Samuel French

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Theatrical publishing/licensing house. Founded in 1830. Making theatre happen every day, everywhere.

https://have2have.it/samuelfrenchnyc

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It's finally Friday! We have a #AbbottReader #desksnap to get you ready for the weekend ahead. This week is Rosemary Bucher (@roeyourboat73) Licensing Representative. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
What are you reading on Abbott and why do you love this show?
I’m reading SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE right now, and I love that it has a giant, fabulous ensemble cast!
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What is your favorite item on your desk?
In Skyfall, Q has a Scrabble mug, so I had to get an R mug because I drink a lot of tea (Constant Comment for the win).
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What is the most random item on your desk?
One of my favorite musicals is THE SECRET GARDEN, and I saw Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production last December. A month later at BroadwayCon, I met Anna Louizos, the set designer, and I bought part of the model from the set for my desk.
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What item on your desk do you use the most?
I have many spreadsheets that keep me organized, but I use my general to-do list to prioritize my day. Please ignore my awful handwriting!.
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#shakespeareinlove #constantcomment #samuelfrench
To wrap up our #OOBFestival series, it only makes sense to feature Casey McLain, our enthusiastic and inspiring Artistic Director. What's her favorite part of the Festival? Check it out below.
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Name:  Casey McLain
Samuel French Position:
Years Volunteering at the Festival:  8
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"My favorite part of the OOB Festival is making connections with the playwrights. From the moment I send them their email telling them they are in the festival, to the closing night hugs. Spending time and getting to know each playwright is without a doubt my favorite."
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#artisticdirector #theatre #theatrefestival #shortplay #samuelfrench #maketheatrehappen
A celebration of writers, short plays, and new voices. Watch the above to find out why our Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival has continued to capture our hearts for the past 42 years.
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Today, we continue our mini-series on Samuel French staff who volunteer their skills to make #OOBFestival happen! Our second feature is on our Festival House Manager. Check out his profile below.
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Name:  Tyler Mullen
Samuel French Position:  System Manager
Years Volunteering at the Festival: 5
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"As Samuel French employees, we empower others across the world to make theatre happen and the OOB Festival is such a fun and important week to be able to collaborate with each other to celebrate up and coming or off-the-radar writers and their exciting short works." .
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#samuelfrench #shortplayfestival #theatre #theatrelife #nyc #offoffbroadway #theater #theaterlife #playfestival #shortplay #shortplays #playwrights
As you all know, it takes a lot to put on a show. This week, we're featuring just a few of the many Samuel French staff who volunteer their time and talent to make #OOBFestival happen.
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Name: Coryn Carson
Samuel French Position:  Products Marketing Associate
Years Volunteering at the Festival: 4
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"Everyone at Samuel French has their own individual passions in the theatre outside of work. During OOB we get to bring them all together in one space and we become a whole new team inside the theatre.  I love seeing my SF friends working together for these playwrights to bring new theatre to a new audience."
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Samuel French Position:  Business Affairs Supervisor
Years Volunteering at the Festival: 3
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"OOB is such a great opportunity to work not only with some fantastic playwrights but also with my fabulous coworkers!"
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Samuel French Position:  Licensing Administrator 
Years Volunteering at the Festival:  2
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"All year round we support playwrights, but for this one week of the year we get back in the theatre with them and remind ourselves of the joy of seeing new work come to life. It’s a fabulous week of dark theaters, hard work, stories that warm the heart and challenge the mind, and countless new members added to the Samuel French family."
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The best way to beat the post #OOBFestival blues? Scrolling through our Closing Night Party's photobooth pics. 😂 Check out OOB Festival's Facebook for more!
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#photobooth #photoboothpics #photoboothlove #shortplayfestival #closingparty
Why is @HeathersMusical so popular, not to mention relevant, in 2017? Creators Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe chat below. Take a look. .
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‪After a big week, we ended with an incredible final day of performances by 12 finalists and a closing party with magenta balloons and playwrights galore. We loved seeing every one of the final 30 plays, and we are proud to announce the final six which will be published and licensed in the 42nd Edition of #OOBFestival:‬ ‪ 
SIR. by Jahna Ferron-Smith‬
‪WHAT HAPPENED AT THE DOLPHIN SHOW by Miranda Rose Hall‬
‪JACK + JILL by Sarah K. Hammond and Emily Goldman‬
‪THIS MOVIE by Amanda Keating ‬
‪BREAKFAST SCENE by Eric Marlin‬
SQUARE FOOTAGE by Jessica Moss
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The closing night party is just beginning! Stay tuned for the final results #OOBFestival
And with one last shining group picture, I'm signing off for the night! Thank you for following my journey through #OOBFestival today. It has been a pleasure taking over the Samuel French social media today. - Ella
One of my main intern tasks this summer was to help create all the programs for #OOBFestival. It is so exciting and satisfying to see the final product as I pass them out at the box office tonight!
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#intern #nyc #marketing #design  #theater #programs
I've loved working with the marketing team this summer! You all have been absolutely amazing, thank you all for being the perfect combination of serious and goofy.
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#theater #newyork #samuelfrench #marketing #team