So I am launching my PLAE class for a third time since I have had a number of people ask me when I'd be teaching this course again. If you have never heard of the course, you can read all of the details below. I am adding to it substantially this year and am including a very exciting project at the end of the course that will offer some amazing opportunities to new artists. I also have gathered some testimonials from previous PLAE alumni:
"Michael's class has given me the tools to be an effective theatrical manager, and to lead with ingenuity and confidence"
Andi Cohen PLAE 2009
"Michael Roderick's PLAE class will assist anyone in business and life in the media capital of the world."
Rod Gill PLAE 2009
"Michael gave us so many great resources in the PLAE class. We made great connections with each other and with experts in the field who will continue to be invaluable as our projects move forward. In addition, it was great to have practice networking, learning how to network, and to have a group of creative and ambitious entrepreneurs holding each other accountable for each project's success. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to get an arts project or business off of the ground."
Katrina Ylimaki PLAE 2009
Program to Launch Artistic
September 6th- November 1rst 2009
Every Monday from 7pm-10pm
This is a 10-week development program geared toward equipping arts entrepreneurs with the tools to realize their goals. The course will meet once a week and will feature guest speakers in leadership positions throughout the field of the arts who will participate in the discussion of each entrepreneur's project and offer guidance and support. The class will be structured around the selected applicants who will create a 10-week action plan and implement a new task or initiative every week. In addition the participants will also be on the ground floor of the building of a new arts entrepreneurship weekend seminar. Topics covered will include networking, developing structure for businesses, understanding the psychology of the arts leader, identifying unique qualities in projects, and fostering on-going relationships with arts professionals. The course will be interactive and satellite networking events will be suggested each week. Participants in the course will work together in groups as well as on their own to complete the tasks they have outlined. The class will be strictly limited to 10 members.
Previous speakers have included: Broadway producer Ken Davenport, President of HHC Marketing Hugh Hysell, Broadway producer John Pinckard, Broadway Producer Andy Sandberg, Media/Press Entrepreneur Leonard Jacobs, Publicist and Marketing consultant Katie Rosin, Fractured Atlas Membership Director Adam Natale, Business Plan consultant Sheila Speller, amongst other entrepreneurial professionals.
Who Should Apply:
Any artists who are seeking to develop a new business idea or company or to restructure a current arts model. Level of experience in an arts related field is only one factor in the selection process. If a banker who has never done a show before has a great idea for a dance company, excellent. The course will thrive if it is full of people who are seriously committed to starting something new and exciting. Any artist – producer, dancer, visual artist, musician, etc. is eligible to apply. This is also a great course for those starting a new theatre company.
The online application form can be found Here.
Below are some ground rules:
1. There is a $25 non-refundable submission fee for the application. If you submit your application before August 8th, that fee is waived.
2. The course will include books and materials and the full cost for the course if you are accepted is $1,000.00. If you apply before August 23rd and are accepted, the course costs you $500.00
You read that right. 1/2 price for not waiting until the last minute. Nuff' said.
3. I am only taking 10 people because I really want to make this intimate. I am going to be introducing this class to a number of new projects and we are going to do some remarkable things. For those of you who are loyal blog readers, you know that I've been developing three new businesses and participants will be hearing all about them.
E-mail any questions to PLAE2009@gmail.com.
Michael Roderick has produced at Manhattan Theatre Source, Theater Row Studios, Where Eagles Dare, the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, the Red Room, the Bridge Theatre at Shetler Studios and has produced shows in the NY International Fringe Festival, the Midtown International Theatre Festival, The Planet Connections Festivity, NYMF, the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, among others. He has worked as an office associate for Davenport Theatrical Enterprises and has Off Broadway producing credit as an Associate Producer of the musical ROOMS a Rock Romance at New World Stages as well as an Associate Producer of The New Hopeville Comics at The Chernuchin Theater at ATA. Michael received the MITF Producer's Award for his show "The Director's Reality" at Where Eagles Dare and currently serves on the board of Theater Resources Unlimited and Boomerang Theatre Company. Michael is also a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute's 14-week Program, Six-week Creative Intensive Program, and O'Neill intensive. Michael is the organizer of the Independent Producers Alliance of NY and he holds a BA in Secondary Ed English and Theatre Performance from Rhode Island College as well as a Masters in Educational Theatre for Colleges and Communities from NYU.
And there you go.
I look forward to reading your application.