But What About Dinner Theater?

With the vaccine looming on the horizon for the general public, we’ve been thinking more and more about what live theatre is going to look like in a world with herd immunity. Will people rush to the theatre? Will it be more gradual? Will people want even more stimulation with integrated entertainment experiences, like, say, dinner theater? Or might dinner theater be a way to have your entertainment experience while…

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Five of the best places for theatre in the US, other than New York

We all know New York as the theatre capital of the United States, and possibly even the world. However, if you’re not based in New York, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fruitful career as a theater maker! Many other cities and small towns in the United States have exciting and innovative theatre scenes. Here are some of the best: The Twin Cities, Minnesota Minneapolis and St. Paul, the…

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What should go in my pitch deck?

Ah, pitch decks. All theater makers have heard of them. Maybe you’ve even made a few. Pitch decks are a super important part of the business. These short packets contain quick facts and images that sell the show to prospective producers and investors. It seems pretty straight-forward, but there are some standards you should follow for a successful pitch. The first thing you should include is, of course, what the…

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50 Affirmations for Actors

Affirmations are an important part of the law of attraction. Affirmations are short sentences that you repeat to yourself to change your self-belief patterns.  Affirmations motivate us and focus our minds on our goals, whether it’s finishing the play you’ve been working on since the beginning of the pandemic, or finding a producer to read your script. For example, repeating the phrase “I will produce a successful show” to yourself…

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50 Affirmations for Producers

Affirmations are an important part of the law of attraction. Affirmations are short sentences that you repeat to yourself to change your self-belief patterns.  Affirmations motivate us and focus our minds on our goals, whether it’s finishing the play you’ve been working on since the beginning of the pandemic, or finding a producer to read your script. For example, repeating the phrase “I will produce a successful show” to yourself…

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50 Affirmations for Playwrights

Affirmations are an important part of the law of attraction. Affirmations are short sentences that you repeat to yourself to change your self-belief patterns.  Affirmations motivate us and focus our minds on our goals, whether it’s finishing the play you’ve been working on since the beginning of the pandemic, or finding a producer to read your script. For example, repeating the phrase “I will produce a successful show” to yourself…

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50 Affirmations for Directors

Affirmations are an important part of the law of attraction. Affirmations are short sentences that you repeat to yourself to change your self-belief patterns.  Affirmations motivate us and focus our minds on our goals, whether it’s finishing the play you’ve been working on since the beginning of the pandemic, or finding a producer to read your script. For example, repeating the phrase “I will produce a successful show” to yourself…

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It’s ok not to be ok

There are weeks in which it seems like the outside world is hanging on by a tattered thread. During these times, we often drift inward. This can be helpful. Self-reflection can lead to discovery and motivate positive change; however, gradually sinking into ourselves can also cause us to get tangled in our own deep stories, not all of which are helpful.  The patterns that are built in our minds, whether…

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The Official Holiday Gift Guide for Theater Makers

We’ve been looking forward to the gift guide this year because there are so many useful and thoughtful things to get the Theater Maker in your life (yourself, included!).  1. Final Draft Final Draft is the industry standard for screenwriters but did you know that it’s perfect for theater makers too? With the new updates in Final Draft 11, you can now collaborate with your writing and producing partners with…

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Secret Producer Series #7: Be Curious

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: To continue to be curious about everything.  Though you might not be able to create theater at the moment with live audiences - keep exploring.  New ideas, new connections new thoughts -…

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