Announcing the Independent Production (IP) Series!
This program exists to increase the opportunities for North Carolina playwrights to have their work produced in Town of Cary (TOC) facilities and also to encourage and support local triangle producers, thus developing the talents and opportunities for both NC writers, producers and others in the arts community, and enriching the local theater scene.
Send us (Lydia Sbityakov <firstname.lastname@example.org>) a brief ‘pitch’ describing your project – who what when where how… then we’ll discuss with you whether we think your proposal would be a good match for this program, and if so how we can help reduce expenses, enhance publicity, and in general ease your burden of producing your creative vision!
- Pass on the discounted rate for TOC facilities rentals to the IP we receive by being a resident town performing arts company.
- Include marketing information about IP performances in its regular channels: newsletter, Facebook, and website.
- Not prepare printed materials but pass on what you provide (posters, fliers, postcards) to the Town of Cary (TOC) for distribution to all community centers and libraries.
- Make reservations in TOC facilities in consultation with IP for auditions, rehearsals, performances. Commonly used facilities include the Cary Arts Center main stage or rooms, The Cary Theatre, the Page-Walker A&HC, etc.
- Complete the TOC ticketing form in consultation with IP, so tickets can be sold at town box offices and online through eTix. Mobile box office is also provided before shows.
- Write a check to the IP for their share of the proceeds and the refund for the security deposit (if applicable) once the ticket revenues have been received from TOC.
- Conduct a post-production survey of all participants including the producers.
- Provide scripts, budget, and project plan to CPF for board consideration and approval.
- Compensate CPF for any direct expenses such as room rentals for their production (before the payment is due) or directly pay any amounts due to TOC or other vendors.
- Provide preliminary marketing materials ASAP in advance.
- Be responsible for additional advertising (not listed above).
- Be responsible for printing programs and other material.
- Donate a portion of the proceeds to CPF (per contract).
- Acknowledge CPF in all printed materials; these should be reviewed by CPF before the first show and must include required logos.
- Provide funds for the refundable security deposit.
- Organize and plan all aspects of the production including selecting scripts, holding auditions, conducting rehearsals on through to the final performance.
- Forward a contact email for all participants in the production so that CPF can survey the participants about their experience.