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TSGO History

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Workshops & Panels

Money makes artists uncomfortable. But right now there's an opportunity to change the dialogue for a collective awakening where #ArtsMeetsBiz.

Mathew Heggem gives a 10-minute presentation on 
Awakening Another Way: The Money Talk. Click title for replay.

May 21st,  2020   

   November 23rd,  2019   


Producing isn't just for producers anymore. Artists can learn to take their careers into their own hands at this full-day Bootcamp.

   April 25th,  2019   

Annual Technical Clinic

Bringing together legal, accounting, and business experts to discuss the challenges artists and Arts businesses face in their development.  After a panel discussion we open the room so our experts can answer your questions because no one knows the artists' plight quite like the artists themselves!


   Topics include: legal loopholes for artists & entity formation (LLC, S-corp, 501c3, or Sole proprietorship?!?)



Emileena Pedigo


  Tiffany Donaldson              Bruce Balsam                JR Gurrieri                       Julio Valdez 

    Attorney at Law             Accountant & CPA       Financial Advisor           Working Visual Artist

    & Life Planner

   March    21st,  2019   

Stress is a part of the daily life of an artist, whether you're feeling stuck in the artistic process or struggling to meet your business goals and deadlines.  It seems we are constantly promoting, selling, and strategizing.  This cycle can block the creative flow and in fact stagnate business.  Alison Kate teaches a highly effective set of quick and easy-to-learn tools for behavior change and emotional regulation that participants can practice on their own.  Participants experience noticeable shifts immediately, better able to navigate life's fluctuations.

Sponsored by: 


  Jan 2nd,  2019   


It's a new year and time for reconciliation. Amidst the general ethos of hate penetrating our country, we're choosing #AnotherWay. The Town Hall forum asks the community to speak up in an effort to build a better tomorrow for each of its participants. We're creating a sustainable future for the Arts and collectively creating a paradigm shift around the Arts as an industry. 

Mathew Patrick Heggem  (Dance)​

Cooper Jordan


Simone Maurice




Jackie Goodrich


Emileena Pedigo




 December 17th,  2019   

Backtrack Vocals takes a musical journey, transforming your favorite holiday tunes using only their voices and beatbox abilities!

  July   14th,  2018   

From Artist to Entrepreneur: Pitch Night

6 Arts Businesses | 6 Pitches | 6 Minutes


As the final step in their incubation process, the first ARTSLAB cohort gave professional pitches to a small audience in a business setting. Each pitch was judged by a panel of experts awarding three prizes: Best Pitch, Most Innovative Solution, and Audience Favorite.

June 28, 2017, Centre for Social Innovation

October 10, 2016, Cornelia Street Cafe

Another unique ‘arts meets business’ event as part of #VillageArtsAlive, hosted by artists & business leaders Robin Hirsch & Mathew Heggem in partnership with Sum Innovation and the Chelsea Greenwich Village Chamber of Commerce.  Showcase performances included Jed Distler, and TSGO artists 

Jackie Paladino and David Pollack.


The Green Catalyst

July 20th, 2016

American Beauty Bar 


Lucas Elliot

David Pollack and Daniel Crespo


Alfonso King


The HYBRID Club's weekly showcase 
Saturday nights May 23 - Sept. 19, 2015
669 8th Ave, inside the TIMES SCARE Kill Bar


Lucas Elliot

Ben Clark & friends

Spencer Corona

REW Starr

Michael Jayson 


Sammy Bravo

Jackie Paladino

Ray Galindo

Jon Geffner

FXG Entertainment Presents:

INDENT, Mr. Musix,

Next Door Neighbor,

& Goldie


TSGO's Rock Musical Reading Series
New Artist Showcases @ Choga


February 27th, 2015

Osyris Antham, Peter Ro, Doctor Breakfast, Mister Musix, Next Door Neighbor, & Goldilocks

Co-produced by Fuck-a-Genre Ent.


January 23rd, 2015

Osyris Antham & CW Blues Project

Rock Musical Reading Series
Introducing non-traditional pop-musicals to industry.  

October 25 - October 26th, 2013, TBG Theatre

Give Me a Break 

November 29 - December 8th, 2011, The Mint Theatre

How to Marry a Divorced Man

Save the Robots

1812, the Musical (A tribute to Ira Shapiro)

Apathy, the Gen X Musical

"I kept finding myself singing that song days later - I couldn't get it out of my head!"   -Alyssa Renzi, an invited guest to APATHY, the Gen X Musical 


Six Theatrical Concerts
2/18/13 - 8/15/17



Eddie & the Palaceades

The June Havoc Theatre

July 15 - August 3rd, 2014


The rock musical played six performances in 

the NYC summer festival season, receiving rave reviews and bringing sold-out houses to their feet. Audiences beep-bopped along to the show's hit single BANGARANG!  The show received 9 award nominations and won for Outstanding Director of a Musical. 


"Eddie and The Palaceades hits the right notes when it comes to its heartfelt expression of love, friendship and the things worth fighting for..."

-Howard Miller, Talkin' Broadway        


"This show was unquestionably two hours of pure enjoyment!"

-Mary Ann Randazzo, Outerstage      



To Carry On...the Music and Life of Laura Nyro

The TBG Theatre

October 18th - October 27th, 2013


Playing two weeks in midtown, the show is a moving tribute to the late, great legend, Laura Nyro.  Mimi Cohen continues to perform her critically acclaimed portrayal of Ms. Nyro in NYC and in schools across the country.


"Cohen affects Nyro’s look, voice, and vibe to a tee as she presents Nyro as both artist and feminist role model."         -The Examiner

Mimi Cohen is Laura Nyro



The Mint Theatre

November 29th - December 9th, 2011

TSGO's inagural season was a smashing

success! We "occupyed" the Mint Theater for two months for the world premiere of Robert L. Hecker's epic political drama. 

Ghost Dancer "allows itself to speak for everyone who rise up against persecution and iniquity..."   -Karen Tortora-Lee, the Happiest Medium         

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TSGO founder Emileena Pedigo is interviewed by Local Theatre NY at Theatre Resources Unlimited's bootcamp for producing Showcases in NYC.

There is always #AnotherWay