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Theatre Geeks -- Dave Dufour, John Shoup, Marcia Fulmer

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How to save your theatre, part 2

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Build more bars?

This episode is part two of our discussion of Brendan Kiley’s, article in the Seattle-based The Stranger. “Ten Things Theaters Need to Do Right Now to Save Themselves.”

In this episode the Geeks talk about Kiley’s suggestion that a little alcohol makes for a happier audience. There are pros and cons, not the least of which are liability, audience composition and of course the legal and licensing issues. Also, can a theatre really make money offering alcohol to patrons? All this and more in this episode.

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How to save your theatre, Part 1

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Enough with the Shakespeare already?

A few months ago, the Geeks came across an article by Brendan Kiley, writing in the Seattle-based The Stranger.  The post in question is titled "Ten Things Theaters Need to Do Right Now to Save Themselves," and it's a pretty good read, even though some of the co...

139: Some thoughts about theatre promotion

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The Geeks discuss some options, discuss what works and what doesn't and a bit about how the landscape has changed.

 

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138 Animals Onstage

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Or, how to keep your theatre from going to the dogs

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137 Richard Engling, Chicago Playwright

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Chicago playwright Richard Engling remembers friend Fern Chertkow with the Afterlife Trilogy

Playwright talks with the Geeks about his friend, his play and his process.



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