OOB Demographics Study Released
Innovative Theatre Foundation has just released a new report that
examines the demographics of the artists working Off-Off-Broadway
(OOB). This is the third study in a series of five designed to capture
statistical information about the diverse community that comprises
Off-Off-Broadway. Among the first known publicly available data
focused specifically on this sector, some of its highlights include:
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- 85% of the OOB population holds a college degree. This is 58% higher than the national average.
- 86% voted in the 2004 presidential election. This is 22% higher than the national average of 64%.
- 68% of respondents are age 21-40
- 53% of respondents are female
- Income level of Off-Off-Broadway artists is near the national average, and slightly below the NY state average
- 91% of respondents live in New York City
- 10% of respondents reported making their living exclusively from their work in the theatre
- 48% of the respondents currently belong to at least one theatrical union
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TOP 9 of 2009
year we do a wrap up of the top events and stories that affected
Off-Off-Broadway. Here is our list of the most important happenings in
the Indie Theatre world from 2009.
Read more about these important stories.
- Ohio Theatre in Danger
- Public Forum on Small to Mid-Sized Theatre
- Theatres in the Archive Building Saved
- NYSCA Funding
- Changes to the Showcase Code
- 1st Annual Indie Theatre Midsummer Classic
- Jillian Zeman presented the 1st Outstanding Stage Manager Award
- OOB vs. Indie Theatre
- Free Night of Theater Huge Success
HAPPENINGS, EVENTS & ISSUES
Performance Space in Hudson Rail Yards
a direct result of Manhattan Community Board 4's working with The
Related Companies, the NYC City Council and concerned members of the
community, 16,000 sq. ft. of cultural performing art space will be
created within the confines of the Hudson Yards Project. Read more about it. OOB Aids in Haiti Releif
Innovative Theatre Foundation is urging OOB artists to organize
collections on behalf of the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
Collecting funds at a curtain speech or following your performance is
an easy and effective way to contribute to these people who are in such
need of our support. It is important to support reputable organizations
such as The Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders.
If you or your company are participating the Haiti relief efforts let us know and you will be entered to win an OOB T-shirt. Winner to be announced in our next update.
Exciting news to be announced soon
Boards throughout Manhattan have been hard at work trying to secure
more rehearsal and performance space for OOB. Big happenings are in
the works check back on 1/21 for more details and how you can get
details about these and other important activities affecting OOB and to
see how you can help and get involved, check out the Community Corner.
Holy Blogs Batman!We've
started a very exciting program. Every week in 2010 the IT Awards blog
will feature a guest blogger from the OOB community.
Upcoming Guest Bloggers
Paul Bargetto January 17 - 23
Zachary Mannheimer January 24 - 30
Heather Cunningham January 31 - February 6
Kampfire Films PR February 8 - 13
Doric Wilson February 15 - 20
Check out the insights from your fellow OOB artists, share your thoughts and participate in the conversation.
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by Christopher Borg
in The Granduncle Quadrilgoy
An amazing quality of the Off-Off-Broadway theatre scene is the
opportunity for artists in one discipline to cross-over and explore
their talents in another.
Multitalented Ivanna Cullinan
, who was nominated last year for Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role for her work in Piper McKenzie's production of The Granduncle Quadrilogy: Tales from the Land of Ice
, is the director of A Brief History Of Murder
which just opened this past weekend at the Brick Theater in Brooklyn. A Brief History of Murder
which Ivanna describes as "a mind-bending collision of Grand Guignol,
David Lynch, Broadway musicals, and police procedurals,"is actually a
double bill of two interlocking plays about the events surrounding a
series of grisly killings in a small Oklahoma town: "Detectives"
follows an intrepid private investigator and her colleagues as they try
to track down the killer and "Victims" reveals the dark underbelly of
the town and its colorful inhabitants. As the absurd mystery unfolds,
characters become entangled in horrific events beyond their control.
is interesting to note that the playwright, Rich Lovejoy was selected
this year as a "Person of the Year" by NYTheatre.com and Ivanna was a
"Person of the Year" in 2009 and that the cast includes previous IT
Award recipient, Sarah Thigpen! A Brief History of Murder
in its two parts, Detectives and Victims was produced by Sneaky Snake
Productions and is playing through Sunday, January 31st at the Brick
Theater. For tickets and more information, visit the Brick Theater website
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