Festivals: Working Hard to Give Your Show a Chance
Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 - doors open at 7pm for networking, panel starts at 7:30
The Actors Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th Street, NYC
With confirmed panelists Suzanna Bowling, producing manager for NYTheaterfest (Summerfest, Winterfest); Cate Cammarata, literary manager TRU Voices Reading Series; Gene Fisch, Jr., festival director New York New Works Theatre Festival; Lou Lopardi, executive director and Dennis Corsi, artistic director of Fresh Fruit Festival; Valerie Novakoff, producing artistic director Rave Theater Festival; Michael Scott-Price, curator Dream Up Festival at Theatre for the New City; Lenore Skomal, festival director Broadway Bound Theatre Festival; Van Dirk Fisher, artistic director Strawberry Festival.
If you think it's daunting to produce yourself in a festival, take a moment to consider the complexity and challenge of running the festival itself. Here's a behind the scenes peek at the history and evolution of a range of these safe havens for developing new work ... why and how they came into being ... what their mission is (and whether it is in sync with your own goals) ... and how they may need to evolve and adapt to changes in our cultural and political environment. One of the major festivals just closed its doors, and others have gone on hiatus to regroup and redefine themselves. What changed? It isn't easy, and they need you to be a part of their producing community. So come and learn all the basics about the submission process, deadlines, what's expected of you and what you can expect from them.
Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best 30-second summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $13 for non-members in advance ($16 at door).
Please use the bright red reservation box on our web page, or email or phone at least a day in advance (or much sooner): e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com
/ phone 833-506-5550