Another mission . . . and we’ve chosen to accept it.
I started this blog over 10 years ago to help demystify the producing process, and shine a spotlight on the business of Broadway . . . challenging some norms, accepting others, and attempting to amplify the conversation about the theater.
Because if more people talk about it, more people will want to see it. And the more people that want to see it, the more people that will want to make it.
And I believe that if there is more theater in the world, the world will be a better place.
At our Davenport Theatrical company retreat a few weeks ago, we talked about doubling down on this message and finding new ways to help make more theater happen.
And like anything and everything we want to accomplish, it all starts with a goal.
So we made one.
And it’s a doozy. In fact, it’s a BHAG. But we’re going for it.
Our goal is to help get 5,000 shows produced by the year 2025.
Obviously, that isn’t going to be all of our own shows. I’m a pretty prolific producer, but anything beyond 2-3 shows a year is too much to handle in my opinion (never mind the competing with yourself aspect).
So we’re going to do more to help you get your shows produced . . . whether that’s at a festival, a community theater, an Off Broadway theater, or yep, here on Broadway.
How will we do that?
Good question . . .
And we’ve got a ton of things planned, including guest blogs from other experts in our biz giving you insight on a subject that I may not have, more “Shut Up and Writes,” networking opportunities, partnerships with other companies like Final Draft, and of course a ton more resources on our PRO site.
I’m a lucky guy to do what I do. And I remember what it was like to want to do what I do, but not know where to start.
Well, now, you can start here.
It’s not easy. It can take awhile.
But we’re here to help. #5000By2025
If you have ideas on how we can help you accomplish your theatrical goals, throw them in the comments below, and we will NOT take them to heart . . . we will take them to TASK.
Tell us how we can help!
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Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.