Tag Archives: Small Theatre Companies

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 […]

Why Don’t Regional Theatres Do Open Runs?

No, seriously, I’m seriously asking the question.  Not rhetorically; I’m not trying to make a backdoor argument that theatre companies should do open runs via the Socratic method or anything.  I really want to know.  I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and I feel unable to produce a clear answer myself.  So here’s my assorted […]

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 […]

Theatre Companies I Want to Form: 1 of 3

I have a few ideas for theatre companies that I’ve been brewing for… well, several years, probably.  I’ve mostly kept them a secret because… I don’t know why.  Maybe I’ve thought someone would steal the idea?  Maybe I wanted to wait until I knew I could form up the companies before tossing out the ideas, […]

There is Too Much Theatre in D.C.

Did I get you to come here and read this, DC theatre people, with the title?  Well I was being slightly misleading. I think there may be too much theatre in D.C.  But by “in D.C.,” what I mean is just that – inside the District. And by “too much,” I mean “relative to how little […]