We live in two realities at the same time.
Today we live online. We shop online, we study online, we date online, we reconnect with old friends online.
Why can’t we network online?
The true power of the internet lies in its abilities to connect people over time and space and to create communities. I’ve seen it happen time and time again, as I’ve grown my personal connections online.
- I meet with my clients both in person in NYC and online
- I maintain friendships and professional connections online
- I hold theater production meetings and marketing meetings online
- I interview producing teams online
- I teach my musical theater analysis classes online over Blackboard for Stony Brook University (where my students are often concurrently on three different continents)
- I participate in online business meetings and networks
I believe that theater happens in community. Our productions are LIVE – but that doesn’t mean that we have to meet that way. We can get to know each other, form friendships, network, learn together and make real connections with people that can help us realize our dream to push our scripts forward and get our stories onstage in real productions.
We are a community of artistic directors, commercial producers, general managers, arts administrators, casting directors and other theater industry professionals who want to gather with other talented and passionate theater people kicks and giggles, and for some really impressive networking opportunities. We’re story tellers who are looking for a different type of story, and different types of people who write them.
We’re interested in building bridges instead of building walls.
I believe that we have a unique opportunity in the 21st century to meet people without ever leaving our own homes, to enter doors previously closed to us – all through the power of the internet.
Anything that can happen in person can happen virtually, if we put our minds to it.