BMP: PRODUCER ACADEMY
At a time when live theatre is on pause, BMP: Producer Academy offers an opportunity to build a skill set that will allow artists and producers to move forward quickly with their projects once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Launching July 8-10, 2020 with 3 days of free virtual sessions from 1-2:30pm EDT for the community, BMP’s Producer Academy aims to help aspiring producers bring their works to the stage. An extension of BMP’s Next Gen program, which identifies and shapes the next generation of composers for vocal theater works, the Producer Academy will provide keen insights and skill development for the creation, development, and production of new performance works. The initial free series of workshops will cover a variety of topics including budgeting, the different phases of the production process, different types of producers, and insights into the producing and presenting industry. Enrollment is open to the general public.
Beginning in August, a more in-depth 8-week Academy commences for a selected group of 25 students that have a deeper interest and are looking for an alternative to a full degree program in arts administration. Opportunities for one-on-one mentoring, as well as the opportunity to interface with professional producers and presenters who will give feedback on pitch materials and projects, is part of the tiered structure of the Academy. Anyone interested in this program is strongly encouraged to attend our 3-day workshop.
Faculty for the Academy include Beth Morrison Projects’ staff and senior leadership: Beth Morrison, Jecca Barry, Brian Freeland, Kim Whitener, Robert Smith, and Ashley Peters plus guest colleagues in the field.