File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 180

Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 12:11:24 EDT
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] survival tips

someone wrote:

> Let me ask you Joe-- where do you you book your shows? And who supports
> those presenters and those "private organizations" that book you?=A0 How
> many puppeteers do you think would be able to survive on a=A0 purely
> for-profit basis? What would it do the quality of puppet performances
> if we all had to kowtow to the whims of the all-powerful marketplace?
> I'd love to hear=A0 some of your survival tips.
     Answer:   Use good business techniques: budgeting, marketing, etc.   
Create shows that the public wants, needs and will pay for instead of feeding 
your own inflated egos.   Then, when you have saved your own resources, build 
something that you think will change the world.   Someone is bound to see it, but 
they may not want to pay for it.   Just a thought.   Jim Gamble

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