Firecracker Bye Bye
Nationally touring solo performer Seth Lepore, who is known for his dynamic character acting and vocal elasticity, plays his most intimate cast of characters yet. Lepore uses a chameleon-like ability to shape shift between his family members with the animated subtlety that has become his trademark.
Lepore, who grew up in Johnston, RI, playfully prods the Italian-American obsessions of food, homemade sweaters and unfiltered discourses that border on the absurd. Through a vulnerable wit, Lepore shows how his grandmother became a second parent to him, leading to some of the most ludicrous and heartfelt moments of his life.
At once an embarrassing expose, twisted tribute and lamenting love letter, Firecracker Bye Bye is a comedic celebration of life amongst the inevitably of loss. From lasagna experiments gone wrong to crocheted eyesores, Lepore embodies his family's offbeat charm with grace and punch, leaving the audience both jealous and relieved that they aren't his relatives.
"Lepore's new one-man show, Firecracker Bye Bye, is a tender and funny ode to his late grandmother Nonie. He's a gifted performer with a rubber face; he can lucidly switch characters just by cocking his head and changing his expression and this heartfelt show is just about impossible not to enjoy. Bring your grandmotherwhether she's alive, or simply alive in your memory." -Twin Cities Daily Planet
"The Nuts and Bolts of Being a Performing Artist"
October 12, $10 fee
A Master class for BA and MFA students in the performing arts (music, dance and theatre) as well as professional artists who are looking to expand their business skill set. This crash course goes over the building blocks of running a successful and sustainable business as a performing artist. Topics include marketing, PR, fundraising, fiscal sponsorship, self-producing your work, grants and touring.
Morning Session 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Building Blocks: The Foundational Toolkit for Your Artistic Business
Business Models and Fiscal Sponsorship
Protecting Yourself: Insurance
Self-producing your work
Arts Advocates and Networking
Public Relations and Marketing
Lunch will be from 1:00-2:00 but Seth will be available for an informal Q&A
Afternoon Session: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Taking it to the Streets: Touring without Losing Your Shi(r)t
Crowd-funding online and offline
Touring the festival circuits
Touring the college circuit
Arts Presenters, The Regional and National Arts Conferences
Working with booking agents and managers
Hiring and Outsourcing Admin Work
95 Empire Black Box (View)
95 Empire St.
Providence, RI 02903
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