About this event

Now’s the time to learn how to get the word out about your show, music, event, business. If you’re afraid of writing and sending press releases, we’ll fix that.

What goes into a press release? Can you write and send your own? How are they used for different things? These topics will be tackled at Pete's fun, interactive, idea-generating, 90-min press release workshop (via Zoom) which aims to empower you to do your own press. We'll discuss the basics, and together we'll investigate creating creative press releases, generating press-worthy ideas, and figuring out who your audience is. We'll discover and discuss effective ways to get the word out about your show, song, product, event, etc. Plus, you'll receive access to press release templates and press release/story pitch samples.


About Peter Michael Marino

Pete is a two-time recipient of the Backstage Readers Choice Award for Favorite NYC Comedy Teacher for his Flying Solo classes at the People's Improv Theater, where he taught for over five years. Hundreds of his students have brought their shows to theaters and festivals around the world. He has worked with children from 3 months to 3 years old as a Gymboree instructor, and has led dozens of workshops for 5-10 year olds in storytelling, improv, and puppetry in the NYC Public School System.

Pete is the resident director for NYC Kids Project, co-developing and directing puppet shows in NYC schools that advocate empathy, acceptance, and inclusion. In 2021, he was commissioned by The Kennedy Center to create an instructional video that teaches kids how to put on their own show. Also in 2021, he created and hosted a series of videos that teach kids about Toy Theater with Mentorship TV. He’s taught Storytelling to visually impaired kids with New York Institute for Special Education, as well as an after-school theater arts program for LEAP. He was an adjunct professor of Sketch Comedy at Pace University for three years, and taught Sketch Comedy at William Paterson University. He’s taught his acclaimed Comedy Essentials, Instant Improv, and Flying Solo workshops at The Actor's Centre in London. Other teaching credits include Buffalo State College, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Theater for a New Audience, Theatresports New York, and the Roundabout Theater.

Pete is also an independent solo show, comedy, characters, accountability, and marketing coach. His popular Edinburgh Fringe workshops have prepped over 100 artists and producers for the largest arts festival in the world. For information on private coaching, rates, upcoming workshops on press releases and electronic press kits, or general show development, please contact Pete at petermichaelmarino@me.com.



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