I am going to portray Mark Twain lecturing on his life "so far" at the age of 60 (the monologue/one-man, one-act play will be set in 1896).
I plan to perform in small ampitheateres, opera houses, and suchlike venues.
Although I have decades of public speaking experience, I have no "show business" experience or connections.
Would I be better off dealing with these venues (their owners/managers) myself, when it comes to negotiating appearances, or contracting with an agent? I certainly understand the advantage they would bring to the table, but am not sure if it's really necessary.