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(Less than) Two Weeks to undercurrents

The 2013 undercurrents festival is (less than) two weeks away.

What does that mean to you? You’re (less than) two weeks away from my favourite theatre event of the year. I am, however, completely biased.

If you read my earlier entry on November’s festival launch, you know all about the seven shows coming to the Studio from February 5-17. If you didn’t – or if you’re hungry for more – head over to the undercurrents page for complete festival programming information, photos, and preview videos.

With (less than) two weeks until opening, we’re in the home stretch of festival planning and preparation, which means my to-do list is looooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnggggggggg. So in lieu of simply plugging the festival, I thought I would share my list with you, for a look at a few of the things I have to accomplish in the next (less than) two weeks.

In no particular order of importance:

  • Design, layout and print Festival Program
  • Send out opening night invitations
  • Visit rehearsals
  • Pay artists
  • Organize professional development sessions
  • Coordinate with visiting Presenters, Producers, and Artistic Directors
  • Create Presenter packages
  • Find an oven
  • Media interviews (multiple)
  • Plan opening night party
  • Plan Feb 9 Festival party
  • Confirm artist travel and accommodation
  • Spread the word about talkbacks (does this count???)
  • Coordinate hanging Fritzi Gallery art
  • Write curtain speech
  • Send out e-blast
  • Schmooze sponsors
  • Organize Presenters’ Brunch
  • Taste bread
  • Book complimentary tickets for VIPs
  • Rent microphones
  • Blog

Well, at least I have one less thing to do now…

See you at the festival!