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Writing Active Dialogue

Writing Active Dialogue

Let’s Get Some Action Going   Have you ever been reading a script when the action suddenly felt clunky, heavy-handed or, even worse, stopped mid-scene? Probably it was the result of poor dialogue. Like everything else on stage, dialogue must push the story...

Top 5 Reasons to Put a Dramaturg on the Creative Team

Top 5 Reasons to Put a Dramaturg on the Creative Team

What if I told you there was a way to jumpstart your NPD process at a fraction of the cost of a staged reading? There is a way – a standard protocol that’s used by almost every serious producer and significant regional theater out there, including NYMF, Disney...

How to Get to Broadway in 3 [Not So Easy] Steps

How to Get to Broadway in 3 [Not So Easy] Steps

Still Flying After the TONYs?   How many of you are still flying high after the 2019 TONY Awards ceremony? The encouragement to all performers to continue the work, to celebrate our diversity, and the overall pure celebration of this art form in general and our...

The Need for Creative Producers

The Need for Creative Producers

Why I'm a Creative Producer   On May 13, 2013, in a speech at the Theater Communications Group (TCG) Gala, Emily Mann, longtime Artistic Director of the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ, stated that the nonprofit movement was started because the commercial...

Planning for Your Success in 2019

Planning for Your Success in 2019

Winter Doldrums? Do you find winter to be your most creative season?It always has been for me. There’s something about being more at home and quiet that ramps up my creative energy to flow into more artistic pursuits.Maybe because I’m more still I listen more? Who...

Create More Time

Create More Time

How are you doing so far on your 2019 goals?"Some people regard discipline as a chore. To me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly." - Julie AndrewsJanuary set me back. There’s nothing like life happening to you to keep you humble.Between the excitement,...