The answers you've wanted
For member-playwrights who wish to list their plays with detailed information. You may create a bio for yourself, and list as many plays as you wish, with plot, full cast breakdown, set and costume requirements, production history, awards, royalty and licensing, and contact information so that interested companies may follow up with you for additional information. Join AACTivity Playwrights
FOR THEATRE COMPANIES
Organizational members can harness the power of the Web to pull together detailed information about theatre companies around the U.S. The service is called "AACTivity" and it's geared to provide your company with answers to important questions that affect you every day:
How do we locate theatres of a similar size and/or budget, so we can compare notes?
Who selects seasons--and how?
What size boards do other companies have?
How long are board members' terms, and what are their responsibilities?
Who does fundraising--and how?
What shows are other companies doing, and which ones have been successful?
What are the common duties, pay, and benefits of a chief administrator?
What paid positions are common in companies? What are the requirements, and how much do they pay?
What are the most common performance-space configurations and sizes?
How much do companies charge for individual or season tickets?
How do I find out who's done a particular show, so I can ask how they handled casting or a technical issue?
Currently, there are 11 subject areas for entry and research:
Board: Number of members, length of term, member profiles, term limits, duties.
Box Office: Price of season and individual tickets, no. of subscribers, attendance, ticketing & software.
Chief Administrator: Responsibilities, salary, benefits.
Community: Population of city & service area, other theatres in area.
Documents: Bylaws, job descriptions, mission statements, etc., from member companies.
Facilities: Performance rehearsal and other spaces, including own/lease, size, seating.
Financial: Operating budget, revenue sources (tickets, grants, events), and fundraising activities.
Paid Positions: Titles, responsibilities, salary, benefits, requirements for education & experience.
Productions: Plays produced by year, publisher/play source, plus an A-F success rating.
Season Selection: Who selects theatre season, and how, plus number of productions and performances per season.
Volunteers. How many, who coordinates their work, how they are chosen, trained, and rewarded.
How to Join
You must be an organizational member of AACT. (Playwrights who are individual members may request a special AACTivity Playwright account. See below) Only one account per member.
Once your account is created--normally within one working day--log on and enter your company's information. Then check out what others are doing, as well. We think you'll be surprised--and enlightened.