We are taking them left and right now. Jamibeth has been going to some and Andy and I have been hitting the others. Sometime in the next month Jamibeth and I will be doing a "dress rehearsal" for our Board of the presentation we want to make to some big bank contacts. Since we are both used to a world that has dress rehearsals for everything, it seems natural. Plus our board is very business savvy (made up mostly of business folks and not artists) so they are the best folks to give us feedback.
Jamibeth has uncovered a nice theatre that also shares a space with a museum. Since we are "partnering" with the Bruce Museum in Greenwich for their "Family Event" April 22nd this might be something we want to talk about later. I have booked four Broadway performers as well as a couple "bonus" performers. All of whom will sing songs that go along with the Bruce's theme of family/Walter Wick (the author who wrote the "I Spy" books) exhibit. Songs from musicals that are mostly kid oriented such as, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Wicked, will be sung by our pros for this non profit's big day. Jamibeth has a friend who is supplying costumes! I am also booking a makeup artist to do "diva faces" and we are conducting "Triple Threat"T workshops during the day of events for the kids to give them a taste of a dance, acting and voice class.
I plan to invite some interns, or young folks who want to learn from the pros as well and they can rub elbows with the stars that day too.
I have another friend working on the young intern and junior board documents and Mark is working on the "mentoring" video so that we can include that in our packages.
Made up a nice promo eflyer (was very proud of myself for figuring out how) and if you want it, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . It has our links, mission statement, pictures. It's just a nice couple pages that are flashy looking and tell you who we are. Also revamped our website. www.nptheatre.org. Thinking of running a competition with a money prize for anyone who can develop it for us....but tell me what you think so far.
If I just had another 20 hours a week I could get a lot more done