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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, June 11 2019 2:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

 Upstage is platform for the theatre professional.  It helps manage, connect and promote their profession.  


Theatre Professionals
Theatre Professionals

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. 

TC search for a play
TC search for a 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. 

Playwright submission
Playwright submission

PLAYWRIGHTS CAN ALSO SEARCH UPSTAGE FOR YOUR SUBMISSION REQUEST. 

Playwright Submission opportunity
Playwright Submission opportunity

As A Theatre Company you can also post a job for a Production Team / Stage Crew member.  

TC job board
TC job board

The Production Team / Stage Crew can search Upstage for jobs. 

Production Team / Stage Crew job search
Production Team / Stage Crew job search

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. 

Actor audition search
Actor audition search

Actors log into their account and schedule what time they want to audition for you.   

TC Audition
TC Audition

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. 

TC Rehearsal
TC Rehearsal

 The notes are only visible to the actor it was written for.  

TC rehearsal note
TC rehearsal note

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. 

TC Search for Venue
TC Search for Venue

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. 

Theatre Goer looking for a play
Theatre Goer looking for a play

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. 
Theatre goer clicked on a play
Theatre goer clicked on a 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.

ACTOR Upstage DB
ACTOR Upstage DB

  Plus it keeps a record of where your play was produced

Playwright Upstage DB
Playwright Upstage DB

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.  

Please support our project by selecting one of our perks below. 

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.

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    We will list your name on our playbill at our festival and on our website.

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    As an innovator you will get an account on UPstage for one year as a Playwright, Actor or Production Staff

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    List all of your venue's on Upstage so theatre professionals can find you. Plus get free advertising on the site for one year

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    Get a Star Theatre company account with 16 theatre proessional accounts with the full upgrade features. Plus a TV episode on A Taste of Theater that will highlight your play and cast.

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    Theatre Founder

    1. Get Upstage for you and anyone who works with or for your Theatre company entry into UPstage at introductory rates for the next 3 years..
    2. You will be listed on website
    3. You will be listed in our playbill at our annual festival in Chicago.
    4. You will be listed in the credits of our TV show.
    5. We will create TV episodes for your plays for one year. Which air on Cable Access TV stations all over the USA.

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    Theatre Sponsor

    1. Get Upstage for you and anyone who works with or for your Theatre company entry into UPstage at introductory rates for the next 7 years..
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    3. You will be listed in our playbill at our annual festival in Chicago.
    4. You will be listed in the credits of our TV show.
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