Playwright James Comtois has been blogging about self-producing. It's not just conjecture and cursing (which is mostly what you'll find right here at On Theatre and Politics!); it's a real how-to guide with entertaining anecdotes, and good advice.
Here are links to the posts so far. It's incredibly generous of him, and I certainly hope you'll read these posts, share them with others, and discuss.
Part 1: An Introduction
Part 2: Getting Started
Part 3: Landing the first show
Part 4: Moving Forward, Some Words of Caution
Part 5: Fundraising
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.