Theatres/Studios

Women of Broadway: Friendship at King Kong

BY The Ensemblist Eliza Ohman The women of King Kong on Broadway spend a lot of time together. Our show is spent either onstage or squeezed into a backstage dressing gondola that makes a cramped East Village studio seem palatial. There’s no escaping each other. Fortunately, we’re a silly bunch and we’ve really embraced the absurdity of our setup. On any given day you can expect to find one or more of us participating in very involved interpretative dances, incorporating lifts, props, and feedback from our audience (any girls not participating in that day’s events). We’re a bit of a mess, but it’s one of the happiest messes I’ve ever experienced. I’m continually grateful to our casting and creative team who brought this group of misfits together. Now, almost six months into our run, our dyn...

33 Thoughts for a New Artistic Director

BY JOE HAJvia https://seanddaniels.wordpress.com “Once I had been hired at MRT in 2014, Joe Haj was kind enough to slip me this list. Now as I have my first day at Arizona Theatre Company, I thought it was a perfect time to share it with the rest of the world. These are all Joe. I’m just the guy that looked like he needed some tips (which was, and still is, true). – Sean” You’ll want to spend all your time making plays because that is where you’ll feel safe and competent. Resist the urge; you have much to learn and much to offer by applying your creativity to building community. It’s all about Vision. Have it or perish. But remember that nobody is interested in being a satellite to your genius. Everyone who works with you is firmly placed in the center of their own lives. You must collect ...

Romeo + Juliet: Star-crossed lovers bridging the gap between American Sign Language and English

BY MISHA BERSON  via www.seattletimes.com In ACT Theatre’s “Romeo + Juliet,” Joshua Castille, as Romeo, will discourse primarily through American Sign Language (ASL). Gabriella O’ Fallon, as Juliet, will deliver her lines in spoken English. Shakespeare’s text has gone through a several-step translation process, then turned into ASL poetry. Wooing Juliet from beneath her balcony, Romeo proclaims, “O, speak again, bright angel!” The star-crossed teen lovers do a lot of talking in Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy of “Romeo and Juliet,” which contains some of the richest, most passionately lyrical verse in the Bard of Avon’s canon. And the pair will have plenty to say in the new ACT Theatre production — but they will be speaking the speech in two different languages. Noted deaf...

Register for Taste to Appetite: Audience-Building Strategies (WEBINAR)

REGISTER HERE WEBINAR: From Taste to Appetite: Audience-Building Strategies from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, March 5, 2-3pm ET   Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ (OTSL) newer audiences weren’t spending enough on tickets to replace the losses of those departing. OTSL used market research and analysis to test the impact of innovative new programs like Opera Tastings in order to develop a new audience with an appetite for opera. The results? More than three-quarters of the Tastings attendees were new, with an average of 42 percent later buying tickets to their mainstage productions. The question they now face: how to not only maintain, but financially sustain, this audience growth? What did they do and how might their experience inform your theatre’s audience-building efforts? What ...

Now Hiring: Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre – Permanent & Seasonal Staff

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre is now hiring! We are in search of part time seasonal and permanent staff members who are eager to join Idaho’s oldest performing arts organization. Please email resume and cover letter to annette@cdasummertheatre.com. Cover letter should include availability and hours sought. Duties would include: Extensive customer service both on the phone as well as in person. Selling tickets. Social media contributing. Data entry in Google drive as well as Microsoft office. Website management. Event and box office support at both summer shows and various business fairs and community events. Various other office tasks. Learn More about CDA Summer Theatre

MTWichita Summer 2019 Production & Box Office Applications NOW OPEN!

Employment Thank you so much for your interest in MTWichita! We have existed for nearly 50 years as one of the premier summer theatre programs in the United States – for those onstage as well as the individuals behind the scenes. Whether you are coming back home to Wichita or joining us for the first time – we’re glad to have you here. We are actively seeking the best technical and design talent in all areas of production.  Special consideration is given to those from under-represented populations in our industry – we believe that a plurality of voices and experiences creates better art, both onstage and in our shops behind the scenes. Take some time and have a look around this page, and if you’re interested please apply! Any questions not answered here can be...

