Alright, the skies are buzzing with thoughts. Here's one for ya? What value does the League of Chicago Theatre's provide its smallest members (the members that need it the most)?
I follow Chicagoplays on twitter, and noticed that on a few occasions, Ben (I think it is Ben who admins that tweet) would post something like this...
Chicagoplays:Hosting an Emerging Theater Roundtable on PR tonight at our offices with Cathy Taylor. Should be a great event.
I wanted to know, if it is such a great event then why are we hearing about it just now? Quite quickly, I received tweets for folks who said that the events are announced on the members only email list serve.
Well, from my POV that doesn't work as a form of recruitment. I'm not paying to find out about the events you have. I might pay to participate in those events, but not to insure getting word of the events.
I'm willing to consider that the league might have lots of interesting stuff for its members other than hottix? But, how does LOCT inform non-members of what they are missing?
Here is something I'd like to see LOCT do in the next year. Offer a test drive to new companies with a budget under $50,000 for six months, with an option to buy. What do think about that Deb? Is it possible? Either that or the next time LOCT courts smaller theatres, I want to hear about something other than hottix.
Talk to me...tell me something