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How to Procrastinate and Still Be Productive. I’ve been stalled for a couple of months on writing the About Me page for my new website for my show Cookin’ Up Adventures. I’ve made lots of excuses about how long it should be and who my audience is, needing to find the draft I wrote in my computer. I’ve procrastinated. End …

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Why Nobody Cares About Your Set

“It just feels overwhelming!” is what I hear most often from actors who say they want to do a one person show.  It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. My mission is to help take the overwhelm out of the process and today I’m going to do that by talking about your set. The set is the furniture & scenery you use …

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Top 5 Things to Consider Before Booking a Theater

Booking a theater will be one of the most important financial investments you’ll make in producing your one person show.  Here are 5 important things to consider so you know you’re getting the most out of your investment. 1.  Your Budget: Decide how much you want to spend on your theater.  Depending where you live the range for a 50 …

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Totally Affordable Equipment for Your Vlog/Web Series

A “No More Excuses” Equipment List It’s no secret that today actors are expected to do more than just act.  In addition to marketing ourselves through mailings, showcases, casting director workshops, our own websites, witty tweets and enviable Facebook posts, it’s now expected that we have a YouTube channel with plenty of our own self-generated content – not just demo …

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Choosing a Director: 5 Lessons Learned

How could this production be so different from the first time? You’ve spent months, maybe even a year writing, re-writing and re-re-writing your one person show.  You just booked the theater and even splurged on a publicist. Now you’re going into rehearsals, relying on your director to bring out the best in you so your talents shine for audiences to …

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7 Lessons Learned Editing My Sizzle Reel

7 Tips for Editing Your Promo Reel This week I created a promo reel to promote the Hollywood performance of Dancing with my Demons.  I thought I’d share the process with you. 1.  Like your material:  I chose 5 favorite monologues from my show. 2.  Tell a story:  I used the movement piece on the bed as the anchor to tell the …