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Monday 2/28/2011 Breakout Descriptions

COLONIAL THEATRE TOUR - Lead by Chris Mahan 


BOSTON'S LEGACY - Lyric Stage Company Producing Associate and New Exhibition Room Artistic Director Nora Long takes you on a verbal tour of Boston's rich theatrical beginnings. 


USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO BUILD YOUR VILLAGE - Social Media experts Robyn Linden (Marketing Chair, Small Theatre Alliance of Boston) and Scott Sinclair (Marketing Associate, SpeakEasy Stage Company) discuss effective ways to use Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets to build relationships within your community of supporters. 


SUPPORTING NEW WORKS BY LOCAL WRITERS - Ever wondered how local companies produce work by area playwrights? Company One's Shawn LaCount, Boston Actors Theater's Danielle Lucas,  Underground Railway Theater’s Debra Wise, and The Nora Theatre Company’s Mimi Mary C. Huntington talk about how they do it.


WHAT DO AUDIENCES WANT? NEW STRATEGIES FOR ENGAGING AUDIENCES - Jennifer Johnson of Charlestown Working Theater, Daniel Berger Jones of Orfeo Group and Allyn Burrows of Actors' Shakespeare Project talk about deeper ways of engaging your community. 


COMMUNITY THEATRES ON BUILDING COMMUNITY - Jason Allen Forrest talks about how Community theatres get such a high rate of buy-in from their supporters? What can professional theatres learn from their practices about fostering relationships and growing community? 


20UNDER40 LOOKS AT NEW TRENDS IN ARTS ADMINSTRATION - Edward Clapp and Michael Mauskapf discuss The "Why" of Arts Organizations in the DIY Era: Support for the Do-It-Yourself Artistic Generation and Structures for Change: Recommendations for Renewed Institutional Practices to Support Leadership Qualities in Young Arts Professionals 


ISSUES OF ACCESS - How can ASL Interpretation be an ingredient and not an additive to your season, with Jody Steiner, Charles Baldwin, Christopher Robinson, Bonnie Kaplan, Mikey Krajnak, and Sabrina Dennison Weiner 


GOING LOCAL - How to navigate and establish yourself in the Boston Theatre community after you've finished college or moved to the area. Moderators M. Bevin O'Gara and Robin Javonne Smith. 


EXPANDING YOUR RESUME WITH WORK IN FILM - The Massachusetts Production Coalition's Joe Maiella, SAG/Aftra's Dona Sommers, and Boston Casting's Angela Peri talk explore the ways you can supplement your theatre career with film work in Massachusetts. 


THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD - If you like the work StageSource does, we invite you to meet like minded organizations including: The Boston Black Theatre Collective, Small Theatre Alliance of Boston, Boston Association of Cabaret Artists, and Consortium of Boston-Area Children's Theatres .  Led by Barbara Lewis, John Geoffrion, Chris Lowey, and Diane Carey.

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