Arts Administration

URTA Announces Recipients of 2021 Excellence Awards

NEW YORK CITY: The University Resident Theatre Association (URTA) has announced the recipients of the 2021 Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Training.

Registration is now open for the TCG Fall Forum

In an all-virtual format, this year’s Fall Forum will break tradition. Part 1, on November 11th, 2020, will convene TCG Member Theatre leaders and trustees for a one-day Summit on Governance; and Part 2, on November 12th and 13th will welcome our entire theatre field. If you are only able to attend November 11th or November 12th-13th respectively, please select that option on the Events Calendar. 2020 TCG Fall Forum – Part 1 Summit on Governance November 11th will welcome TCG Member Theatre leaders and trustees in a working session focused on creating a truly “new playbook” for equity and inclusion during the reconstruction of our field, centering the widely publicized WSYWAT demands and other BIPOC-led resources. This day is intended for TCG Member Theatre leaders and trustees...

Props Safety in a Post COVID-19 World

Prominent Props Master, Jay Duckworth, discusses what backstage safety may look like post-pandemic. It is obvious that crew members and actors are in close quarters backstage, so what steps can theatres make to ensure the safety of all involved? Duckworth looks into the ideas of: Planning Ahead Laminating pre-check lists for easy disinfecting Prop Sanitation Handing-off props Stocking Up PPE & Sanitation supplies What additional efforts can we make to better prepare once theatre re-opens? VIEW ARTICLE via

Resources for Online Theatre Educators

via By Alex Ates In the past few days, several schools have canceled in-person classes because of the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. Using tools and platforms like Zoom or Google Meet, instructors are preparing to teach online. But, how will that work for theatre educators? Below, Incite/Insight will compile the latest resources for theatre educators to utilize during this unprecedented time.

Join AATE at Americans for the Arts, Arts Advocacy Day

AATE members join us in Washington DC, you know the times are ripe for expressing your passion to your legislators on the Hill.  We need everyone’s voice at this time when our leaders are considering drastic cuts to the Arts. Arts Advocacy Day brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 500 grassroots advocates from across the country to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts. Join the excitement, let’s bring our collective voices together for AATE. If you need another reason to join us check THIS out. Join us for a pre-arts summit dinner on Sunday, March 29th, sign up below if you are interested. Pre-Advocacy Dinner Sign-Up If you can’t ...

2020 Theatre Educator Pro Winter Webinars

via Just in time for your New Year’s resolution list, EdTA is announcing a winter line up of live professional learning webinars scheduled to begin in January. All webinars will be recorded and archived for access “on demand” whenever you wish. The webinars will become part of a growing library of professional learning opportunities on the new learning center site, Theatre Educator Pro.  Education Manager Cory Wilkerson has been surveying members through exit polls and at events to determine topics for winter and spring. “I’m seeing requests for professional learning opportunities in theatre for social issues and also theatre for young children” says Wilkerson.  “The winter lineup includes webinars to respond to those requests.” To register for the webinars visit the ...

How to Design Your School Production on a Budget

What’s the #1 most important thing when it comes to designing a show? Reading the script. Doing so will inform you exactly what you need for your design, and theoretically, budget size shouldn’t matter. However, when it comes to budget-tight productions, knowing exactly what you need will help you achieve your design in the most frugal way. In this article from, Broadway designers offer suggestions based on discipline, best practices, and their picks for inexpensive products. VIEW ARTICLE via

AATE October Symposium Registration NOW OPEN

Youth Voices: Activism Through TheatreThe symposium will be held at Berkeley Rep School of Theatre2071 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA October 18-20, 2019 REGISTER HERE $90 Student/Retired | $140 Member | $240 Non-MemberLIMITED `$50 Scholarships Available, apply HERE.  Resilience is an anthem of the bay. An anthem often carried and furthered by our youth. Join organizations from across the bay area as we highlight programs with youth at the core, whether it’s in programs who demand space for youth voice, performance, leadership positions, and those that move towards activism. Practices that can be applied to your own communities, that operate for, by and with the youth our education programs serve. 

Webinar: Accessibility and Inclusion in the Theater Education Classroom

Accessibility and Inclusion in the Theater Education Classroom    Presented by Sue Loesl and Fran SillauMonday, October 14, 7:30-9 PM Eastern Time Register HERE Registration Fee: Member: Free, Non-Member Student $10, Non-Member $20 Are you a theatre instructor looking to be more inclusive in your theatre classroom and practice?Nationally known professional development and residency presenters Fran Sillau, (accessible theatre) and Susan Loesl, (adaptive art specialist) have presented together for the past 10 years. Their work has included hands on workshops for professionals at conferences and onsite at schools, as well as working directly with staff and students at schools in inclusive and self contained settings.  Join AATE for this interactive webinar that will introduce hands on inclusi...

Seattle Theatre Tries Radical Experiment: Every Single Ticket is Free

“Starving Artists” We all know the term, and many of us may identify with it. We work several jobs, pinch every penny, audition our tails off, work hours in production offices, and long shifts in the scene shop. As we save try to save our money, while paying our bills and paying off loans, it can be hard to find the extra means to see as many shows as one may want to. Attending theatre is an important way to enrich yourself in the theatrical community you’ve placed yourself in, to learn new theatres, and to network.  And as a theatre, it can be hard to get butts in seats, especially if your primary attendees are in the arts. That’s why Seattle’s Intiman Theatre had this “radical” idea to make every show free. That’s right. FREE! Learn about their “radical hospitality” below: Read Arti...

The Rockettes are Looking for an Artistic Director—and a Makeover

The Rockettes are one of, if not the most, iconic dance troupes in the world. They recently announced that they are beginning a search for a new position: Artistic Director. The Rockettes are wanting to expand their presence beyond Christmas time, and become a year-round attraction, and they need just the right artistic visionary to lead them in that direction. Learn more about their search below: View Article via

33 Thoughts for a New Artistic Director

Have you ever thought that your career onstage might lead you to a career behind the scenes? How about in the role of an Artistic Director? You might not know where to begin or what all the job entails, but Arizona Theate company’s AD, Joe Haj, has some advice to put you at ease. 33 points of wisdom, to be exact. READ ARTICLE