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Basic Training Series of 5 Classes
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2/23/2015 to 4/6/2015
When: Every other Monday starting 2/9/15
From 6pm-8:30pm
Where: StageSource
15 Channel Center Street Suite 103
Boston 02210
United States
Presenter: StageSource
Contact: Emma Putnam
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We've listened to feedback, streamlined the classes, and made the 2015 Basic Training: Strengthening Your Administrative Core, even better.

This is a series of 5 classes covering a range of administrative topics that are key to successfully mounting theater productions, either as one-time events or as part of the establishment and running of a company.

Who should take Basic Training?

* Theater artists interested in producing their own work
* Fringe companies who want to build the capacity of their organizations
* Professionals who want to brush up on their skills
* Early career theater makers who are looking a different career paths

By the end of these 5 classes, you will have the tools to build a business or project plan for your production and production company. You will also meet and network with other members of the community.


The course consists of five workshops, led by professionals who are experienced and knowledgeable in various facets of arts administration.

Basic Training dates are:

Feb 9- Marketing with Janet Bailey - POSTPONED TO MARCH 30TH
How do you get butts in seats? What goes into a marketing plan?

February 23-Development / Fundraising with Sara Stackhouse
Raising money is part of the job. What are the different paths you can take? What should you know before you start?

March 9 - Legal Issues with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
What should you know about rights, copyrights, contracts?

March 23 - Space with Anita Lauricella, Darren Evans, and Scratch
How should you decide where to do your work? What should you factor into your decision?

April 6 - Budgeting with Anita Lauricella
What goes into a pre-production budget? A production budget? What should you keep in mind while budgeting?

Prices are $100 (members) $200 (non-members) for all 5
OR $25 (members) $40 (non-members) for individual sessions.

All classes take place at StageSource 15 Channel Center Street Suite 103 Boston, MA 02210 6pm-8:30pm.

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