DASH Consultants 2017-2018
EMACT's DASH consultant pool is composed of experienced community theater directors and professional educators with backgrounds in theater arts, art education, and/or hands-on experience.
2017-2018 DASH Consultants:
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J. Mark Baumhardt
Nancy Curran Willis
Meg Quin Dussault
Michael T. Lacey
What does it take to be a DASH consultant?
- The DASH Consultant position is exciting, rewarding, educational, and challenging. Consultants need to be experienced and knowledgeable in multiple facets of theater, both artistic and technical; able to express themselves well and concisely in writing; able to be both tactful and constructive when offering criticism and suggestions; and able to critique productions with an open mind. We encourage our consultants to acknowledge weak areas and to work to strengthen them through collaboration, education, and experience.
- DASH consultants must pass an initial screening, then qualified candidates go through a training process which includes attending several productions with the DASH Coordinator, discussing them, and completing the ballot scoring process. All consultants attend a “test show” early in the season to calibrate scoring.
- DASH consultants are required to consult on a minimum of 8 productions over the course of the season. We hold several feedback meetings over the course of the season to discuss issues and ways to improve the DASH program, and may occasionally host adjudication workshops or other training sessions.
- Consultants receive a complimentary pair of tickets and a small stipend for each show they consult on, as well as one complimentary ticket to the annual DASH Gala.
If you are interested in becoming a DASH Consultant, please submit a complete theatrical resume to the EMACT DASH Coordinators at: firstname.lastname@example.org