March 12, 2020. Shall we just call it Black Thursday? The day all of us who make a living in the performing arts felt like time might stop forever. In
I had been working as an executive assistant to the President of a very big fashion label. I emphasize very big. Devil Wears Prada big. It was a “dream job”
This is going to be controversial—but I maintain that an artist cannot thrive if totally broke. When I say broke I mean broke to the point of suffering. If you
I am sitting on deck on a small French cruise ship, finishing a ten-day gig. I was a featured headline act, performing my original cabaret shows for the passengers on
The holidays can be tough, whatever your line of work. For artists—singers and actors in particular—they’re a source of unique dread because we have to explain–or worse, justify–what we do.
Like most overeducated singers, I was taught only one clear path to success: practice, go to auditions, book a job, and be amazing. In theory, this process works. The problem
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