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I Wish I Knew: Self-care with artist and healer Allison Strickland

This week on I Wish I Knew, we are focusing on self-care! Our guest is Allison Strickland, a performer, artist and healer based in New York. Allison talks about her journey through burn out and back again, and gives some amazing advice to artists about how to take care of yourself when you’re feeling the grind. Give it a read! Your body and mind will thank you.
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I Wish I Knew: Interview with Creator and Wardrobe Specialist Franzesca Mayer

I Wish I Knew is back with its 10th post! I am so honored to bring a brand-new artist and career to you today: Franzesca Mayer (aka Franzi) gave an amazing, in-depth interview about being a Wardrobe Specialist AND Freelance Designer. She discusses what a Dresser and a Wardrobe Specialist do, why they are so vital to a production, and why she started her company Rubberlesque. If you’re thinking of getting into wardrobe, or if you just want to know more about how Dressers make magic happen backstage, you’ll want to take a read!
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I Wish I Knew: Serving Community with JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell

This week in I Wish I Knew land, blogger Nemuna Ceesay dives into what it means to foster community with JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. JaMeeka is the Founder and Artistic Director of Black Ops Theatre Company in Durham, North Carolina. She is dedicated to telling Black stories for the Black Community of Durham, while also being a freelance director and a mother. Find out how JaMeeka started her company, what she finds to be the hardest part of being a freelance director, why engaging with her community is so important, and so much more.
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I Wish I Knew: NY, LA or Chicago? Interview with York Walker and Caitlan Taylor

One of the biggest decisions an artist will have to make in their career is “Where should I move?” This week in I Wish I Knew, we interviewed York Walker and Caitlan Taylor about their experiences living in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. If you’ve been looking for some advice about these three cities (the most popular choices for aspiring artists) this is the post for you!
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I Wish I Knew: 7 things to know as a director! Interview with Jeffrey Lo

Jeffrey Lo is a Filipino-American playwright and director, and the casting director at the soon-to-be Tony Award winning TheatreWorks Silicone Valley! J Lo (as he’s lovingly known by his friends), gives an incredibly detailed, thoughtful, wise interview about how playwriting led him to directing, why we still have a long way to go to achieving equity and inclusion in the theater, the difference in directing new works vs. classical works, and much, much more. If you’re interested in directing, playwriting, acting, or anything else, this is the interview for you!

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