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Similiar Journey!

“I write because I love to write…. Long years ago when the world was new for me, I dreamed of being a composer–wrote songs, many of them. The words took fire and the music smouldered and so, following the lead of friends and critics, I turned my face toward poetry and put my songs away for a while. Then came drama. I was persuaded to try it and found it a living avenue–and yet–the thing left most unfinished, less exploited, first relinquished, is still nearest my heart and most dear.” –Georgia Douglas Johnson

Angela’s Jig Written by Monica Radzin and Interpreted, Played by Angie Mack Reilly on Piano

 

How I Would Live/ an excerpt /by Angie Mack Reilly 2019

An /excerpt/ of a poem…….

by Angie Mack Reilly 2019

If I were to choose my own life to live,
I would slow down.
Travel.
Write.
Compose.
Read.
Observe.
Record.
Make things.
Sell things.
Things with meaning
like necklaces and such.
I wouldn’t have a strict schedule.
I would move about freely
at the speed that I like
which is slow.
I am an artist.
A multi-disciplinary artist.
I communicate best through the arts
and use a variety of means
to communicate.
It requires much solitude to formulate ideas.
Much research and thinking is involved.
I have not been able to use my own artistic skills
to their fullest capacity
because of being occupied with surviving.
Financially. Medically. Emotionally. Physically.
So I would like to give myself space,
for the first time in life,
to produce my own creative work.
I am thinking that I would like for it to be a musical.
Or a book.
Or to record people and events on the road…….

To Be Continuted……

Angie’s Playlist

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“Not For Your Average Joe”

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My Dream Home

by Angie Mack Reilly 7.20.19

The Art of Dreaming

I believe that dreaming is an underrated skill.

Not the sleep kind of dreaming.

But daydreaming.

Dreaming gives us hope.

I see dreaming as a coping skill.

I see it as being visionary.

Being visionary is a skill that any good leader needs to have.

I encourage dreaming.   Fantasy.  Fiction.  And everything in between.

My Dream HomeSunset on the Wisconsin Farm by Angie Mack Reilly

Featured image taken by Angie Mack Reilly titled, “Sunset on the Wisconsin Farm”

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Angie’s Dream Home

Design concepts are open, natural, creative and aesthetic.   Free flowing.  Like my soul.

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Angie Mack Reilly: Public Speaking Resume (now booking)

CONTACT:  angie@ozaukeetalent.com

“Angela is a passionate visionary who has the ability to articulate, set and attain high goals for a greater cause.”  -Michael “Hawkeye” Herman, international music educator,  keynote speaker and performer

Angie Mack Reilly

Grafton, WI • 262.309.4112• angie@ozaukeetalent.com

Public Speaker | Writer | Musician | Composer | Marketing Professional

Innovative Public Speaker and natural leader with a passion for the arts community and issues effecting women and the mentally ill. Proven effective transforming environments to create lasting change using the arts and creativity. Background in marketing with success linking businesses with needed resources to provide mutually positive opportunities and revenue streams.

Technical Proficiencies: Social Media, Music Production, WordPress, eCommerce, Sound Equipment, Recording Equipment, PC, Mac, Microsoft Office.

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Listen to Recent Podcast Where Angie is Featured by The World Music Foundation

Topics of Expertise

Creating a Culture of Innovation and Teamwork

Transforming Work Environments into Creative Hubs

“Old Guys I’ve Met”:  The Importance of Business Mentors in the Arts

Managing Teams “Theater Style”

Moving Audiences and Tips from a Theater Director

Public Speaking Engagements

  •  See television and radio appearances below 

  • Vast amount of experience speaking as a theater director and actor for 18+ years

  • “Listen to Your Mother” National Show on Motherhood  

  • Chronic Creativity Interactive Workshops at Spirit Life Church in Mequon

  • Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony”, Grafton, WI as Chairperson about blues history

  • “Giro d’ Grafton Bike Race, 2007, Grafton, WI  

  • “Wisconsin Blues Connection” and PowerPoint Presentation, Wisconsin Historical Society

  • “At 10” Radio Interview, National Public Radio

  • “Paramount History” and PowerPoint Presentation, Port Washington Kiwanas Club

  • “Paramount History” and PowerPoint Presentation, MATC-Mequon Campus

  • “Passionate about Paramount and the Blues” Children’s Educational Performance, Grafton Library 2006

  • “Paramount Blues Festival Panel Discussion”, Cedarburg Cultural Center WI

  • St. Mary’s Care Center Chapel Services, Madison, WI 

Television, Acting and Production Career

  • Played supporting actress, Carol, in Leaving Eden Series

  • Produced and stared as lead female, Golde, Fiddler on the Roof, Next Act Theatre

  • Produced and acted as supporting female lead, Motormouth Maybelle, Hairspray, Cedarburg Performing Arts Center (CPAC)

  • Produced and played female lead Narrator, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, CPAC

  • Produced and starred as supporting lead, John the Baptist and female soloist for Godspell, NSAA

  • Produced and directed hundreds of musical theater productions and events throughout southeastern Wisconsin primarily at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center, The North Shore Academy of the Arts, Next Act Theater, Schauer Arts and Activities Center, Spirit Life Church, Cedar Creek Settlement, Ozaukee Christian School, The Joseph and Rebecca Peltz Center for Jewish Life.

  • 2018:  Television feature on the Real Milwaukee show with Brian Kramp about children’s theater

  • 2018:  Television feature on CBS 58 with Michael Schlesinger about children’s theater

  • 2017:  Juried Public Speaker for National Listen to Your Mother Show about mental illness 

  • 2016:  Television feature on the Morning Blend Show about mental illness

  • 2016:  Television feature on the Morning Blend Show about gifted and talented children

  • 2009:  Television feature on My Fox about Wisconsin music history

Writing Career

  • Authored three published books titled Be True, Be Free, and Chronic Creativity.

