|Indie Theater Now|
Offers Growing Catalog of Plays
by Doug Strassler
wanted to shine the spotlight here on a relatively new resource that
has emerged. Indie Theater Now - New York Theater Experience's most
recent project - is a website that acts as a digital library for the
Indie Theater Now is essentially "iTunes for Plays," according to Martin Denton, the founder of nytheatre.com
and the editor and publisher of the Plays and Playwrights
series from NYTE Small Press. As he explains, the website contains lots
of free content about the plays and playwrights who are published
there, including an excerpt of every play in the online "library." Users
can buy digital copies of plays for just $1.29, and can purchase
multi-play subscription packs at a lower per-play price. They read the
plays on a proprietary Flash-based reader that enables them to access
the scripts they've purchased on virtually any desktop or laptop
computer (and most Android devices as well) with an internet connection.Read more about it...
| |A Tribute to Doric Wilsonby Chris Weikel
Monday, October 10, 2011, friends and colleagues gathered at the
Lucille Lortel Theater to celebrate the life playwright, producer and
gay activist Doric Wilson.
Wilson was instrumental in the creation of what we now refer to as the Off-Off-Broadway movement, as well as the early gay rights movement. His earliest plays And He Made a Her, Pretty People, Babel Babel little Tower and Now She Dances
were some of the first productions ever performed at the legendary
Caffe Cino. Many of Wilson's close friends and colleagues from his days
at the Cino shared their personal memories of Doric including
playwrights William Hoffman, Robert Heide, and Jean-Claude van Itallie.
All remarked not only on Wilson's enormous talent but on his devastating
personal charisma, and on what a toweringly attractive figure the
six-foot tall, red-haired Wilson was in his youth.
What Happens When We Build It and They Don't Come?
spend a lot of time making sure what happens on the stage is something
we are proud of...but what happens when we have a fantastic production
and no audience? Here are some last minute emergency measure ideas:
- Facebook and Twitter a discount code or free tickets
- Create an email blast for everyone in the show to send out for buy 1 get 1 free or a great discount
- Use a papering service. Kampfire has a huge list if you need some advice
- Use your networks, like the IT Awards, ArtNY, ect. to reach out to other theater companies to offer tickets
- Invite every actor who auditioned for the show to come for FREE (thanks Michael Roderick, Small Pond Entertainment)
For more helpful marketing tips check out Kampfire Kounsel or the Kampfire Films PR website.
details about these and other important activities affecting OOB and to
see how you can help and get involved, check out the Community Corner.
HAPPENINGS, EVENTS & ISSUES
- Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) fighting for performance venue EAT
is hoping to hear this week whether or not the Department of Buildings
will allow them to obtain a certificate of occupancy for the 45th Street
Theatre and thereby take over the lease for this long-established
performing venue. It has been a hard-fought battle that has included
remeasuring the space, looking at building codes and addressing some
outdated 50 year old paperwork. If the D of B rules in their favor, EAT
will have a new home and the venue will continue to be a performing
space for many OOB theatres. Read more ...
- Are charitable giving incentives disappearing?
New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) urges Congress to retain giving incentives (tax breaks) that help support non-profits.
- OOB Audience Survey
Innovative Theatre Foundation is conducting the fourth part of our OOB
research project. This study focuses on OOB Audiences. If you are an OOB
Audience member, please take the survey today. If you have a production that will be performing in the next few months, we could use your help. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Jeff Grow &
by Christopher Borg
|All For One Theater Festival|
eight years, the soloNOVA Arts Festival has presented some of the best
solo shows in North America. And now terraNOVA Collective just announced
its first annual All For One Theater Festival at Theatre 80 St. Marks.
to the press release, the festival "presents outstanding solo shows
that inform and inspire, together with workshops and panels to enhance
the development and appreciation of solo performance.The festival serves
as a curated gateway to a network of performing and teaching
opportunities that All For One has begun, and will continue, to build."
New York Innovative Theatre Award nominees and recipients will be
presenting one-off performances as part of the Festival, on November
15th and 16th!
Avery Pearson's Monster
was nominated for a 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award for
Outstanding Solo Performance) performed by Avery Pearson and directed by
Steve Cook, returns to the New York stage with Avery Pearson stepping
into the skin of Daniel MacIvor's 16 characters. Peeling back
psychological layers to reveal the heart of an individual experience, Monster
dissects the true nature of evil
In Jeff Grow's Creating Illusion
(which received the 2009 New York Innovative Theatre Awards for
Outstanding Short Script and Outstanding Performance Art), directed by
Jessi D. Hill, Grow explores the diverse facets of the art of illusion.
Is it entertainment or manipulation? Beauty or
deception? Sleight-of-hand and surreal mind-reading combine in order to
explore the tools of the art of creating illusion.Wanderlust
a comic yet true story written and performed by Martin Dockery (whose
show, The Surprise, was nominated in 2009 for Outstanding Solo
Performance and Outstanding Short Script) is directed by Jean-Michele
Gregory. It tells the story of a man's journey into Africa, trekking
from the Atlantic to the Sahara where he demands an epiphany.
Other shows featured at AFO will include Roger Bonair-Agard's Masquerade: Calypso & Home
, and Raoul Bhaneja's Hamlet (solo)
For tickets and information please visit: www.afofest.org Also, applications for the 2012 soloNOVA Arts Festival are now available online and are due on January 9, 2012
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