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Financial Education Online Workshop for Entertainment Professionals

BUDGETING NUTS & BOLTS (ET) A single-session workshop focused on identifying financial goals and getting specific about the flow of money in our lives. Participants will learn simple strategies for tracking income and expenses in a way that makes sense for performing arts and entertainment industry professionals who don’t always earn and spend the same way each month, and get connected with resources and an action plan to take the next step. This workshop is held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month (except holiday weeks), and some Wednesday evenings at 5:00 pm ET. ***Beginning in April 2020 and until further notice this event will be held online only via Zoom webinar. There is no in-person meeting.*** RSVP: via Eventbrite LOCATION: Online PREREQUISITE: Registration via Eventbrit...

RWS Entertainment Summer Performers Needed!

RWS is actively seeking a variety of performers for the summer seasons at Story Land (Glen, NH — the White Mountains), The Cartoon Network Hotel (Lancaster, PA) and Dutch Wonderland (Lancaster, PA)! Who: Calling all singers , dancers, improv performers, immersive actors, costume characters, face characters, hosts, and/or anyone with exceptional performing skills that would enhance the guest experience Compensation: $684/week Contract includes housing, travel assistance, discounts, employee perks and more. Contract Length: Season runs end of May – Labor Day Auditions: Virtual For more details on the specific roles & audition dates visit: https://www.experiencerws.com/talent/auditions-calendar/ Link to Application Form: https://bit.ly/3gFxGC9!

NextStage at Village Theatre is offering FREE Online Professional Artist Development

Village Theatre, a Regional theatre based outside of Seattle, WA  has recently launched the program NextStage: offering FREE online classes with a focus on Professional Artist Development. Details on the NextStage program and how to register below! Village Theatre NextStage Are you a professional artist? Join us for NextStage, a FREE online class series designed to illuminate, support, and encourage the professional artistic experience through practical instruction and conversation. Who: All artists are welcome, no matter your level of experience or training. The only requirement is that you are at least 18 years old. When: Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, from 7:30–8:30 pm. Each class is 45 minutes (recorded) followed by 15 minutes of Q&A (not recorded). The...

SAVE THE DATE! 2021 Season Auditions & Conventions (Updated 01.07)

2021 Events January January 4th: URTA Acting & Design/Tech application Deadline January 9th – 25th: URTA Virtual Auditions & Interviews January 15th: NETC Virtual Audition Submission Deadline January 15th:  StrawHats Virtual Audition Submission Deadline January 18th-22nd: NAMM Believe in Music Week March March 3rd – 7th: SETC Virtual Convention March 10th-13th: USITT Conference April April 17th-18th: BroadwayCon 2021 August Aug 31st – Sept 1st: Rocky Mountain Theatre Conference

2020 Tony Awards – Nominations Announced

via www.broadway.com Nominations have arrived for the 2020 Tony Awards! Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart announced the nominees live on October 15. As previously announced, the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing have revealed the ceremony will take place digitally this fall. Leading the nominations are the musical Jagged Little Pill with 15, Moulin Rouge! with 14 and Slave Play with 12. The full list of nominations can be found below. Best Play Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl Sea Wall/A Life by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp Best Musical Moulin Rouge! Jagged Little Pill Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Best Revival of a Play A Soldier’s Play Betrayal Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Bes...

StrawHat Virtual Auditions – Application Opens Nov. 1

StrawHat Virtual Auditions Application Opens: November 1, 2020 Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021 How it Works for the Performer StrawHat Auditions are open to non-Equity performers age 18 and older: singers, dancers, and actors. Opportunities are available in summer theatres, production and entertainment companies, cruise ships, theme parks, and special events. Fees: 2021 Registration/annual subscription: $37 (non-refundable) NOTE: Annual Subscription periods run from November 1st to October 1st of the following year. Pre-screen videos and hard-copy audition submissions are due by Jan. 15th. Applications received after this date will not be vetted, but actors can still post a StrawHat audition package and profiles will appear in our Actor Search database for the subscription period. Re...

NETC Virtual Auditions – Application Opens Oct. 15

NETC Virtual Audition Overview With this new format, we anticipate that many casting agents and directors will participate in the event, offering both summer and year-round employment to performing actors, musical theatre performers, and theatre technicians, as well as Equity Membership Candidacy Programs. An average of 30 companies are represented at these auditions annually, including summer and year-round theatres (Equity and non-Equity), college-based summer theatres, repertory companies, Shakespearian and Renaissance Festivals, outdoor dramas and faires, music theatres, touring companies, children’s theatres, and dinner theatres, whose seasons include the classics, dramas, musicals, comedies, and revues. Casting companies and professional theatre training companies and conservat...

Press Release: StrawHats and NETC to Host Virtual 2021 Auditions

Last week, StrawHats Auditions and the New England Theatre Conference announced that both organizations will be holding virtual auditions for 2021. More information can be found in the press release below, as well as on each organization’s website: https://www.strawhat-auditions.com/ https://www.netconline.org Via: https://www.facebook.com/TheStrawHatAuditions/photos/a.517795808237455/3939071996109802/

Actors Pro Expo Goes Virtual!

Actors Pro Expo is going virtual this year! The organizers invite you to attend this fun event which will include: Seminars Live Q&A Opportunity to be seen by casting directors Live chat with other attendees Meet with Exhibitors Competitions with cash prizes It will be an engagement driven experience filled with networking and learning opportunities. An impactful event that will extend well beyond the computer screen. In particular you may be interested in the Meals 4 Monologues initiative where over 20 CSA Casting Directors will be seeing union and non-union Actors. You can read more about that and register for FREE general admission here: https://www.actorsproexpo.com/virtual

The Upside to Training at Home

Dance Magazine delivers a silver lining of some of the upsides to training while quarantined at home. Although this article focuses on dance training, these positives can be applied to training across the industry. With school starting up in a matter of weeks, with the majority of classes being held virtually, try to remember these 5 positive aspects of learning from home, which can help make you a stronger performer: Less reliance on mirrors No one to follow if you don’t know the steps More time to slow down and correct technique issues The option to dance outside The ability to experiment with different teachers View Article

Ask the Dance Docs – Dancing in a Mask

“Ask the Dance Docs” is a podcast segment with Dr. Kat Bower PT and Dr. Kathleen L. Davenport MD who answer questions regarding injuries, training, recovery, and more! Their most recent episode aired on July 16, 2020, and they cover a spectrum of topics related to mask-wearing: Why we wear a mask Types of masks to use Exercising in a masks Adapting to a mask Dancing in a mask Breathing exercises for mask-wearing Give this podcast episode a listen HERE

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

For more information on the following, please visit: https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/ This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc. What this list IS: an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines. What this list IS NOT: a place to promote individual artist practices (we love you, but we’re not equipped for that); a place to promote fee for service work; or a pla...

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