Do you have a show you want to get off the ground, but you don't have a clue as to how you're going to get the money? Or maybe you're working on a show right now, and you still don't have the cash you need? (I've been there - makes you sweat, doesn't it?) And does the mere thought of asking people for money make you nervous? I've been writing my blog about producing for over six years now and I get tons of emails with all sorts of questions about how to produce theater. But by a landslide, the most common question I get is, "How do I raise money for my show?" So I thought it was about time I answered it. But raising money isn't a simple subject that can be dealt with in a blog post. It has taken me over ten years or experience raising millions of dollars for my Broadway and Off-Broadway shows to come up with a strategy that works. Hard to sum that up in a few hundred words! So I sat down and wrote a 100+ page comprehensive how-to guide on the subject of raising money for the theater - the only one of its kind!
Ken Davenport is a Tony Award-winning Broadway and Off Broadway Producer whose credits include Scotland, P.A., Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Gettin' The Band Back Together, Once On This Island, Groundhog Day, The Play That Goes Wrong, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, 13, Speed The Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America, Blithe Spirit, Oleanna, Chinglish, Godspell, Kinky Boots, Macbeth, The Bridges of Madison County, Mothers and Sons, It’s Only A Play and The Visit, as well as Daddy Long Legs and That Bachelorette Show Off Broadway.
Ken is also the Executive Producer for North America for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group. His blog www.TheProducersPerspective.com has been featured on Forbes, Crain’s and more.