You’re invited to the Algonquin Artist’s Online Brunch

by | Apr 5, 2016

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

“The quality of a person’s life is most often a direct reflection of the expectations of their peer group.” – Tony Robbins

Who would you prefer to associate with – performers who actively pursue and advance their careers by taking control of their work and sharing it regularly with the world, or the non-performers who talk about what they will do once they have the [time/money/venue/rights/skills/costume/band/collaborators/producer]?

Inspired by the famous Algonquin Round Table – a celebrated group of New York City writers, critics, actors and ‘wits’ who met for lunch each day at the Algonquin Hotel to discuss, collaborate and generally ‘make a ruckus’, I’m hosting ALGONQUIN – the Artists’ Online Brunch this Sunday.

The charter members of the original Algonquin group 1919-1929, called themselves the “Vicious Circle”. They included George S. Kaufman (playwright/director), Dorothy Parker (critic/poet/writer), Brock Pemberton (Broadway producer), Harold Ross (editor of The New Yorker) and Robert Benchley. Tallulah Bankhead, Noel Coward and Harpo Marx were frequent guests at the table.

Their daily association inspired the members of the Vicious Circle to collaborate creatively. Their discussions would inspire newspaper columns, bestselling books and Broadway plays. It was through their constant collaborating that many gained national reputations.

Our online brunch will be an opportunity for engaged and forward thinking performers to network with other artists who are on similar paths. It is a chance to meet, share what you’re working on, and submit questions or obstacles that you may be wrestling with to the group’s collective wisdom.

The brunch will be Sunday April 10, 2016 from 10.00-11.00am Australian Eastern Time. Click here for a link to add this to your Google Calendar. The event will be held on Zoom, a great video conferencing app.

As a way to get started, I encourage you to come ready to talk about what you’re working towards currently, something interesting that you’ve read or seen during the week to discuss with the group, and a question or situation you’d like to submit for the group’s ideas and feedback.

I hope you can make it! RSVP here and let me know whether you’ll be able to join me.

Tip 1: Use this link to confirm the brunch start time in your timezone

Tip 2: If you haven’t used Zoom before,  when you click on the link you will be asked to download and install the Zoom app. I recommend you do this prior to the start of the brunch.

Tip 3: If you have any questions or run into technical difficulties, please send me a quick message here.

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You’re invited to the Algonquin Artist’s Online Brunch

Our online meetup is an opportunity for performers to meet, share what you’re working on, benefit from the group’s collective wisdom.

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