Early Bird Intensive Education Sessions
Sunday, July 15, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This year, the League will offer two optional "Early Bird" education sessions prior to the official conference kickoff on Sunday evening.
These sessions will have limited capacity, so they are first come, first served and will require advanced registration. Sessions are only available to full conference registrants and are included in the full conference registration fee.
Thinking about acquiring, restoring, and revitalizing a historic theatre? Already have one and need some help? This early-bird, in-depth session – featuring a team of leading experts in theatre planning, design, operation and tax credit financing – presents an overview of a historic theatre renovation project. Designed for historic theatre owners, community leaders, board members, senior staff and others who are considering, beginning or participating in the renovation of a historic theatre, this in-depth session will help you develop a clear understanding of your role in the process. Group who want to renovate a historic theatre are encouraged to attend as a team.
Presenters: Alec Stoll, ASTC, Principal, Stages Consultants, Highland Park, NJ (moderator) and Michael R. Schnoering, FAIA, Partner, Mills + Schnoering Architects, Princeton, NJ; additional presenters will be added
You have saved and renovated your historic theatre, and now you need to do something with it. You’re finding out the hard way that nobody cares about your perfect acoustics, or that you’re a nonprofit, and artists don’t actually like intimate shows in small theatres, because they don’t like small and intimate paychecks. This 3-hour workshop is an introductory master class for owners and operators who want to start programming their venue themselves. The emphasis is on talent buying and the promotion of touring artists, but other programming options will be discussed, including film, theatrical producing, theatre rentals and co-promoting.
Presenters: Numa Saisselin, President, Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center, Inc., Jacksonville, FL; Jeffrey Gabel, Founding Executive Director, Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater, Gettysburg, PA; and John Bell, President & CEO, Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL
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