Summer Theatre Fest Returns in July with workshops for artists and organizations

After the success of last year’s Quarantine Theatre Fest, the South Florida Theatre League is bringing back Summer Theatre Fest as a period of educational opportunities, with a variety of workshops aimed at individual artists and arts organizations. All workshops will be held over zoom. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Our usual promotional activities associated with Summer Theatre Fest will occur in September with Theatre Homecoming, a promotional push focusing on welcoming patrons back to in person performances. Our Annual Remy Awards will be a part of Theatre Homecoming and more details will be announced later.

Summer Theatre Fest Workshops

Self-Advocacy for Theatre Workers
Monday July 12 at 7:00 PM

This panel discussion, led by Nicole Perry, will cover advocating for yourself as a theatre professional, no matter what part of the industry you work in — from actor to administrator to playwright to stage manager. How can you stick up for yourself and maintain your own mental health? Panelists include Christina Alexander, Kent Chambers-Wilson, Jessica Kaschube, Marj O’Neill-Butler, and Jesus Quintero.

Social Media and Marketing with Gaby Tortoledo
For Organizations: Wednesday July 14 at 7:00 PM
For Individuals: Wednesday July 28 at 7:00 PM

With a quick course on best practices for audience engagement, ‘branding’ yourself, and an Adobe Lightroom tutorial, this workshop is designed to polish your virtual platforms and ensure you look your best when you can’t be in ‘the room where it happens’

With over a decade of experience working in Visual Communications, Marketing, Community Management, and Graphic Design, Gaby has worked with clients in the US, Latin America, and the UK. Now exclusively dedicated to theatrical marketing, current clients include Theatre Lab, FAU’s Department of Theatre & Dance, the South Florida Theatre League, Song Cycle Intensive, and, of course, her own public image. Gaby holds a BA in Graphic Design and Business Administration and a graduate degree in Visual Communications from the University of the Arts London.

Return to Revenue with Matt Lehrman
Monday July 19 at 7:00 PM

With hope (cautiously) on the horizon, now is the time to kick-start your nonprofit’s transactional revenue engine. Emerging from a period of unprecedented disruption, it’s both your responsibility and opportunity to reimagine your organization’s operating structure. And even before your organization is able to resume full in-person operations, explore your potential to generate ticket sales, admissions, class & activity fees, memberships, and paid reservations for special events.

Matt Lehrman is the co-founder and managing director of Social Prosperity Partners and the former executive director of Alliance for Audience, an arts service organization serving Phoenix, AZ. For more information on Matt, visit https://www.mattlehrman.com/meet-Matt

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