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Comment by Bo Metzler on May 24, 2014 at 4:16am

"What We Do - Working in the Theatre"

by Bo Metzler

The only book about everything in theatre - written by someone who has actually DONE everything in theatre.

Comment by Trish Causey on January 25, 2011 at 5:28pm





"Musical Theatre Talk with Trish Causey" presents Halley Shefler of Arts Edge offering advice on how to prep for that all-important college audition. High school students will definitely want to check out this interview (but don't cut class to do it {:-).  


This show will be live and can be played in class via the teacher's computer/ internet service. The students could even ask questions by calling in or typing them in the ChatRoom. Tune in Feb. 3 @ 11a EST / 10a CST


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Or Call: 347-237-5224


Ask questions via the chat room or call-in.




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Comment by Bo Metzler on June 13, 2009 at 1:16am
My new book "What We Do - Working in the Theatre" is a great resource for theatre people and all your family and friends.
There are chapters on The Director, The Actor The Stage Manager, as well as everything else in theatre. I have worked on Broadway for 20 years as a stage manager and stagehand and I put it all down in the book.
Check it out . . .
Comment by Joe Loffing on February 21, 2009 at 3:10pm
I have several friends in the MFA programs at Northwestern, including Directing. From what I hear it is an excellent program with plentiful oppurtunities for show in two mainstages and two black boxes.
Comment by Stinky Cheese Dave on February 20, 2009 at 9:43am
For directing? I personally think that the best MFA directing programs exist alongside seasons that provide opportunity to direct both established and brand new plays. This necessitates a playwriting program or some other means of soliciting new plays for MFA candidates to direct. I also would look for programs that offer multiple types and sizes of spaces. Also, don't let pure reputation seduce you. Those programs you mentioned are indeed quality, but do they fit you? I don't know you, so I can't say. People will throw around various institution names, but some of the best artists I've worked with graduated from schools I couldn't even name. When I applied for grad school, I applied for one, the one from which I graduated, the one I wanted to attend. Find out all you can about yourself AND every grad program for which you can get info. Talk to people there, faculty and student. Compare your strengths and needs with the various programs that interest you, and be honest. If you BS yourself or the faculty of a potential program, you could easily end up somewhere you don't belong and leaving in a year, either at their behest or your own. Most importantly, why grad school? Only you can determine why you really want to go, and only you can determine if those reasons are truly appropriate.
Comment by Courtney Miller on February 20, 2009 at 8:41am
Does anyone have words of wisdom about directing Graduate programs? I am looking at Columbia, Northwestern, and CalArt but also Univ. of London, Goldsmith, University of York, and University College Dublin. Does anyone have insite into these programs or could point me toward other interesting directing programs?
Comment by Emily Morrisey on February 18, 2009 at 5:43pm
Does anyone know of any good theater schools in new york state? I am an aspiring stage manager, but I am also really looking into majoring in some sort of theater education. I have looked around a little bit and read about a bunch of good schools in Dramatics Magazine, but does anyone have recommendations or suggestions?
Comment by Dan Stone on February 18, 2009 at 9:31am
Hello all.

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