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7 Ways To Get More Gigs

7 Ways To Get More Gigs by Brad Weston We are now in February (it’s the 6th) and the year is almost ten percent over. So where are the gigs? This tends to be a slow season in many of … Continue reading

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5 Ways to a Better New Year

5 Ways to a Better New Year by Brad Weston It’s already the 6th of January and if you are like me, you might not have taken the time to set out a list of goals for the year, even … Continue reading

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Gratitude

This is my last article for the Stagecraft Corner column of the IJA Newsletter. It has been a great year for me and I hope that my readers have gotten something out of it as well. I really appreciate all … Continue reading

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Practice Joyfully

… our passion about our art-form is meant to serve our life. It is meant to make us happy. If your goals are draining your life of pleasure, then you should reassess why you are doing what you do. Continue reading

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Evaluating Performance Ideas

…you might be surprised to learn the number if times entertainers select routines simply because they think an audience will like it. Continue reading

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Don’t Screw Up

If you have not mastered something, then it has no place on stage. Continue reading

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And The Winner Is:

Congratulations to Bob Abdou. His gig horror story about a puppet show in a basement wins him the prize: a $30 gift card to Albuquerque’s Magic and Juggling Shop. There were a lot of incredible stories, from meat hook disasters … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Vote!

Vote for your favorite Gig Horror Story by going to https://www.facebook.com/creatingperformingliving?sk=notes Click “Like” to choose your favorite.

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Gig Horror Story Entry #9

This is a contest where performers share their worst and/or most hilarious performance experiences. In some cases the names have been changed to protect the innocent.   Entry By Dave Walbridge   A women’s bowling league Their end-of- the-season awards … Continue reading

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