Anthony Veneziale

Anthony Veneziale

Creator


Freestyle Love Supreme

New York, NY USA


The hardships make the wonderful times that much more wonderful, but they also turn you into who you are. It's not when you're at the top of the world that defines who you are-it's when you're at the bottom.

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Anthony Veneziale

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Double-majored in film and American history at Wesleyan University. Moved to New York with no job and nothing but a mattress and $200.
Warns that unless you have a job handed to you-and most don't-it's going to be hard for a while after you graduate college.
Eventually some of his friends joined him, and they started a production company called Back House Productions.
They rented out a basement below a bookshop, turned it into a black box theater, and began producing plays.
He says the key to developing his production company was getting out there and networking, talking to as many people as he could.
Their breakout play was In the Heights, which was a hip-hop/rap musical. The play's unique voice took it to Broadway, and it later won four Tony Awards, including "Best Musical."
Created a show called Freestyle Love Supreme, which performs live, does education outreach, and is in development for television.
Believes that everyone can freestyle rap-you just have to give yourself permission to tap into yourself and find the words.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Wesleyan University
Career

Career

Creator

I make up freestyle raps and teach other people how to have fun on stage.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Acting & Theatre
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

Most of my time is spent preparing for shows and coming up with new ideas. On the nights I have a performance, I along with five other performers take the crowd on a non-stop, hip-hop improv ride, spinning cues from the audience into instantaneous riffs and fully realized musical numbers.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Embrace all of the unknowns. Embrace failures.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"What am I doing? There is no way I am going to make it."

When I first moved to New York, I was so alone and scared, I had no idea what was coming next. However, there was something inside me that said, "You're not going to fail." It's just a matter of how long is it going to be hard for and coming to terms with that.

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

Unless someone is handing you something right out of school, making it as an entertainer is really hard. When I first moved to New York, I was living in a project building in Brooklyn. I had no job and no prospects. All I had was a mattress and $200.