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T-PR 3941 - Touring and Entrepreneurial Skills
Theater artists who create and tour their own work should anticipate careers that are uniquely rewarding and challenging. In addition to coordinating artistic, financial, and logistical concerns, touring artists must develop their communication skills and resourcefulness to assume responsibility for a variety of tasks, such as networking, marketing, and public relations. The wear and tear of travel also presents challenges for artists trying to maintain their physical and emotional well-being. Ultimately, the skills associated with producing and touring will be continually developed on the job, and no single course can fully prepare performers for the ever-changing demands of the touring life. Rather than attempting to provide answers, this course endeavors to prepare students with the questions that will inform their artistic process, engender an entrepreneurial mindset, and prepare them for life on the road. Using Fringe Theater Festivals as a primary model to pursue this inquiry, students will become acquainted with the challenges facing small companies who produce and tour original work. In conversation with a variety of professional touring artists, students will begin to develop effective strategies for maintaining a healthy life/work balance while in production and on tour.

Prerequisites N/A
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 3.00
Credit Types Credit

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