August 13, 2015
BUILDING BLOCKS OF SUCCESS
Today I bring you some Building Blocks of Success for the Theatre Scene. You can use these whether you’re based in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, London, Ireland, Australia….anywhere in the world.
1)The agent/manager dilemmas?
First, I'm more of a believer of an agent or manager coming to you at the right time; whether it be through a friend, them seeing you in a show, or a referral, etc. Trust me, I did my share of mailings and went through those first four agents early on in my NY career pretty quickly because I was just an easy addition to their lot. I wasn’t what they truly needed. An agent needing your type or someone like you ...
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Susan L. SChulman, Publicist
BB: As a Publicist what do you find the most fun to work on?
SS: I love handling new plays and musicals because I can influence the way the production will be perceived by both the critics and the audience. Crafting the right description of a production or selecting the right photo to represent the play visually can create the right expectations and enhance the theatrical experience for the audience as well as the critics. I also love working with actors who are on the cusp of stardom. I like guiding and advising them as they are interviewed, possibly for the first time, and helping them make good choices as their career takes off. It is also fun to take clients to designers’ showrooms to borrow outfits to wear to openings and special events. Jewelers too!
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This week Neil Haskell!
BB: How was the transition from going from college to pursuing a NY career?
JF: I was fortunate to have received my Equity Card the summer I graduated from college before moving to NY a few months later. I had also worked in a few reputable Regional Theaters in California and in Summer Stock and had made some applicable connections with working actors and Directors/Choreographers in NY, which was a nice transition into the NY theatre scene. I landed in NYC with 2 over-stuffed suitcases and hit the ground running. I auditioned, auditioned, auditioned. I learned and grew through pure trial and error. I made so many audition mistakes, of course, and tried to learn from each of them. I happened to fall in love with NYC instantly, as well, and truly could not get enough of all things Manhattan and Broadway. I tried to take advantage of any free NY/theatre offering and saturated myself in this world as fully as I could.
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