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Taking Time to
Thank Some OOB Angels
By Doug Strassler
the year isn't quite over yet, it's never too early to take a look at
what a couple of the more prominent OOB allies have accomplished
recently - and what's coming around the corner.
We touch base
with LIT, The Community Dish and Decades Out to find out what they've
been up to and what they have planned for 2011.
Combating the downturn
months are tougher than others, and autumn is always an incredibly busy
time of year. It is the beginning of the theatrical season; Broadway,
Off-Broadway and OOB productions are opening almost every day of the
week and several big holiday shows and events are also competing for
audiences and press. Everyone feels the pressure. So what can you do to
combat a downturn, fill your houses and make your audience feel
Here are 6 tips on how to boost your marketing and promotions.
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HAPPENINGS, EVENTS & ISSUES
details about these and other important activities affecting OOB and to
see how you can help and get involved, check out the Community Corner.
OOB Audience Survey
What do you want to know about your audience members?
The Innovative Theatre Foundation is beginning the fourth part of our
survey program which will provide important information about the OOB
audience. We'd like to hear from you. What information would be helpful
for you to know about your audience? Please email us at email@example.com and let us know.
with the nation's lack of economic recovery is clearly top of mind
among voters and candidates. Likewise, nonprofit arts organizations
have also felt the sting of the recession with state and local
government arts funding dropping as much as 16 percent, and private
charitable gifts to the arts declining $1.2 billion in just two years.
Additionally, individual artists have been experiencing unemployment at
twice the rate of other educated, professional workers" said Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch. (read more) What can you do?
- Ask all freshman members of Congress to begin thinking about joining the bipartisan Congressional Arts Caucus or Senate Cultural Caucus.
a letter of congratulations to each elected leader representing your
community (federal, state, and local levels) and identify yourself or
your organization as a resource on arts policy issues (check out the Community Action page to find your elected officials).
Are you Full of IT? We are! Tom
Wojtunik told us that "Queens is not that far." Amanda Feldman revealed
her vision for a cooperative NYC theatre community. Cathy Bencivenga
enlightened us about the gray area of NYC theatre and Stacy Mayer shared
her excitement and fears of relocating across country.
We can't wait to see what our next guest bloggers have to say...
Upcoming Guest Bloggers
Jon Stancato 11/15 - 11/20
Nat Cassidy 11/22 - 11/27
Patrick Shearer 11/29 - 12/4
TBA 12/6 - 12/11
Greg Wallach 12/13 - 12/18
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by Christopher Borg
James Comtois at the 2010 IT Awards
Nominee Announcement Party
you haven't already heard of James Comtois, Off-Off-Broadway's bad boy
playwright, you will soon. Keep your eye on this one. No seriously, if
you judge a writer by the characters he creates, then don't turn your
back on him.The co-founder of Nosedive Productions,
Comtois has spread his brand of off-kilter demented dramas and dark - I
mean DARK - comedy all over the city, most notably at the Brick in
Brooklyn and at the Ranch with the Vampire Cowboys.A good example of the Comtois flavor is his play, Infectious Opportunity,
recently published by Original Works Publishing. In the play, for which
Comtois received a 2010 IT Award nomination for Outstanding Full-Length
Script, screenwriter Wes Farley is enjoying national attention for his
work, partly because of the HIV+ status which he has faked for the past
10 years to boost his career. Drawbacks to his plan begin to emerge and
Wes tries to free himself from his tangled web.Missed
that one? Fortunately, New York Indie theatre fans have two upcoming
opportunities to taste Comtois fresh from the stage, both for free!First is Starboat,
a five-part sci-fi serial produced at the Battle Ranch in Brooklyn as
part of the Vampire Cowboy's popular theatre series "Saturday Night
Saloon," a free monthly event featuring original, genre-bending
serialized plays by NYC artists (and all-you-can-drink beer) through
January. The series features six new serialized plays including two by
past IT Award nominees Mac Rogers and Crystal Skillman.Starboat is directed by Nosedive's Pete Boisvert & Patrick Shearer (2008 Outstanding Sound Design Nominee).In Comtois' other play Dammit, Office Girl!,
an employee yearns for the administrative assistant from a cubicle
afar. The play is part of the free "We the Corporate Body Festival"
presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and The Subjective Theatre
Company at the Kraine Theatre during December. This festival of short
plays is inspired by the Supreme Court's ruling that corporations are
entitled to the same rights to donate to politicians as private
citizens. More information on Starboat For reservations for Dammit, Office Girl! visit firstname.lastname@example.orgMore information about James Comtois
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