New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 5 - Page 102

Rosemary Conte Voice Teacher & Coach Innovative technques for great singing. All styles, levels & ages. Matawan, NJ. 732-583-4959 NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 Upstage ran for about five years during which we ran features and interviews with many actors, directors, and playwrights work- ing with George Street. When I moved on from that magazine and took a PR job with an asso- ciation, George Street was one of the theatres who continuously sent press releases and invita- tions for show reviews. As the communications kept coming, I realized there was a need for the type of arts coverage Upstage had been providing. Newspa- pers began reducing their arts coverage in the 90s and by the mid-2000s many had far fewer writers covering the arts than 20 years earlier. So I decided to launch NewJerseyStage.com as a hobby site to post releases, reviews, and some features. Around the beginning of 2014, I noticed the website was at- tracting a very sizeable audience each month. Even though I had INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 102