Arts Administration

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...

Registration NOW OPEN for the the 2018 Association of Arts Administration Educators Conference

Houston is ready to welcome you! Registration is now open for the 2018 annual conference. Join us for a dynamic and arts rich event, featuring a broad selection of sessions and deep exploration of Houston’s artistic character and resilient post-Hurricane Harvey spirit. Highlights of this year’s event include: Pre-conference events with Project Row Houses and with Houston’s graffiti artist GONZO247. And stay tuned – more pre-conference events will be announced in the coming days! A performance by Deborah DEEP Mouton, decorated Slam Poetry champion and the Poet Laureate of Houston. Increased and enhanced opportunities for networking, including a specially designed networking lunch on Saturday, June 2. A closing party at the ball game! Celebrate this year’s event...

Thousands of WA Students See Hamilton for $10 (& Perform Their Own Work, too!)

BY PAIGE CORNWELL via www.seattletimes.com Toward the end of the first act of “Hamilton,” characters sing the line, “Immigrants, we get the job done.” It’s common for audiences watching the critically acclaimed musical to react to the “Yorktown” lyric, but for this audience, it seemed to carry more weight for the crowd. Inside the Paramount Theatre Thursday afternoon, 2,800 high-school students roared. Many of the audience members were children of immigrants or immigrants themselves, like the titular Alexander Hamilton, who was born in the West Indies and became one of America’s Founding Fathers. “Hamilton: An American Musical” is playing at the Paramount through March 18. Tickets are hard to come by, and prices range from $250 to more than $1,000. But on Thursday afternoon, the students f...

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...

REGISTER NOW for the Best Practices: Inclusive and Accessible Theatre Symposium

It’s not too late to register for the Best Practices: Inclusive and Accessible Theatre Symposium! HOSTED BY: The American Alliance for Theatre & Education WHEN: February 2 – 4, 2018 WHERE: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 Join theatre educators, artists and scholars from near and far for this exciting gathering in downtown Louisville, KY. Hosted by the Kentucky Center for the Arts, one of the nation’s most accessible performing arts complexes, this weekend intensive will offer keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, and a sensory-friendly performance including a pre-show touch tour. Come explore one of the country’s most arts-rich communities, and leave with practical tools you can use at home: in your classroom, and your theatre! Keynote: Storyteller, Playw...

Holiday Shows for Kids Have (Mostly) Moved Past Scrooge

In addition to the usual perennial holiday fare, December shows repurpose classic tales for all ages. BY EMMA HALPERN For both mainstream theatres and theatres for young audiences (TYA), the December holidays are a time to engage with classic stories, holiday-themed or otherwise. “Grown-up” theatre offerings this season include Shakespeare in Love and Lauren Gunderson’s Pride and Prejudice sequel Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, and theatres for young audiences are offering a range of takes on well-known titles as well. From faithful revivals to fresh adaptations to the retelling of local histories, TYA companies are programming shows that resonate both with the adults who know the material well and the kids who’ll be encountering it for the first time.   “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grin...

Arts Administration: The Brussels Manifesto

via www.artsadministration.org AAAE is pleased to announce the release of The Brussels Manifesto on Arts Management, Cultural Management and Policy Education. Drafted in partnership with ENCATC, the European network on cultural management and policy and TACPS, the Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Studies, the document is the first of its kind to present the current needs and future visions of educators, researchers, cultural operators and public authorities to make significant advancements in the field of cultural management and cultural policy. It is meant to raise issues to develop dialogue, and to offer an opportunity for discussion among our respective members and between our (and other) networks. View The Brussels Manifesto   The Brussels Manifesto is the culmination of a se...

Can you imagine going to jail for singing a song?

That’s exactly what happened to Maria Alyokhina, a member of the Russian feminist punk-rock group Pussy Riot. She spent almost two years in prison for criticizing her government through performing, and now she’s sharing her story live on stage in Belarus Free Theatre’s Burning Doors, a visceral new show about state-sponsored brutality. At a time when words like dystopia, oppression, and totalitarianism are casually bandied about, it’s an eye-opening play about using art to resist, and one of three politically charged works we profiled in TDF Stages this week.

‘Describe the Night’: A Tale of Adversity, Told in Adversity

Despite the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, the Alley Theatre miraculously managed to open Rajiv Joseph’s timely new play on time. BY TREVOR BOFFONE On Monday, Aug. 28, the last thing playwright Rajiv Joseph imagined he’d be doing was volunteering at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, then a Hurricane Harvey shelter. While rains continued to flood the city, Joseph was busy writing P.A. announcements for the shelter: what time showers were arriving, when meals would be served, when lights on and off were, where there were warm dry clothes, etc. For Joseph, the process wasn’t unlike rehearsing a new play. After getting feedback from his stage manager, Lori Lundquist, Joseph realized that he sounded like a “vice principal reading morning P.A. announcements.” But the p...

Theatre Masks Inspire Social Change

How Theater Masks are Used to Inspire Social Change BY JONATHAN BECKER This past summer 15 artists from eight states, Canada and UK gathered in the studio spaces to create new work using theater masks. The theme of the workshop was The Rise and Fall of the Other.  The intention was to create story that reflected the cycle that plagues humanity as concerns the ostracizing of those who are different or of the vilification of the outsider. Theatre masks inspired by masks from various world cultures were available to the workshop participants to use as is or to repurpose, repaint or modify in order to perform the stories invented by the three creative ensembles. Three stories were developed and performed for a small audience from community who provided very useful feedback following the presen...

How to Help Houston Theatres Recover from Hurricane Harvey

BY ADAM WAGNER – awagsarticle.com HOUSTON, TX:  After initial needs of recovery have been addressed, theatres may struggle to ask for assistance, know where to find help, or have difficulty in securing a place on the priority list of a rebuilding/recovery effort. Those of us in the theatre industry often function on minimal staff (if any) and funding. While major arts complexes may be prepared for a catastrophic weather event, there are other theatre organizations that serve underrepresented groups, youth, elderly, or people who can’t afford tickets to a play or musical. These smaller organizations won’t have the financial resources and human energy to apply for federal grants (for those who do, see info at the end of this blog post). These niche theatres and fringe groups have becom...

Theatre Puget Sound Names New Executive Director

The search is over! After a regional search,  Ariel Bradler is named the new Executive Director of the Seattle-based,  leading arts organization Theatre Puget Sound. “TPS is now the Northwest’s premiere arts advocacy and leadership organization, providing programming and services that benefit both the theatre community and the larger regional arts community.” – tpsonline.org Click Here to Read More

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