Realistic Theatre Panel Ideas
*Originally written for sftheaterpub.com:
Berkeley Frappe: Which Theatre Companies Have The Best Snacks
We Hired Only Local Actors for One Year & Our Theater Didn’t Burn to the Ground
The Sarah Rule: How to Produce Plays by Women (But Only if They’re Written by Sarah Ruhl)
How to Take a Selfie Good Enough to Use as a Headshot for Twelve Years
Getting Cast as a Woman Over 40 Without Playing Someone’s Stepmother
Set Designs You Can Repurpose Until They Collapse During a Performance of Man of La Mancha
Faces to Make During Board Meetings When You Want to Perish But Cannot
Audition Waist Trainers: A Roundtable Discussion
Creative Ways to Swear in Front of the Kid Playing Oliver Twist When Nancy Forgets Her Line Again
Pros & Cons: Pretending to be a Man to Get Ahead as an Actor
Fight Choreographers Wrestling Each Other for 90 Minutes
Improvising a Monologue Because You’re Too Lazy to Memorize Even One More Thing, Please God, Please
How to Watch ‘The Bachelor’ During Rehearsal Without the SM Noticing
Do Blondes Really Have More Fun (Playing Girlfriends of the Protagonist)?
Playwright Complaint Circle
Moving From San Francisco to New York to Get Cast in San Francisco
Producing David Mamet Over & Over & Over Again, A Guide
Stage Managing a Show You Hate with People You Hate
How to Perform on a Stage 400 Times Smaller Than This One:
Showmances: How to End Them…Maybe, But Probably Not
How to Use a Toaster as a Light Board After Yours Gets Stolen for the 9th Time
Payment Negotiation for Actors: Get Two Beers Instead of One for a Three Year Run
Shakespeare for Dummies: Can You Get an Actual Dummy to Replace an Actor in Midsummer Night’s Dream to Save Cash? Yes, You Can.
5 Sexiest Theatre Companies Shut Down This Year Due to Lack of Funding, Hear From the Weeping Artistic Directors Themselves!
Getting Board Members to Stop Asking if You Can Tap Into the Popularity of ‘The Walking Dead’
Can You Get Away With Casting This White Male as Tiger Lily? (THIS IS A TEST)
Stage Manager & Director Speed Dating: Watch 45 Directors Fight Over 3 SMs
Costume Designing on a $6 Budget
Are You Ready to Set Every Show in the Apocalypse?
Allison Page is a writer/actor/director in San Francisco. She’ll be looking for snacks at the TBA Conference and live tweeting it all @allisonlynnpage.