About Seth Lepore

Seth Lepore is a performing artist, educator, and connector. He currently tours an audience-driven solo show, does a monthly observational satire show in his hometown of Easthampton, MA when he isn’t on the road, and teaches artists how to get their business chops in order through workshops, consultations, and group networking.

His crash course The Nuts and Bolts of Being a Performing Artist has been hosted by Springboard for the Arts, SIU Carbondale, Pierce College, Assets for Artists, The Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston and Easthampton City Arts+. He currently writes an ongoing series for HowlRound about the entrepreneurial mindset artists can utilize to further their careers.

His background in the DIY hardcore and punk culture of the ‘90s has led him to the premise that the business side of the performing arts needs to be taught from an artist perspective. He is currently working with other grassroots artist-to-artist educators on innovative ways to disseminate practical, pragmatic and collective skill sharing. He is an advocate of flattening the hierarchy in the performing arts field through a network of shared data, open communication and artist-centric leadership.

His hope is that this book will be the go-to resource for students and professional performing artists to turn to instead of getting lost in the black hole of the internet. He gets told a lot that he’s funny.


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