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A Taste Of Theater

After Work Program

Friday, October 12, 2012 at 9:15 AM - Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM (CDT)

A Taste Of Theater

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Showcase YOUR Play 5 Tickets Ended $100.00 $3.49
Friday Festival Performances 1081 Tickets Ended $20.00 $1.49
Saturday Festival Performances 1241 Tickets Ended $20.00 $1.49

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The After Work Program’s A Taste of Theater Festival is a theater experience to expose, educate and entertain a diverse audience of professional, intermediate and novice playwrights, thespians and production staff members.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE EVENT?
The A Taste of Theater Festival is two full days of education and entertainment. Daytime classes for participants include topics regarding scripts, staging, actors, costumes, funding and promotion. Expert panelists share their knowledge and experiences with theatre production enthusiasts. Evening performances showcase playwrights from around the country. Registration to the A Taste of Theater Festival includes a seat at these performances. Additional tickets are available to the general public for sale.

 

AGENDA
• Daytime classes held from 9:00 am-3:45 pm.
• Evening performances, 6:30-9:30 pm, with local music artists and play productions
A selected playwright is honored with the Shelly Garrett Award based on votes from the audience, an opportunity to work behind the scenes with Mr. Garrett and an opportunity to have their play performed in the city that they receive the most votes.  The second place Playwright will be given free entry into next years event. 

 

Friday October 12, 2012 Schedule of Events
9:00- 9:15 Welcome with Victor Gulley of After Work Program
9:15-10:15 Scripts Panel (content)
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Lights & Sound panel
11:30-12:30 Personnel and Actors / Famous or not / Union or Non Union
12:30- 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30- 2:30 Dealing with Venue’s, Expectations of Both parties.
2:30- 2:45 Break
2:45- 3:45 Funding your Event / forecasting / traffic / audience
5:00- 6:30 Dinner Break
6:30- 9:30 Theater Performances
Saturday October 13, 2012 Schedule of Events
9:00- 9:15 Welcome Session With Felicia Harlow of Innergistics.com
9:15-10:15 Costumes and Props Panel
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Branding / Advertising / Promotion
11:30-12:30 Live Music, Pre-Recorded music, Sound Effects & Video
12:30- 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30- 2:30 Business Side / Tickets, copyrights, Legal
2:30- 2:45 Break
2:45- 3:45 Touring Your Play.
5:00- 6:30 Dinner Break
6:30- 9:30 Theater Performances
9:45- 10:00 Award Presentation
10:00 – until After Party at Close Up 2 Jazz Club

OUR PANELIST Include:

9:15-10:15 Scripts Panel (content)
Host: Tony Adams Artistic Director of Halcyon Theater
Panel Members:
Shelly Garrett, Shelly Garrett Entertainment
Jonathan Dorf, Co-Chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrites
Lisa Lacy of Images Theaters
Doug Post Union rep from Dramatist Guild

10:30-11:30 Lights & Sound panel
Host: Nambia Kelley
Panel Members:
Mike Regan
Kevin Mitchell of Stage Direction Magazine
Union rep from IATSE Local 2

11:30-12:30 Personnel and Actors / Famous or not / Union or Non Union
Host: Victor Gulley
Panel Members:
Shelly Garrett
G. Carlos Henderson
Actors Equity Union Rep

1:30- 2:30 Dealing with Venue’s, Expectations of Both parties.
Host: Willie The Ventrilloquist
Panel Members:
Shelly Garrett
American Association of Community theater Rep

2:45- 3:45 Funding your Event / forecasting / traffic / audience
Host Victor Gulley
Panel Members:
Shelly Garrett
Lisa Lacy (Images Theater in California)
Mike Oquendo Mikey O Comedy


Saturday October 13, 2012 Schedule of Events

9:15-10:15 Costumes and Props Panel
Host: Willie The Ventriloquist
Panel Members:
Doris Garrett
Open( costume shop here in Chicago)
G. Carlos Henderson

10:30-11:30 Branding / Advertising / Promotion
Host: Victor Gulley
Panel Members:
Shelly Garrett
Cynthia Williams of Next Step Marketing
Chad Peterson Marketing Director Writers Theatre

11:30-12:30 Live Music, Pre-Recorded music, Sound Effects Video & Stage production Crew
Host: Guy Tory Program Director for the Fox Hole
Panel Members:
Fred Alexander (LakeSide)
Anteaus Gayles Production Manager
Union Rep from IATSE Local 2

1:30- 2:30 Business Side / Tickets, copyrights, Legal
Host: Shelly Garrett
Panel Members;
Shelly Garrett’s Lawyer
Charles Smith Director of Theatre Ohio University
Hadassah Hickman, Sitar Capital.com

2:45- 3:45 Touring Your Play
Host: Victor Gulley
Panel Members:
Shelly Garrett
Promoter Joe for Shelly Garrett.

Have questions about A Taste Of Theater? Contact After Work Program

When & Where


Portage Theater
4050 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60641

Friday, October 12, 2012 at 9:15 AM - Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM (CDT)


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