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134 Getting your show shut down — how to avoid it


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


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134 Getting your show shut down — how to avoid it

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There are some rules about play production — breaking them can result in getting your show shut down.

Our friend and entertainment lawyer Gordon Firemark recently published this blog post on how producers can make sure they don’t get their show shut down. Gordon’s insights sparked a conversation between the Geeks. Authors and play publishers set down a lot of rules about how you’re supposed to produce their plays. Rules can be both artistic and pertain to the marketing of your production, and you ignore them at your company’s peril. And while most requirements are pretty standard, there can . . . → Read More: 134 Getting your show shut down — how to avoid it

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Smoking onstage and its alternatives

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131 Theatre a la carte: using food onstage

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Food onstage can sometimes be a challenge

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130 Backstage Etiquette

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Be respectful of both your audience and your fellow actors

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129 Directors — should they be smooth or sharp?

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What kind of director are you?  What kind of director is best?

Directors come in all styles -- from overly easygoing (REAL smooth) or difficult bordering on abusive (REAL sharp).  Where's the sweet spot on the contiuum?  The Geeks discuss.


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