Tag Archives: Hypotheticals

What if Small Theatres Shared Administrators?

Every theatre company, no matter how small, has some need for people to handle a number of crucial, non-artistic administrative tasks: the money, the space rental, the legal matters, the website, the ticketing, the house, the marketing (which is a good half dozen jobs in one).  To put on a play at any level of […]

What if Playwrights Directed Their Own Development?

What if playwrights were in charge of the development of their own plays? What if, instead of independent development companies which invite competitive submissions from playwrights, to pick and choose who “gets” to receive the opportunity of having their play developed by that company – what if instead of that, playwrights put their play out […]

What About 10-Minute Play Parties (and More)?

Pete Miller‘s still got me thinking about new and different ways to “diversify theatre production,” “reinvent theatre marketing” and “create playgoing as a hobby.” What about 10-minute play parties? Mr. Miller discussed this in his most recent post about new ways to diversity, referencing the Actors Salon, and really I’m just expanding on that idea […]

What About Food Truck Theatre?

Pete Miller‘s got me thinking about new and different ways to “diversify theatre production,” “reinvent theatre marketing” and “create playgoing as a hobby.” What about food truck theatre? What about theatre out of the side of a truck, or in the bed of a truck, with a simple but attractive set? It could be short […]

Once the Smartphones Have Freed the Music

You go out for the night with a couple good friends.  You have no specific plan, but you all like music, and the city is filled with music. You all go to the bar and venue district.  You grab a drink.  The smartbar reads your phone semi-remotely (in your pocket) and charges you directly for […]

Theatre Companies I Want to Form: 3 of 3

Click here for the beginning of this series, and here for part two. 3) DC Playwrights Theatre Look, I love the Inkwell and all, but they’re a national play-development organization (with a DC focus).  And while First Draft is great, and locally-focused, they too are a development organization primarily.  Both aim for full productions and have achieved […]

Theatre Companies I Want to Form: 2 of 3

Click here for the beginning of this series. 2) Tiny Gems Theatre Another event that happens in the theatre community at large is the ten-minute play festival.  It happens a lot more than the 24-hour plays does – Source Festival in DC does three separate groupings of ten-minutes each year – but once again this is […]