USITT19 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION – NOW OPEN!

Registration Info More than 300 exhibitors will span across 43,000 square feet of Stage Expo floor demonstrating new products, speaking with attendees, and displaying the industry’s latest and greatest. Four days of technical theatre and live entertainment innovation under one roof makes for an technical theatre industry lover’s dream 5,000 + attendees will take part in over 200 sessions and educational opportunities providing credits, knowledge, and new tips and tricks USITT Conference We’ve been waiting for you! USITT19 is an extravaganza of technical theatre wonder. The industry’s top companies collide with attendees providing a hub for innovation, new technology, education, and networking. The Stage Expo floor delivers a show like no other while over 200 educational sessions and hands-...

How to optimize your theatre’s YouTube promo videos

BY JOE DYSART via www.americantheatre.org Challenge Find an inexpensive way to promote theatre with web video Plan Experiment with YouTube’s free video platform and tools What Worked Short “behind the curtain” videos What Didn’t Traditional commercials and long videos What’s Next Mastering YouTube’s analytics tools to pinpoint videos that promote most effectively For theatres seeking an inexpensive way to add video to their website, complete with analytics, YouTube has an enticing offer: They’ll do it for free. In a move designed to retain their status as the de facto platform for video on the web, the company has rolled out a series of free tools that essentially enable any theatre to edit, post, and analyze viewership of a promotional video at absolutely no cost. “We’ve found that our vi...

Artistic Directors: Let’s Do Better

via www.americantheatre.org At its national conference in St. Louis June 14-16, TCG asked four theatre leaders to answer the question: How does the role of artistic director need to change for today’s world? All four delivered these “vision statements” as speeches to fellow leaders assembled for an artistic directors summit on Friday, June 14. They are published here with their permission. Modeling a Better World Howard Shalwitz, artistic director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The theatre is a utopian enterprise that impacts our world by modeling a world that is better. It does this in a few different ways. It does it through the plays we produce on our stages, which, even though they are built on conflict, model the give and take of ideas, the depth of human struggle and connection, an...

BroadwayCon 2019 – Early bird tickets ON SALE NOW!

BroadwayCon 2019 will be held January 11-13, 2019 at the New York Hilton Midtown. What is BroadwayCon, Anyway? Well, it’s a lot of things! It is a three-day expo where fans can meet and interact with their favorite Broadway stars. It’s a showcase of some of Broadway’s newest and most exciting shows. It’s a place where industry professionals can work one-on-one with the next generation of up-and-coming performers. Most of all, BroadwayCon is a place where fans can come together celebrate their passions and revel in the magic that is the theatre. Learn More  TICKETS  There are several different types of BroadwayCon tickets, including full-weekend, single-day, and industry-focused experiences. FULL WEEKEND TICKETS THE GENERAL PASS: $165 – EARLYBIRD PRICE! The General P...

Register for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Theatre Convention!

REGISTER NOW Registration for the 2018 Rocky Mountain NATO Theatre Convention is open! VENDORS (Product Reps & Companions) : Click here to register! EXHIBITORS (Theatre Owners & Employees) : Click here to register! FILM STUDIOS : Click here to register! Hotel Information Book by September 24, 2018 for convention rates! Book Here About Rock Mountain NATO Rocky Mountain NATO is a non-profit trade association that encompasses the six state area of Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. The association is comprised of motion picture exhibitors, theatre owners and operators with facilities located in the six states. Our membership includes large chains, regional circuits and independent theatre owners and membership is open to all exhibitors. Size does not matter and th...

Summer 2018 Industry Conferences – Register Today!

Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference – “Crossing Borders” June 21 – 23, 2018 The Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre – Toronto, Ontario (Canada) Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas was founded in 1985 as the volunteer membership organization for the professions of literary management and dramaturgy. LMDA is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization with members throughout North America and abroad. LMDA holds the belief that theater is a vital art form that has the power to nourish, educate, and transform individuals and their communities and that dramaturgy is central to the process of theater-making. Registration Information All full-conference registration fees are per person and include one banquet ticket. LMD...

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