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All the world's a stage - connect with the audience

At Downstage Media we give theater professionals who are intimidated by social media a customized plan of what to post so they can connect with their audience online and onstage.

We want you to get more gigs, sell more tickets, build a brand, or do all three! We offer done-for-you social media posting, DIY consulting options, and a simple kick start just to get you out of the wings.

You can get lots of worthwhile information for free with our newsletter, check out the blog, or attend one of our events (they're almost always online.)

Annie Schiffmann

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Annie Schiffmann (Chief Content Officer, founder) is a former actress and professional improviser.

Annie is the social media specialist for SMART Growth Marketing based out of Orlando, FL. She has worked with the Off-Broadway and nationally touring cult favorite Broadway's Next Hit Musical since 2015. Recently, she worked on the international premier of the play The Loser Letters. She consulted for author and actor Greg Triggs on his book launch for The Happiest Place on Earth. Annie Schiffmann has also been a contributor and jack-of-all trades for the theater startup YesBroadway.com where she got to interview Tony Award-winning producers and actors as well as international pop star Ben Folds. 

Annie Schiffmann is also an award-winning improviser who has travelled throughout the world with Chicago City Limits and Broadway's Next Hit Musical, and many others.

She is married to actor and musician Rob Schiffmann and has two children with Beatles-themed names that she has brainwashed to like musical theater. 

Gianluca Russo

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Gianluca Russo (Chief Engagement Officer, community manager,) is a New York-based freelance writer, editor and social media manager who has been published in Teen Vogue, INSIDER, BUST Magazine, Brit+Co, Paste Magazine, Playbill and more. Visit www.GianlucaRusso.webs.com for more of his work and connect with him on social media @G_Russo1.

Darien Hill

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Darien Hill (Facebook Ads Specialist) is passionate about inspiring individuals to unleash their inner champion.  He was born in the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua. 

Darien loves to help small businesses and organizations tell their story in a unique way and to inspire their customers to action. He has trained over 100 banking professionals from companies such as Suntrust Bank, BMO Harris, and BB&T on how to leverage social media to increase customer acquisition. 


Disclosures and Relationships

These are the companies that Downstage Media works with and endorses. If you use any of the links to these companies, Downstage Media will receive compensation. We only recommends companies to you that we get considerable value from. 

  • Evernote.com - Capture, organize, and share notes from anywhere. Your best ideas are always with you and always in sync.

  • iTunes.com the world's best way to play — and add to — your collection of music, movies, TV shows, apps, audiobooks, and more.

  • Mailchimp.com - marketing automation for e-commerce businesses. Send beautiful emails, connect your e-commerce store, advertise, and build your brand.

  • Owner.Media - online courses for modern businesses

  • Wave.video - create engaging marketing videos that maximize social media outreach

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