  • Created written content for the following major projects:

  • Grafton City Blues” by Kevin Ramsey, Milwaukee Repertory Theater

  • Lost Musical Treasure” PBS History Detectives

  • The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (6 LP 180g) …. Grammy Award Winner, 2014 – Best Boxed or Special Limited-Edition Package …. Label: Third Man Records;

  • The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (6 LP 180g) …. Grammy Award Winner, 2015 – Best Boxed or Special Limited-Edition Package …. Label: Third Man Records; “Chasin’ Dem Blues” by Kevin Ramsey, Delaware Theatre Company

  • Paramount Walking Tour Booklet”, Village of Grafton Historic Preservation Commission

  • Substance Abuse: The Ultimate Teen Guide (It Happened to Me)” by Sheri Bestor

  • Paramount Walking Tour Booklet”, Village of Grafton Historic Preservation Commission

  • Wrote journalistic articles for magazines and blogs:

  • Cedarburg’s Rising Star” Ozaukee Magazine, Apr 2014

  • On the Trail of Bluesman Blind Blake in Milwaukee” OnMilwaukee.com Apr 2011

  • Chronic Creativity” Creativity Portal

  • Why the Blues Belongs in Port” Ozaukee Magazine, Mar 2015

  • The Adventures of Tim and Ben” Ozaukee Magazine, Jun 2014

  • Eurydice” Ozaukee Magazine, Aug 2014

  • North Shore Academy of the Arts Website Blog, Main Writer, 2007-2013

  • Ozaukee Talent Website Blog, Main Writer and Web Owner, 2016

  • Sociofocus Website Blog, Main Writer and Web Owner, 2010-2016

  • Paramounts Home, Article Contributor and Web Owner, 2004-2016

  • Creative Connection Arts, Contributor and Web Owner, 2004-2011

  • Milwaukee Talent Website Blog, Main Writer and Web Owner, 2016

  • The Value of An Idea”, Creativity Portal

Career Accomplishments

  • 1997- Present Lifetime arts and entertainment industry career has consisted of effectively reaching audiences on a regular and weekly basis.

  • 1997- Present Guest Performer (Singer/Songwriter) at hundreds of special events over the years.

  • Boosted Ozaukee County tourism by pitching a new music theme leading to the Paramount Plaza redevelopment design in Grafton, Wisconsin.

  • Pitched a show to PBS History Detectives resulting in the nationally aired segment, “Lost Musical Treasures” on the music history of Ozaukee County.

  • Assisted Playwright Kevin Ramsey as a Blues History Consultant for the musicals “Grafton City Blues” and “Chasin’ Dem Blues”.

  • Collaborated with Grafton Area Jaycees to launch an annual blues festival that has been ongoing and successful since 2005 raising blues awareness and bringing tourism.

  • 2005-Present Expertise as in arts leadership and pre-war blues history has led to being interviewed by various international and national publications such as Blues and Rhythm Magazine, The New York Times, Blues Festival Guide, American Profile Magazine, Blues and Soul Records Magazine. Appearances also in several award-winning books as a blues expert such as Do Not Sell at Any Price by Amanda Petrusich and New Paramount Book of Blues by Alex van der Tuuk. Angie has also been quoted in many written news publications throughout Wisconsin as they relate to blues history, marketing and the arts.

Additional Experience

Ozaukee Talent, Grafton, WI, (2016 – Present)

Founding Director/CEO

Discover musical and artistic talent within individuals with diverse skillsets working independently through lessons, coaching, and connecting resources to link individuals into the arts community. Collaborate with industry leaders locally and throughout the United States and provide expert advice to clients. Teach music lessons, direct and produce plays, and participate in public speaking engagements to educate the community on current issues. Advocate for arts education and growth within the area. Network on all Social Media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogs, Pinterest, Snapchat, websites, twitter, YouTube, etc.

Northshore Academy of Arts, Inc, Grafton, WI, (2004 – Present)

Performing Arts Expert | Visiting Music Director | Teacher | Marketing Director

Developed strategic marketing plans to reach multi-child families in Southeastern WI. Created all social media accounts, handled public relations with area businesses, and gave detailed marketing and analytic reports to the Board of Directors. Managed marketing volunteers. Produce and direct plays and teach performance art and music classes to all age groups.

Key Contributions:

  • Increased community arts education and knowledge of programs through various marketing and branding techniques.

  • Built valuable relationships and increased organization Public Relations (PR).

Paramount Records and Blues Educator, Advocate and Researcher, Grafton, WI, (2004 – Present)

Co-Founder/Researcher/Educator

Developed a community historical resource researching and analyzing musical history in the area and awakening tourism to provide a new outlet to bring in visitors. Discovered lost history and encouraged community partnerships to assist all businesses in the area.

Key Contributions:

  • Revealed the unmarked burial place of legendary musician Blind Blake and raised funds to have his graved marked.

  • Awakened a legendary history of blues artist that had been forgotten in the area.

Marcus Promotions/Footlights, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, (2013 – 2015)

Account Executive/Marketing Consultant

Strategically partnered businesses with productions and theater venues building Business to Business (B2B) type sales relationships for mutually benefiting parties. Handled large key accounts with clients including Milwaukee Public Television, Habush Habush and Rottier, The Trinity Irish Dancers, Roundys, etc.

Key Contributions:

  • Boosted company revenue through strategic processes and teamwork.

  • Secured several key accounts creating lasting business relationships.