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Throwing the Ball Back

By Michael Roderick  -  On 07 Oct, 2013 -  0 comments

When I was a kid, one of the things I really loved was going outside and playing catch with my friends. Whenever one of us got a new ball we’d run out to the parking lot next to my house and toss the ball back and forth. Sometimes I’d catch it, sometimes I’d drop it,

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The Corruption of Success

By Michael Roderick  -  On 30 Sep, 2013 -  0 comments

Over the past couple weeks I have been fortunate enough to be connected with some amazing individuals; I have also had some unfortunate interactions. It’s been an interesting study on what success can do to certain people. Some of the people I have met passed the stage manager test with flying colors. In our email

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Introverted Entrepreneur

By Norah Turnham  -  On 25 Sep, 2013 -  0 comments

When we hear the word “entrepreneur” we tend to think of someone who is outgoing, confident, and a strong networker who is able to work the room. But today I want to speak for the introverted entrepreneurs – the innovators and managers who may or may not have some of those same qualities. You see,

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The Stage Manager Test

By Michael Roderick  -  On 23 Sep, 2013 -  0 comments

When I used to direct theatre productions I always made it a point to find a really good stage manager. This was the person who would help me execute on all of the things I needed to do in order to take care of the show and who would be documenting all of the blocking

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One Producer Investing in People

By Michael Roderick  -  On 15 Aug, 2013 -  0 comments

About five years ago, under the guidance of one of my mentors, I started the blog “One Producer in the City.” The focus of that blog was to give new producers some insight into the world of producing on the independent level. I used the blog to talk about shows that I enjoyed, teach my

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