Self-Producing Workshop for All Theater Artists
with Jess Conda and Jack Tamburri
Calling all theater artists interested in self-producing! Please join PlayPenn Education for a two-day workshop in self-producing crafted specifically for first-time producers and taught by Philadelphia self-producing veterans Jess Conda (BRAT Productions) and Jack Tamburri (FringeArts, Ma-Yi Theater, Yale). Participants should come prepared to discuss, at least in general, a project that they hope to produce. They will leave the class with the tools to produce that project.
The class will focus on practical information (budgets, contacts at local performance spaces, marketing plans) that will demystify the experience of self-producing. We will also explore the reasons to self-produce and the value of doing so in the Philadelphia theatre ecosystem.
- Self-producing role-playing game & Getting to know you and your work: What is your show? How do you pitch it to collaborators? How do you create a show on a scale that you can successfully produce?
- Marketing / Press
- Taking the first steps toward YOUR production
Each class is limited to 8 students. We will run the class twice this summer. Both classes will cover the same material. Running two classes this summer allows PlayPenn to keep the individual classes small while serving a larger number of artists.
You can take either:
Class #1: Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, 10a.m.-4p.m. (includes 1 hour lunch break for eating and informal discussion)
Class #2: Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 10a.m.-4p.m. (includes 1 hour lunch break for eating and informal discussion)
For the Sunday sessions, PlayPenn will provide a catered lunch.
Classes will be held at University of the Arts on Walnut and Broad Streets in Center City, Philadelphia.
(includes 12 hours of workshop time with Jack and Jess in a small group setting, practical planning materials that you can take home with you, and lunch on Sunday)