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The If I Knew Then... Series are conversations moderated by early career artists with established artists currently working in the Boston area. 

We'll touch on such topics as:

  • How to make a career in Boston?

  •  Is it possible to survive exclusively through your work in Boston theatre?

  • How get your foot in the door here?

  • What support systems are available to working theatre artists in Boston?

  • Do I need a postgraduate degree?  What are my options?

Each session will start with a moderated panel discus

sion.  An early career artist will talk to established artists in the community.  We'll open up discussion for audience Q and A and follow the session with time for networking and socializing.

Below is an archive of past If I Knew Then...panels

 

If I Knew Then... Playwrights 2014

Boston Area Playwrights: MJ Halberstadt (Winner of the StageSource Jack Welch Scholarship), Kirsten Greenidge (Luck of the Irish), Rick Park (The Superherione Monologues) and Ginger Lazarus(Matter Familias).

December 12th Sponsored by StageSource and Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

6PM-8:30PM
42 Brattle St (Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Roberts Room Dance Studio)
Cambridge, MA 02138.

Have you ever wondered:

  • How a Playwright makes their career in Boston? 
  • Is it possible to survive exclusively through your work in Boston theatre?
  • How does a writer get their foot in the door here?
  • Who producers new work in Boston?
  • What support systems are there for playwrights in the Boston area?
  • Do I need a post graduate degree?  What are my options?

The discussion will be moderated by MJ Halberstadt with time for audience Q and A.   After the discussion we hope you’ll stay for networking and conversation.

 

If I Knew Then...Actors 2014

This time De'Lon Grant will be interviewing Will Lyman, Tim Smith, and Marianna Bassham.

Monday, January 23rd Sponsored by StageSource and Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

Have you ever wondered:

  • How an actor makes their career in Boston? 
  • Is it possible to survive exclusively through your work in Boston theatre?
  • How can you get your foot in the door?
  • How long do you have to "pay dues"?
  • Should you go AEA right away?
  • What support systems are there for actors in the Boston area?
  • Do I need a post graduate degree?  What are my options?
  • What kind of advanced training is available to actors once they've left school?

We'll have a moderated discussion with time for Q and A.   After we hope you’ll stay for networking and conversation.

 

If I Knew Then...Designers 2014

Costume Designer Emily Woods Hogue will be interviewing Karen Perlow, David Remedios, Molly Trainer Meron Langsner, and Janie Howland.

If I Knew Then...Designers, Monday, June 10th from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

If I Knew Then is sponsored by StageSource and Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

Have you ever wondered:

  • How a designer makes their career in Boston?
  • Is it possible to survive exclusively through your work in Boston theatre?
  • How can you get your foot in the door?- How long do you have to "pay dues"?
  • Should I join the Union?- What support systems are there for designers in the Boston area?
  • Do I need a postgraduate degree?  What are my options?
  • What kind of advanced training is available to designers once they've left school?

Join us as Emily Woods Hogue asks our panelists all these questions and more.  We'll leave plenty of time for audience Q and A.   

 

If I Knew Then...Directors 2014

On Sunday, January 27th we meet again for If I Knew Then...Directors, a conversation with established and early career artists on the art of directing and building a career in New England Theater.

If I Knew Then is sponsored by StageSource and Cambridge Center for Adult Education.

Host Jeremy Johnson will lead a moderated exchange with directors Scott Edmiston, Carmel O'Reilly, David Gammons and Benny Sato Ambush followed by audience Q&A.   Learn tips & tactics from these innovators on:

  • How has your work evolved over the years
  • Is it possible to break out of typecasting
  • How do you talk to designers
  • What kind of prep work do you do before an audition, before rehearsals

We'll have a moderated discussion with time for Q & A.  

StageSource Partners