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About jjstagesource

Jeremy Johnson is the Member Services Mananger at StageSource and has been since graduating Emerson College in 2000. He has also worked as a freelance director throughout New England at companies including Gloucester Stage, Foothills Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, The Theater Offensive, Mill 6 and Boston Directors' Lab. He's worked backstage at "Blue Man Group" and onstage at "Shear Madness". His production of "Speech & Debate" at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston won the 2009 Elliot Norton Award for Best Production for a Mid-Size Company. He has also taught at The Cambridge School of Weston, Beaver Country Day School, Gann Academy, The Winsor School and Walnut Hill School for the Arts.

“So long, farewell…”

Thirteen years ago, I walked into the StageSource office on my first day in khakis and a button down shirt for my first “real” job after college (I have worn jeans and a t-shirt every day since). The ED had … Continue reading

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A Marvelous Party

Pictures from last week’s IRNE Awards are up on EdgeBoston’s website thanks to photographer Robert Nesti. Be sure to check them all out! Congratulations again to all of the winners and a special shout out to all our StageSource Organization … Continue reading

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Acting: Worse Than Working on an Oil Rig?

According to Careercast.com (via the Wall Street Journal), these are the five best jobs of 2013: 1 Actuary 2 Biomedical Engineer 3 Software Engineer 4 Audiologist 5 Financial Planner According to the same survey of 200 jobs, these are the … Continue reading

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Headshot Duplication Helpful Hints

If you are an actor attending the StageSource auditions and you don’t have the required 45 copies of your headshot and resume yet, Talent Tools is here to help! We provide high quality, affordable headshot reproductions.  If your headshot does … Continue reading

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The Patient Artist

I heard a lot of fantastic, intelligent and illuminating things at yesterday’s “If I Knew Then…Directors” panel which I had the good fortune to moderate.   I learned how Scott Edmiston approaches a script for the first time, how Benny Sato … Continue reading

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An Actor’s Life for Me….

“Hi diddle dee dee You sleep till after two You promenade a big cigar You tour the world in a private car You dine on chicken and caviar An actor’s life for me!” Whoever wrote the lyrics to Disney’s Pinocchio … Continue reading

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TCG in Boston- Bari Newport, Penobscot Theatre Company

One of the most common phenomena associated with running a regional theatre, but one which is rarely publicly acknowledged, is a feeling of isolation. It is difficult to imagine from the outside – how a profession so full of human … Continue reading

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Join the Circle!

It’s that time of year again!  Time to make sure that your theater company is taking advantage of a valuable and much appreciated audience development tool. I’m talking, of course about the Circle of Friends card. The Circle of Friends … Continue reading

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Put the Blame on Mom

This is entirely my mother’s fault. For Mother’s Day I went digging through some old albums and posted some pictures on Facebook of my mom and me doing theater back when I was a kid.  It got me thinking about … Continue reading

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An Open Letter about Open Auditions

Actress and StageSource member Stephanie Clayman weighs in on the Audition process. To Producers and Directors: an Open Letter about Open Auditions I’ve been thinking a great deal about annual open calls, specifically the question of “Why don’t the Equity … Continue reading

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