Building the Successful Theater Company

Building the Successful Theater Company

by Lisa Mulcahy

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Building the Successful Theater Company by Lisa Mulcahy

The second edition of Building the Successful Theater Company takes readers even deeper into the world of theatrical production, examining in great depth the financial realities of establishing--and maintaining--a successful organization. This indispensable reference is updated to include more theater company profiles with expert advice to better reveal the pitfalls, passions, and practicalities of the theater industry. The author's been-there-done-that personal experiences along with the wisdom of esteemed theater company heads will encourage readers to aim high and overcome challenges to accomplish all of their creative and financial objectives. Everything from finding a performance space, to creating a first season, to promoting a company and production, to designing a long-term plan is discussed in detail in this engaging guide--a sometimes irreverent, always relevant look behind the curtain of the modern stage troupe. Chapters include developing business and budget plans, rehearsing, attracting attention with publicity and word-of-mouth, adapting to growth, and more. No other book contains the unique insights and sound advice found in this indispensable reference.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581157789
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 871 KB

About 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 Malcolm. Her articles have been published in such magazines as Stage Directions, Teaching Theatre, Marie Claire, Glamour, Redbook, and Seventeen. She is the author ofA Life in Acting, An Actor's Guide: Your First Year in Hollywood, Fourth Edition, The Actor's Other Career Book, and Theater Festivals, all published by Allworth Press.

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