Ever wanted to produce your own play but you just aren't sure how to do it? Do you find festivals are wasting your time or costing you STILL too much money? Tired of your script being rejected by productioni companies? Tired of waiting for your big break? CREATE your OWN break! PRODUCE IT YOURSELF! Elise has been self producing Off Broadway shows since 2002.
Elise Maurine Milner is not just a playwright and a producer, but also a visionary, a community leader, a teacher, an artistic director, owner of 3 companies, a songwriter, a graphic designer, an actress, and an entrepreneur. She has worn every single hat there is in and through every aspect of artistic production from making costumes, to set design, marketing, publicity, budgeting, website design, set building and design, lighting and sound, and video editing.
She has a variety of skills which have been sought after by apprentices, actors, colleagues, and students over the years. She is completely self made, mostly self taught, and began her company with just 22 cents in the bank. Since then she has built her success with 11 full scale, successfully produced, (some numerous times) Off Broadway shows, and to call her the QUEEN of self production is an understatement. Not only is she prolific, coherant, and thoughtful with her writing (her first passion) but she knows how to take a script and turn it into an entire production, from beginning to end, starting with the fundraising to put the show on, to developing the cast and crew, filling every seat in the audience, to striking the set closing night while keeping her shows relevant for months and even years. Her work experience in her field is invaluable to future generations of ambitious thespians looking to either write, act, direct, or produce on a pre-Broadway level.
Elise will be developing a 6 hour workshop for 2018 titled "The Back to Door to Braodway" producing theater with ZERO budget. The workshop will feature:
*Creative writing/script development
*Self producing theater with little or NO budget
*Budgeting, marketing, fundraising, publicity
*Learn to create your own theatrical opportunities in New York City
*Teach yourself some basic skills and become a boutique company powerhouse
*Learn to fill every seat in your theater with NO marketing budget!
COMING THIS SUMMER 2018! Check back for details!!!
Learn the ART of theater producing for beginner's with NO budget! COMING this summer!