This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, June 11 2019 2:00 PM UTC +00:00.
Upstage is platform for the theatre professional. It helps manage, connect and promote their profession.
HOW IT WORKS
The theatre professionals create accounts on http://myupstage.com and upload their Bio, acting reel, and plays they have written.
Theatre companies then can search for a play they want to produce by category or type of play.
If the desired play is not found the theatre company can request submissions from playwrights. Every registered playwright will receive a notice of the new submission.
PLAYWRIGHTS CAN ALSO SEARCH UPSTAGE FOR YOUR SUBMISSION REQUEST.
As A Theatre Company you can also post a job for a Production Team / Stage Crew member.
The Production Team / Stage Crew can search Upstage for jobs.
Then once the play is chosen, the staff to manage the show is hired. Then you place add a casting call notice. This notice (email) goes out to every Actor who is registered in the database that a new audition is available.
Actors can search for auditions when they log into their account.
Actors log into their account and schedule what time they want to audition for you.
Now your show is cast. All you have to do is rehearse it until show time. You add your rehearsal schedule in Upstage and it sends out reminders to the cast plus it keeps track of all of your rehearsal notes and reports.
The notes are only visible to the actor it was written for.
Now your show now needs a place to have the show at. So you can search for venues based on Show Date, Size, City and type of space.
Now your show has the
1. Play you are going to produce
2. The staff to manage it.
3. The place where it will be held.
All you need now is the Audience to come see the show. Upstage allows the theatre goer to find any play within 50 miles of their phone.
When the theatre goer clicks on a play they can see:
- A preview of your play
- Who is in the play
- The rating for the play (is it safe for kids or not)
- The playbill
- Get driving directions (using GPS from where they are to the theatre where your show is at)
- Call the box office.
- Buy a ticket
- leave a review
- See how others have reviewed this play.
Now your show has completed. Your actors / production team and stage crew no longer have to update their resume that they were in your show. Upstage keeps a IMDB record of their work history.
Plus it keeps a record of where your play was produced
Upstage is the only platform that is all things theatre under one umbrella. We have worked on this project for the past six years to perfect it and get it ready for this moment.
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Risks and challenges
If we are funded we can market the product to industry professionals. If we don't reach our goal we have to do it one festival, theatre company, actor, production team member at a time. We have already created the product so there is no risk of not receiving delivery. The TV episodes will be done via skype and can be at any time that is convenient tor the theatre company.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter