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I’m a social media butterfly who literally grew up onstage. What better use of that unique combination of interests than to create a community of like-minded showbiz professionals and assemble a group of brave, giving, and dedicated industry bloggers to share their journeys with you? Oh yeah, and I also love iced coffee, bright colors, my family, and my adopted hometown, New York City.

A regularly working actress in New York, London and Pennsylvania, I am happy for every opportunity, from working background to producing my own theatre tour!  Recently awarded several arts grants,  I hope to use this blog to tell you a little more about the fun and frantic aspects of working with grant funds.  I’m a member of AEA, SAG, British Actors’ Equity and the Cookie Club in my hometown supermarket. But probably the most unusual thing about me is that I’ve been to Timor Leste, and can’t wait to go back!

Tilting at windmills in the midwest-ish, southeast-like region, I am happy to bring a perspective from outside the major markets. Being a working actor anywhere means being a hyphenate, wearing several hats that coalesce into meaningful work aligning with your life’s goals – and no one said that is easy, anywhere. Living in the regions presents challenges that are sometimes very different, and sometimes not so different, from actors who live in NYC, LA, or CHI. A proud Equity actor-singer-playwright-producer-teacher-essayist, I am also into yoga, cooking, and coffee – strong coffee! Tweet me @claraharris.

A director. A performer. A writer (in no particular order). I am an artist and activist dedicated to creating theatre that challenges the status quo. I am the founder and Artistic Director of Project Girl Performance Collective and a co founder director of Co-Op Theatre East. I like photography, cats, gardening, bird watching, working on my laptop in coffee shops and supporting Independent Media. Someday I want to open a feminist bookstore. Let’s link up on Twitter: @AshMarinaccio

After blogging my way through my senior theatre capstone project, I caught the bug. I started as an avid reader of The Green Room Blog, and now I am thrilled to get to share my adventures here! As a recent college graduate, I am trying to find my way in the professional theatre world. I am always on the move, looking for the next thing. For now, home is in upstate New York, and my day job is a Box Office Manager, but I still have Big City Dreams. I am an out-spoken, driven, easy-going, passionate, coffee-addicted and fun-loving girl just trying make a living doing what I love!
Follow me on Twitter: @MarahElizabeth.

I started blogging a few months after I graduated from college to give my theatre friends still in school advice on NYC theatre. Now I’ve completed my master’s in Educational Theatre at NYU, I’m still blogging! I’m mainly a director and dramaturg, but I’ve also written, produced, lighting designed, theatre/production managed, acted, stage managed, and sound designed for shows across Manhattan, and I hope I can add more to that list!

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Making a move from performing to volunteering as stage crew may have been the best decision I ever made. I’ve gone on to do a BTEC diploma in Theatre Technology and now I’m off to Rose Bruford College of Theatre (U.K.) and Performance to study BA (Hons) Stage Management. Before I stepped off the stage for good, I performed in amateur dramatic groups for 12 years, performing many roles including plenty of men. Outside of theatre, (do I have a life outside theatre?) I get tattooed, drink, waitress, and hide from the U.K. weather.

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After growing up in the suburbs of Boston, I made the move to Chicago to pursue a career in acting. I love to go the gym, spend hours at Starbucks, be surrounded by friends, and follow Red Sox baseball. I’m not so big on early mornings, working survival jobs, watching Boston sports teams lose, or answering the question “Why did you move to Chicago for acting?” from people as if saying “You just made the worst decision of your life.” But I do it all regardless – and I LOVE the windy city! Most of all, I love being surrounded by inspiring people and artists who love what they do. Follow me on twitter: _tonyrossi

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I am a Stage Manager who moved from Scotland to NYC at the start of 2013 and have been trying to get people to understand my accent ever since! I’m involved in theatre through a variety of different roles from Directing to Dramaturge-ing but I consider Stage Management to be my job title.  I currently split my time between AEA stage-management gigs and interning as a research associate for American Theatre’s leading not-for-profit sheltering organization. I started blogging to share the experience of chasing your dream abroad with folks back home— and also to document my hilarious triumphs and failures of being lost in translation stateside.

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I am an Equity Stage Manager residing and working in the New England region. I grew up thinking I would be a scientist until Sophomore year of high school when I was drafted as the Stage Manager for the school musical and I was hooked. I’m a huge Anglophile, avid tea drinker, Sherlockian, Whovian, theatre historian, and horseback rider. Writing is another passion and I find joy in writing about my experiences and thoughts as a Stage Manager to share with others. Much of what I have written can be found here. In addition to working on productions, I give workshops, guest lecture, and mentor those interested in the field.

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I am an actor with a lot of love in my life, but also, a lot of questions. After spending six years pursuing my career in NYC, I feel like I’m pushing a very small pebble up Mt. Everest with my pinkie finger. I’m ready to journey into the unknown: to break performing down into the reasons why I love it, and explore other ways to meet those needs. I’m not about to give up the good fight, but I embrace the innumerable possibilities in my life. I do know that I love kitties, reading good books, HGTV, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And Twizzlers. Twizzlers are yum.

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A Texas college student pursing a B.A. in Tech Theatre, I like to see the world around me as light and color, a production waiting to happen. I have traveled throughout the US making my way around the Amusement Park circuit as a Lighting Technician, while being a Freelance Lighting Designer on the side. On my day off, I enjoy skating around with friends, or watching the latest Spurs game. One day I hope to own my own Design company, so we will see where the wind takes me.

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I’m an Actor and a Casting Director originally from Long Island, NY but now residing in Orlando, FL working in entertainment for Disney World. I have done numerous off broadway shows and worked in regional theaters. Since my move to Florida I have been doing more on camera work. This Fall I’m moving back to NYC to go to NYU to get my MA in Educational Theatre. I’m also a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. I have trained at AMDA & Juilliard and hold a BFA in Theater Arts from Five Towns College. You can follow me at @gooleychris

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Combining my love of theatre and my passion for healing I created a one-person show, My Brooklyn Hamlet, based on my super dramatic life (love, betrayal, murder and forgiveness) and have performed it for over 10,000 people and counting. With a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology I decided to transform my story into entertainment that inspires and now it’s a biz. I speak, lead tele classes, online courses and teach others how to use their talents and their story to fully step into their spotlight and stand out. From Brooklyn. Lived in NYC, LA and now home is San Diego. Other interests- FB funny animal videos, anything sparkly, helping foster kids and making the world a better place. FB group: http://facebook.com/createasoloshow

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I, like most stage managers, have done so much unconventionally in regards to the role. I’m blogging in hopes that my unconventional stories, unconventional problems I’ve solved, and unconventional problems I’m hoping to solve spark a greater conversation in the stage managing world so that we’re not all starting from scratch every time! I’m also personally unconventional in that I did not go to school for theater or stage managing (though I did go to write musicals), am not currently living in the Big City, and am mostly taking on non-paying or low paying community gigs as a side job to my glorious career in …software testing. Excited to meet others out there like me! Tweet me at @geniuswithADD.

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