Devising Within a Democracy
In June, the TEAM will be bringing our Devising Within a Democracy workshop back to NYC! Modeled on the TEAM’s own unique creative process, this 4-hour workshop gives participants insight into a mini devising process, providing tools and strategies for solo and group creation, working through delicate issues of collaboration and authorship, and bridging into the editing and synthesizing process. Perfect for artists of all levels of experience! Learn more.
Monday, June 25th
10am – 2pm
Topics covered include:
- Moving from intellectual or thematic ideas to dynamic theatrical moments
- Generating material through physical and written assignments
- Cultivating an ensemble bond and navigating emotional waters amidst a process
- Strategies for editing as a group
- Building Dances
- Writing on your feet (and other approaches to improvisation)
This workshop is open to artists at all levels of experience, ages 18+.
Self-Producing for Artists and Ensembles
Our self-producing series, led by the TEAM’s Producing Director Alexandra Lalonde and industry guests, continues this spring with two more workshops about the business side of making and sustaining your work. Each two-hour session is a peer-to-peer discussion over drinks–your registration fee includes beer and wine provided by the TEAM. Both workshops will be held in Manhattan.
Press & Publicity
Wednesday, May 2nd
TEAM Producing Director Alexandra Lalonde and guest expert Matt Ross will lead a 2-hour peer-to-peer conversation about press and publicity for individual projects and small companies. With participants we will discuss topics including theatrical print and online media, press releases, reviews and advance features, and budgets. We’ll share experiences from the TEAM’s own press relationships, and solicit your questions in advance of the workshop to help guide our discussion.
Matt Ross is the founder of Matt Ross Public Relations, and has been a press agent since 2005, most recently as part of The Hartman Group and prior to that at Boneau/Bryan-Brown and Keith Sherman & Associates. His current clients include New York Theatre Workshop; Irish Repertory Theatre; Primary Stages; The New York Musical Festival (NYMF); Barrington Stage Company; Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; Page 73; the TEAM; Ensemble Studio Theatre; Clubbed Thumb; Fault Line Theatre; Fellowship for Performing Arts; Samovarchik; Pipeline Theatre Company; and the New York premiere ofParty Face. He has represented more than 30 Broadway and off-Broadway productions, amongst them: Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays;Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812; War Horse; Hands on a Hardbody; Bring It On; How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying; Traces; Promises, Promises; A Steady Rain; La Bête, In The Heights; The Seagull; Curtains; Rock ‘n’ Roll; The History Boys; Mary Poppins and Tarzan. He has also represented the launch of NBC’s “Smash,” New York’s Signature Theatre Company and LAByrinth Theater Company, and Washington DC’s Signature Theatre.
Tuesday, May 8th
TEAM Producing Director Alexandra Lalonde and guest expert Meghan Gaur will lead a 2-hour peer-to-peer conversation about institutional fundraising for individual projects and small companies. With participants we will discuss grant writing, developing relationships, project and organizational budgets, and reporting. We’ll share experiences from the TEAM’s own fundraising, and solicit your questions in advance of the workshop to help guide our discussion.
Currently the Program Associate at The Shubert Foundation, Meghan Gaur is also a trustee at the NYC Chapter of the Awesome Foundation, a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe $1,000 at a time. At the Shubert Foundation, Meghan helps to distribute $26 million in general operating support grants to theatre and dance organizations each year. Meghan has previously held fundraising positions at En Garde Arts, the Whitney Museum, and Round House Theatre in Washington, DC. Meghan holds a BA in Art History from The George Washington University, and an MFA in Theatre Management & Producing from Columbia University. Recently, she has been spotted snuggling with her new baby Roshan.