Recommendation: Speaking of Words and Other Undoings, by Tammy Gomez

http://howlround.com/speaking-of-words-and-other-undoings?utm_source=HowlRound.com%27s+Email+Communications&utm_campaign=2c898297f3-DAILY_RSS_EMAIL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9ac5709e38-2c898297f3-45172181 I went to Catholic school. It was at mass that I was first drawn to the setting of the ritual. The way the tall white candles were always lit and extinguished with ceremonial drama by the young acolytes, or altar boys, in red and white robes. The clinking bells that accentuated the pivotal moments…

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Improvisation  – A Director’s Best Friend

I direct a lot of new plays, many of them by fledgling writers, and often various aspects of character development have remained in the head of the writer, and are not yet on the page. Or sometimes the character is on the page, but not yet sufficiently specific. When this happens, I use improvisation to answer questions like the…

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The Pioneer Award from AFO Theater – my thank you speech

I received the Pioneer Award from All For One Theater http://allforonetheater.org/ this week, and here’s the acceptance speech I gave. I have loved being a part of the NYC solo show community since 1996, when I wrote my first solo show. That year I kissed my 13-year standup career goodbye, and started acting. I knew I…

Recommendation – from Entrepreneur – 5 free and effective publicity tools to boost your crowdfunding campaign

http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2014/10/27/5-free-effective-publicity-tools-boost-crowdfunding-campaign/ If you want your crowdfunding campaign to really succeed, it’s not enough to raise funds from your family and friends – you’ll want to have wider coverage in the media. Almost every campaign that’s raised over $100,000 needed some sort of PR to get to that level of funds. You could go the traditional route…

Recommendation: The Trans Artistic Body by Polly Carl

http://howlround.com/the-trans-artistic-body?utm_source=HowlRound.com%27s+Email+Communications&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=049fd5dc86-DAILY_RSS_EMAIL&utm_term=0_9ac5709e38-049fd5dc86-45172181 Trans—moving across, beyond, through, changing thoroughly. Isn’t this the life of the artist? Moving across the country for that writing gig, or that acting job. Telling stories beyond what we had previously imagined. Getting through impossible circumstances—juggling day jobs, living in precarious financial circumstances, just getting through to the next time the art can…