AACT/Fest 2013 -- Carmel, Indiana --Come for the Shows, Stay for the PartiesReason to go: 2 Plays, 26 workshops and Endless Networking The festivities begin with an early bird party intended as a "getting to know you" time, Tuesday evening at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, following the second performance session, the first official afterglow party takes place. Thursday features two parties. The first is a happy hour hosted by Steele Spring Theatrical Licensing from 5 - 7 p.m. The second is another afterglow party beginning at 11 p.m.
It's festival season! One of my favorite theatre events is attending and participating in the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) bi-annual play festival. Festivals happen at the state, regional and national levels in the odd numbered years. For the 2013 festival season, the Regional Festival is being hosted in our home state of Louisiana. The Acadiana Arts Center in Lafayette will be bringing magic to the stage with representative theatres from each of the five states in the Region VI area. The dates for the performances are April 19-20, 2013. You are goin
New Years Resolutions The idea of New Year's Resolutions dates back hundreds of years. Typically people make resolutions to self-improve in the coming year, from eating healthy or exercising, to becoming more open-minded or caring. Here is a list to help you grow as an individual in 2013. Support the local community. This can come in the form of buying local produce or shopping at small family-owned stores. Another idea would be to support local theatrical to highlight local talent and effort.
Did your theatre ever say that they had all the money they needed for marketing? No, neither did ours. Our theatre has been operating continuously since 1948 and still, we hear folks say that ‘I didn’t know that there was a Community Theatre here!’. So what can be done about that? Here are some pointers for ways to increase your visibility in the community when you are on a budget. Marketing for Community Theater: Whether your group calls it publicity, public relations, or advertising, it all comes down to the same thing… making potential audience members aware of who you are and what
Why do we need volunteers in a nonprofit orgaization? The whole nonprofit field was built on volunteerism. Almost every nonprofit began with a group of volunteers sitting around a table trying to find ways to solve a community problem. As our agencies have grown and become more complicated, we needed to hire staff, and we have professionalized our operations to the point where we have forgotten how to utilize volunteers.