International Artistic and Cultural Exchange Program (IACE) Lecture Series
2021-2022 Academic Year
Lecture title: Expanding Your Skills to Build Your Network
Building a network is essential to working in the entertainment industry- no matter where you are or what you're doing. When creating a network and building mutually valuable business relationships, it is crucial to know how to brand yourself as an individual, as well as establish yourself as a strong team player. This lecture will discuss formal vs. informal networking, and things you probably don’t even realize contribute to your reputation and brand. We will discuss diversifying your skill set to make yourself more valuable to those who hire you and more marketable to those who haven't hired you yet.
Bio: Emma English graduated with her BFA in Theatre Performance in 2018. While at UB, she decided to focus her studies on acting, stage management and directing. Since her graduation, she has worked consistently in Buffalo theatre as a stage manager, dramaturg, actor, props mistress, front of house, and most recently, Covid Compliance Officer. She also founded Buffalo Theatre Workshop, a play reading group to develop new plays by local writers. She is currently the Resident Stage Manager for Second Generation Theatre, founded by UBTHD graduates Kelly Jakiel Copps, Kristin Bentley, and Arin Lee Dandes.