As TheaterMakers get back to work, are you looking for a place to work?

The theater is (almost) back!

That means, if you’re a TheaterMaker, you should be starting to get serious now.  We all know how long it takes to get things going in this biz . . . so if you’re waiting until we’re fully up and running, that’ll be too late.

So get to it!

And if you’re like me, working out of your home lost its appeal last April.  🙂

if you want to get back to work, and need some space, we have private offices for sublet in my office, right in the heart of Times Square, in a very theatrical building (yep, we network in the elevators).

This setup is perfect for Producers, writers, or anyone looking for a place to get @#$% done. Message me for more.

Guess what Broadway show is next to be filmed?

Annnnnnnd we got another one!

Come From Away becomes the second Broadway show to be shot during the Broadway shutdown. 

 

Filming will begin this spring and its release to be in September of 2021. But the most fascinating thing about this one is no distribution platform has been announced . . . Which means the smart and savvy producers are keeping it to themselves . . . for now.

This is the same model used by the juggernaut that is Hamilton. They shot it EARLY in their run and put it in a vault. And then they took it out years later and traded it to Disney for $75mm.

Come From Away is taking their downtime to do the same thing . . . and to put over 200 TheaterMakers to work at the same time.

Those kinds of karmic bets ALWAYS pay off.

Congrats to them, and keep your eye out for where this terrific piece ends up. (Can you say bidding war?)

For more on Come From Away’s upcoming shoot, click here.

 

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Interested in learning how to stream your show? Click here for a masterclass-like course on just that. 

Take The “Take Charge of your ’21” Challenge with me and these super TheaterMakers!

Let’s agree on two things.

1.  This year is going to be better than last year.
 
2.  How much better depends on you.
 
If you agree (especially with that 2nd part), then read on.  If you don’t agree, please stop reading. And I’ll see you on Thursday when I review the Ratatouille TikTok musical.
 
Everyone where they should be?
 
Great.
 
Ok, look, truth time. We’ve got some work to do. We lost a year of theater-making. And the theaters aren’t even lit . . . yet.
 
But they will be. And sooner than you think.
 
As I type, that vaccine is getting put into the arms of people all over the world.
 
And all over that world, Producers, Theater Owners, Artistic Directors, Casting Directors, etc. are setting specific dates for the return of our art.
 
Which means it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
 
That’s right . . . get to work. Not wait for work. Big difference.
 
Most people wait for the phone to ring. Most people wait for someone to hire them. Most people wait.
 
That’s why most people don’t work.
 
But those TheaterMakers out there who take charge of their own career? Well, for them? Things have a way of always “working” out.
 
In 2020, the year took charge of us. Me included. It was like a @#$%ing bucking bronco that none of us could tame.
 
This year, we’ve got a tighter grip on the reins. And it’s time we take charge of it and make it work for us, instead of the other way around.
 
And I don’t think there has EVER been a more important time to make a commitment like this to yourself and to the theater.
 
See, if I learned one thing in 2020 it was this . . . LIFE IS SHORT.
 
You never know when your work will be taken away. You never know when a life will be taken away.  (I think about you every dad, Dad – and you continue to inspire me to do challenge myself.)
You never know . . . anything.
 
And for those of us out there who want to achieve a lot in the theatre (or in life!) . . . whether that is writing shows, producing shows, acting in shows, directing shows, designing shows or whatever . . . we know now, we don’t have any time to waste.
 
We know that more than ANY OTHER INDUSTRY on the planet.
 
Which is why the time to act is now.
 
Which is also why the TheaterMakersStudio is holding a free 5-Day “Take Charge of Your ’21” TheaterMakers Challenge. You can sign up here.
 
What is it?
 
It’s simple.  But it works.
Every day for five days, we’ll get on a live session . . . and me, PLUS TWO THEATERMAKER SUPERSTARS, will give you a specific strategy, productivity tip, secret, resource or something we’re doing to make sure we have our best year of theatermaking yet . . . that you can apply to your theatermaking too.
There will be tips on writing, directing, acting, mindset, and more.
Who are the those other TheaterMakers?
 
