As the weather warms and more people opt to venture out and enjoy the arts, summer stock is waking up from its hibernation, as well. In fact, it’s almost time to dust off your costumes and sets to prepare for those fast-paced, enticing, and entertaining shows. Although we’re technically still in the winter months, now […]

March welcomes ‘Happy Theatre In Our Schools Month,’ and there are a million reasons to celebrate. Ensuring schools have drama education is paramount to well-rounded student development and heavily impacts a student’s overall academic achievement. On The Stage explores why theatre in schools is so important and the many ways in which it positively influences […]

Running a theatre, no matter the size, has a variety of moving parts to manage. Perfecting the costumes. Nailing the sound and lighting cues. Casting the perfect leads. Marketing your upcoming show. Raising enough funds to improve the experience for everyone. But one part that often gets pushed to the wayside is the cultivation and […]

Swag. Merch. Goodies. No matter what you call it, there’s a universal truth about merchandise: people love it. Whether it’s a shirt, a hat, a poster, or a mug, selling branded items can be a major key to your theatre’s growing success. Offering a variety of benefits that will engage, excite, and grow your audience, […]

Theatre is art, with or without an audience. But as a theatremaker, you probably want and need an audience at your shows, right? Right.  Attracting audiences – or larger crowds for those with an already steady following – is a goal for just about every organization in the world. An audience gives our art meaning, […]

As the season of love embraces us and Cupid readies his arrows for Valentine’s Day, the quest for your perfect match takes center stage. Just as love stories are crafted with care, so should the tools that bring your lovely narratives to life on the stage. Here’s why On The Stage (OTS) is your perfect […]

The power of community collaboration can’t be understated – because two minds are always greater than one, right? As a theatre professional, you probably find yourself collaborating a lot in your day-to-day – with team members, actors, crew members, and the like. But what about taking that culture of collaboration even further? Certain members of […]

As an industry, we’re seeing noticeable shifts in patron-buying behavior: declines in subscription purchases, advanced purchase windows growing shorter, a desire for more immersive and customized experiences…the list goes on. That’s why it’s more important than ever to maximize your organization’s cash flow beyond ticket sales alone. And today, we are thrilled to announce we […]

On The Stage (OTS) continues to shine a spotlight on trailblazers in the world of theatre with Larissa FastHorse – a 2020 MacArthur Fellow, an award-winning writer/choreographer, the co-founder of Indigenous Direction, and the first Native American woman to have a play produced on Broadway.  A true groundbreaker in theatre and in Indigenous representation alike, […]

No matter your theatre’s size, offerings, or objectives, a few goals remain consistent across the board for all creatives: boost your revenue, sell more tickets, and create a greater patron experience every time.  There are a wide variety of ways to reach those lofty objectives, but one avenue can knock out all those goals in […]

If you’re looking to further your education, raise funds, bring your team together, and add new folks to the roster, hosting a theatre workshop is a great way to do all that and more. Workshops require plenty of forethought and organization, but with the right tools in your tool belt, you’ll be able to grow […]

As a passionate theatremaker, you may find, at times, it can be a struggle to navigate some of the director-actor relationship dynamics. After all, you want to push artistic boundaries, create beautiful shows, make meaningful connections, collaborate freely, and receive respect – all at once. Obviously, that can be a tough order to fill. But […]

With the new year upon us, you may be gearing up for your first rehearsals of 2024. You certainly want to start the year off on the right foot, which means keeping rehearsals engaging, uplifting, and fun. A great way to reach that goal is through the utilization of specific activities, games, and warm-ups.  You […]