FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find out if an ArtReach Touring production is playing in my area?

A list of public performances for our ArtReach productions is available here

What are the space requirements for an ArtReach performance at our school?

  • Auditorium or gymnasium floor is preferred.  If not available, any large space will be sufficient.

  • Minimum size of stage:  20 feet deep, 20 feet wide, 12 feet ceiling height. (check with ArtReach office concerning spaces with smaller dimensions. Call Jim Lipscomb, Business Touring Manager at 513-569-8080 ext. 20.)
  • Please have performance space swept clear of all equipment and debris.

Do we need to have a microphones available?

  • ArtReach travels with its own sound system.

  • An electrical outlet near the performance space is required.

Are there other technical requirements?

Yes. The requirements can be viewed here.

What should I expect on the day of the performance?

Especially within the Tri-state, ArtReach offers a unique theatrical experience—brought right to you! To give you a better idea of what to expect on the day our actors arrive, please see below.

Public Venues (library, theater, rec center)

  • Our actors will arrive between 1½-2 hours before the performance start time. At the moment, ArtReach travels in a white cargo van which contains everything—and everyone—needed for the show.
  • Our Road Manager will confirm with you that everything is ready, and then the other actors will begin the load-in process. If you have crew members to assist, we thank you! Load-in generally takes 20-45 minutes, depending on the nature of your venue. If there is a freight elevator, side door, or other specific route that would make loading in more convenient for you or the actors, please let the Road Manager know.
  • Once the set and props have been unloaded, the actors will assemble the set, do a sound check, set their props, and change into costume. Everything on stage should be set and ready by the time the audience enters.
  • Run time of ArtReach shows is about 45 minutes, plus 10-15 minutes for Q&A. If there are house lights, please raise them after the curtain call.
  • Payment is due on the day of the performance and may be mailed to our office or given to the Road Manager.
  • It is the actors’ responsibility to ensure our set, equipment, etc., is reloaded into the van securely, but again, if you have crew members to assist, we appreciate the help!

School Venues

  • Our actors will arrive 1 hour before the performance start time. At the moment, ArtReach travels in a white cargo van which contains everything—and everyone—needed for the show. Our Road Manager will usually go to the front office to confirm that everything is ready.
  • All actors will begin the load-in process. This generally takes 20-45 minutes, depending on the layout of your school. If there is a specific route that would make loading in more convenient for you or the actors, please let the Road Manager know. Our actors are trained to adapt to each performance space, be it a cafeteria, gym, multi-purpose room, etc., and you may work with them to decide where the audience will sit.  We ask that you seat the youngest grades first so they can sit closer to the front.
  • Once the set and props have been unloaded, the actors will assemble the set, do a sound check, set their props, and change into costume. Please provide them an adult restroom or storage room where they can change. Everything on stage should be set and ready by the time the audience enters (about 10 minutes before start time).
  • Run time of ArtReach shows is about 45 minutes, plus 10-15 minutes for Q&A. If the show needs to be shortened, please let the Road Manager know during load-in. Payment is due on the day of the performance and may be mailed to our office or given to the Road Manager.
  • It is the actors’ responsibility to ensure our set, equipment, etc., is reloaded into the van securely.

A few things to remember when booking an ArtReach WorkShop or ArtReach Residency at your school:

  • Our WorkShops and Residencies are very interactive.  Be sure you have a location where desks can be moved out of the way so your students can get involved and be active.
  • For the best experience possible, our WorkShops are designed for groups of 30 or less at one time.

Have a question that's not answered here?

Please email Jim Lipscomb, our Business Touring Manager, or call 513.569.8080 x20 or 877.233.8282 x20.