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.

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!

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 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 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...

Nice Work if You Can Get It: Being a Volunteer Usher on Broadway

BY JOANNE KAUFMAN via Greet audience members, take tickets, work the concession stands, run the elevator. Point the way to seats, restrooms, box offices and exits. These are some of the tasks of a volunteer usher at theaters across New York City. The lure: a free ticket. The competition: increasingly fierce. Richard Ponce, the house manager of the Helen Hayes Theater, said he has 250 more requests than slots he needs to fill for the 10-week run of “Lobby Hero,” which opens March 26, and has Chris Evans and Michael Cera in starring roles. “It used to be this sort of secret thing,” Mr. Ponce said of the volunteer program. “Now there are hundreds and hundreds more people who want to do it.” View Full Article

Introduction to Commercial Producing – 3 Day Intensive

Three-Day Intensive REGISTRATION $220.00–$470.00 Date: Friday, March 9th – Sunday, March 11th, 2018 Time: Friday & Saturday: 9:15AM – 5:30PM (cocktail receptions until 7:30PM); Sunday: 9:15AM – 2:00PM) Location: Anne L. Bernstein Theater, 210 West 50th Street, New York City Course Details 37th Annual Three-Day New York Weekend Intensive An Introduction to Commercial Producing For almost four decades, CTI’s Three-Day Intensive has offered a comprehensive education in commercial theater producing. At the 37th Annual Three-Day Intensive, presentations and panel discussions will be led by some of Broadway’s most acclaimed producers, general managers, entertainment attorneys, marketing executives, and press representatives. Whether you want to produce on or off-Broadway – or are...

RWS Entertainment Launches New Theatrical & Development Department

BY JAIMIE GREEN via There’s a new kid on the theatre-producing block, and some shake-up in the casting world, as RWS Entertainment launches their new Theatrical and Development Department. Since its founding in 2003, RWS Entertainment has become a full-service producer of branded and custom entertainment, stage shows, and experiences. Now, RWS is expanding from theme parks and cruise ships to the great white way—and plenty of smaller stages, too. Veteran producer Joe Christopher will be leading the new department, and his goal is to make sure that RWS’ theatrical development and production work isn’t just more of the same. Christopher said in a statement, “The demand for commercial theatre content has never been greater but our industry’s current approach to development, ...

MTWichita – Hiring Positions for Summer 2018

UPDATE:  Applications for positions within the 2018 Summer Box Office as well as the Production Staff have closed for the year. Please check back in November for a link to the 2019 summer applications! Applications for positions within the 2018 Summer Box Office as well as the Production Staff can be found here: 2018 Summer Box Office Staff Application 2018 Summer Production Staff Application Please see below for job descriptions and check back HERE for frequent updates on summer opportunities in our box office or as a member of our technical staff. Job Description – Assistant Stage Manager (non-AEA) Job Description – Assistant Technical Director Job Description – Carpenter Job Description – Costume Craftsperson Job Description – Cutter / Draper Job Descriptio...

MOULIN ROUGE Will Re-Open Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre Before Heading to Broadway

BY: BWW Newsdesk via Producer Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) has announced that Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann, will play a world pre-Broadway engagement at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre next Summer. Directed by Alex Timbers, performances of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, with a book by John Logan, begin at the newly refurbished Emerson Colonial Theatre late June, 2018. Reviving a great theatrical tradition, Boston’s newly restored The Emerson Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street) will officially re-open its doors with the highly anticipated pre-Broadway World Premiere engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Carmen Pavlovic said “I am thrilled that Moulin Rouge! The Musical will...

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