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Connect, Collaborate, and Chart Your Career Growth with Brian Sage

Episode Summary –

Success as an artist takes work. It takes the dedicated ability to ask yourself difficult questions about your approach as an artist. Preparing for success means being ready to have honest conversations with yourself, determining what type of artist you want to be and who you should collaborate with to build your network. Gathering the right tribes and connections is also a key factor in positioning yourself for success.

In-order to achieve long-term success in the art business, relationships are key. College presents a unique opportunity to make the most of this time by immersing yourself in a safe and enriching environment full of resources and new people who can help you along the way. Taking risks and building relationships can open up opportunities that otherwise wouldn't exist. Even if you experience setbacks or failure, these experiences are just as important as successes in helping to reach the next level.

“Continuously honing and mastering your craft will help you stay ahead of the game.”

In this episode, Brian Sage recounts his own experience transitioning from student life to the professional world. He discusses how we can use collaboration to open up new possibilities and increase our career opportunities. He emphasizes the importance of working together with colleagues to help us grow and reach our goals in life.

Let’s jump in!

Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[02:16] Brian’s journey and how he got into what he does today.
[09:06] Brian’s most memorable performance he has done. Brian’s superpower and skill set that has been helpful to him in his career.
[09:49] Engaging with people and being open to collaboration to discover more.
[16:34] How to get the most out of your college years as an artist.
[21:50] What can you do as a college art student to utilize your summer stock.
[25:10] The transition from college to real life and becoming an artist.
[30:09] What kind of training to do after college to continue honing your craft.
[34:58] What does working from your happy place mean to Brian?


About Brian Sage –
Brian P. Sage is an Associate Professor of Theatre and former director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Ohio Northern University. He is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium and an associate teacher within the organization.

Brian’s seventy-plus professional acting credits run the gamut from the classics to contemporary musical theatre. He’s worked for a variety of companies throughout Michigan and Illinois, including Tipping Point Theatre, Performance Network Theatre, The Jewish Ensemble Theatre, The Encore Musical Theatre, The Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire, First Folio Shakespeare, Theatre Building Chicago, and Tibbits Opera House. He received a Wilde Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at the historic Tibbits Opera House, playing all nine members of the D'Ysquith family.

Brian has directed a wide range of projects that include classic plays, contemporary musical theatre, and new works.

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About the Host –

Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster

She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her “Four Pillars of Success” system.

Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality.

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