At A Crossroads
Last Update: Jan 9, 2018
I haven't written any thing on here in a long time because the last year and a half have been very active in other areas of my life. I was living in Chiang Mai Thailand in June of 2016, but from there I moved back to Bangkok where I had lived for several years. I went back to Bangkok so that I could get back into the theatre scene. That's been very successful for me, and many of the shows have been sell outs, though it hasn't generated any income for me. I have been working with a community theatre here so that's not surprising.
I joined WA in November of 2015 and really worked on it the few months and soon my rank went to between 200 and 100 and all my indicators were looking pretty good, but I didn't get many hits on my website. The website was for weight loss and I was working with a method called EFT, which I still use personally every day. I had a weekly EFT meeting (for all kinds of issues, not just weight loss) but attendance gradually dwindled, I let the meetings go and didn't try to restart them after the move to Bangkok.
So I guess I'm trying to decide if I should let go of WA and the website or if there is a way to promote live theatre on a new ( probably free) website. The theatre doesn't have a permanent street address. We find a place to rehearse the show and find a theatre space where we can do performances, so it's not a traditional brick and mortar business.
I'm starting direction for a new play tonight (This will be the 5th play in a year and a half that I've directed, as well as acting in a couple - it really is what I love to do) and we are going to do the play (Shakespeare's As You Like It) in a conference room, with a very bare bones style. We did A Midsummer Night's Dream in the same room in the same style and it was very successful.
Any thoughts about a possible direction forward? Or a way that the website could be used to promote live theatre?
A friend of mine is drama director for a local high school. If she was to build a website and write, she would promote her shows on a local level. Jay is doing a Wabinar on this on Friday, also under classrooms on the left is a local marketing tab.
Affiliates for costumes, props and scripts are out there, you would have to develop this.
I think it all comes down to what's in your heart and what you have passion for. Whatever you passion is will help drive your success. Whether it's a website or theatre. It's a tough decision. One many of us have had to make. I wish you the best of luck in figuring it out. Alanna
You can do just about any niche that has a calling, and theater would definitely be one of them! Having a web site would be informative for your actors and cast members and would draw in more of the public. It would develop interest by promoting the arts and cultural work. Great post!
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Take the time to search your heart. it seems theatre is definitely your passion and you are an absolute authority on it. Perhaps do some research, take notes from your research. Who is your audience? What are their needs? How can you help your audience? What are your goals?