In the industry will make a difference to those on the groundI won t go in to too much detail as to the actual content and ideas as that is something which needs to really be experienced by those that read it but I will say one thing The concepts and ideas are not easy to stomach at first a prime example being the three guiding principles at the outset which clearly state that making art is not the first priority As hard as this could be to fathom along with other ideas which seem may seem alien they ring true and in the depth of your heart you feel that he is right There is the risk that some may find the tone occasionally over bearing even arrogant But this is a personal thing Approaching this book with an open mind and a willingness to learn will pay dividendsHis passion again for the subject make for a compelling argument and you leave the book feeling that if everybody read this the industry may just be the better for itThe inclusion of a complimentary website with examples of budget sheets is great especially for people like me who Open Book Theatre Management along with its resources of instructional budget spreadsheets is the first audiobook ever to show you exactly how to mount a theatre production without losing either your integrity or your shirt It is aimed at actors directors and producers in the early stages of their careers; drama schools; and further and.
Essential reading for any Actors or Performers wanting to produce their own or existing work on the fringe or pop p venue This is the new Bible for recession theatre Whether you re in Rotterdam anywhere Liverpool or Rome this book is hugely important for a long and developing career SPREAD THE WORD and we can change the face of British Theatre Rafe is inspirational and honest I shall continue to refer to this book throughout my career This book is an essential read for anyone who has just started out in the theatre industry is thinking of starting out or hell is even experienced in the industryBeckley s passion for encouraging ethical theatre production is clear from the outset and his personable style of writing makes the book readable and most important of all the concepts nderstandable His clear experience and history in the industry including one example of a time he ended sitting in an aisle in a supermarket in despair demonstrate that this man is not a theatrical philosopher but an experienced practitioner who knows what change. In the world of Fringe or off off Broadway theatre a strong debate has been raging for years when you're producing a lowno budget production how on earth can you make it happen and still treat everyone involved in an open honest and ethical manner Where do you stand with profit share productions when you can't afford to pay Union minimums.
Re to accounting and budgets what flocks of birds are to aeroplane enginesThe outcome of my reading this book My small production company is now fully signed p to this style of theatre production and I hope many others follow suitThis is the voice of a theatre practitioner who knows what change needs to take place and is Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History unafraid of being the person to make that change happen Everything as promised Aite extraordinary solution to the very real problem of funding low budget theatre Rafe Beckley takes a financial model from US co operative business and re structures it to create an open honest practical and ethical system for theatre financing that is reuired reading for stage producers and directors everywhere I don t often give 5 stars to anything This book totally deserves it I actually had the privilege of meeting this author at Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution university He tooks through one of the acting modules for our course but reuested we se his book as a guide to producing our own show I still have it by my bedside to inspire me to keep producing stories. Higher educational establishments The methodologies outlined in the audiobook are transferable across all countries in which arts funding is difficult to secure The time for going to the establishment with the begging bowl is over There need be no excuses The author will even show you how to start your own theatre company for only a tenne.