Cultivation is the fun part: I practice what I preachPosted on December 19, 2016 by Alia McKee I’m board Chair of a fringe theater here in Brooklyn called the Bushwick Starr. We just had our annual gala and I spent last night calling event attendees, thanking them and inviting them to our next insider’s only dress rehearsal show. Of course, I got a ton of voicemails. But I also got truly excited responses. My mantra for my calls: Make this call the best call this person has received all day. And it worked. We already received an additional donation from one of the supporters I called. Cultivation is the fun part. Stop avoiding it.