Photos: Michael Kushner Celebrates His New Book HOW TO BE A MULTI-HYPHENATE IN THE THEATRE BUSINESS At The Drama Bookshop

The book is adapted from Kushner's acclaimed Broadway Podcast Network series, "Dear Multi-Hyphenate."

By: Feb. 15, 2023
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Go inside The Drama Bookshop as author Michael Kushner celebrates the release of his new book, "How to Be A Multi-Hyphenate in the Theatre Business: Conversations, Advice, and Tips from Dear Multi-Hyphenate". See photos from the event!

For three seasons, award-winning theatrical artist, producer and personality Michael Kushner has explored what it means for artists in show business to reach their full potential in conversation with some of the industry's biggest names on his acclaimed Broadway Podcast Network series, "Dear Multi-Hyphenate." Kushner has turned those conversations and his own varied experiences and knowledge into an invaluable resource guide that empowers theater professionals to take hold of their own careers and become successful multi-hyphenate artists themselves.

Published by Routledge and CRC Press, "How to Be A Multi-Hyphenate in the Theatre Business: Conversations, Advice, and Tips from Dear Multi-Hyphenate" is available everywhere books are sold.

"This book is all about accessibility in the theater industry," said Michael Kushner. "My goal is to share little to no cost ways one can partake in the industry and create a lucrative career. You no longer have to, or should, choose one way to create in the theater, television, and film industries anymore - and I believe multi-hyphenating is the key to longevity and specificity. Multi-hyphenating has been around a long time but never had a name, and was often looked down upon if you weren't a celebrity. But why do you have to be a celebrity in order to have multiple proficiencies? Of course actors can produce, photograph, educate, write, and podcast! We're creatives and we don't need permission - and the plus side of this approach has never been discussed, until now."

Discussing self-identity, networking, workflow, failure, passion, purpose, socially responsible artistry, social media, and the effects of COVID-19, Michael Kushner sets the stage for artists of all disciplines and backgrounds to find personalized success in the theater industry. Complete with informative and lively exercises and excerpts from Kushner's popular podcast and workshop, "Dear Multi-Hyphenate," "How to Be A Multi-Hyphenate in the Theatre Business'' addresses questions such as: How do we recover from a pandemic? How do we give more access to marginalized theater creators? and What goes into producing our own projects? Featuring exclusive information from a myriad of theater makers, including Beowulf Borritt, Rachel Brosnahan, Sammi Cannold, Jim Caruso, Ken Davenport, Paige Davis, Julie James, Joan Marcus, Matthew Murphy, Jen Namoff, Karen Olivo, Pennywild, Tonya Pinkins, Bob the Drag Queen, Frances Ruffelle, Leigh Silverman, Tom Viola, and more, the book promotes the dismantling of gatekeeping and provides a specialized, hands-on experience to an innovative and lucrative approach to theater making. "How to Be a Multi-Hyphenate in the Theatre Business" is an invaluable resource for theater artists at any level in their careers, whether they are undergraduates, graduate students, professors, award-winning members of the theater and film community, working professionals, high school students, or entrepreneurs.

Now in its third season, Michael Kushner's highly popular podcast, "Dear Multi-Hyphenate" has welcomed an incredible array of Tony and Emmy Award-winning guests from the worlds of Broadway, television, and film, including the legendary Carol Burnett, Carson Kressley, Sarah Jones, Douglas Lyons, Ken Davenport, Alex Wyse, Christine Pedi, Charles Bush, Ben Faukhauser, Moisés Kaufman, and more. Together with his guests, Kushner dissects the idea of doing it all by letting go of the rules and taking control of your full potential. "Dear Multi-Hyphenate" is available wherever you listen to podcasts via the Broadway Podcast Network.

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Michael Kushner, Josh Roberts, Cameron Burns

Photos: Michael Kushner Celebrates His New Book HOW TO BE A MULTI-HYPHENATE IN THE THEATRE BUSINESS At The Drama Bookshop
Michael Kushner

Photos: Michael Kushner Celebrates His New Book HOW TO BE A MULTI-HYPHENATE IN THE THEATRE BUSINESS At The Drama Bookshop
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Photos: Michael Kushner Celebrates His New Book HOW TO BE A MULTI-HYPHENATE IN THE THEATRE BUSINESS At The Drama Bookshop
Michael Kushner and Carlie Craig

Photos: Michael Kushner Celebrates His New Book HOW TO BE A MULTI-HYPHENATE IN THE THEATRE BUSINESS At The Drama Bookshop
Michael Kushner and Remy Germinario

Photos: Michael Kushner Celebrates His New Book HOW TO BE A MULTI-HYPHENATE IN THE THEATRE BUSINESS At The Drama Bookshop
Rachel Sussman, Sarah Hamaty, Michael Kushner, Lauren Molina, Alexandra Silber

Photos: Michael Kushner Celebrates His New Book HOW TO BE A MULTI-HYPHENATE IN THE THEATRE BUSINESS At The Drama Bookshop
Rachel Sussman, Sarah Hamaty, Michael Kushner, Lauren Molina, Alexandra Silber




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