Interested in starting your own journey in performing arts but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Judy Finelli, Artistic Coordinator of Notoriety Variety, located in Richmond, CA, USA.

What's your organization, and who are your members?

I have a non-profit performing arts organization called Notoriety Variety. We are hoping to mount our production of "The Fantabulous Follies!" next year.

Tell us about yourself

I firmly believe that humor can save the world because laughter is a very powerful wave and can literally have the power to heal humankind.

What's your biggest accomplishment as an organization?

Sticking around long enough to have found a fantastic cast.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being an organization?

It has been difficult to find funds during the pandemic. But I persevere because I believe wholeheartedly in what I am trying to say.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow an organization today?

  1. Never give up!
  2. Never give up!

Where can people find you and your group?


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