SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/UK ONLINE: "Hopping Across the Pond" Discussion
Join us for a virtual salon with playwright and producer, Bianca Bagatourian and Rachael Williams, executive director of the Park Theatre in London, discussing the production of the play The Time of Our Lies at The Park Theatre last summer.
This discussion will take place on June 1, 2020, at 11am Pacific Daylight Time, which is also 7pm British Standard Time. It is free and open to all from any location.
Productions don’t go back and forth as much as they should between the US and UK, in fact, they hardly cross over at all unless they have a huge budget. This is a shame as artistic directors on both sides are keen to do more cross overs, but the logistics of producing make it, quite frankly, a bit of a nightmare.
Guilds, VAT taxes, visas, licenses, casting, PR and a lot more all have to be considered. This can literally take a over year to work out, mostly because the answers are hard to find and so overseas productions become difficult to stage. You need to be a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, ready to overcome all kinds of surprising obstacles that can pop up along the way. The playwright and executive director will share their experiences of the play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and then at the Park Theatre in London in hopes that this information can help to streamline the process for others.
We will meet-up online using Zoom, the Dramatists Guild's online conferencing platform. Those who RSVP will receive a confirmation email with a link and contact info on how to connect to the conference.
Stay safe and we hope you can join us!
Questions about this event? Please contact your Rep or Ambassador below.
Jordan Stovall, United Kingdom Ambassador