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

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

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 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...


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 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 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...

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 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.

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