? Hear the cafeteria? Smell the gym locker rooms? Did your back just straighten? Queasy? Did you break out in… pimples?  Don’t worry. We won’t be talking about Prom, Homecoming, or gym! We’re going to talk about perfection.  That little thing we all seek, drool, lust, and pine over.  But perfection is the very thing that gets…

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The Basics of Writing for TV (for Playwrights)

Take a quick scroll through your Facebook or Twitter feed. Doesn’t it seem like everyone is working on a pilot right now? Television is seriously where it’s at right now, and more writers are making the jump to television than ever before given the pandemic and live theater shut down. Now, this doesn’t mean live theater is dead, but here are some things to keep in mind if you are…

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What to do with that day job of yours

Let’s talk about your day job… shall we?  We constantly hear from Theater Makers that they want to ditch their often monotonous day job and just work in theater all of the time… you can, and you will.  But… maybe not as quickly as you would like! We know it’s hard, especially considering the times we are in now.  You’re impatient, and so are we.  Which is a good thing! …

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Secret producer Series #6: Marketing Wins

This week we sat down with yet another one of the industry's top producers to see what advice they have for newbies in the industry! Q: What's your biggest piece of advice for theater makers right now? A: STAY POSITIVE AND KEEP YOUR TEAM'S MOMENTUM GOING - WE WILL RETURN! Q: What's your biggest marketing win on a show? A: REBRANDING 39 STEPS CLEARLY AS A COMEDY WITH THE RED…

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What to say when people ask “What’s up?

Some of us may be big deadline people.  When we are dealing with our day jobs, shows, or passion projects- we set deadlines and it feels excellent to hit them.  The biggest problem with self-imposed deadlines is that they are hard, and often lofty. If your day job boss gave you a deadline for something, you would hit it! But, when you set one for yourself (for something that could…

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Project Management Resources for Self-Employed TheaterMakers

Even pre-pandemic, the job market for artists often requires freelancing, working from home, bouncing around between gigs, and self-employment. The pandemic has exacerbated these work conditions - more people are working from home than ever, and a lot of artists have been picking up freelance side hustles to make ends meet during these unpredictable times, many juggling multiple jobs at once. Though this hustle is productive, it isn’t always easy…

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The TheaterMakers For Hire Directory is Now Available!

Did you know that many TheaterMakers have a side hustle in addition to their career as an Art-reprenuer? Well we recently surveyed our community of TheaterMakers to see just what kind of side hustles they're into and we were completely shocked at the robust skillset each of our members had. Are you interested in hiring a Photographer? Copywriter? Video Editor, Real Estate Agent, or get this. . . a Wedding…

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How do I secure the rights to use a song in my show?

If you’re a writer, there’s a good chance that you’ve written something for your play and thought of a song that would set the scene perfectly, or the exact song a character would sing at karaoke, or play at a dinner party, or dance around their bedroom too. Music is a great tool for storytelling, whether it’s through composing original music, or adding in a tried and true top 40…

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