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...Attempting to establish your own theatre company – as I did in 1988 – is always an act of faith rather than one based on cogent business planning. Those of us inspired to work in theatre do so primarily from creative motivations...

A Difficult Fit: The Economic Actions of FM Theatre Power in Hong Kong

Molly Mullen

Molly Mullen is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Theatre at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work. She has produced theatre education, youth theatre and community arts projects in the UK and New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bonnie Y. Y. Chan

Bonnie Y. Y. Chan

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Applied Theatre: Economies

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Hong Kong theatre company FM Theatre Power 好戲量 (FMTP) engages in an array of creative, organizational and financial activities to sustain their work in a political and economic system to which they are ideologically opposed. At the same...

Waiting on a Miracle: The Precarious State of the Everyday in Applied Theatre

Peter O’Connor

Dr. Peter O’Connor is Associate Professor and the Director of the Critical Research Unit in Applied Theatre at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests centre on the application of drama pedagogy within wider social justice or public education actions. His most recent work includes the development of the Teaspoon of Light Theatre Company as a response to the trauma of over 3000 earthquakes in Christchurch. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Briar O’Connor

Briar O’Connor

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Applied Theatre: Economies

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Applied Theatre Consultants Ltd (ATCo) was established in 1999, with a focus on using theatre as a tool for learning, primarily within public health education campaigns. Its tagline is ‘Creating awareness and participation on issues...

The Economies of Applied Theatre

Michael Balfour

Michael Balfour

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Sheila Preston

Sheila Preston is Head of Performing Arts at the University of East London, UK. Previously she was a senior lecturer in Applied Theatre at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. She co-edited with Tim Prentki The Applied Theatre Reader (Routledge, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Economies

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Applied Theatre Consultants Ltd (ATCo) is a limited liability company, owned and run by Company Directors Peter and Briar O’Connor. In 2012, they employed a part-time National Programmes Manager and had a small team on contracts to run...

Applied Theatre and New Cultural Economies

Michael Balfour

Michael Balfour

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Sheila Preston

Sheila Preston is Head of Performing Arts at the University of East London, UK. Previously she was a senior lecturer in Applied Theatre at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. She co-edited with Tim Prentki The Applied Theatre Reader (Routledge, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Applied Theatre: Economies

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...This chapter focuses on contemporary forms of income generation that are largely new to the literature of applied theatre. These are forms that have emerged or been reframed within what Jen Harvie describes as the neoliberalization of arts...

Preparing to Lead

Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson has been Producing Artistic Director of the Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), USA, since 2005. For 16 years, Thompson served as Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF). In addition to an active career as a freelance director, he has directed and/or taught in major conservatory programs, including The Juilliard School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Washington University, Boston University, Temple University, DePaul Theatre School, among others. In addition, he has led two major Master of Fine Arts Programs in Professional Theatre: the University of Alabama/ASF program and the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center. Thompson served for eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group and as its president for three years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Professionally : A Practical Guide to Developing a Successful Career in Today’s Theatre

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...Congratulations again on your appointment as artistic director! You’ve achieved a major career goal and now you have an important and significant chance to lead the theatre to new heights of artistic achievement and organizational success...

Publicity Matters

Helen E. Sharman

Helen Sharman has extensive experience of amateur theatre both on and off the stage. She has been Artistic Director of Young Theatre, Beaconsfield, Chairman of Beaconsfield Theatre Group and is an associate member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Amateur Theatre : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

A & C Black, 2004

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...THEATRE NEEDS AN audience. There is no point in working for weeks on end to produce a show that only a handful of people come to see. The audience will not arrive by magic; they must be given accurate advance information, interested in what...

Understanding the Business of Theatre

Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson has been Producing Artistic Director of the Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), USA, since 2005. For 16 years, Thompson served as Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF). In addition to an active career as a freelance director, he has directed and/or taught in major conservatory programs, including The Juilliard School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Washington University, Boston University, Temple University, DePaul Theatre School, among others. In addition, he has led two major Master of Fine Arts Programs in Professional Theatre: the University of Alabama/ASF program and the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center. Thompson served for eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group and as its president for three years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Professionally : A Practical Guide to Developing a Successful Career in Today’s Theatre

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...As you continue to direct in a variety of situations, you should learn about the theatrical unions. In the United Kingdom, EquityEquity, Landing page, https://www.equity.org.uk [accessed May 31, 2018]. is the trade union that represents...

Finding Your Next Directing Job(s)

Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson has been Producing Artistic Director of the Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), USA, since 2005. For 16 years, Thompson served as Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF). In addition to an active career as a freelance director, he has directed and/or taught in major conservatory programs, including The Juilliard School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Washington University, Boston University, Temple University, DePaul Theatre School, among others. In addition, he has led two major Master of Fine Arts Programs in Professional Theatre: the University of Alabama/ASF program and the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center. Thompson served for eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group and as its president for three years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Professionally : A Practical Guide to Developing a Successful Career in Today’s Theatre

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...The length of time between your first professional production and the next one is unpredictable, even when your show receives good reviews, positive audience reaction, and generates strong ticket sales. During rehearsals, when you’re...

Drama Festivals

Helen E. Sharman

Helen Sharman has extensive experience of amateur theatre both on and off the stage. She has been Artistic Director of Young Theatre, Beaconsfield, Chairman of Beaconsfield Theatre Group and is an associate member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Amateur Theatre : Women Directors on Directing by Helen Manfull

A & C Black, 2004

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...ENTERING THE WORLD of competitive festivals is not for the faint-hearted. Your skills as a director will be tested to the limit and so will your nerves. It is not easy to perform in a new venue without a full technical rehearsal...