Sally Cade Holmes is a freelance producer who most recently produced Dylan Frederick’s Summer Valley Fair at the New York Musical Theatre Festival and The Twentieth-Century Way with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. She served as the Producing Associate at Williamstown Theatre Festival where she worked on Broadway and off-Broadway productions of The Bridges of Madison County, Fool for Love, Living on Love, The Old Man and The Old Moon, and The Visit.
In this Going for Broadway Episode, Sally Cade and Eryn discuss Sally Cade’s career and experience in the acting industry. They start off first in talking about Sally Cade’s acting experience as well as her training. While being involved in a show, she was needed by the director to help the show to be produced. From this first experience, she found that this is what she loved and where she needed to be.
As the episode goes on, Sally Cade discuss the job as a producer and what all goes in to producing as show. She talks a bit about the process and the types of theatres that a show would go through.
Sally Cade makes it a point twice to be someone that people want to work with. She says that even if you have all the talent and skills in the world, you have to have a good personality and be able to work with others.
“A lot of technique can be taught, but you have to teach yourself who you are and why you want to do this!”
In This Episode:
2:09- When you were younger, did you always see yourself in the theatre business?
3:02- What made you decide to attend the University of Evansville to further your arts education? What did you have in mind of your career at the time?
5:43- How important do you think it is for one to invest in university to improve their craft versus just going out there and getting experience?
7:22- What do you do with your arts mastery with Boston University? What do you educate people in?
10:27- How exactly do conservatories work?
10:57- What exactly is the process of producing show?
12:30- Sally Cade explains the companies she works with that are both nonprofit and commercial.
15:06- How do you usually get involved in your producing gigs?
16:25- What vision do you have in mind when producing?
18:11- What goes in to producing a new show? Do you have anything to do with casting?
20:34- How does a production transition into going from Off Broadway to Broadway?
23:15- Eryn and Sally Cade talk about the difference between Off Broadway and Broadway?
24:24- Do you have any other advice to give to actors in pursuing the performance arts?
25:30- Do you have any thoughts for the parents of these young actors?