Sunday, January 15, 2017

Clay Mabbitt's Big List of Theatre Marketing Tactics


While working in the professional marketing world in 2010, Clay volunteered to promote a show he was appearing in at a small theatre in Indiana. During that process he realized many of the marketing tools and tactics that are commonplace in a more “corporate” environment are either unknown or misunderstood in many small theatres. The week after that first show closed he began work on SoldOutRun where he has since accumulated years worth of blog posts and podcast episodes about what he’s learned in the process of translating his experience in the marketing world into the world of theatre.

He has compiled a "big list of theatre marketing tactics" on his website. It has some great nuggets of gold...

http://soldoutrun.com/theatre-marketing-tactics/

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Audacity Solo Salon - Autumn 2016

Mikey Abrams, Stefany Cambra and Issac Young
The aim of the Audacity Solo Salon is to support and nurture both established and emerging solo performers in the north Texas area. It is also a way to extend the mission of the annual Dallas Solo Fest beyond just the festival itself. 

This quarterly series will be a way for solo artists to rehearse, experiement and develop their work in front of supportive audiences. Come on out and see a new one-person show in progress...

This most recent installment in what has become a semi-quarterly series from Audacity Theatre Lab will featured excerpts from solo pieces in development by Mikey AbramsStefany Cambra and Isaac Young.

It was held Sunday, November 20 @ 7:30 pm at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park, Dallas TX

Admission to all Audacity Solo Salons is P-W-Y-C (donations go towards the the Dallas Solo Fest). Also BYOB!

The Excerpts:
T

he Joy of Publik Skool - Written and Performed by Mikey Abrams
After years of teaching drama in the inner city near Dallas, a gay Jewish high school teacher, exhausted and frustrated, swears this year will be his last in the classroom. He will finally get to live his dream of acting in a lead role. Or will he? In his one-man comedy, writer-performer Mikey Abrams doesn’t filter the reality.  Just makes it funnier. 

Big Enough: The Adventures and Musings of a Bumblefuck - Written and Performed by Stefany Cambra
A one-person show that focuses on interactions of love and blending in until being ready to stand out.

BLINK - Written and Performed by Isaac Young
A one-man play about the angel Gabriel, who has returned to earth with a crisis of faith.






Tuesday, October 4, 2016

ATL website gets an upgrade










Check it out... HERE


Press from the 2016 Dallas Solo Fest

The 2016 Dallas Solo Fest was pretty successful. Below is an extensive listing of the press coverage. Click and read.


Scarlett Fever [TheaterJones.com | Mark Lowry | June 12, 2016 ]
The Challenges of Festival Producing [YouTube | dribblefunk | June 11, 2016]
Tricky Escape [TheaterJones.com | Janice Franklin | June 11, 2016 ]
Awesome Sauce [TheaterJones.com | Janice Franklin | June 11, 2016 ]
What's Your Type? [TheaterJones.com | Janice Franklin | June 11, 2016 ]
The Hero In Me [TheaterJones.com | Mark Lowry | June 10, 2016 ]
Dallas Solo Fest 2016 Filled With Imagination, Invention and Poignant Performances [Dallas Examiner.com | Christopher Soden | June 8, 2016]
Solo Fest Q&A: Vincent Mraz [TheaterJones.com | Shelby Allison-Hibbs | June 6, 2016 ]
Solo Fest Q&A: Diana Shortes [TheaterJones.com | Shelby Allison-Hibbs | June 6, 2016 ]
Solo Fest Q&A: David Mogolov [TheaterJones.com | Shelby Allison-Hibbs | June 6, 2016 ]
Très Drôle [TheaterJones.com | Jessica Fritsche | June 5, 2016]
Bottle of Truth [TheaterJones.com | Jessica Fritsche | June 4, 2016]
Han Shot First [TheaterJones.com | Jessica Fritsche | June 4, 2016]
Tara Forming [The Dallas Voice | Arnold Wayne Jones | June 3, 2016]
3 Tips for Creating Your Solo Show (and Why You Should) [Backstage.com | Arnold Wayne Jones | June 3, 2016]
Solo Fest Q&A: Ryan Adam Wells [TheaterJones.com | Shelby Allison-Hibbs | June 1, 2016 ]
Solo Fest Q&A: Maggie Gallant [TheaterJones.com | Shelby Allison-Hibbs | June 1, 2016 ]
2016 Dallas Solo Fest [TheaterMania | May 30, 2016]
Solo Fest Q&A: Brigham Mosley [ TheaterJones.com | Shelby Allison-Hibbs | May 30, 2016 ]
Dallas Solo Fest | Margo Jones Theatre Fair Park [DallasObserver | Lucas Buchels]
Solo Fest Q&A: Eileen Tull [ TheaterJones.com | Shelby Allison-Hibbs | May 30, 2016 ]
Dallas Solo Fest: Super Mortal [GuideLive.com | May 29, 2016 ]
Solo Fest Q&A: Erin Singleton [ TheaterJones.com | Shelby Allison-Hibbs | May 29, 2016 ]
Dallas Solo Fest: The Escape Plan [GuideLive.com | May 28, 2016 ]
2016 Dallas Solo Fest on WhoFish [WhoFish | May 28, 2016]
Dallas Solo Fest: Liberte Egalite Adaptee at the Magnolia Lounge in Fair Park [ GuideLive.com | May 22, 2016 ]
Having Survived the Temple of Doom, Eileen Tull is attempting to Find Her Lost Ark [ Chicago Ambassador | Bob Chiarito | May 19, 2016 ]
Raiding Solo with Eileen Tull [ Go Date Yourself Podcast | May 17, 2016 ]
Q-and-A with Diana Shortes [ TheSoloPerformer.com | May 18, 2016 ]
Little Big Scene Podcast: Let's Talk Solos [ Little Big Scene Podcast | May 16, 2016 ]
Q-and-A with Eileen Tull [ TheSoloPerformer.com |  May 15, 2016 ]
Eileen Tull: Sharing Her Truth Is an Inherently Feminist Act [Clyde Fitch Report | Shawn C. Harris | May 10, 2016 ]
Q-and-A with Vincent Mraz [TheSoloPerformer.com | May 9, 2016 ]
Audacity Theatre Lab presents 2016 Dallas Solo Fest [CultureMapDallas | April 29, 2016 ]
Audacity Theatre Lab Sets Dallas Solo Fest 2016 Lineup [ BroadwayWorld.com | BWW News Desk | April 28, 2016 ]
3rd Annual Dallas Solo Fest Line-up Announced  [ TheaterJones.com | Mark Lowry | April 19, 2016 ]
Bring it, 2016 [TheaterJones.com | TJ Staff | January 10, 2016 ]



