Hey Pia! Thanks for earmarking my shows, that’s awesome. Happy to return the favor, if you have any! Let’s see, five years ago I had produced my pilot and I was just starting to write my solo show, so let’s talk about that. The whole reason I got into producing is this:
I was complaining to my career coach (for acting) that I wasn’t performing in the NY Fringe that summer, and all of my friends were. He told me to stop complaining and write my own way into the Fringe. I said “I don’t know how to write a show!” so he said: “Then take a class.” He recommended a solo show writing class for me. Once I wrote the show, I complained to my teacher: “What now? I don’t know how to produce?” And he said: “Then take a class.” So I took a class on producing my own work. And long story short I performed it in NYC, Chicago, and Edinburgh, and here I am on AMA.
So - I would just notice when you give yourself limitations. And instead of letting them block you, realize that’s a place to grow. What do I wish I’d known then that I dont’ know now? It’s hard to put into words. This journey as a producer has been everything to me. But I needed to find my own way into it. I wish I hadn’t spent so many years limiting myself, and believing in my limitations.