City Hall and Summer Play Festival to Sponsor Four Theatre Panels in 2006

News   City Hall and Summer Play Festival to Sponsor Four Theatre Panels in 2006
The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting (MOFTB) and The Living Room for Artists/Summer Play Festival (SPF) will collaborate in 2006 on a series of four panel discussions regarding careers in acting, theatre management and theatrical production and support.

The first, set for 11 AM-Noon Jan. 21 at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St.), will be titled "Careers in Theatre Management," and will address "casting and financing productions, securing venues, marketing, public relations, and the general management of theatrical productions in corporate, independent and established theatres."

The free panel will be moderated by Katherine Oliver, commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, and will include: David Auster, associate general manager of 101 Productions; Steve Winton, CEO of Clear Channel Theatrical; and Harold Wolpert, managing director of the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Interested parties may register by sending an e-mail to Seating in the theatre will be available to registered guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

The panels are intended to "educate New Yorkers about the diverse job roles in the industry, and connect them with resources, organizations and opportunities in the field," according to press materials.

Additional panels will be announced over the course of 2006. Information will be available on

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