Saturday, April 30, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Dallas Solo Fest

Dallas Solo Fest 2016 Lineup Announced!

Eight one-person shows converge on the DFW-area


DALLAS, TX – Audacity Theatre Lab is pleased to announce the 2016 Dallas Solo Fest, June 2-12, 2016 at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park.  Eight one-person shows highlight this third year festival with a mix of local solo performers and performers coming in from around the country. 

This third annual Dallas Solo Fest line-up includes Eileen Tull’s Bad Dates, or What Killed the Monkey in Indian Jones Only Makes Me Stronger, Ryan Adam Wells’ Beers About Songs, David Mogolov’s Clenched, Maggie Gallant’s Libertè Egalitè Adoptèe, Brigham Mosley’s Scarlett O’Hara and the War on Tara, Erin Singleton’s Super Mortal, Vincent Mraz’s The Escape Plan and Diana Shortes’ White Sauce and Diaper Babies. Collectively, these performers represent a wide variety of solo performance styles including storytelling, cabaret, multimedia, biography, memoir and pieces that defy easy categorization. 

Brigham Mosley

Produced by Brad McEntire, artistic director of Audacity Theatre Lab, the 2016 DSF will be the third annual Dallas Solo Fest after 2014’s inaugural Dallas Solo Fest and last year’s DSF. The purpose of the Dallas Solo Fest is to celebrate extraordinary solo theatre as well as increase awareness and appreciation for the form in the north Texas area.

The Dallas Solo Fest will be produced by Audacity Theatre Lab and will play at the Margo Jones Theatre. Located at the Magnolia Lounge in Fair Park at 1121 First Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210, the Margo Jones Theatre features ample free, well-lit parking, access to the DART Rail, and a handy BYOB policy!

Diana Shortes

Single tickets and Festival Passes for all shows go on sale April 24.  Festival Passes, now on sale, include one admission to each festival show and are $60.  Individual ticket prices for each show are $12. Reservations can be made via the Dallas Solo Fest website or by calling (214) 888-6650. Details about the shows, artists’ bios, the full schedule and ticket information at: www.DallasSoloFest.com


Friday, January 22, 2016

Shout Out from TheaterJones about TARANTUBEARS

Dani Martin as Crossbow Joan in NIGHT OF THE TARANTUBEARS

The play is by [Jeff Hernandez and] Brad McEntire for his outfit Audacity Theatre Lab, and really all you need to know is the title: The Night of the Tarantubears. Horror plus comedy equals camp that McEntire does so well. | Jan. 21-31


See Original post... HERE

NOTE: Brad didn't know he did "camp." But he does do kick-ass storytelling and fills it with humor and insight.