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TheatreArtLife Turns One: Happy Birthday TAL!

By Ashley Sutherland

Anna Robb had a great idea and when she presented it to me in July 2016, I was ecstatic. From there, we spent thousands of hours crafting our brand and developing our strategy and now on April 28, 2018, we are thrilled to celebrate TheatreArtLife.com’s first birthday.  It has been a glorious year and we are so proud!


Thank you for supporting TheatreArtLife, we are so honored and humbled to hit this incredible milestone. Our mission is to ignite connections across the globe in live entertainment and theatre and we exist because of you!


We realized early on in our planning process that we needed great regular content to fuel our idea. Anna and I began reaching out to industry friends and colleagues back in November 2016. We presented the idea of TheatreArtLife and asked for contributors to join the community to share their experiences and ideas working in live entertainment and theatre. With around 30 contributors, we launched TheatreArtLife.com on April 28, 2017, and over the past year, we have grown our community of industry professionals to 92 contributors with more joining us each week. TheatreArtLife was created by the industry for the industry and with the support of our contributors and readers, we look forward to a bright future ahead!  Visit The Contributors


We had an enormous response to our articles and we are excited for the amazing contributors who wrote for TheatreArtLife. Our contributors took time out of their busy schedules to write about their journey and life working on shows around the world.


Written April 28, 2017 through April 28, 2018.


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Theatre Etiquette 101: Phones, Snacks & Other Errors By Mena Buscetto 


 Guiding Light Through The Darkness: The Do’s and Don’ts Of An Emergency Situation By Chris Lose


Follow Up To 16 Essential Items For An Entertainment Technician By Anna Robb


How To Be A Good Crew Boss By Sound Girls


Thank You For Not Smoking By Chris Lose


Want To Work In Theatre? Start Saying Yes! By Theresa Snyder


Departure: Why People Leave Jobs? By Tom Warneke


Redundancy in Theatrical Systems By Jay Withee


The Art Of Giving Notes To Unapproachable Artists By Terrence Williams


An Incomplete List Of Things I’ve Learned In My 1st Year As A Freelance Stage Manager By Caroline D’Angelo


DMX Demystified By Michael Cassera


Email Etiquette: Let’s Refresh The Basics By Sophie Mackay


10 Tips For Great Theatrical Photos By Tom Fairchild


Troubleshooting Your Theatrical Systems: Part 1 By Jay Withee


How Do I Get Your Job? By Sarah Grubb


Lessons In Stage Management By Justin Mabardi


The Overlooked Characteristics Of Great Stage Managers By Melanie Selwood


16 Essential Items For An Entertainment Technician By Tom Warneke

Stay tuned for more amazing articles in the year to come!

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