Category: Self help

Backstage and Onstage Management – Manager or Agent? Where is the ROI?

We’ve been dealing with the differences between a manager and an agent for years. Who get’s paid, how much, and what does this get me?

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5 Stage Hand and Freelancer Side Hustles

Developing a side hustle is one of the best things you can do as a stage hand or freelancer to take control of your income and your time.

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Homemade Bread for Busy People and Stagehands

I love bread. I love me some lightly toasted bread with smothered melted butter. It doesn’t matter if it’s 3am and I’m coming home from a gig. I will eat this tiny part of heaven day or night for breakfast or for dinner. If you haven’t noticed, fresh bread is infinitely better than store bought […]

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Work Backstage in the Performing Arts

So many folks – ourselves included – don’t (or didn’t) know what’s out there for work in performing arts production. For those of us who don’t have full-time regular J-O-B-S in the industry, we’re relegated to freelancing and picking up work wherever. You’re in luck! There are a TON of opportunities and resources out there […]

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USITT Presents Business of the Business Webinar

USITT’s Business of the Business Webinar series is geared to assist freelance theatre technicians as they embark on the world of business management.

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Have a Good Show – 3 Tips for Avoiding Bad Attitudes Backstage

We all work together to get a show or event up and running. There’s always a time crunch; someone forgot the cables that connect the video wall; there’s no light plot; you didn’t get enough coffee, etc. Waa-waa. The show WILL happen. Here are some tips to help keep the day pleasant.

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You Can’t Handle the Truth

The sad fact is, many of us – myself included – can’t seem to be able to handle the truth. The good news is, we can change.

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