School theatre rehearsals can be both thrilling and demanding. Balancing the fun and productivity in these rehearsals is key to creating a memorable and successful production. By following these tips, you can ensure that your time in the theatre is both enjoyable and rewarding, leaving you and your students with unforgettable memories and a fantastic […]

The art of live theatre has been evolving for thousands of years, experiencing a variety of transformations with new theatre technology. What was once a few male actors ‘in the round’ in ancient Greece has transformed into multi-million dollar productions, a culture of inclusivity, and shows that cover virtually every topic under the sun. The […]

Ah, networking. For some of us (lookin’ at you, extroverts), this may come naturally. For others, networking can be tricky or a little anxiety-inducing without some guidance. So, what is networking, exactly? It’s the process of building relationships and finding support amongst your peers, colleagues, or other important professional figures within your industry. During networking, […]

Community theatres – it’s all in the name! And you, as your program’s leader, should be making the effort to connect with people and businesses in your area. From potential sponsorship opportunities to business partnerships and a wider pool of cast and crew, getting your community theatre’s name into the community is key to your success […]

There’s nothing quite like the excitement at the beginning of the school year. The latest supplies and clothes, a refreshed mindset, and plenty of opportunities for new experiences. If you find yourself at the helm of a theatre class and want to help your students feel both excited and at ease in your classroom, improv […]

Your first production rehearsal typically comes with butterflies, plenty of excitement and anticipation, and lofty goals for the months ahead. While you may be wrapped up in all the exhilaration, remember that setting the right tone during your first gathering is key to the success of your show. If you’re not sure where to start, […]

With the summer sun slowly setting, it’s time to gear up for back to school and an electrifying fall theatre season. Whether you’re a veteran drama teacher or just stepping onto the stage, On The Stage has some actionable steps and helpful resources to help you start your season strong! Set the Stage Literally and […]

Directing a play, musical, or other theatrical showcase is hard work – no matter the scope. Juggling a variety of elements, tapping into your creativity, ensuring your cast and crew are healthy and happy, focusing on fundraising, getting marketing efforts out the door … the list of your tasks goes on and on. Before you […]

 Happy shark week, theatremakers! It’s time to dive into the magic of underwater set designs. Constructing this captivating and oceanic set may seem daunting or too expensive, but with a little help, you can nail it. So let’s sink our teeth into some helpful tips and tricks!  Making an Underwater Set Design  Get Inspiration from […]

It’s no secret that performing arts sat on the sidelines during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that we’re mostly out of the weeds, creators are getting more ingenuitive than ever with their theatrical offerings. One trend on the rise? Immersive theatre. On The Stage explores immersive theatre, how it works, and how to […]

While you’re relaxing this summer, whether lying by the pool, going on vacations, or just taking some downtime, you can also continue learning and bettering your program through a summer reading list. Books on the history of theatre, famous theatre makers, and how to hone your craft can help you run a more successful program, […]

The world of theatre is ever-evolving. New technology, trends, and advancements happen consistently, making shows more dynamic than ever. If you want to stay on top of emerging trends in the industry, On The Stage presents a few we’ve noticed … and how to bring them into your program. 5 Emerging Trends in the Industry […]

Although creating experimental theatre may be your passion project, you’ll need to produce a few showcases that appeal to a broad range of audiences. One of the smartest options to ensure you have a sold-out theatre is by offering a musical or play in your season that works as an entertainment vehicle for children, teens, […]