Business & House Management

Business & House Management

$229.00

Business and House Management is written by Lana Hagan, a career educator who taught 13 years on the secondary school level, and completed her career on the faculty of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Enter the working world of the "business of show business" with this program. Develop a system to build patron loyalty, manage ticket sales, create budgets, and prepare for the unexpected.

  • Discover new ways to publicize your plays, fill the seats in your theater, and make the program grow within your school environment.
  • Outlines the best strategies for managing ticket distribution, preparing and printing programs, handling facility preparation and maintenance, training your staff in performance protocol, and handling emergencies.

Script written by Lana Hagan, faculty SIU Edwardsville and EdTA Leadership Coach. Ms. Hagan has presented Business and House Management workshops at conferences across the US. The program is hosted by Bob Fowler and Marti Fowler.

The Business of Show Business

Business and House Management is written by Lana Hagan, a career educator who taught thirteen years on the secondary school level, and has been on the faculty of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville for seven years. Lana has conducted workshops nationwide on advocacy and building theater programs, and teaches theater business management at SIUE. She is also an EdTA Leadership Coach. PTT co-creators Bob and Marti Fowler host the program.

Making Your Program Known — Selling Your Season

The first section of Business and House Management offers practical ways to publicize your plays, fill the seats in your theater, and make the program grow within your school environment.

House and Business Management

Learn the best strategies for managing ticket distribution, preparing and printing programs, handling facility preparation and maintenance, training your staff in performance protocol, and how to handle emergencies. Common problems and their solutions are also discussed.

Activity Based Assignments for Classes and After School Groups

As in all PTT's programs, the information in this program is reinforced by activities that will keep the students engaged and interested, and can actually be used in your classroom and your after school program.

Lesson Design Content

Day 1 Hierarchy and Marketing Plan

  • Involving Your School and Community

Day 2 PSAs and News Releases

  • Posters
  • Fine Arts Booster Clubs
  • Patron Programs

Day 3 Tickets- Producing and Selling Them

Day 4 Programs

Day 5 Production Budgets

Day 6 House Manager/Staff Responsibilities

  • Building Your Program

Day 7 Review and Written Assessment

CHAPTER INDEX, AND ALIGNMENTS TO THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR ARTS EDUCATION (PRE-2015)

National Content Standard 5 - 8:

7. Analyzing, evaluating, and constructing meanings from improvised and scripted scenes and from theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions

Achievement Standard:

  • a. describe and analyze the effect of publicity, study guides, programs, and physical environments on audience response and appreciation of dramatic performances

National Content Standard 5 - 8:

8. Understanding context by analyzing the role of theatre, film, television and electronic media in the community and in other cultures

Achievement Standard:

  • b. explain the knowledge, skills and discipline needed to pursue careers and vocational opportunities in theatre, film, television and electronic media

National Content Standard Grades 9 - 12:

3. Designing and producing by conceptualizing and realizing artistic interpretations for informal or formal productions

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

e. design coherent stage management, promotional, and business plans

Achievement Standard, Proficient:

i. create and reliably implement production schedules, stage management plans, promotional ideas, and business and front of house procedures for informal and formal theatre, film, television, or electronic media productions

National Content Standard Grades 9 - 12:

4. Directing by interpreting dramatic texts and organizing and conducting rehearsals for informal or formal productions

Achievement Standard, Advanced:

d. explain and compare the roles and interrelated responsibilities of the various personnel involved in theatre, film, television, and electronic media productions

CHAPTER INDEX, AND ALIGNMENTS TO THE NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR ARTS EDUCATION (2015 - PRESENT)

Coming soon.