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Building the Successful Theater Company
     

Building the Successful Theater Company

by Lisa Mulcahy
 

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What makes a theater company successful? Lisa Mulcahy poses the question to leaders from nineteen of the country’s most diverse and vital theater companies from the recent past and present, and offers answers in Building the Successful Theater Company. Producers, stage managers, directors—anyone dreaming of running a theater troupe—will

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What makes a theater company successful? Lisa Mulcahy poses the question to leaders from nineteen of the country’s most diverse and vital theater companies from the recent past and present, and offers answers in Building the Successful Theater Company. Producers, stage managers, directors—anyone dreaming of running a theater troupe—will benefit from the practical guidance, amusing anecdotes, and sincere advice in this peek behind the curtains of the often difficult, always seductive, profession of theater. With five additional companies profiled in this fully revised third edition, Building a Successful Theater Company features:

•The LABrynth Theater Company
•New Paradise Laboratories
•National Theatre of the Deaf
•Shotgun Players
•Asian-American Theatre Company
•Steppenwolf Theater Company
•The Pasadena Playhouse
•La Jolla Playhouse
•Chicago City Limits
•Berkeley Repertory Theatre
•Arena Stage’s The Living Stage Theatre Company
•Mixed Blood Theatre Company
•Horizons Theatre
•Wheelock Family Theatre
•L.A. Theatre Works
•A Traveling Jewish Theatre
•Jean Cocteau Repertory
•Bailiwick Repertory
•New Repertory Theatre

New chapters cover funding and financial aspects, maximizing a company's potential through powerful social media use, and creating successful partnerships by teaming up with corporate sponsors and establishing artistic collaborations. Stage veterans reveal advice on everything from locating performance space, to developing a business plan, to and rehearsing and publicizing productions in this invaluable guide to creating or growing a theater company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621535249
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
09/20/2016
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
1,304,470
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Lisa Mulcahy is a theater teacher, director, performer, and multimedia writer. She was cowriter and stage director of the hit Off-Broadway musical Renegade Sluts on Bikes and was directed by Edward Albee in her appearance in his play Malcom. Her articles have been published in such magazines as Stage Direction, Teaching Theatre, Marie Claire, Glamour, and Seventeen. The author of Building the Successful Theater Company and Theater Festivals, both published by Allworth Press, she is based in New York City.

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