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064: Why You Need an Electronic Press Kit with Peter Michael Marino

10/9/2017
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Peter Michael Marino explains why you need an electronic press kit. He discusses how it differs from a press release, what to include in the kit, and how you can use it to promote your shows. Peter is an award-winning solo show teacher, director, producer, and performer. He’s the creator and co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere, international solo comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. His long-running solo comedy Desperately Seeking the Exit chronicled the...

Duration: 00:30:38


063: Running a Successful Weekly Show for a Decade with David Parr

9/25/2017
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David Parr discusses how he's run a successful weekly show in Chicago for the past decade. He talks about why he started a weekly show, how he pitched his idea to theaters, the deal that he made with a theater, and how he continues to be successful year after year. David is the creator and costar of Chicago’s longest-running magic show, The Magic Cabaret, now celebrating its tenth anniversary! The Magic Cabaret was chosen by the Travel Channel as one of the top magic shows in the...

Duration: 00:48:52


062: Seasonal Marketing Strategies to Stay Topical with Joe Diamond

9/18/2017
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Joe Diamond discusses seasonal marketing strategies to stay topical. He talks about how he themes his shows for the holidays, the seasons that work best for his promotions, and marketing strategies that you can use around the holidays. Joe may look like a normal guy, but he has turned his fascination for the strange and mysterious into a full time career! In 2010, Joe became a World Record Holder for Solving the World's Largest Maze while BLINDFOLDED! Since then, he has also found hidden...

Duration: 00:41:15


061: Making a Living with In-Home Performances with Fran Snyder

9/4/2017
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Fran Snyder discusses how you can make a living with in-home performances. He discusses the benefits of performing in homes, the process of booking the performances, and explains the artist's and host's responsibilities to have a successful show. Fran is a gregarious talent who has created a long, unusual career in music. He's toured a million miles, put out seven CDs, and is best known as the founder of ConcertsInYourHome.com. This music innovator is widely regarded as the world expert...

Duration: 00:41:30


060: How to Produce a 24 Hour Play Festival with Anna Rose Ii-Epstein

8/28/2017
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Anna Rose Ii-Epstein discusses how to produce a 24 hour play festival. She talks about the purpose behind running a festival, how to create the schedule, how to organize the volunteers, and how to best promote it. Anna Rose is a co-founder of Nothing Without a Company. Although a native of Texas, she has considered Chicago and the theatre community her home for over 14 years. She fell in love with Chicago while attending the National High School Institute Cherub program at Northwestern....

Duration: 00:37:14


059: Selling Out Shows with Group Sales with Mike Broemmel

8/14/2017
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Mike Broemmel discusses how to sell out shows with group sales. He talks about the type of businesses to contact, how to reach out to them, and explains his pitch and how he incentives them to buy tickets. Mike is an award-winning playwright, novelist, short fiction author, and an inspiring lecturer. Mike began his career in the political arena working in the White House Office of Media Relations during the administration of Ronald Reagan. In the past decade, Mike has garnered attention...

Duration: 00:31:23


058: Writing a Compelling Show Description with Bruce Pachtman

8/7/2017
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Bruce Pachtman discusses how to write a hook-able show description. He discusses why you should take time to write a description, how to use it most effectively in your promotional material, and how to use it draw people to your shows. Bruce wrote and performed a solo show titled, “Don't Make Me Look Too Psychotic”. It was scheduled to run for 18 performances in San Francisco but continued for 68 weeks. He played Philadelphia for four months and reopened in San Francisco for another 13...

Duration: 00:34:47


057: How to Select the Right Acts for Your Venue with Jefferson Arca

7/31/2017
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Jefferson Arca discusses how to select the right acts for your venue. He talks about how he finds acts to book, what makes a quality act, how he decides who to select to perform at the Clocktower Cabaret, and the types of deals you can make with performers. Jefferson has done comedy, stage, and screen for the past thirty years, living in Los Angeles, NYC and Europe. During that time he appeared on “Breaking Bad”, did voice over work for the Walking Dead video game, and emceed Deschutes...

Duration: 00:32:34


056: The Benefits of Being in a Niche Market with Adam Goldstein

7/24/2017
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Adam Goldstein talks about the benefits of being in a niche market. He discusses how being in a niche market lets you to distinguish yourself from competitors, helps you select your content, and helps you focus your marketing strategies to get publicity. Adam is a Denver-based musician and writer. He is longtime performer based at the Clocktower Cabaret in downtown Denver and is the cofounder of the traditional Irish folk band Avourneen. Their music is a hybrid of old and new, a fusion of...

Duration: 00:35:12


055: Opportunities for Performers in Theme Parks with Matt Marberry

7/17/2017
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Matt Marberry talks about the opportunities available for performers at theme parks. He discusses why you'd want to work at a theme park, how to get a job, and explains what takes place during a typical day. Matt was raised in Las Vegas where he began his entertainment career as a singing bus boy at the Stratosphere Casino. He has worked with companies such as Sea World Parks and Entertainment, Disney Cruise Line, and Universal Studios where he performed as Jake Blues from the Blues...

