Through my work with Choreography Lab, I often find myself asking people open-ended questions that utilize a bit of magic. For instance, I will ask choreographers “if they could magically find themselves choreographing a large full-budget revival of any musical, what would it be and why?”, or I’ll ask composers, “if you could magically have… Continue reading If you had a magic wand, what would you create?
***This post first appeared as part of a Fundraising Campaign for Combustion Collective’s 2019 production of The Floorshow. Enjoy!*** “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson I’ve mentioned how the idea for The Floorshow came to me in the summer of… Continue reading How My Childhood Passion Turned Me Into A Producer
I get a lot of questions about “Ephemera”. They’re usually of the “what the heck is this show” variety: “is it a play?, “is it dance?”, “is there a plot?”, etc. But the question I personally like the best is usually the follow up question to all of that- “how did you come up with… Continue reading The Ephemera Origin Story
Well, It seems I’m running a bit late in recapping 2015 and setting some intentions for 2016, but better late than never! Thankfully, every day of this new year I’m managing to get just a little bit more caught up with various projects I’ve started in the last two years. I’m hoping that 2016 will… Continue reading Some Month Late 2015-2016 Thoughts
So, I just renewed this domain…and I very sadly realized, The Strategic Artist has been more or less dormant for a year. That’s unfortunate! However, I have been working on many lovely and fulfilling artistic projects, so I suppose there’s a plus side to every situation. I’m going to start re-sharing some of my old… Continue reading Hey, remember when I had a blog?
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the… Continue reading 2014 in review
Well, there have been several reasons why I haven’t written much in the last few months. I created a pretty large piece of Immersive Dance Theater, and have also been performing on a National Tour. So life’s been a little hectic, to say the least! But I just want to say a few words about… Continue reading #Tourlife
So… I fell off the blogging wagon. And you know what? For a few weeks, it’s kind of felt like this bad sabotaged diet, that I haven’t wanted to acknowledge, ya know, like when you finally really look in the mirror and see that some weight is piling back on? Because I was so happy… Continue reading Stops and Starts on our Journeys
It’s today. Don’t worry, I’m not going to start singing “Mame” at all of you. But seriously, today is today. It’s the only today you have. Are you doing something today that Matters? I don’t just mean all of the stuff that you already do that matters. I take it as a matter of fact… Continue reading Do Something Today That Matters
I had a wonderful experience a few days ago in my business/financial life, and I realized it connected terrifically to the way I try to grow as an artist. As I believe I’ve mentioned before, I own a small business that staffs product demonstrations in addition to creating musical theater. I noticed that, due to… Continue reading Take it all off the table?