99-seat survey: creators & collaborators in L.A. small theatre (21 questions)
Wordspace is starting a new site about 99-seat theatre history and practice:
http://www.99-seats.com/

We would greatly appreciate your contribution to this short initial survey of SMALL THEATRE participation, purpose and satisfaction in Los Angeles.
These questions pertain to 99-seat Union and Non-Union venues along with other small performance spaces in L.A., and are a first stage to understanding the artistic, professional and social impact of L.A.'s theatre scene.
Yes, this is simplified, but we're planning on extending the work in the future.

PLEASE FORWARD to anyone who might contribute to the overall picture -
if you are interested in contributing articles, photos, or research please contact:
info@wordspace.net

All responses will be kept private: for statistical purposes only.
Estimated time: 5-10 minutes
Current Theatre participation: *
Check all that apply
Required
1. How many years have you worked in small theatre in Los Angeles? *
(99 seats and under, union or non-union)
2. On average, how many small theatre activities do you participate in each year - in any role whatsoever?
A rough average considering your years of participation in Los Angeles: include solo shows, full runs, cabaret, late night, workshops, readings, & limited engagements
3. What is your most common role in the theatre? *
(what activity do you perform the most?)
4. Check all that roles that you have done in small theatre in Los Angeles.
5. What type of theatre productions have you done? *
Check all that apply.
Required
6. What is the main reason you participate in 99-seat theatre? *
What keeps you coming back?
7. Rate the following reasons for participating using the following scale:
1 (no impact), 2 (some impact), 3(half the time), 4(often a factor) to 5 (extremely important)
Artistic fulfillment *
no impact on participation
extremely important
Creative Collaboration *
no impact
extremely important
Socializing and Friendships *
no impact
extremely important
Cultural Representation for a Community
no impact
extremely important
Work Relationships *
no impact
extremely important
Practicing my Craft *
no impact
extremely important
Industry exposure *
no impact
extremely important
Personal recognition *
no impact
extremely important
Create new theatre (form, theme, style) *
no impact
extremely important
Income *
no impact
extremely important
8. What results have you personally experienced past the initial run of a particular show? *
Check all that apply.
Required
9. Which unions or organizations do you belong to? *
Check all that apply.
Required
10. On a scale of 0-10, how important has small theatre been to your professional artistic/entertainment career? *
1 - no significance, 2-minor impact, 3-occasionally, 4-medium, 5-important, 6- Very important 7- most important contributor
no significance
most important contributor
11. On a scale of 0-10, how important has small theatre been to your personal and social well being? *
1 - no significance, 2-minor impact, 3-occasionally, 4-medium, 5-important, 6- Very important 7- most important contributor
no significance
most important contributor
12. What other types of live venues have you worked in while in Los Angeles? *
(Check all that apply while as a Los Angeles resident)
Required
13. Your current age *
14. Gender *
15. In what general area of the extended Los Angeles metropolis do you live? *
16. What is your main source of income?
17. What is your current state of income and survival?
What affects Participation?
We're adding this section in this trial run - late - because we're hearing different reasons for NON-participation as a key element in creative work. Please answer as these will be an additional part of the final version.
Would you like to participate more or less than your current involvement?
Which of the following factors keeps you 'over-involved'?
Choose N/A if this is not the case.
What prevents you from participating more - if you so desire?
Choose N/A if this is not applicable.
Please help us understand your viewpoints - for future research.
A couple of open ended questions to expand our thinking about participation, artistic growth, and satisfaction. These are optional, but we would love to hear your responses.
18. What have we missed about the nature of personal participation in local theatre that makes for continued theatre production in Los Angeles?
Your answer
19. We're also interested in audiences (that's another project) - but who do you see as the major audience components in small theatre?
Your answer
20. Last question! How do you believe the small-theatre scene impacts Los Angeles culture outside of the theatre community?
Any examples, past and present are more than welcome!
Your answer
May we contact you in the future?
if so, please provide your name and email. Thanks!
Your answer
Thanks for your participation and perspective!
We hope that this provides a little more information about the nature of the thriving theatre world of Los Angeles.

Results will be provided for all participants that list name and contact.
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