the Valentines Day flowers still fresh in the air and our minds still
swirling with a chocolate buzz, we at the IT Awards aren't afraid to
admit we are in love... in love with the Off-Off Broadway AUDIENCE.
for February we turn the Spotlight around and focus it on the most
essential element of theatre, the people to whom we owe it all, the
people that literally allow our art to be realized, by sitting down and
Admit it: you "like"-as-in-"LIKE" the Audience. Clearly, you
are madly in love with them: you talk about them in almost every
meeting, and you are constantly trying to get their attention!
For whom do you write every joke, focus every light, say every line? When you pull out your own credit card to pay for the perfect prop who is it that you want to impress? Yep. The Audience. You got it bad, my friend.
You want them there at every night of every production of every play you have ever been a part.
The Audiences that frequent the New York Indie Theatre scene - and, incidentally, there are literally MILLIONS of them - are without a doubt the coolest theatre-goers in the modern world.
know. OOB Audiences are savvy, open-minded, educated, opinionated,
sophisticated, enthusiastic, rebellious, honest, fearless, bold,
demanding. They are SEXY. And, - if you consistently produce good,
challenging work- they are loyal!
put up with cramped spaces, lousy chairs, cold vestibules, late start
times, and then greet you eagerly. They will listen to your craziest
ideas and watch you experiment with the the magic that is the most human
art form. They will take chances with you and for you.
all of us Off-Off-Broadway artists, writers, producers, directors,
actors, designers, we owe the pleasure we get out of artistic lives in
New York City to the Off-Off-Broadway Audiences who KEEP COMING BACK.
any good relationship, you have to invest in them; find out what their
interests are; what they are excited about; get to know them a little
This is your chance to find out why they are coming so that you can keep them coming back!
February is a month for love! Now is the time to show them exactly how you feel.
If you are an OOB Audience member, please take the online OOB Audience Survey.
you have a show going up now or over the next few months, please help
us in conducting the most comprehensive study of the OOB Audience to
date. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.