Monday, June 22, 2009

Paneling

I've had a full schedule, lately, of panels and talkback events -- which is great because I love to do them!

The panel at Theatre Resources Unlimited last Wednesday was really interesting--it was about resources available for independent theatre producers, and in addition to myself (talking about nytheatre.com, nytheatrecast, and the pilot Indie Theater NOW! TV shows) the panel included folks from United Stages, Theatermania and Ovation Ticketing, Back Stage, Fractured Atlas, Shakespeare Mailing Service, and Materials for the Arts. I was particularly excited to learn about the great services that Materials for the Arts offers--if you don't them, you should check them out here.

Bob Ost, our host at TRU, asked me to be sure and remind folks about their upcoming workshop, Pitching & Presentation Skills for Writers & Producers. Details are here.

I also did a talkback session last Friday at the Planet Connections Theater Festivity, following readings of 2 new short plays by Glory Bowen and Duncan Pflaster, both directed by Amber Gallery. We did the discussion with members of the audience plus the playwrights, director, and full casts of both plays. It was held in the Festivity's lovely lounge area, with the group seated in a circle. The discussion was great and the setup was perfect. This is the final week of Planet Connections; check out nytheatre.com's coverage here and here.

Coming up this week is another panel that I will be moderating: "In Celebration of Off-Off-Broadway: Terry Schreiber and Peter Jensen." This is held at the 92nd Street Y's Tribeca facility at 200 Hudson Street. It's on Wednesday, June 24th at 12noon. Here's the official blurb:

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of New York's renowned acting studios with a discussion on actors and Off-Off-Broadway. Terry Schreiber, founder of the T. Schreiber Studio, and Peter Jensen, an actor and the associate artistic director at the T. Schreiber Studio, discuss teaching, directing and mentoring such notables as Edward Norton, Peter Sarsgaard, Annabella Sciorra, and others.

Terry Schreiber has been teaching and directing on and off-Broadway for almost 40 years. His directing credits include K2, The Trip Back Down, Devour the Snow, Desire Under the Elms with Kathy Bates and Feedlot with Jeff Daniels. He is the author of Acting: Advanced Techniques for the Actor, Director and Teacher.

Peter Jensen is Associate Artistic Director at T. Schreiber Studio and the director of Fifth of July currently in production at T. Schreiber Studio.

Martin Denton is the founder and editor of nytheatre.com and indietheater.org.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 12pm
92YTribeca
200 Hudson Street
Click here for event details and ticket information (tickets are $16)

I hope many of you will join me for this--it promises to be a fun and interesting event!

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