It’s all happening!

This is the seventh in a series of “behind the scenes” posts about the stuff that really goes into producing a show in NYC. You can check out our previous posts here and click here to be notified when the next one goes live.

We are really in the thick of it now! Rehearsals are more than halfway done, and we have updates on basically every front. Most importantly, tickets are on sale now for only $27.50 — and they’re selling fast! Do you have yours yet? 😉 Read more…

Getting ready for the first rehearsal…

This is the sixth in a series of “behind the scenes” posts about the stuff that really goes into producing a show in NYC. You can check out our previous posts here and click here to be notified when the next one goes live.

A lot has happened since last we checked in! Our fundraising campaign is over 75% complete, we’re building our production team, and the most exciting thing of all: our first day of rehearsals is only two days away. Read more…

I Am Who I Am

This is the fifth in a series of “behind the scenes” posts about the stuff that really goes into producing a show in NYC. You can check out our previous posts here and click here to be notified when the next one goes live.

baby-picture

I mean metaphorical baby pictures, not real ones like this one of me rocking a red tracksuit.

You know when your mom pulls out your baby pictures and shows them to your friends? How proud she is, but also how dumb you used to look and act? And how embarrassing the whole thing is?

That’s what this’ll be like, except instead of baby pictures, it’s old (and brand new!) music from the show, and instead of my mom, it’s me. Read more…

Let’s talk about self-producing.

This is the fourth in a series of “behind the scenes” posts about the stuff that really goes into producing a show in NYC. You can check out our previous posts here and click here to be notified when the next one goes live.

Recently, I sat down with Jenny Paul and Lynn Spector to talk about what it means to be a self-produced artist. Jenny comes from the theatre world and is currently an actor and producer on That Reminds Me… (www.ThatRemindsMeTheSeries.com), a new web sitcom coming That Reminds Me...out this summer.

I thought there would be some interesting overlap between our work producing 210 Amlent Avenue and Jenny’s work on That Reminds Me…, and we brought Lynn in as a dramaturg to help facilitate a conversation (or for some “Lynn-terference,” as Jenny put it). We hope you enjoy—or learn something?—from the condensed version of our conversation that follows. Read more…

Take my advice

shes-a-writerThis is the third in a series of “behind the scenes” posts about the stuff that really goes into producing a show in NYC. Karl has previously written about choosing a title and getting set up for “show” business. If you’d like, click here to be notified when the next one goes live.

I am a writer.

reg-e-catheyI’m calling myself that because my students and I recently met Reg E. Cathey, and he advised them never to say “I want to be an actor, or an artist,” because they need to define themselves by saying “I AM an actor.”

I also teach others how to write (I have to eat), and as such, I am privy to all sorts of writing advice. Be it advice regarding the writing process, advice about what to write, or advice about what to change in one’s writing, I’ve gotten it all, given it all, and am going to share it all with you.

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