How to Recognize Opportunities

I’m a big fan of Abraham-Hicks quotes of the day http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/lawofattractionquotes.php, and of the basic principle behind them– which is that we need to pay attention to what we want, and to allow that to manifest in our lives. Lately I have seen this principle playing out in my own life. Having made up my…

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…

Being a Fundraiser – Or Not

Sitting here drinking coffee in a lovely, quiet NYC morning, I am reading two articles in the Times about Broadway Productions, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/theater/rules-for-investing-in-a-broadway-production.html?emc=eta1 and http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/theater/on-broadway-today-a-name-above-the-title-isnt-that-hard.html?emc=eta1. Here’s the main gist of those articles – In the world of Broadway productions, 75% lose their entire investment, 25% make a profit, and the main job of a producer is…

The Artistic Diaspora

In August of 2015, I will put all my belongings in storage in Staten Island, and buy a car and begin a one-year artistic journey I am calling “Caesura: An Art Tinker’s Journey.” I’ll stay with friends and collaborate with them on art projects. I’ll be a muse, a dramaturge, an editor, a coach –…

#Women in Theater

I just read Theresa Rebeck’s article “Broadway in Review” in the recent special issue of The Dramatist. It’s concise, clear and to the point – and one of the fine points she makes is that women are grossly under-represented on Broadway – on the page and on the stage. Yet I am currently curating the…

Discontent and the “Cure”

Many of us in the theatre, in major urban areas, are scrabbling out a living, and practicing our craft – creating solo shows, and plays and other works of art. Those of us in NYC have chosen one of the most competitive places in the world to call our homes – we are surrounded by…