Season Planning

As a field, we talk frequently about the results of season planning, but we rarely are given the opportunity to examine the myriad decisions season programmers need to make.

The Orchestrated Collisions of Jim Houghton
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The Orchestrated Collisions of Jim Houghton

19 September 2015

Fran Kumin in conversation with Signature Theatre’s outgoing artistic director, Jim Houghton.

Striving for a Season of Premieres at The Children’s Theatre Company
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Striving for a Season of Premieres at The Children’s Theatre Company

18 September 2015

Peter Brosius sheds light on how the 50th Anniversary season at The Children’s Theatre Company came together.

Driving The Bronx Manhattan Theater Express
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Driving The Bronx Manhattan Theater Express

17 September 2015

Rosalba Rolón writes about the unique challenges of season planning for the newly-merged Pregones Theater and PRTT. 

The Wild Ride
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The Wild Ride

Saying YES! to a season of women playwrights at Magic Theatre

16 September 2015

Loretta Greco adds her voice to the season planning series, and discusses how Magic Theatre’s 2015-2016 season came to be.

Gathering Audiences Around Our Hoosier Campfire
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Gathering Audiences Around Our Hoosier Campfire

15 September 2015

Janet Allen, Artistic Director of Indiana Repertory Theatre, discusses the methodology for planning and programming her season.

Meaningful Dialogue
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Meaningful Dialogue

a season at Victory Gardens Theater

14 September 2015

Fran Kumin interviews Chay Yew, Aristic Director of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago about season planning.

And Somehow, Miraculously, We Have A Season
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And Somehow, Miraculously, We Have A Season

13 September 2015

In this first post in our series on season planning, Oregon Shakespeare Festival artistic director Bill Rauch discusses the process for programming his eleven-show seasons.

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