Business & House Management

Business & House Management

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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)

Practical Technical Theatre Business and House Management Alignments to the National Core Arts Theatre Standards

 

TH: Cr1.1.5

B. Propose design ideas that support the story and given circumstances in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr1.1.6

B. Identify solutions to design challenges in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr1.1.7

B. Explain and present solutions to design challenges in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr1.1.8

B. Imagine and explore solutions to design challenges of a performance space in a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Proficient TH: Cr1.1. I

B. Explore the impact of technology on design choices in a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Cr1.1. II

B. Understand and apply technology to design solutions for a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Advanced TH: Cr1.1. III

B. Create a complete design for a drama/theatre work that incorporates all elements of technology.

 

TH: Cr2.1.5

B. Participate in defined responsibilities required to present a drama/theatre work informally to an audience.

 

TH: Cr2.1.6

B. Contribute ideas and accept and incorporate the ideas of others in preparing or devising drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr2.1.7

B. Demonstrate mutual respect for self and others and their roles in preparing or devising drama/theatre work.

 

 

 

TH: Cr2.1. 8

B. Share leadership and responsibilities to develop collaborative goals when preparing or devising drama/theatre work.

 

HS Proficient TH: Cr2. 1. I

B. Investigate the collaborative nature of the actor, director, playwright and designers and explore their interdependent roles in drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Cr2.1. II

B. Cooperate as a creative team to make interpretive choices for a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Advanced TH: Cr2.1. III

B. Collaborate as a creative team to discover artistic solutions and make interpretive choices in a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr3.1.5

C. Create innovative solutions to design and technical problems that arise in rehearsal for a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr3.1.6

C. Explore a planned technical design during the rehearsal process for a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr3.1.7

C. Consider multiple planned technical design elements during the rehearsal process for a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cr3.1.8

C. Implement and refine a planned technical design using simple technology during the rehearsal process for devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

HS Proficient TH: Cr3.1. I

C. Refine technical design choices to support the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Cr3.1. II

C. Re-imagine and revise technical design choices during the course of a rehearsal process to enhance the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

HS Advanced TH: Cr3.1. III

C. Apply a high level of technical proficiencies to the rehearsal process to support the story and emotional impact of a devised or scripted drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Pr5.1.5

B. Demonstrate the use of technical elements in a drama/theatre work.

 

 

TH: Pr5.1.6

B. Articulate how technical elements are integrated into a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Pr5.1.7

B. Choose a variety of technical elements that can be applied to a design in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Pr5.1.8

B. Use a variety of technical elements to create a design for a rehearsal or drama/theatre production.

HS Proficient TH: Pr5.1. I

B. Use researched technical elements to increase the impact of design for a drama/theatre production.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Pr5. 1. II

B. Apply technical elements and research to create a design that communicates the concept of a drama/theatre production.

 

HS Advanced TH: Pr.5.1. III

B. Explain and justify the selection of technical elements used to build a design that communicates the concept of a drama/theatre production.

 

TH: Re9.1.5 

B. Assess how technical elements represent the theme of a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Re9.1.6

B. Apply production elements used in a drama/theatre work to assess aesthetic choices.

 

TH:Re9.1.7

B. Consider the aesthetics of the production elements in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Re9.1.8

B. Apply the production elements used in a drama/theatre work to assess aesthetic choices.

 

HS Proficient TH: Re9.1. I

B. Consider the aesthetics of the production elements in a drama/theatre work.

 

 

 

HS Accomplished TH: Re9.1. II

B. Construct meaning in a drama/theatre work, considering personal aesthetics and knowledge of production elements while respecting others’ interpretations.

 

 

HS Advanced TH: Re9.1. III

B. Analyze and evaluate varied aesthetic interpretations of production elements for the same drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cn11.2.5

B. Identify historical sources that explain drama/theatre terminology and conventions.

 

TH: Cn11.2.6

B. Investigate the time period and place of a drama/theatre work to better understand performance and design choices.

 

TH: Cn11.2.7

B. Examine artifacts from a time period and geographic location to better understand performance and design choices in a drama/theatre work.

 

TH: Cn11.2.8

B. Identify and use artifacts from a time period and place to develop performance and design choices in a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Proficient TH: Cn11.2. I

B. Use basic theatre research methods to better understand the social and cultural background of a drama/theatre work.

 

HS Accomplished TH: Cn11.2. II

B. Explore how personal beliefs and biases can affect the interpretation of research data applied in drama/theatre work.

 

 

HS Advanced TH: Cn11.2. III

B. Present and support an opinion about the social, cultural, and historical understanding of a drama/theatre work, based on critical research.