A funny thing happened . . . We started a FORUM!

When I was a pre-law guy at Johns Hopkins University back in 19-mumble-mumble, I spent more time in the computer lab than I did in class.

I wasn’t working on inventing Google or Facebook (damnit) . . . I was talking on an electronic theater bulletin board on the brand new Internet.  Yep, I’m talking a pre-AOL chat room known as rec.arts.theatre.musicals.

And I loved it. I remember getting flamed for being a fan of Aspects of Love, and also chiming in on the controversy of Jonathan Pryce debuting in Miss Saigon.  And more importantly, I met people with similar interests.  I ended up getting together with several of them offline, and one even helped me decide which school to transfer to when I decided to drop the law and pursue theater full time.

Chat rooms and message boards have exploded since, and I’m still known to cruise Broadway World and All That Chat every once in a while (and I’ve even been known to post under my real name).

But recently I realized that there isn’t a forum dedicated to people specifically looking to get into the producing game, or looking to get their show produced . . . so we created one!

Introducing The Producer’s Perspective Forum, which is officially open today!

In the forum you’ll find a place to post about your upcoming reading, or a discount offer for your show.  If you’re looking for a job, we’ve got classifieds.  If you’re looking for a producer, here’s where to pitch your project.  You’ll even find a spot to post questions for me.

And yeah, there’s also a place for you to talk about how much you love Aspects of Love.

When I started this blog almost seven years ago, I had a theory . . . “There are a lot of people out there just as passionate about creating and producing theater as I am.  Imagine what we could do if we could get them all together.”

I hope the forum helps you do whatever it is you’ve been dreaming about doing.

Click here to enter The Producer’s Perspective Forum!  And have fun!

 

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  • Lisa R. says:

    This is brilliant. Thank you!

  • agewirtz says:

    Fabulous idea, Ken–thank you! (And I love Aspects of Love!)

  • Lynne says:

    I went to Hopkins also – but probably way before you since I was already living in NY when the shows you mentioned were produced. Were you involved with the theater group there? I remember being in a production of Marat Sade (The persecution and assass ination of……) Just heard a song from Aspects of Love on Sirius Broadway channel this evening – it WAS a great show. As a retired person, I’d love to become involved with theater production in some way but my funds are limited…..

  • Lillian says:

    i would love to win the tickets to see “Dames at Sea” but I didn’t find a contest link anywhere on your site. Hopefully commenting here will allow me an entry.

  • John says:

    Love and Lobsters- a really fun musical experience (Mainers included). A play in the mode of Rogers,Hart, Gershwin with a fun story and great music completed a successful run in Freeport (Maine-of course) It will Broadway audiences walk out with a smile.

  • Paula says:

    Dusty Springfield’s biopic
    Love, Loss, and What I Wore –seen a number of times
    The Fantasticks—success without Broadway

  • Debbie says:

    Thanks, I love what you are doing!!

  • Hi Ken. That is very good information! I recently questioned that exact thing and figured that fall would be more desirable & successful! My big news is that the book for “HOLD ON, the musical” is complete (well for now), and our reading (Directed by Richard J. Hinds) has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 9th at Pearl Studios!!!! We would LOVE for you to attend. Hope you can make it!

  • Lynn says:

    This is great! Thanks for creating the forum! I can only attend CTI seminars but so often! I’ve produced in other mediums but theatre is my passion and where I want to be! So again, thank you!
    Oh, and by the way, looking forward to Somewhere in Time!!

  • Lil says:

    I’d like to enter the contest to win the 60’s show. I would like to be involved in the decade of the ’80s. The music, style and slang was fun. It was a great decade!

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