Theatre Etiquette 101 with Yours Truly on the Theatrefolk Podcast!

Theatre Etiquette 101 with Yours Truly on the Theatrefolk Podcast!

Hello everyone! How’s it going? Just wanted to drop in and let you know that I’m appearing on Theatrefolk.com’s podcast, talking about all things theatre etiquette related! Click here to check it out, or copy and paste this link: http://www.theatrefolk.com/podcast/theatre-etiquette-101/

I created a course for their sister site, the Drama Teacher Academy, all about theatre etiquette as well. It was a challenge but so much fun and I hope you’ll check that out too.

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Win Your Own Copy of The Broadway Coloring Book! [Giveaway Closed!]

Win Your Own Copy of The Broadway Coloring Book! [Giveaway!]

Hey everyone! How’s it going? I’m still feeling a bit of post-show blues from Tarzan being over (even though it’s been nearly a month… ughhhhhh), so what better way to distract myself than with a bit of colouring? I’m partnering with Monica from Curious Custom, who has generously offered two copies of her awesome Broadway Coloring Book to give away to two of my followers! (Note: Monica is from the U.S. and I’m from Canada, so I’m going back and forth with the spelling of colouring vs. coloring in this post — it’s really weird for me to type, ha ha!)

Monica’s colouring books are all hand-drawn and totally creative. The Broadway Coloring Book features scenes from famous Broadway musicals including CabaretChicagoThe Phantom of the Opera, The King & I, Kinky Boots, and West Side Story.

Win Your Own Copy of The Broadway Coloring Book! [Giveaway!]

The Broadway Coloring Book is perfect for theatre lovers and colouring aficionados, and it makes a great gift! It’d also be great for summer drama camps and theatre classes, or for keeping young actors quiet during rehearsals when they’re on break! (Hmmm… maybe I should get a few for my Original Kids!)


TO ENTER

There are two ways to enter the giveaway:

1. Visit CuriousCustom on Etsy and Favorite “The Broadway Coloring Book,” Like Kerry Hishon on Facebook, and leave a comment below letting me know what Broadway show you’d love to colour! (Be sure to include your current email so I can get a hold of you!)

2. Visit and follow @kerryhishon on Instagram and @curiouscustom on Instagram, find and regram this photo with the hashtag #BroadwayColoringBook and let us know what Broadway show you’d love to colour! (Your account must be public for us to be able to see it!)

The fine print: Contest is open to participants worldwide. You have until 11:59pm EST on Thursday June 30th, 2016 to enter. Two winners will be chosen at random; one on kerryhishon.com and one on Instagram. Once the winners have been contacted, you will have one week to respond and claim your prize. The prize may not be exchanged or transferred and no cash alternative will be offered. Liability cannot be accepted for entries which are lost in transit or not received due to technical difficulties. My decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No purchase necessary.

Good luck and happy colouring!!!

Win Your Own Copy of The Broadway Coloring Book! [Giveaway!]

Big thanks to Monica at Curious Custom for partnering with me for this giveaway!

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Webinar Tomorrow! “Being the Director: Taking Charge of Your Life the Musical”

Webinar Tomorrow! "Being the Director: Taking Charge of Your Life the Musical"

I’m honoured to be joining Xandra of Heroine Training for my first-ever webinar! We’re going to be talking about all sorts of fun theatre topics and I’d love for you to join us.

Join us LIVE on Friday 3 June at 1PM BST (8am EST) for our webinar “Being the Director: Taking Charge of Your Life the Musical”

Click here to save your seat!

In this webinar, you’ll learn. . .

1. How to create and take pride in your work. How just showing up can change your life, why you should always be learning, and how  “getting off book” can seriously teach you time management skills.
2. The power of teamwork and how to nourish your community. We’ll talk about how to have gratitude for your amazing team, understand their needs, and form “show circles” to come together.
3. Taking care of your self while you throw yourself into your dreams. The director’s role is to oversee the entire production, while  taking care of herself in the process. How to follow the Shakespeare’s words: “to thine own self be true”.

And so much more we could go on for six hours. (But we won’t).

I hope you’ll join us on Friday!

Click here to grab your free ticket!

See you then!

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Tiny Theatre Tips #9: Make The Time

Tiny Theatre Tips #9: Make The Time

Tiny Theatre Tips #9: Make The Time

This tip is not only for theatre people, but for everyone in general…

If you want to be successful, you will put in the time to get there.

If you want to improve, you will make the time to practice.

If you want to master a skill, you will put in the hours necessary to master it.

It doesn’t matter what discipline you’re in. Acting, stage combat, dance, singing, writing, sports, knitting, cooking, makeup artistry, sketching, programming, photography, sewing… anything. Insert your “thing” of choice!

If you want it badly enough, you will make the time to make it happen.

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Tiny Theatre Tips #8: Update Your Resume

Tiny Theatre Tips #8: Update Your Resume

Tiny Theatre Tips #8: Update Your Resume

This is a really simple tip, but it’s easy to forget — keep your resume updated. Every time you complete a new gig, take a new class, or master a new skill, be sure to include it on your resume. When you go to an audition or job interview, be sure to bring along a few fresh copies, just in case. You may have already submitted it online, but it’s nice to have a paper copy as well that the team can refer to in the moment.

If, like many theatre people, you do both backstage and onstage work, it’s a good idea to have different resumes for different situations. For example, I have a resume formatted to focus on acting, one for directing, one for stage combat, one for teaching, and one for writing! It might seem a bit excessive but it’s so much easier than having to re-format my resume every time I need to send it out.

Do you have an online presence as well? It’s imperative nowadays to, at the very least, have your own dot com! My friends Jared, Ben, Nathan and Amelia all have awesome websites. And of course, you’re here, so you know I’ve got mine! Think of it as your own online resume. Add a photo and/or video gallery and of course a contact page, and you’re on your way!

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