Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to catch some of the great press we’ve received this week. American Theatre Magazine and Salon.com both did stories… and we’re pushing hard to keep the spotlight focused on our collective efforts.
This goal is two-fold: 1) We want to get more attention for the Festival in general–because we firmly believe in the impact the experience can have on the audience. We are dedicated to voter engagement, critical reflection and discourse, and the power of theatre to incite action and change. 2) We want everyone to know what you – each individual production or entity, each band of artists - are doing because there is great strength and infinite variety in who you are, what you do, and why you do it. Every story is important… and we’re hoping to find ways to share every single one of them through our various efforts and channels.
So… in the interest of keeping the momentum going, here’s how you can help:
- Record your “Why I Vote” video for The “I” in Election project. You can find instructions here – it’s quick and easy… and filling up that channel with amazing videos will become a great marketing tool and might even give all of us leverage in connecting with local political leaders, celebrities, and news orgs. Plus, it’s fun. So win-win.
- Talk to us! We’ll be launchng a series of one-on-one conversations this month to ensure we can answer questions about the Festival or show; brainstorm ideas for marketing, PR, etc.; and learn all about your efforts so we can continue to share and spotlight the amazing ideas coming out of this collaboration.
- Participate in the Scavenger Hunt and post to the Tumblr account. Both are ways to connect to the other 43 groups participating in the Festival – and we also just love seeing your faces, getting updates, and generally feeling connected to you despite the sometimes crazy distances.
- Share any stories – be they local or national – about your production, theatre company, or collective with us. We’ll link to them from various places and do our best to boost exposure as much as we can.
Keep those photos, updates, questions, and comments coming. We love engaging in conversation and we’re ready to help in whatever way possible. Thanks to everyone who is participating… and thanks to any former or future audience members who are going to become part of history with us!