This week, I’m premiering Episode 12 with actor, musician and songwriter Katrina Lenk, who is currently on Broadway in The Band's Visit. Katrina originated the role of Dina in the award-winning musical.
A widespread shift is sweeping through the entertainment industry, and it’s impossible to ignore. The #MeToo movement has dominated the Facebook newsfeed, the national news, and the red carpet for the past six months. Women (and men too) are raising their voices in outrage over the decades of sexual harassment and systemic oppression within the industry that has long gone unpunished and ignored. Yet, while we’ve seen the jettison of powerful Hollywood figures who have abused their positions, the New York theatre community seems to support a much slower change within their system.
It’s never too late to reach out to someone who hasn’t heard from you in awhile. It may feel awkward at first, or that you’re just asking for them to give you something like an audition or a job, but with a little preparations, you can keep the conversation authentic, and not so out of blue. Check out these 5 tips on getting ready to reach out again.