Broadway (Onstage & Backstage); Acting/Performing as a Profession; NY Theatre; www.kimberlyfayegreenberg.com
How + When to Reach Out to a Casting Director or Agent During the Quarantine
The big question I’ve been getting asked more and more often as a performing arts business coach is “can and should I reach out to casting directors and agents during this time of quarantining alongside the shutdown and uncertainty around much of our business?” The answer depends on why you’re planning to reach out and how you’ll go about doing it respectfully and mindfully as some creatives are not working during this time.
So first do your homework. This is essential. Make sure to research ...
The Skills You Need to Become a Broadway Swing Dresser
On Broadway, many of us are multihyphenates. Why? Because it helps us create a well rounded and financially supported life in the arts. I love all of what I do whether it be as a swing dresser, actor, or helping other performers and backstage technicians who want to get into any of these lines of work....
How to Network to Get an Agent
Networking. It can have a nerve-racking connotation for an actor. We usually think It means going to a party and schmoozing your way into someone’s periphery. However, this is just one small way, and not always the best way, to use networking to your advantage to create momentum in order for you to get an agent. Right now when everyone is social distancing, there aren’t even parties to go to unless they’re virtual events. Luckily, there are other ways you can network and start laying the grou...
1 Actor to Another: How to Pitch
As a performer, you are your greatest advocate. It’s up to you to paint a clear concise picture of what you do. You’re in the business of selling you. If you can’t sell yourself in a way people can understand in a matter of 15-30 seconds, you’re not adequately marketing yourself.
Is There a ‘Right Time’ to Join SAG-AFTRA? Here Are Some Things to Consider
As an actor, if you want to be working the high-level jobs like a role in a major motion picture, on network and streaming TV, or any onscreen job negotiated under a union contract for which union benefits and salary are paid and given, then you’ll need to make the decision to join SAG-AFTRA. The big question then, more often than not, is when is the right time to join the union once you become eligible?
Why Creating Your Own Content Can Lead to Income + Opportunity
With the future of arts funding in question, it’s more important than ever to develop your own income sources as an artist to ensure career longevity and overall personal survival.
Creating your own work is, of course, no easy task but with some proactive perseverance, it can be achieved. Just think how rewarding it’ll be when you’re making money on your own terms and still have the ability to participate in other projects.
In my case, my solo show (which I created through collaboration with ...
How to Help Your Agent Help You Get More Work
So you have an agent and are ready for the auditions to start pouring in. But before you get comfortable sitting around waiting for the phone to ring, let’s look at some proactive ways you can help your agent help you!
Take a proactive stance on both the talent and business sides of your career.
Make sure you have appropriate audition material ready for any potential audition that could come from your agent. If you’re a stage performer gunning for Broadway, learn material for the shows you co...
4 Tips for Finding a Day Job That’s More Than Just a ‘Survival Job’
Unless you have the magic bean that sprouts a money tree or, better yet, have been blessed with a surplus of financial funds, the reality is that every actor will need a day job at some point in his or her career. Whether it’s beginning of the artistic journey, between gigs, and, more often than not, like myself and hundreds of other Broadway and on-camera pros, as a complement to performing endeavors to ensure a financial cushion well into an artistic career for years to come.
Finding that p...
Alicia Albright Talks Wicked, Swing Performing & Advice To Those With Broadway Dreams
Interview with Broadway Performer Alicia Albright for TheatreNerds.com
Theatre Superstitions: Bad Luck To Wear Blue
Hosting video (and created content) for TheatreNerds.com Facebook page about the fact that it is known bad luck to wear blue on stage.
10 Tips For A Perfect Quick Change
Part of the magic of putting on a big Broadway-style musical are the performers coming offstage and onstage at lightning speed with a change in costume. However, accomplishing a costume quick change is no easy task. Here are some tips so you can pull off one just like the Broadway pros do...
Theatre Nerds- Your On And Offstage Mishaps
We ask Theatre Nerds what are some of their on and offstage mishaps.
Broadway’s 9 Most Iconic Set Pieces
Though it’s easy to get dazzled by a show’s music, acting and choreography, set pieces quite literally set the stage for the world you are witnessing and are a vital part of any Broadway musical. Whether they wind up being part of a major plot point or provide a visual spectacle, here are nine of the most iconic set pieces on Broadway:
1. The Chandelier in ‘Phantom Of The Opera’
This moving set piece is the pièce de résistance of this show, gliding over the audience and crashing down to help ...
Theatre Nerds- Richard Rodgers Theatre - Broadway Facts With Kim - YouTube
What makest the Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC so lucky? Watch this to find out.