You can see them all on this page, but the action-taking, inspirational TheaterMakers you’ll be hearing from include:
 
 
I chose each one of them, because, I’m a fan of their talent and a SUPER fan of how they have achieved their success . . . by acknowledging fear, conquering it, and taking charge of their work, their art and their lives.
 
And boom. Look what happens when they do.
 
I’ll be honest . . . while I’m super excited about how the tips from these TheaterMakers will help you have your best 2021 yet . . . I’m just as excited about how they will help me! 🙂
 
In addition to the private livestream strategy sessions for five days straight, you’ll get access to a private facebook group with fellow TheaterMakers who are also taking charge of their year.
 
You’ll also get some homework, so be ready.
 
But I also guarantee that if you do that homework, you’ll be on the path to your best year yet.
Oh, and prizes.  We’ll be giving away fun theatermaking tools every day.
 
So . . . if you’re a writer, producer, actor, director, designer, or any kind of TheaterMaker . . . or not yet a TheaterMaker but WANT to be one . . . click here to sign up for the challenge. It’s totally free. And we’re even going to give away some stuff.
 
In just five days, you’ll be on your way to your best year of theatermaking yet.
 
And when the year is over, we’ll look back and flip off 2020 and say, “See what I can do when I take charge of my year?”
 
Click here to sign up and start your year off right.

The challenge starts in 13 days!

Need something done? Hire one of these TheaterMakers.

TheaterMakers wear lots of hats.

Unfortunately, our favorite hat has to stay hung up in the closet right now, until this Covid nonsense is under control.

So for many, that means a pivot to one of their other chapeaux.  (Even we’re pivoting to producing online events as I mentioned here and here.)

Whenever we’ve needed an extra set of hands over the past few months, we’ve turned to TheaterMakers with a side hustle.

Because we want them working.   Because we need to make sure their side hustle doesn’t become their primary hustle.  Because we want them . . . no . . . we need them to make theater when this is over.

And because I have the best, most entrepreneurial and generous readers on the blog-osphere, we thought you might want to hire them too, if you found yourself needing an extra set of hands.

That’s why I put together this TheaterMaker Side Hustle directory.  In it you’ll find Actors, Writers, Investors, etc. who all want to keep working in and supporting the theater . . . and who will be more inclined to do so if they can keep on keeping on during this pandemic.

They are real estate agents, Etsy crafters, coaches, marketers, composers, video editors, tarot card readers, and just about everything you could need.

And they are terrific (we’ve hired several already).

Click here if you need someone or just want to browse.  And if you ever need anyone for anything . . . or know someone who does, tell them to hire a TheaterMaker.

Check out the TheaterMaker Side Hustle Directory here.

 

[UPDATED] Are you a TheaterMaker with a Side Hustle? Let us help your hustle.

Since the Theater biz is so up and down, most TheaterMakers do something on the side to make some bucks.

Some sell real estate. Some coach budding performers. Some make websites. And so on.

Nowadays, since the Theater biz is so down and DOWN, those side hustles, day jobs, survival gigs are more important than ever. Especially since the $600 supplement got lost somewhere in Washington, DC. (As I wrote about here, we could be facing an artistic-exodus if TheaterMakers can’t pay their bills.)

Since Congress hasn’t come up with a way to stimulate the TheaterMaker economy, we’re forced with only one solution.

That solution is always the best one, however.

We’re going to have to solve this ourselves.

How?

We hire each other.

See, while my business has taken a big ol’ hit (like everyone else in the theater space), we still have little jobs we need done here and there. And we’ve made a commitment to hire out-of-work TheaterMakers to do them.

But more importantly, I also know a lot of other people who hire people. And I thought I could tell them all about you.

But I need to know more about you TheaterMakers with side hustles.

So if you’re a web designer, Photoshop expert, real estate broker, tarot card reader, Etsy store seller or whatever, let me know. We may hire you ourselves, but we’ll definitely recommend you to others

And if any of you are looking to hire folks, let me know, as I’m going to have quite the list.

And hiring a TheaterMaker is one of the best ways to support the arts . . . because your money goes straight to the artist.

And it may help them continue to do what they love to do . . . entertain you.

If you want some more business for whatever your side hustle is, click here.

 

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************UPDATED AS OF 10/11/20**************

The TheaterMaker Side Hustle Director is now availble!  Hire a TheaterMaker today.  See here.

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