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New York, NY, United States / Arts
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A loan helped Broadway Crew continue operations during the COVID-19 Broadway shutdown.
I'm an Australian 30 something former actor who moved to New York in 2012 with just a suitcase and a dream! While I worked with a lot of amazing people and productions at home, I'd always dreamed of making my way in New York City, and it hasn't disappointed. To subsidize this dream I have worked extensively in promotions and staffing, from small off-Broadway ticket promotions to catering a private booth at the US Open. Whilst I was actively pursuing my acting, I also produced a number of independent theater productions, the one of which I am most proud being a verbatim piece about homeless LGBT youth living in the West Village. I've always had a head for business, even in my artistic life, and what really excites me about my own business is finding people with talents they didn't even know they had, or haven't had a chance to use, and giving them a space to flourish. Broadway Crew is founded on the principle of "employee's first" and most of my staff come from a similar artistic background as myself. If I can provide them with a supportive and safe environment with which to earn their way in New York while supporting their artistic endeavors I will have succeeded. In-person promotion will be more important than ever once we get through this shutdown, and we intend to be there.