On With The Show! Producing Live Theatre in Boston

Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to produce a play in Boston today? Here is your chance! In this course Lyric Stage Company of Boston Executive Director, Matt Chapuran, will guide you through the process of creating live theatre. Participants will be encouraged to brainstorm ideas for original plays, explore their narratives, understand why the ideas are relevant at this moment, and investigate the challenges that a producer would face with a particular production. We will then learn about the essential elements of the theatre production process including:

- Building a design team
- Casting
- Financing
- Marketing

Participants will have the opportunity to think through the design of an original production while learning step-by-step how a Lyric Stage production is brought to life.

All class sessions will be held in-person at the Lyric Stage Company, 140 Clarendon Street, Boston. Members will receive a series of questions weekly to think about before each class.

Venue: Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Meets on: Tuesdays 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Starting: 4/19/2022
Sessions: 5
Class Size: 30
Teaching Style: Seminar
Weekly Preparation: 0 - 1 hour
Group Leader Biography:

Matt Chapuran has worked in live theatre since he joined the cast of ImprovBoston in 1994. He is currently the executive director of Lyric Stage Company of Boston, which he joined in 2014. He has also been the managing director of Stoneham Theatre and The Nora Theatre Company, and he taught a unit on improvisation to students at Babson’s MBA Program for ten years.