I’m a producer now. Without hesitation and with audible voice I say it aloud: I produce. You have a vision and you bring it to life with the help of a team and then one day it looks like what you envisioned without ever showing a soul the mental photograph you’ve been working off. That’s magick. That’s birth. That’s creation.
I get a whole other joy from producing than I do performing. And so far, I’ve ALSO performed in most of the projects I’ve produced as well. Talk about adding a whole nother level to the effort! After the last pinup photo shoot with John Sluder photographing and Shoot Cut Deliver filming, I questioned weather I actually wanted to perform in something I’d produced again. Almost immediately, I asked, rather, how I could create the next production as something I enjoyed performing in and still had enough to give both responsibilities and come off on top. Cause that’s what producers do. We find solutions.
I know now, there are only solutions.
But there are so many situations. And communication (or lack thereof) styles. There are technical difficulties and egos that do nothing but give me a pain in my ass. There’s surprises and lessons learned lots of lost sleep. Through it all, a producer creates the art, but more frequently is engaged in creating solutions.
Today one of my show’s stars felt overwhelmed at performing 3 solos and 2 group choreo numbers. I’m performing 6 solos and 2 group numbers. And in this Pinup Pole Show performance three of those solos are new. Girls, we got this. Move directly towards the target with confidence and gumption. Now is our time.
I’ve also developed the ability to step aside and trust it’s a resting point without making it a stopping point. Setting myself up for success. Tactics for being a creator.
* video screen capture by Shoot Cut Deliver on the Pinup Pole Show pinup photo shoot with John Sluder