15 Directors & Choreographers to Follow on Social Media!

    by Melvin Tunstall III Happy Wednesday TheaterMakers!  We’re back with another roundup of TheaterMakers to follow on your social media platforms. Today we set our sights on 15 Directors and Choreographers to watch! Did any of your favorites make the list? Check out the links below!   Sammi Cannold One of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, Sammi’s recent theater credits include Evita (New York…

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Podcast Episode 8: How Does a Producer Get Paid?

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 12 minutes   LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: Podbean: Click Here Spotify: Click Here Apple Podcasts: Click Here Google Podcasts: Click Here iHeart Radio: Click Here   ABOUT THIS EPISODE: In 2009, our founder Ken Davenport wrote a blog which stumped many of his readers. He proposed the concept that Producers should receive a portion of the Author's subsidiary rights on shows that…

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From The Founder: Self-producing problem? Try our new and improved mini-enhancement.

By Ken Davenport Confucius says, “Anything that can be done big, can be done small.” Ok, he didn’t really say that, but it doesn’t make it any less true. Case in point.  When big Broadway shows “try out” at regional theaters around the country before coming in, they are usually produced under what we call “Enhancement Deals".  The Broadway Producers supplement the regional theater’s budget with cash, and the regional…

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10 MORE Awards You Can Submit For Your Show!

By Melvin Tunstall III  So you didn’t get a TheaterMakers Award nomination?  Or maybe you are a nominee and now can’t get enough of that feeling of being nominated?  Either way, we’ve gathered 10 MORE awards you can submit for your show!   Awards can offer exposure, development, street cred, and in many cases, CASH!  Check out the links below and see if your show qualifies for one of these amazing…

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Guest Blog: What I learned about self-producing during the pandemic.

 By Michael Kushner You know that age-old adage, “If you build it, they will come”? It’s true. As a multi-hyphenate in the theatre industry, the discoveries I made about myself and my art were based on this principle: what do I have to lose?  I had CoVid-19 when Broadway was still running, yet had no idea. As shows were closing, my smell and taste were starting to come back, just…

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A Quick Guide to Banishing Bad Habits

By Melvin Tunstall III Hate to say that I love you Hate to say that I need you Hate to say that I want you But I do Bad habit, I know But I'm needing you right now Can you help me out? Can I lean on you? Been one of those days I don't wanna come out Can you help me out? Can I lean on you? First, let’s…

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Podcast Episode 7: How to Obtain Rights to a Song

ESTIMATED LISTENING TIME OF THIS EPISODE: 9 minutes   LISTEN WHEREVER YOU LISTEN TO PODCASTS: Podbean: Click Here Spotify: Click Here Apple Podcasts: Click Here Google Podcasts: Click Here iHeart Radio: Click Here   ABOUT THIS EPISODE: Music is a great tool for storytelling, whether it’s through composing original music, or adding in a tried and true top 40 radio hit. If it’s the latter that you would like to…

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From The Founder: 10 Takeaways from The TheaterMakers Summit

By Ken Davenport The title of this blog could have been 10,000 Takeaways from The TheaterMakers Summit. But to be honest, I had so many action items from our 103 speakers myself but I’d be here for days if I shared all of my notes. My hope is that one of the 10 below is the “thought domino” you need in your career or your life. Because, as I mentioned…

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The Reviews Are In!

By Monica Hammond As a theater maker, reviews are an essential element of any marketing campaign.  Whether it’s a Broadway show, Off Broadway, or even a staged reading, reviews are key. So what happens if The New York Times doesn’t review your work? Are you out of luck?  While getting reviewed by media outlets like The New York Times, Variety, The Wallstreet Journal, and TimeOut, can certainly be a major…

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE…

By Summer Groh After weeks of submissions, we are thrilled to announce our list of nominees for the 2021 TheaterMaker Awards! Thank you to everyone who filled out a ballot to nominate your fellow TheaterMakers. After such a tumultuous year, we wish we could name each and every one of you as a nominee, but because of the overwhelming response in submissions, we had to pull a special committee together…

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