Audience (R)Evolution & American Theatre Podcast Series

In conjunction with American Theatre's October 2018 issue on engagement and education, Audience (R)Evolution created a podcast series to further explore the topic. A key component of Audience (R)Evolution is to study and promote successful audience engagement and community development strategies at not-for-profit theatres across the U.S., and share our findings with the field. Please find all three episodes of the podcast series below.

Right: Twin Cities students participating in Children’s Theatre Company’s Neighborhood Bridges literacy program, Photo by Bruce Silcox

Episode #1: A Peek at Education and Engagement Programming
In this episode, associate editor Allison Considine spoke with Nikki Toombs, director of education at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, and Tanya Mote, associate director of Su Teatro in Denver. Toombs and Mote both talk about how education and engagement work fits into the mission of their theatres, and about upcoming programs they’re planning for the 2018-19 season.

Episode #2: Trinity Rep, Neurodiversity, and the Spectrum Theatre Ensemble
In our last episode we spoke to education and engagement professionals about their work; in this episode, Considine chronicles her visit to Trinity Repertory Company to attend the Spectrum Theatre Ensemble‘s workshop The Importance of Being and a sensory-friendly performance of Ragtime.

Episode #3: Engagement From the Top
In this final episode of three, Considine speaks with Eileen J. Morris, artistic director of Ensemble Theatre of Houston, and Sean Daniels, artistic director of Merrimack Repertory Theatre, about leading engagement and education initiatives at their theatres.

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