What Skills Do You Need to Be a Stage Manager?

What Skills Do You Need to Be a Stage Manager?

So you think you might want to be a stage manager? Let me warn you now, almost everyone who works in the arts thinks they can be a stage manager and the vast majority can’t. Just because you are an organized human being doesn’t mean you have the skillset to be an excellent stage manager.…

Inside the Artists Wallet S01E01

Inside the Artists Wallet: Art and Entrepreneurship

Wondering what Patrick did after college? Check out our latest installment: Inside the Artists Wallet Season 1 Episode 2: Art and Entrepreneurship Please welcome back actor, producer, and founder of theatre company “start-up” XYXee, Patrick Judd.  After speaking with Patrick about life post-theatre major and getting started in an arts career, we got to learn more…

How to Save Money on Black Pants

How to Save Money on Black Pants

So – I can’t exactly write a post on how to save on the best pair of black pants since this is a pretty endless debate in the theater world. Especially among the ladies of the theater world. See this extensive thread at the SMNetwork or this post at Headset Chatter. Personally, I’ve been on…

#NYCWin: Free Opera

#NYCWin: Free Opera

Ok, so some of you out there might not consider free opera a win. Personally, I had no stance on opera at all, which is a little weird given my whole career path. I do remember a sort of masochistic 20 year old Mel hearing that opera was the hardest thing to stage manage and…