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. A fee of $75 will cover the administrative costs of your participation.

Fall 2014: Education Directors


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

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Registration Fee: $75

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

Education Directors (All Budget Sizes)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Thursday, January 8, 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.

Fall 2014: Finance Directors


Moderator:
Michael P. Sandner, Director of Finance, Hartford Stage

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Registration Fee: $75

Please note that we will be conducting separate tracks for finance directors of theatres with larger budgets and for finance directors of theatres with smaller budgets.

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

Finance Directors Group A
(annual expenses of $5 million and over)
Finance Directors Group B
(annual expenses under $5 million)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Thursday, October 30, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 3pm
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Thursday, January 15, 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 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.

 

Moderator for Finance Directors
Michael P. Sandner, Director of Finance, Hartford Stage
Michael Sandner joined Hartford Stage as Director of Finance in May 2010 and is responsible for the fiscal oversight of the company's operations.  Prior to arriving at Hartford Stage, Sandner served as Managing Director of Adventure Theatre, the longest running professional children's theatre in the Washington DC metropolitan area, where he also directed their production of The Hobbit.  Sandner has held numerous positions at several non-profit arts organizations such as Director of Finance and Individual Giving at Cathedral Choral Society and Finance/Business Manager and Institutional Giving/Government Affairs Manager at Olney Theatre Center.  Sandner currently serves on the board of Connecticut Association of Nonprofits as its Treasurer and sits on the Strategic Planning Committee.  He has also served on the Boards of Maryland Association of Non-Profits Organizations, the Montgomery County Recreation Advisory Board, and Silver Spring Stage, for which he directed several theatre productions including Die! Mommie! Die!; Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; Dimly Perceived Threats to the System; The Shape of Things; and Ravenscroft, among others.  Sandner has served on grant panels for the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.  Michael received his BS in Finance (minor in Political Science & Theatre Directing) from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law.  Sandner is a licensed attorney in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.  Sandner is also a certified spinning and group exercise instructor and teaches nine classes a week. Sandner also horseback rides and has placed in several competitions. Sandner resides in Rocky Hill, CT with his partner and his two dogs

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.