In my first year of University, I stepped on stage for the first time in my life, and that night changed my life forever. I was only 18, but I knew, at a gut level, that the theatre was where I belonged. Since then, I’ve done it all: acted in everything from farces to dramas to musicals to dinner theatre, done lights, sound, costumes, props, stage management, directing, writing and producing.
Since 2001, I’ve been a freelance theatre publicist here in Vancouver, BC, Canada, under my company, Rebecca Coleman, Marketing and Media Relations. My client list includes companies like Touchstone, Ruby Slippers Theatre, Capilano University’s Theatre Department, Itsazoo, Touchstone, Presentation House, Radix and Leaky Heaven Circus. Before launching my company, I was Lead Facilitator at a self-employment program for Artists at The Alliance for Arts and Culture. It was there that I became very passionate about helping artists to become better businesspeople. And that is what this blog is all about. You’ll find me posting here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Over the past couple of years, I have become increasingly interested in using social media networking to market the arts, and have written an e-book on the subject called Getting Started in Social Media for Artists and Arts Organizations, which helps newbies to create a marketing plan using social networking as a tool. I also do workshops on the topic, locally and internationally (I recently returned from a three-city tour of Australia).
I am addicted to coffee, sushi and my MacBook. I have a seven-year-old son, Michael, and two cats, and am in a constant search for that elusive work-life balance.
Member of the Independent Theatre Bloggers Association.