Theatre Professionals Teleconferences

Theatre Professionals Teleconferences are held each year on a rotating basis for groups of theatre leaders and staff. Moderated by experienced professionals from the field, these series offer geographically separated theatre professionals the opportunity to share information and ideas and to work with peers to find solutions to common problems. Agendas are directed by the needs and interests of the participants, with assistance from the moderator and TCG staff. Participation in the Theatre Professionals Teleconferences is open only to TCG Member Theatre staff.

This fall we are offering rounds of teleconferences for both Marketing Directors and Education Directors.

Fall 2015: Marketing Directors

Moderator:
Brianna Firestone, Director of Marketing, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company

Registration Fee: $75
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 4th

Dates:
All teleconferences last one hour and begin at 2:00pm Eastern Time (unless otherwise noted).

Group A - annual expenses of $3 million & over Group B - annual expenses under $3 million
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Thursday, October 1, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Thursday, October 22, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Thursday, November 19, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Thursday, December 17, 2015

Only one person per theatre may register, and registration is only open to staff members at TCG Member Theatres. Participants are encouraged to register early, as space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, email education, research and collective action associate Alissa Moore.


This Marketing Directors Teleconference Series is being presented as part of an ongoing collaboration with Spektrix, a company which provides cloud-based software and support with a mission to help arts organizations be more successful in ticketing, marketing and fundraising.

Fall 2015: Education Directors


Moderator:
Jenny Toutant, Director of Education, Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Registration Fee: $75
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 4th

Dates:
All teleconferences last one hour and begin at 2:00pm Eastern Time (unless otherwise noted).

Education Directors (All Budget Sizes)
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Only one person per theatre may register, and registration is only open to staff members at TCG Member Theatres. Participants are encouraged to register early, as space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, email education, research and collective action associate Alissa Moore.

Moderator Bios:

Moderator for Marketing Directors
Brianna Firestone, Director of Marketing, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company

Brianna Firestone is the Director of Marketing and Theatre Services for the Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts where she oversees single ticket and subscription campaigns and front of house operations for the Tony Award-winning company. Since joining the DCPA in 2012 Brianna has created and lead strategic marketing and business efforts that have resulted in increased paid capacities, revenue and customer engagement. Prior to the DCPA, Brianna spent six years with a boutique PR & Marketing firm in NYC as the Director of Business Development and Account Management where she focused on client growth and international accounts leading extensive PR campaigns in the US and overseas. In her 14 year career Brianna has managed comprehensive marketing and communications strategies for both nonprofit and publicly traded companies. She has executed social media, branding, promotions, and publicity with a proven track record of sales growth, new member acquisition and increased press exposure. Brianna is a proud graduate of Stephens College (MO) and holds a BFA in Theatre with a minor in music. She is incredibly passionate about theatre and prides herself on being a business minded marketer in the industry.

Moderator for Education Directors
Jenny Toutant, Director of Education, Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Jenny Toutant began her tenure at Milwaukee Repertory Theater in the 2005/06 Season as the Education Assistant, and after a few short months, took over as the Education Director. As the facilitator for the outreach and training programs for The Rep, she designs programming for all ages. Rep Education serves over 20,000 students each year with student matinee programming, in-school arts-integrated residencies, and student driven community engagement programming. Jenny has worked as an educator for UW-Parkside, Virginia Commonwealth University, First Stage Children’s Theater, and School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community.  Her directing credits include Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Censored on Final Approach, Stones in His Pockets, Laughing Stock, Blind Tasting, Down the Road, The Assassin’s New Friend, Fly Away (an original devised production), Scrooge: The Musical, and several children's productions. With the intentions of becoming an actor, she quickly fell in love with teaching the art and passionately pursued her career in theater education. She earned her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in Theatre Arts from University of Wisconsin – Parkside. Jenny is also the proud mother of her son, Michael.

 

Theatre Professionals Teleconferences Archives

For Theatre Professionals Teleconferences Archives which includes program information dating back to Fall 1999 and moderator information dating from Fall 2010 click here.