School productions might be on hold... but that doesn't mean students have to be!
I know kids who could use your help.
Right now, in addition to the devastating health issues people are facing related to COVID-19/Coronavirus, schools are closing, which means school shows are getting postponed indefinitely or even cancelled. Dance conventions and competitions, and countless of arts studios and theatricals productions around the country are cancelled...
If we put ourselves in those kids’ shoes, we know we would be devastated. This is why I’ve started SELF-TAPE FOR THE SOUL.
Think of this as a massive virtual masterclass that gives kids an opportunity to be creative and continue working on their craft while all of their school productions and extra curricular outlets are on hold.
I have posted material online for kids and young adults to self-tape in exchange for professional feedback from an experienced artist/industry expert, like YOU!
We've already got a handful of artists who are already participating. Won't you join them?:
Joanna Gleason (Tony Award Winner for Broadway's Into the Woods. Numerous TV Series and Films, including Love & War, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Wedding Planner, Sex & the City: the movie, The West Wing, Friends...)
Marissa Jaret Winokur (Tony Award Winner for Broadway's Hairspray. Winner of Celebrity Big Brother. Semi-finalist on Dancing with the Stars. NBC's Perfect Harmony...)
Jacole Kitchen (Casting Director- La Jolla Playhouse)
Erin McIntyre (Wicked [Glinda], Love Never Dies [Christine Daae])
Chelsea Morgan Stock (Broadway: Little Mermaid [Ariel], Something Rotten, Sister Act...)
Kenton Chen (Postmodern Jukebox, Scary Pockets, and NBC's Perfect Harmony)
Michelle Elkin (Choreographer: Younger, Young Sheldon, Sutton Foster Live. Associate Choreographer: Wonderland on Broadway)
Katherine Tokarz (Broadway: Wicked, Rock of Ages, A Chorus Line. TV: The Neighbors, Christmas Story Live...)
Chandra Lee Schwartz (Broadway: Wicked, Gypsy)
Karla Mosley (The Bold and the Beautiful)
Andy Arena (Music Director)
Cheryl Martin (Manager- CMA Entertainment)
TJ Dawson (Artistic Director- 3D Theatricals)
Michael Scott Harris (Voice teacher. Broadway Tour: The Phantom of the Opera)
Kara Slocum (Agent- FSE Talent)
Ashley Wible (Agent- KMR Talent)
Marc Ginsburg (Broadway Tour: The Band's Visit)
Julie Garnye (Broadway Tour: Come From Away)
Michael Brian (Casting Director)
Nicole St. John (Agent- Elev8 Talent)
Jeff Denton (Agent- Elev8 Talent)
Jennifer Knox (Regional: A Chorus Line, Chicago, Singin In the Rain, Dames at Sea)
Tara Novie (Regional: Hair, Rent, Tick Tick Boom, Les Miserables)
... and many more soon to be announced
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
If you're able to provide video feedback, please email and I will add you to my list of artists.
As soon as I have material for you to review, I will send it to you. You will have 2 days to return a 2-minute video with your feedback/notes. Please also share on social media that you are participating: #SelfTapeForTheSoul and tag @SelfTapeForTheSoul
Do you know any other pros who would provide feedback and/or share this on their social media? Please share this with them!
Do you have content for the kids to self-tape? Whether it's a scene, monologue, song, writing exercise, please email with a dropbox link to the material.
Do you know any kids/parents or schools who might want to participate? You can direct them to https://www.talfox.online/self-tape-for-the-soul
Share this page and this VIDEO with your friends on social media and through email.
Do you have access to any press/publicity? Please share.
My mission is to generate joy and keep students and artists busy during this panic-inducing time. If you're able to help in any way, I would be very very grateful!!
Students/parents who participate are welcome to give a donation per video (suggested $10), and profits will go to The Actors Fund and directly to artists whose livelihoods have been affected by the recent current events.
Lots of love,