- By Gary Cohen

The Community Theater Handbook: A Complete Guide to Organizing and Running a Community Theater

  • Title: The Community Theater Handbook: A Complete Guide to Organizing and Running a Community Theater
  • Author: Gary Cohen
  • ISBN: 9780325004419
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Community Theater Handbook A Complete Guide to Organizing and Running a Community Theater The only thing amateur about community theater is that it s done for the love of it not a paycheck Community theaters can be found all across the country in a range of buildings from local barns and

    The only thing amateur about community theater is that it s done for the love of it, not a paycheck Community theaters can be found all across the country in a range of buildings from local barns and Elks halls to churches and even actual theaters with full facilities Plays in the Park producing director Gary P Cohen has worked in almost every type And he has stored upThe only thing amateur about community theater is that it s done for the love of it, not a paycheck Community theaters can be found all across the country in a range of buildings from local barns and Elks halls to churches and even actual theaters with full facilities Plays in the Park producing director Gary P Cohen has worked in almost every type And he has stored up enough knowledge, anecdotes, tips, and mishaps to merit a book In The Community Theater Handbook, he offers a truly comprehensive guide to the many details involved in setting up and maintaining a successful community theater, regardless of size.Cohen discusses the real nuts and bolts, beginning at the beginning selecting a location for your theater neighborhood, safety, parking issues organizing the managerial and creative staffs choosing your season market, audience, tolerance for new works securing rights holding auditions designing sets, costumes, lighting, and special effects dealing with all the technical aspects of sound and lighting handling marketing and publicity Whether you re just starting out or seeking new ways to solve old problems, you can use Cohen s tried and true methods to save time, money, and aggravation in organizing and running your own community theater There is also plenty of information for those who work or volunteer at a community theater as well.

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