If you are on Robyn’s list, you have already heard about Lisa Kotula’s new project, “Richmond Marquee,” a tabloid-size monthly that she has been working on with admirable commitment and perseverance. This is an ambitious project but one that I hope and expect will be successful. She’s enlisted "the nicest guy on the planet” Joe Inscoe for some help with graphics and many of the local theaters seem to be playing along, so here’s hoping things continue to roll along well.
For those of you who haven’t heard all the details, I’ve included them below. And below that is Lisa’s contact info; if you want to help out, I’m sure Lisa could use assistance.
“Richmond Marquee” will celebrate accomplishments, highlight opportunities, lament losses and showcase news that is specific to the theater community in the form of a monthly publication (with hopes of moving quickly to bi-weekly and eventually weekly). Subscribers will be given the option of receiving time-sensitive e-newsletters between issues (so no one misses an audition). "Richmond Marquee" will provide a forum for collaborations of ideas and submissions of opinions. It will highlight what to see and where to see it; and allot more than a quarter page of space to do so. It will be supported through individual subscriptions and ad sales. The projected accompanying website will provide a page for actors to post headshots and bios.
Included will be:
· A section called “On the Boards” – effectively, the theater calendar of ongoing productions
· A section called “I Hope I Get It” – listings of upcoming auditions submitted by various local theaters, professional and community
· A section called “Lights Up!” – highlights of productions opening soon
· A section called “Footlights and Footnotes” – stories about actors, theaters, local news that directly affects US
· A section called “Cue the Spotlight…” – profiles of various members of the theater community
· Occasionally, an opinion page – letters to and from the editor
· The “Call Board” – individual classified ads
· Space for purchased weekly display ads – theaters, individuals, related businesses
It will not contain theater reviews. It is intended to be a tool for working the local theater scene – one that uplifts the individual parts and celebrates accomplishments, encourages individual ambitions.
6 mo - $12.00
Subscriptions for longer than that are not being offered because of the possibility of changing the frequency of the publication. When it changes, the subscription rates will be adjusted. Also, anyone who pre-orders a subscription prior to November 1st (Premiere date), will receive the Premiere Issue in the mail free of charge in addition to their subscription term.