When you make art, you have no idea how it’ll turn out. And that can be stressful. But you believe it will work out. Even though you have no evidence to support that belief. How can you? It’s brand new. It’s art…You just do. It’s a feeling inside. You believe in yourself. You believe inContinue reading “Belief & Action”
We’re gonna get through this. We’re gonna come out stronger. We’re gonna gonna come out with more humanity and love and connectedness. Here’s how. With… CLEAR EYES. Not seeing what we want to see or wish we could see, but seeing things as they truly are. Without judgment or irrationality. Just perceiving what is. AndContinue reading “Friday Night Light & Wisdom”
In times like these, it’s wise to heed these four words from Mr. Lincoln. It’s also wise to heed in the good times. That’s what’s amazing about live theatre. It’s ephemeral. It’s here today. Gone tomorrow. Let’s lean into the emphemerality of life. Let’s embrace it. We’ll get through this. Because… “This too shall pass.”Continue reading “This Too Shall Pass”
After answering the two essential artist questions, now ask yourself, “Who’s It For?” Take for example, producing a play. “Who’s it for?” People who like theatre, especially intimate theatre? Fans of this playwright? People who love plays, movies, etc…that might be similar to this play? People who might be interested or support this subject matter?Continue reading “Who’s It For?”
Jack Canfield, bestselling author of the Chicken Soup For The Soul book series, lives by a simple formula that any Stoic would love. E + R = O E stands for Event. R stands for Reaction. O stands for Outcome. We can’t control E, the events that happen to us in our lives. We canContinue reading “Chicken Soup For The Stoic”
“Don’t Let Your Music Die Inside You.” – Wayne Dyer You have music inside. We all do. Art that needs and wants to be expressed. If you don’t, it will die. And a part of you dies. Don’t let it happen. Let your music out! Play the notes.
MOMENTUM: (in physics) the force or speed of an object in motion; the increase in the rate of development of a process I remember going to Six Flags Great America with some college buddies. Brian–total physics maniac–spent the whole day marveling at this one, particular roller coaster. He kept repeating to himself and anyone who’dContinue reading “It’s All Momentum”
A good producer knows their priorities. And fully respects other’s priorities. A great producer inspires one common priority…a passion project that everyone is excited to work on.
Everyone has priorities in life. You have yours. They have theirs. And we live in a world where anyone can reach us at anytime. But just because they can, doesn’t mean you instantly drop your priorities for theirs. You’ve got meaningful work to do. Get to it. Then you can respond.
Making a film, producing a play, writing a novel,…any kind of art is crazy. Do it anyway.