Awhile back I noticed that several of my artist friends were sharing their experiences with anxiety on social media and wondering if anyone else had a similar experience. We found comfort in knowing we weren’t alone in our feelings and experiences but also realized that there is a stigma attached to talking about this publicly. As a director I tell stories for a living, and I want to facilitate artists telling their stories so we can change the conversation about anxiety and the stigma surrounding it.


In this podcast I’m chatting with artists, as well as mental health professionals and coaches who work with artists. We’re talking about the universality of anxiety and what role it has played in our lives and our work.  Most importantly we’re discussing what tools we’ve found effective for dealing with and combating anxiety.


Welcome to Anxiety and the Artist.


Allison Sheff is a Director, Writer and Creative Leader. She began her career as a performer, working in New York and Regional theater, as well as doing an extensive amount of commercial work. She also worked as a Children’s Guardian on Broadway, serving as an artistic liaison between professional child actors, the creative team and management on 12 Broadway shows.

Allison has held leadership positions in arts management and organization, marketing, college administration and community outreach.


These experiences have informed and inspired her to examine the relationship that artists have with anxiety.

To discover more about Allison, the director: AllisonSheff.com

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This podcast and website represents the opinions of Allison Sheff and her guests to the show and website. The content here should not be taken as medical advice.  The content here is for informational purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions.

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