Since 2013, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade has helped to revitalize 13 rural community theaters through the Rural Theater Digital Conversion Grant. The grant consists of funds pooled by OEDIT, The Denver Film Society, the Gates Foundation, and the Boettcher Foundation, and it was designed to assist rural movie theaters with the cost of new digital equipment, providing funding up to $20,000.
More Information: Rural theater grants available – Journal Advocate
The frontwoman of Russian punk provocateurs Pussy Riot is planning to recreate her prison ordeal through an immersive theatrical piece with a message to audiences — it can happen to you.
Full Story: Pussy Riot plans prison theater – World | The Star Online
O.M.G. – I hope this becomes reality…
According to The Pulse Of Radio, a Seattle theater is currently developing a grunge musical that could feature songs from some of the genre’s most iconic artists, including NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN and ALICE IN CHAINS. As first reported by Rolling Stone, the Seattle Repertory Theatre has commissioned the project, which will feature an original story about “a brilliant grunge musician and the rival who may have killed him.” The musical takes place in Seattle in the early ’90s.
Source: New Grunge Musical Could Feature Music From Nirvana And Soundgarden – Blabbermouth.net
This would be amazing. I would definitely visit!
PORTLAND, Maine — Sitting in the middle of Portland Harbor, Fort Gorges is completely open to the public. There are few safety rails in the 19th century military installation. It has no front door and the fort is never closed. Visitors, who must come by private boat, are free to roam. Nothing is off limits.
It’s been this way since the federal government gave it to the city in 1960. But that’s changing.
Source: Mainers want to turn this picturesque island fort into a music, theater destination — Living — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine
Gender parity has been a growing issue across the nation. A study released June 27 by Actors Equity shows that women find fewer work opportunities and draw lower salaries than their white male counterparts. The study examined employment data for shows that opened between 2013 and 2015. It is in line with an article in the Oct. 16 edition of American Theatre that notes that women wrote just 26 percent of plays in the 2015-16 season. Add to that the preponderance of roles for men in the classic canon, and
Full Story: Are D-FW theater groups fair to women playwrights? | Theater | Dallas News
Most people think of NYC or the West End when it comes to musical theater, but Los Angeles is actually a close third for these opportunities. In fact, I got my Equity card doing musical theater in L.A. years ago and I have many clients who got their start on Broadway or professional Equity theater by doing shows and auditions out west. It can certainly be easier to attend Broadway auditions if you live in New York, but theater CDs do come to Los Angeles to find talent.
LA may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think “music theater”, but it can be done.
Read at: How to Showcase Your Musical Theater Talents in Los Angeles | Backstage
As “Hamilton” heads to London and “Harry Potter” comes to New York, the two plays are experimenting with measures to limit reselling of their tickets.
Source: ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Harry Potter’ Productions Try to Outwit Scalpers – The New York Times
When iTheatrics, the world’s leading authority on musical theater for young people, says, ‘We wrote the book on music theater education,’ they mean it.
Source: iTheatrics Releases First-Ever Book on Building Musical Theater Programs for Young People