NEWSLETTER - Week of August 7, 2017

1 // IF YOU DO ONLY THREE THINGS THIS WEEK...

  • FOLLOW-UP ON YOUR TEN-MINUTE PLAY CHALLENGE
    SUBMISSIONS DUE BY AUGUST 16 (ONE WEEK FROM NOW)


    In the interest of expanding the stories we can tell and the communities we can engage, we asked you last week to take responsibility to reach out to at least one potential new voice for this year's C:10 in one final TARGETED push to invite playwrights in your network with diverse, unique perspectives and stories to submit short plays in the hopes of making a connection. Again, please do not broadcast a call for submissions. Contact specific people you want to personally invite to submit.

    As always, plays should be truthful, behavior-driven and active. Human. Essential. Inclusive.

    We are interested in making connections, regardless of whether specific submissions are ultimately selected. And, we can provide a space for new voices and audiences beyond C:10. No final programming decisions have yet been made about this Fall's productions. And this targeted call for additional submissions is not a judgment about our long-term writers, nor the quality of the plays that have thus far been submitted. It is purely an opportunity to grow our network and our perspectives in pursuit of our mission of access and inclusion.

    Have your contacts send YOU any submissions, and then, after you have read the pieces yourself, forward on to Sayra any plays you would like to put into consideration. If you don't feel a particular play is right, we are still interested in developing relationships with writers who you feel we should have on our radar.

     
  • GET CONNECTED on SOCIAL MEDIA
    This week we are featuring Casey Webb, and next up are Nina Mehta and Erin Mallon.
    Be sure that you are connected to ALL these Ensemble Members on your social media accounts.
     
    • Casey Webb:
      TWITTER @caseyscall  //  INSTAGRAM iamhusky4life  //  FACEBOOK
      caseyscall
       
    • Nina Mehta:
      TWITT
      ER @Ladi_Nina  //  INSTAGRAM msmehtaifyourenasty //  FACEBOOK NinaMehtaActor

       
    • Erin Mallon: 
      TWITTER @ErinMallon  //  INSTAGRAM erinmallon  //  FACEBOOK erinmallon

Try posting some personal anecdote about each of them on your own social media accounts! DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE A COLLECTIVE TAG IN ALL YOUR POSTS ABOUT MEMBERS. It's how people find us!

TWITTER @Collectivenyorg  //  INSTAGRAM @collectivenyorg  //  FACEBOOK TheCollectiveNY

 

  • ARCHIVE CHALLENGE: THE 2ND COLLECTIVE:10 (2014)
    This week, we are looking for any pictures or other materials from our second C:10 festival, back in 2014! This would include pictures from the plays themselves, as well as pictures of the Teatro Circulo Theater, where the festival was held.

Please submit all materials to:  thecollectivearchive@gmail.com. Members can also upload photos any materials directly through the Member Portal.

 

2 // STAY UP-TO-DATE with MEMBER NEWS

  • Ensemble Member Amy Schumer will make her Broadway debut this Fall in Steve Martin's newest play METEOR SHOWER at the Booth Theater. The production also stars Keegan-Michael Key, Tony-winner Laura Benanti, and Alan Tudyk. Previews begin November 1. Opening night: November 29.
     
  • "Second Chance" starring Ensemble Member Lacy Marie Meyer is now available on iTunes.
     
  • Ensemble Members Amy Schumer and Kevin Kane began shooting "I Feel Pretty" this month with Voltage Pictures and producer McG. The film will also feature Ensemble Member John Norwell.

 

3 // COLLECTIVE NY FILMS - WHERE ARE WE NEXT?

  • The "Dead Monkey" team is actively seeking one or two additional producers to lead pre-production and the logistical aspects during the shoot (dates TBD). The film was originally a play in our 3rd C:10 and will include Ensemble Members in various roles. Richard Masur, with the assistance of David Johnson, will direct Booker Garrett and Marc Menchaca in the piece written by Mark Borkowski. If you have interest in joining the team please email Booker at bookergarrett@gmail.com.
  • "Quick Fix" will screen at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in LA as part of the Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival on Sunday, August 13th at 10pm. Producer Nick Marshall and writer/director Brian Leider will attend.
  • "Uncle Silas" has been accepted into the Marietta International Film Festival in Marietta, GA (Atlanta metropolitan area) and will screen at the festival September 9-10.
     
  • "Quick Fix" was accepted into the 32nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, October 27 - November 19.

 

4 // MEMBERSHIP - KEEP US IN THE LOOP

  • UPDATE YOUR SCHEDULE
    REMINDER - Membership is keeping track of your AVAILABILITY. Are you out of town filming? Away for the summer? 
    Please EMAIL YOUR SCHEDULE so we can share up-to-date availability for the company. Let us be able to tell writers, development and outside producers when you are/aren't available. Send to: collectivemembership@gmail.com 
     
  • SUBMIT YOUR MEMBERSHIP MATERIALS
    Please submit your headshot, resume, other photos and requested material to Collectivemembership@gmail.com. We need everyone's cooperation so we can get our online presence up to date fast.
     
  • All membership updates need to be sent in by the Tuesday EOD deadline. If you do not submit by then it will go on the following week's newsletter (unless the date makes it obsolete). Members please report updates and "book out" by sending an email to collectivemembership@gmail.com
     
  • See a calendar of Member events outside The Collective, PLUS Member recommendations for things to do and see. View the External Events Calendar

 

5 // GET SOME FACE TIME

  • The Collective Membership Committee weekly meeting is Mondays from 6-7pm, prior to the Monday session, in the Collective office. The doors are always open for any Member to participate. Ask questions, complain, compliment, give feedback, get more information about Collective activities, process, procedures, etc. -- anything. Check in with us.

 

6 // HAVE NEWS? LET US KNOW.

Deadline: Tuesdays, end of day

  • COMMITTEES! 
    • Communicate!
    • DON'T FORGET TO SEND US YOUR NEWS SO EVERYONE IS IN THE KNOW!
  • MEMBERS: 
    • If you have updates, news, a show or event to announce, or a question to pose to the larger group of company members, please submit your requests each week by end of day Tuesday (latest) for possible inclusion in the weekly newsletter. (Not all information submitted will appear in the newsletter.)

      If you have questions or problems using the form to submit OR regarding communications in general: 
  • Member updates are curated by the Membership Committee, and not all updates submitted will appear in the newsletter.

 

Upcoming Dates:

NOW (Premiered Monday 8.7.17) - Season Premiere of "Man vs Food: Season 4" hosted by Ensemble Member Casey Webb

Sunday 8.13.17 - "Quick Fix" 10pm HollyShorts Film Festival screening at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in LA

Monday 8.14.17 - Next Session

Friday 9.8.17 - Sunday 9.10.17 - "Uncle Silas" at the Marietta International Film Festival in Atlanta