What: “Perfecting Your Pitch” workshop
When: Tuesday, November 8, 6:30-8:30pm, with networking 6-6:30pm
Where: Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston
Registration: $15 in advance at www.stagesource.org, $25 cash only at the door.
For more information: www.GANemeed.org
Your projects are unique, original, and worthy of being funded and produced. This fun, dynamic 2 hour workshop will help you in sharing your passion with future collaborators and donors. Our speaker is Robbie Samuels, the award-winning co-founder of Socializing for Justice, who has extensive experience in community organizing, event logistics and fundraising. He will focus on sharpening skills such as:
- Defining a pitch, and when one is needed
- Practical tips on ways to engage someone in a conversation
- Preparing a clear and concise description of your project
- Modifying the pitch to fit the contact
- Role-playing your pitch
Participants will practice pitching a project idea. Come with a project idea or just to get inspired. All genders welcome. Light refreshments are included.
GAN-e-meed Theatre projects exists to advance the role of women in theatre. This is the fourth of GAN-e-meed’s quarterly Career Labs, which offer opportunities for skill enhancement, dialogue, and networking for women in theatre. These events are co-sponsored by StageSource and hosted by Boston Center for the Arts.
About The Career Labs
Balancing gender inequity in theatre employment plays an essential role in GAN-e-meed’s mission. The Career Labs, a quarterly workshop series, offers women in theatre tangible, essential learning opportunities to advance their careers, create networking opportunities, and develop skill sets. The Career Labs addresses topics vital to all theatre professionals.
Future Career Labs of the 2011-12 season are Negotiation for Women in Theatre in April 2012 and Building Your Community and Network on June 3, 2012. Previous sessions in 2011 include Balancing Act: the Work-Life Continuum featuring panelists Veronique Le Melle of the BCA, Jennie Israel of Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Ilana Brownstein of Playwights’ Common and moderator Julie Hennrikus of StageSource; Boston’s Glass Proscenium: a Panel Discussion, featuring scenic designer Janie E. Howland; fight Choreographer and actress Angie Jepson; writer, director and producer A. Nora Long; Norton award-winning actor & director Karen MacDonald; director & teacher Courtney O’Connor; director & producer M. Bevin O’Gara of the Huntington Theatre Company; director, writer and producer Dawn Simmons of StageSource and New Exhibition Room; and director and producer Kate Warner of New Repertory Theatre; and The Power to Ask: Women and Negotiation with author and speaker Sara Laschever. Co-sponsored by StageSource, all Career Labs are generously hosted by the Boston Center for the Arts. Further networking opportunities will be available during the oft-demanded Women in Theatre Networking Nights. To be notified of future dates, join the mailing list at www.GANemeed.org.
The Career Labs 2011-2012 season is co-produced with StageSource and generously hosted by the Boston Center for the Arts.
About GAN-e-meed Theatre Project
GAN-e-meed Theatre Project is a mission-driven non-profit theatre company that advances the role of women in theatre. GAN-e-meed supports their mission through a production season of relevant plays, networking nights for women in theatre, and The Career Labs, a series of workshops supporting the unique challenges, skill-sets, and successes of women in theatre. For more information please visit www.GANemeed.org.
StageSource provides leadership and services to advance the art of theatre in the Greater Boston region. Our mission is to unite theatre artists, theatre companies, and related organizations in vision and goals that inspire and empower our community to realize its greatest artistic potential. www.stagesource.org
About Boston Center for the Arts
The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a not-for-profit performing and visual arts complex that supports working artists to create, perform and exhibit new works; builds new audiences; and connects art to community. The BCA serves arts audiences through exhibitions, live performances and community events, and supports artists through affordable studio, rehearsal and performance space on our historic South End site. The BCA’s two-acre campus is home to hundreds of working artists, as well as several nonprofit arts and educational groups that provide a wide spectrum of services. To learn more, please visit www.bcaonline.org.