Theatres/Studios

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...

Theatre Concierge

Name Pj Phillips Date 06/25/2018 Venue Center Theatre Group Email ctgjobs@ctgla.org Job Discription POSITION TITLE: Theatre Concierge REPORTS TO: House Manager DIRECT REPORTS: None WORK SCHEDULE: Part-Time, typically nights & weekends STATUS: Non-Exempt, HourlyABOUT THE COMPANY: Center Theatre Group is one of the nation’s most influential and ambitious nonprofit theatre companies, producing and presenting a wide variety of plays and musicals each year in our three Los Angeles venues: the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. A beacon of creativity and a driving force in the creation, development and production of new work, Center Theatre Group has been the birthplace of plays that have been honored with Tony Awards, Ovation Awards, L.A. Drama Critic Circl...

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...

Creede Repertory – Now Hiring FULL TIME PM & Facilities Manager

Current Full-Time Openings PRODUCTION AND FACILITIES MANAGER Creede Repertory Theatre’s Production Manager has primary responsibility for the scheduling, budgeting, staffing and execution of all aspects of physical production, including scenery, lights, costumes, props, paint, sound, and stage management for all productions, on site workshops, readings and events. CRT’s Facilities Manager is responsible for the buildings and grounds of the theatre, directing the Maintenance Employee and overseeing the upkeep of equipment and vehicles. The Facilities Manager is in charge of the Facilities budget and must negotiate with outside vendors for supplies and repairs. Click HERE for a PDF of full job description

A Word to the Wise on Resumes & Cover Letters

BY JAY DUCKWORTH via www.stage-directions.com We get so many resumes here at the Public Theater it’s sometimes hard to go through all of them. So, there are some things I look for and some things that are just standard practices. With a lot of you graduating out there or applying for internships or maybe just old codgers like me looking to revisit and update your resume so you can remember where you worked and how cool it was, here are some good rules and tips from us, (myself and Sara Swanberg, the prop shop manager for The Public Theater), the people who have to actually read your resumes and make hiring decisions.

The North American Lab for the Performing Arts: Registration for Summer Workshops

The North American Lab for the Performing Arts A space in the heart of the midwest founded as a place where artists can learn from each other, teach and create new work.Participate in a creative act.  Create change and what better place to do it than in the center of the United States in Muncie, Indiana. All are welcome here!  Learn more about NALPA. The Summer of 2018 will offer three workshops: Come live learn and work together. Workshop participants are all housed in the Charles Over Mansion or hosted by one of the neighbors in the historic district. Everyone eats breakfast and lunch together and then can use the kitchen to prep food for dinner or head out on the town. There are several great places within walking distance. I have recognized that now more than ever artists need to explo...

Acting Games

Acting Games Warm-ups and practices are meant to be productive, but why not make them fun by playing games to get you into the groove (because who doesn’t like to play games)? Not only can these activities help students get warmed up, but they also help them feel more comfortable and focused. The games are broken into categories and also list the age range they work best for and the difficulty level. There are games for all ages included, some of which you may have heard of before. Remember, you can’t put an age on having fun! Check out the link below to get started with these helpful tools! http://www.stagemilk.com/acting-games/

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Broadway Home Is Revealed in Stunning New Photos

The Lyric Theatre has undergone a complete renovation after temporarily closing in the spring of 2017. BY: JASON ZEDNICK via  www.theatremania.com A view inside the newly renovated Lyric Theatre, home to Broadway’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. (© Dorothy Hong) With the recent unveiling of the new marquee for Broadway’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the big question has been what magic is in store inside the newly renovated Lyric Theatre’s interior. The top-to-bottom redesign (helmed by Christine Jones and Brett J. Banakis and overseen by Gary Beestone) has been unveiled in eye-catching new photos released by Ambassador Theatre Group. The Lyric Theatre underwent a complete renovation after temporarily closing in 2017. (© Dorothy Hong) Harry Potter and the Cursed...

Get to Know Montana Repertory Theatre

BY ALLISON CONSIDINE via  www.americantheatre.org One of the few major theatre between Minneapolis and Seattle has grown from a statewide traveling troupe to a national touring company. MISSOULA, MONT.: In 1893, the University of Montana was built along the Clark Fork River at the foot of Mount Sentinel in the town of Missoula. The settlement of Missoula, once known for its mills and lumber industry, became home to the main campus of the state university, which is now one of the city’s largest employers. Montana Repertory Theatre resides at the university and tours plays throughout the state and across the country. We talked to artistic director Gregory Johnson to learn more about producing theatre in the “Big Sky Country” state. Who founded the company, when, and why? The company was foun...

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