||[Nov. 4th, 2009|03:55 pm]
As the Hideout takes on more and more, I'm finding that there's simply far too much to promote. For instance right now on the horizon we've got:|
Charles Dickens Unleashed! (starts Saturday)
The Plagiarists (headlining Thursdays, starting this week)
the return of This Week Tonight (this week)
Waffle Fest (in a few weeks)
PGraph's Personal Fringe Fest (at ColdTowne)
New Years Eve Shows
Same Years Eve Shows
It's a lot. It's not so much that I feel overwhelmed as I do claustrophobic. You can only promote shows to the same people so much. There's Facebook, but you know, promoting to a bunch of people who not only have their own shows, but who also have no time to see anything else is not very productive. Naturally we have our mailing lists and our twitter/fan pages/blog, etc... but by and large the people who respond to those things are people we know.
Now, that's not to say we're not doing more. We've got posters going out on a regular basis, postcards, and a slew of print ads coming out. But none of that is stuff I see, so it feels magical and invisible to me.
What I want is a dynamic, engaged, and responsive fanbase of the theater that we can communicate with regularly and interactively. Gotta work on that.