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A lot of obstacles get between you and your theatre-making dreams, but most of them come down to three things:

You don't have the resources you need.

You split your focus between shows and a survival job and there are never enough hours in the day.

Money’s always tight, managing it gets confusing, and constantly being told to think of yourself like a small business doesn’t help.

You're unsure of where to put your focus.

There are a million things you could be spending your time on: websites, reels, social media, mailings and submissions.

You’re overwhelmed trying to sort it all out, and you always wonder if you’re even putting your energy toward the right activities.

You can't get the opportunities you want.

Even when you’re at the top of your game, you can’t get in front of the right people anyway.

You don’t want to start yet another theatre company. You consider self-producing but don’t really have the resources, time, or expertise for that either.

Is it even worth it?

You plug along the best you can, auditioning away, building connections, scraping by financially, and maybe even sleeping now and then.

You wonder if you’ve got the energy to keep doing this. Half your college classmates have left the field altogether; maybe they’re on to something. Is it worth it?

Yes, it is, your heart whispers to you. And you know you believe it. You know you’re capable of work that has the power to make people think and feel, start important conversations, and affect positive change in the world.

You just wish it wasn’t so damn overwhelming.

You’ve got more control than you think; you just need to learn how to own it.

The road to making great, world-changing theatre has three parts.

There are a lot of people out there teaching one or two of them. The problem is, they’re not separate. They’re connected, interdependent, symbiotic.

It’s not enough to learn one or two. You’ve got to get comfortable with all three, and with the ways they complement and support each other.

Being a working, effective theatre professional is about learning:

  • Craft: the skills and tools needed for masterful artistry itself
  • Bodymind: maximizing and unifying your physical, mental, and emotional potential
  • Logistics: handling all the other stuff that isn’t your art but can make or break your ability to create it

Want to know more? Pick an area below and start digging in to see how Artistic Conspiracy can help you take control today:

I’m Tobi Mattingly, a Chicago-based actor, director, music director, and teaching artist.

I never planned on making this sort of teaching a part of my artistic career. But it was kind of inevitable.

As I started to put the pieces together and find success with this approach in my own career, my friends started first seeking my advice themselves, then eventually insisting that I share what I’d learned with others.

I had to admit it felt right. As much passion as I have for pursuing my own creative work, I’ve got an even bigger desire to see other artists and the theatre industry as a whole overcome the challenges that have plagued us.

I started to realize that my unique set of skills and experiences could be of greater service than just in my own artistic pursuits.

We’re in this together.

Read more about what I believe, why I want to help you succeed, and the story of how I got here.

I never planned on making this sort of teaching a part of my artistic career. But it was kind of inevitable.

As I started to put the pieces together and find success with this approach in my own career, my friends started first seeking my advice themselves, then eventually insisting that I share what I’d learned with others.

I had to admit it felt right. As much passion as I have for pursuing my own creative work, I’ve got an even bigger desire to see other artists and the theatre industry as a whole overcome the challenges that have plagued us.

I started to realize that my unique set of skills and experiences could be of greater service than just in my own artistic pursuits.

We’re in this together.

Read more about what I believe, why I want to help you succeed, and the story of how I got here.

Take control of your theatre career.

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Take control of your theatre career.

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Sign up for free tips, strategies, and other tools to kick your career into high gear.

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