Duration: 00:29:43


054: The Art of Being an Entertaining Emcee with Jefferson Arca

7/10/2017
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Jefferson Arca discusses how to be an entertaining emcee. He talks about how to become an emcee, how to develop your character, his strategy on how to entertain an audience, and how to come up bits. Jefferson has done comedy, stage, and screen for the past thirty years, living in Los Angeles, NYC and Europe. During that time he appeared on “Breaking Bad”, did voice over work for the Walking Dead video game, and emceed Deschutes Brewery's National Beer-lesque Tour from 2013 - 2017. He...

Duration: 00:37:53


053: How to Use Google Maps to Promote Your Shows with Thom Britton

7/3/2017
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Thom Britton talks about how to use Google Maps to promote your shows. He explains why his photos have gotten over 250,000 views, how he uses Maps in his marketing strategy, and how to most effectively use your photos to increase your exposure. Thom is a fire eater, a classically trained Chef, and a director and producer of circus shows. He has worked for Master Chef Rick Bayless, opened for Green Day, and has won acclaim for his one-man show, "FreakShow & Tell.” Show Notes: FreakShow &...

Duration: 00:31:54


052: Why You Should Join a Publicity Club with Dominic Calabrese

6/26/2017
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Dominic Calabrese explains why you should join a publicity club. He talks about the goals of a publicity club, what takes place during meetings, and the benefits of joining. Dominic is an award-winning public relations professional. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Public Relations at the Chicago Lighthouse. Under his leadership, The Lighthouse’s public relations department has won eight Golden Trumpet Awards and three Silver Trumpet Awards for outstanding achievement from the...

Duration: 00:37:18


051: Engaging Your Community to Build Your Audience with Tara Wolfe

6/19/2017
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Tara Wolfe discusses how to engage your community to build your audience. She talks about their acts of kindness program, how they make each of their productions individually self-sustaining, and how they structure their productions to support the community. Tara is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Human, Kind Theater Project. She received her BFA with Dual Honors in Directing, Playwriting, and Production with an emphasis in Directing from the University of the Arts in 2015....

Duration: 00:36:47


050: Character Development for the Solo Performer with John Pyka

6/12/2017
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John Pyka discusses character development for the solo performer. He talks about why it is important to have a character, how he came up with Big Daddy Cool, and teaches his 12 step program of character development. For nearly 30 years, John has been entertaining audiences around the world with his distinctive theatrical fusion of vocal music, magic, and situational comedy with larger-than-life characters. He is an award-winning actor, singer, and magician who has appeared on MTV, A&E,...

Duration: 00:54:54


049: 10 Tips for Your Post-Show Discussion with Carol Jackson

6/5/2017
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Carol Jackson discusses 10 tips for your post-show discussion. She talks about the benefits of post-show discussions, how to organize them, and the best ways to get the audience involved. Carol is the co-founder of Minnesota Theatre Love. Carol and her sister Julie started the blog in 2014 with the goal of highlighting all of the amazing theatres in the Twin Cities. In the past three years, they have written over 230 posts about must see shows and marketing strategies. In the 90s, Carol...

Duration: 00:30:18


048: Getting a Brand Sponsorship with Peter Michael Marino

5/29/2017
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Peter Michael Marino talks about how to get a brand sponsorship for your show. He discusses how he approached Post-it Notes, how he pitched them to become a sponsor, the sponsorship deal, and how it helps his show stand out. Peter is an award-winning solo show teacher, director, producer, and performer. He’s the creator and co-producer of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 400 world-premiere, international solo comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. His long-running solo comedy...

Duration: 00:38:36


047: How to Develop Media Relationships with Dominic Calabrese

5/22/2017
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Dominic Calabrese discusses how to develop relationships with the media. He talks in detail about how to contact the media, how to become a resource, how to get publicity, and how to nurture your relationship. Dominic is an award-winning public relations professional. Dominic has held senior-level positions in academia, government, and non-profit sectors. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Public Relations at the Chicago Lighthouse. Under his leadership, The Lighthouse’s public...

Duration: 00:31:19


046: Producing Successful Nerd Nightclubs with Bernie Bregman

5/15/2017
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Bernie Bregman discusses how he produces successful nerd nightclubs. He talks about why he started the nightclub, the types of deals he makes with venues, and shares his advertising secrets he's used to build his large following. Bernie is the Founder of Nerds Like Us which is a community for nerd culture. Bernie produces stage shows, conventions, nerd parties, nerd nightclubs, midnight movie screenings, weddings, and many other types of events. He started as a hype-man in the Rocky...

Duration: 00:39:25


045: 10 Ways to Make Your Website Patron Friendly with Carol Jackson

5/8/2017
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Carol Jackson discusses 10 ways to make your website patron friendly. She talks in detail about what information you need on your site, how to make navigation easy, and how to make people want to see your shows. Carol is the co-founder of Minnesota Theatre Love. Carol and her sister Julie started the blog in 2014 with the goal of highlighting all of the amazing theatres in the Twin Cities. In the past three years, they have written over 230 posts about must see shows and marketing...

Duration: 00:24:41

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