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 Computer keyboard with a key marked "Webinar"An AACT webinar is a presentation or workshop, transmitted over the Web, using a video conferencing app, and featuring knowledgeable experts. In many cases, participants may ask questions of the presenters in advance of the webinar itself.

AACT webinars are presented live, then recorded for those who could not attend, or who would like to review the content presented.    


Wednesday, May 27
Square yellow box to mark each workshop title Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

Date: Wednesday, May 27
Time: 2-3 pm (Eastern), 1-2 pm (Central), noon-1 pm (Mountain), 11 am-noon (Pacific)

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As municipal officials begin to allow small groups of people to gather in public even while the fight against COVID-19 continues, there is a tremendous need for guidance on how small events and venues can reopen as safely as possible under these incredibly challenging circumstances.  In response, the Event Safety Alliance has  released The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide. Join us for a Webinar Q&A on the Reopening Guide, and how it pertains to community theatres. (View the guide here). Presenter: Steven A. Adelman, Adelman Law Group,PLLC, and Vice President, Event Safety Alliance 

Friday, June 12
Square yellow box to mark each workshop title Livestreaming Today and Beyond: The beginning-to end-process of livestreaming a production

Date: Friday, June 12
Time: 2-3 pm (Eastern), 1-2 pm (Central), noon-1 pm (Mountain), 11 am-noon (Pacific)

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How to livestream a licensed production, from securing the rights to paying out royalties. You’ll also learn how livestreaming will change over the coming year. Topics include securing the rights to livestream a production, what "live” really means, the legal ins and outs of livestreaming, marketing your production, diversifying your audience, and more. Presenters: Tralen Doler  (Broadway Licensing) and Brendan Conheady (Broadway Licensing/Playscripts)

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AACT-Member Roundtables

AACT members have access to exclusive online Roundtables, featuring community theatre representatives from around the country who share inspiration, ideas and expertise on a wide range of topics. 

Registration Button - Sign-in requiredAny member who has signed in will be able to view more information and register for any upcoming Roundtable.  (Not yet an AACT member?  Click here for more information on how to join.)

  • Tuesday, May 26:  Fundraising in All-Volunteer Theatres
  • Tuesday, June 2:  Open-Topic Roundtable for Paid-Staff Theatres
  • Tuesday, June 9:  Show Selection and Rehearsal in All-Volunteer Theatres
  • Tuesday, June 16:  Open-Topic Roundtable for Paid-Staff Theatres
  • Tuesday, June 23:  Re-opening Strategies for All-Volunteer Theatres
  • Tuesday, June 30:  Open-Topic Roundtable for Paid-Staff Theatres

All at 2-3 pm (Eastern), 1-2 pm (Central), noon-1 pm (Mountain), 11 am-noon (Pacific)

Recent & Recorded

The most recently recorded videos are described below. Previously recorded sessions can be viewed here.

Green Leaf Icon Video: To Live Stream or Not to Live Stream? That Is The Question
Streaming basics and good testing practices. You’ll also learn three different approaches to streaming and the costs associated with each. Finally, we’ll discuss practical strategies to solve some of the new technical challenges.  Presenter: Philip Powell, Executive Director of The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem, and President of Leading Edge Video.
Recorded  05/22/2020

Green Leaf Icon Video: AACT Roundtable - Youth Theatre Educators
Summer is a month away.  Typically, theatres would be gearing up for summer classes and youth productions.  What steps must we take to ensure cleanliness and safety?  Can on-site classes and productions be profitable? What content will work with social distancing?  What on-line sources are there for virtual classrooms?  Should the tuition fee structure change for an on-line course?  AACT  gathered a panel of theatre experts who shared where they are in their thinking, what on-line course work they’re offering and then took questions from the participants. 
Recorded  05/21/2020

Green Leaf Icon Video: Minimizing the Cost of Scenery: Using Projections at Your Theatre
Responding to the financial impact of COVID-19,  this online workshop focuses on cutting production costs by using projected digital scenery--and how projection design is both doable and more affordable than physical scenery. Presenter: Lawrence Haynes, Broadway Media
Recorded  05/19/2020

Green Leaf Icon Video: StageStock - New Technologies During Covid-19.  The StageStock mobile app makes inventory management a collaborative part of the production process and promotes more reuse and sharing of inventory. Attendees will receive a special offer to try StageStock for free during this unprecedented period of downtime and distancing.
Recorded  05/15/2020

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