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Special offers for the ARTIST Community

These offers are from podcast guests or businesses I have a personal or professional connection with. Each one with a way to help the business or creative side of your career.

I reached out to them and asked for a way listeners like YOU can use their services and products.

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 SHOP

Look for products and services to express your creativity.

 Learn

Find classes and training that will further your career.

 Donate

Give to organizations striving to make a difference.

Get this free e-book of guest quotes and insights when you subscribe to the WINMI Newsletter...

 
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We Audition

​A great online video community for actors, where you can work with a fellow actor to run lines with you before an audition or be your scene partner when you self-tape. 

  • Find a reader on-demand to rehearse or self-tape with.

  • Audition for roles & meet Casting Directors, Agents, Coaches, & Industry Experts.

  • Earn money being a reader.

Use promo code WINMI25 to get 25% off membership

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musical theater biography

Dorothy Fields was a prolific lyricist and contemporary of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, and others. In this biography, you'll get to know this songwriter as well as the stories behind the such classics musicals as Annie Get Your GunRedheadSweet Charity, and Seesaw. Podcast guest Kristin Stultz Pressley has written about America’s most brilliant and successful female lyricist, who for five decades wrote more than 400 songs for stage and screen.

 

1936 Oscar for Best Song - “The Way You Look Tonight”

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Audition Secrets

Millions of performers audition, but only a select few know the secrets to consistent success in the audition room. Well, now it's time to overcome the anxiety and rise above the competition with Audition Secrets. This podcast and book and can be your secret weapon in creating auditions that stand out from the crowd and have a better chance of achieving the success you've sought after and deserve. 

Listen to Justin's podcast here.

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Jason Odell Williams

Now you can work one-on-one with this Emmy-nominated TV producer and award-winning playwright. Send Jason a current draft of your script, and he will provide feedback via email -- detailed breakdown of notes and suggestions. Or upgrade to a 90-minute Zoom call to to discuss the notes and have a back and forth Q&A / brainstorming session.

Mention "WINMI podcast" and get 20% off

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Headshots

As a guest on the podcast, Roberto Araujo shared not only his personal journey as an actor and singer, but also gave advice and insight into creating a great headshot. He knows how important it is to find affordable photography that shows who we truly are. By working with Roberto, you'll capture the full spectrum of your emotion and personality in the perfect shot.

2 Hours, 2 Looks, 2 Retouches, $200  (Promo code: WINMI)

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OVER PRo

When it comes to making this podcast, a big chunk of my time is spent marketing on social media. For the first couple of seasons I was making every post from scratch on Pages, it was time-consuming with limited features. But then I found and started using Over, a free mobile app with customizable templates that ignited my creativity and focused my message on each post.

Free Month of OVER Pro (Promo code WINMI during setup) 

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CANVA

From brainstorms and worksheets to presentations and social media posts – you can design any concept for any purpose. While OVER is a far superior mobile app, CANVA shines as a desktop app as an alternative platform for project-based creations. So if you can think it up, I'm sure you will find a way to create it here.

Get a free premium element when you create an account.

 
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Acting Classes

Terry Knickerbocker has spent more than 30 years training and teaching with William Esper, one of the most respected protegés of Sanford Meisner. He was an alumnus and core faculty member of the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and since 2015 has had his own acting studio. By providing a conservatory setting, TK Studio faculty rigorously trains the actor to succeed in a highly competitive industry. 

Terry was a podcast guest in May 2021.

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WINMI Artist

Not only am I the host of Why I’ll Never Make It, but I'm also a contributor to Backstage. These articles offer advice and insights on the business of acting and performing. You can get the audio version of these articles delivered directly to your podcast app as well as Audition Stories and other bonus episodes by becoming a WINMI Artist. It's just $10/month and also comes with one free coaching session with me and reduced rates on any further coachings

Audition Stories • Career Advice • Coaching

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What started as a simple blog about theatre auditions transformed into a weekly series, where Adrienne Walker shares candidly about her experiences as a stage performer, offers advice that she's learned as a reader, and encourages fellow artists to keep pursuing their dreams. Friends and colleagues sit down with Adrienne each week and share personal experiences as well.

Series • Blog • Merchandise

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Private actor Coaching

Cherry received her BA in Theatre from UNLV and her MFA in acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, where she studied under Bill Esper and Maggie Flanigan. Cherry also has an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in Amazon Prime's After Forever. She'll help you find freedom and confidence as an actor. Read these testimonials of grateful students.

"Cherry is one of the finest personal acting coaches around."

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Abundance Bound

Miata Edoga is an actress and financial coach who came on the podcast and told us about Abundance Bound, a financial education company she founded for actors and creative professionals. It was launched with a mission to reduce the feelings of intimidation and stress that can keep artists from having a healthy relationship with money.

$5 off each month of the program  (Discount code: WINMI)

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FREE E-book

Everyone who signs up for the monthly WINMI Newsletter gets a free digital copy of my first collection of insights from previous podcast guests called Creative Wisdom. It covers topics like mindset and auditions from artists like Douglas Sills, Caitlin Kinnunen, Mykal Kilgore, Justin Guarini, Bianca Marroquín, J. Harrison Ghee, and more.​

Any piece of art, whether it be film or theater,

is an act of translation.

- Cris Eli Blak

 
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MAestra

Maestra Music was founded by composer/lyricist and music director Georgia Stitt to give support, visibility, and community to the women who make the music in the musical theater industry. The organization’s initiatives include monthly educational seminars, mentorship programs, technical skills workshops, networking events, and online resources and partnerships that aim to promote equality of opportunity and to address the many historical disadvantages and practices that have limited women composers and musicians in the musical theater. 

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CB seed

They seek to empower the hidden potential within every individual. Through rehabilitation programs and simulation workshops, the foundation promotes financial and reading literacy education in an effort to overcome social presumptions. They call themselves "impatient optimists" making the impossible possible through faith and perseverance, so that every person can have an opportunity to succeed. One of their most rewarding events each year is the Christmas Surprise Shopping Spree.

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The SEEINg Place

The Seeing Place Theater is a non-profit indie ensemble based in NYC, led by Erin Cronican. Like most theaters The Seeing Place shut its doors due to the pandemic. However, this ensemble remains active via Zoom to strengthen their craft, develop their knowledge, read and discuss plays, and serve their community through online Education and Outreach programs. 

Support these artists in their time of need.