Take The “Places, Please” Challenge to Jump Start Your TheaterMaking.
One of the most fun and most productive events we had this year was our “Take Charge of Your ’21” Challenge in January. Over 500 TheaterMakers joined us to hear tips and strategies on how to have your best year yet from super successful people in the business.
We learned how to crush writer’s block, how to squeeze a few more hours into each day for your REAL work (not that day job work), how to increase your confidence . . . and more.
We got such great feedback on this free event that we decided to do it again! But better. 🙂
I’m proud to announce our free “Places, Please” Challenge to kick your theatermaking in high gear, will begin on September 20th!
First, I don’t know about you, but even though I’ve been out of school for (mumble, mumble) years, I STILL think the start of the school year is the start of a NEW YEAR for me.
So what better time than RIGHT NOW to re-evaluate where we are, and develop a plan on how to accomplish all that we want to accomplish as we sprint toward the end of the year.
Second, this is a PIVOTAL time for the theater and for theater-making. First, we’re finally opening up again. So not only do we need to be ready to get out of the zoom rooms and into a rehearsal room again, but I believe that a renaissance is around the corner. And that means opportunities. Opportunities for more new voices in the theater than ever before.
And you want to be ready, right? I mean . . . we just went through a crapper of a year. Well, the sun is coming out tomorrow, so let’s take advantage of it.
That’s why I assembled some of the smartest and most motivational and inspirational theatermakers I know to give you strategies on how to be ready for the renaissance.
And they are all coming to you for free as part of the “Places, Please” challenge!
Here’s who is on the docket so far:
- T. Oliver Reid (Hadestown, Once On This Island) on How To Prevent Burnout
- Ryan Scott Oliver (2009 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient) on Writing On Time: Scheduling Creative Writing and Not Missing a Beat
- Tony Howell (Tony Howell & Co) on Reconnecting With Your Purpose
- Stephanie Klemons (Hamilton, In The Heights) on How To Set Yourself Free: Getting in Touch With Your Authentic Movement
- Alicia Albright (Disney’s Frozen on Broadway) on Mindfulness
- Joe Rosko (founder of Built For The Stage)- Building Yourself On and Off Stage: How Physical Training Enhances Our Work as TheaterMakers
- Rodrick Covington (Once On This Island) on How To Fuel Creativity and Health in Mind & Body
- And ME! I’ll be talking about how to get the attention of Producers who are looking for . . . well, you!
The challenge starts on September 20th, and will be LIVESTREAMED from 12 – 1 pm EDT. (With a replay later that night.)
It’s free, BUT you do have to register in advance so click here right now to sign up now.
And yes, just like last time, we’re going to have prizes each and every day . . . including . . .
- Final Draft License 12
- The Ultimate TheaterMakin’ Book Collection including books from our favorite TheaterMakers like Mandy Gonzalez, Ali Stroker, Leslie Odom, Kenny Leon, James Lapine and more!
- Memberships to TheaterMakersStudio
- A script review by our Pro Dramaturg, Eric Webb
- Tickets to shows.
- Finale Music Notation
And . . .
- AN IPAD!
Seriously. An iPad. Because we all need one of these suckers.
This is an exciting time to do what we all do. And we’re going to celebrate that with this challenge, AND most importantly, make sure we’re ready for the even more exciting times ahead.
So if you’re committed to getting ready for the theatrical renaissance, then sign up now.
Because this IS your Places call!
Take the free Places, Please challenge by signing up here.
(Space is limited – if you’re not sure you can make each and every day of the challenge, sign up now anyway . . . replays will be available.)
Oh, and here’s what some people said about our LAST challenge and how it helped them:
- “I’ve implemented a few of the tips into my daily life over the last few weeks and they’ve been so helpful.” – Lauren Avila
- “This challenge sparked some more drive in me to go for it!” – Nicolette Blount
- “One of the successful people I contacted, the one I was most afraid to contact, got back to me and we had an extraordinary phone conversation this morning. And one of the directors I’d like to work with and who I contacted for the “Do something fearless” challenge responded to my email, and wants to read my script.” – Douglas DeVita
Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.