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Seth Lepore

Seth Lepore is a performing artist, educator, and connector. He currently tours an audience-driven solo show, does a monthly observational satire show in his hometown of Easthampton, MA when he isn’t on the road, and teaches artists how to get their business chops in order through workshops, consultations, and group networking.His crash course The Nuts and Bolts of Being a Performing Artist has been hosted by Springboard for the Arts, SIU Carbondale, Pierce College, Assets for Artists, The Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston and Easthampton City Arts+.He is currently writing a book entitled Ruthless Reciprocity: A Living Document to Transform the Performing Arts Community. He is currently working with other grassroots artist-to-artist educators on innovative ways to disseminate practical, pragmatic and collective skill sharing. He is an advocate of flattening the hierarchy in the performing arts field through a network of shared data, open communication and artist-centric leadership.

Don’t Depend on Ticket Sales
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Don’t Depend on Ticket Sales

18 October 2015

Seth Lepore discusses why artists and producers can’t depend purely on ticket sales for revenue, using one of his tours through the Midwest as an example. 

This is About Us, Not About You
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This is About Us, Not About You

A Call for Action

19 September 2015

Seth Lepore challenges the field to think radically differently about our current paradigm.

Promise Me You Won’t Start an Arts Nonprofit
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Promise Me You Won’t Start an Arts Nonprofit

28 August 2015

Seth Lepore lays out the pros and cons of fiscal sponsorship versus becoming a non-profit for small arts groups or individuals.

Facing Facts
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Facing Facts

Artists Need an Entrepreneurial Mindset Part 2

2 August 2015

Seth Lepore continues the conversation on entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial mindset for artists.

Building Your Identity and Fan Base Like a Metal Band
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Building Your Identity and Fan Base Like a Metal Band

13 July 2015

In this installation, Seth Lepore compares theatre artists to metal bands, and realizes theatre artists have a lot they can learn.

When An Audience Member Wants to Give You "Feedback"
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When An Audience Member Wants to Give You "Feedback"

9 May 2015

In the second installation of his series, Seth Lepore explores when an audience member gives feedback, even when it isn’t necessarily wanted.

Facing Facts
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Facing Facts

Artists Have to be Entrepreneurs

12 April 2015

Seth Lepore talks about gaining the skills to self-produce and theatre artists as entrepreneurs.

The Crowdfunding Conundrum
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The Crowdfunding Conundrum

Using a Co-opted Model That Has Already Reached the Tipping Point

6 March 2015

In the first post of his series, Seth Lepore looks at crowdfunding, how to keep it relevant, who is actually donating, and the kind of immediacy it provides.

Entrepreneurial Mindset Series by Seth Lepore
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Entrepreneurial Mindset Series by Seth Lepore

This series introduces basic tenets of spectacle-based drama and is rooted in the touring experiences, laboratory practices, international travel, and broader performance community of The Carpetbag Brigade.

The Seth Show
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The Seth Show

An archive of four episodes of The Seth Show, hosted on HowlRound TV.