[PAST EVENT] But What Does a Producer Actually Do? - Caitlin Clements '11    

February 16, 2018
Swem Library, Reeder Media Center
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Relatives at the Thanksgiving dinner table, random fellow subway passengers, and even sometimes colleagues working on the same show as you… they’re all likely to pose this question at one point or another. While the answer is an admittedly elusive one that’s both fluid and ever-changing, this workshop aimed at current and aspiring producers will attempt to delve into some key facets of a producer’s role in ushering a new piece of theater from the page to the stage. Caitlin Clements will share from her own experiences involved with developing a new theatrical work, from the earliest of table reads to the out-of-town tryout. Topics covered will include theatrical festivals, readings and workshops, grassroots marketing, and the ever-daunting world of fundraising.


Caitlin Clements ‘11 resides in New York with her trusty pup Gatsby, and works in theatrical producing as Assistant Producer at Stacey Mindich Productions. She made her Broadway producing debut as a co-producer on the new original musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” for which she earned a 2017 Tony Award. Prior to her current position, Caitlin worked within a theatrical general management office, including time spent as the Assistant Company Manager on the recent Broadway revival of “Annie” – willfully disregarding the old adage about never working will children or animals. She also has experience working as a crew member for the past six iterations of the Tribeca Film Festival. Caitlin holds an MA in Cinema Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a BA in LCST/Film from William & Mary, where she was a member of the 1693 Scholars Program. During her time at William & Mary, Caitlin was also involved with Alma Mater Productions, Alpha Phi Omega, and was a proud student staff member for the inaugural Global Film Festival, continuing to work on the festival for the duration of her time at the College.