This screen allows you to enter a list of the production credits or event's performers and other creative and production artists.
NAME: To add the first entry, click on the Name menu button and start typing the last name of the person you wish to list. If that person is in the database it will appear within the minimum number of key strokes necessary. If the name does not appear, please click off the menu and click New Contact. Please review instructions here on how to add a New Contact to the database.
POSITION: Select a position for artist from the drop-down menu. If you are not submitting your production to the awards program you can list all actors as Performers. This also applies for music and other event submissions where specific character roles do not exist.
Unless performed without guidance, in the dark, in the nude, on a bare stage and without any amplification or recorded content, it is assumed that in addition to Performers, each theatre production will, at minimum, include credits for at least one Director, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Scenic Designer and Sound Designer.
TBA AWARDS NOTE: If you are submitting your production for TBA Awards evaluation, please select a sub-category designation for each performer by choosing Principal (aka leading or starring) Role or Featured (aka supporting) Role, plus the designation of Female Actor or Male Actor based on the stated gender of the actor in the role and not the gender of the character. [EXAMPLE: The female character of Edna Turnblad in the musical Hairspray is usually performed by a male actor, so this would be submitted as Principal Role - Male Actor unless the role was actually being performed by a female actor.]
If you wish to submit your cast for consideration solely as a group and not in individual categories, please enter each actor's name and select Ensemble from the menu. This also applied to large ensembles in a musical where you wish to list the actor as part of the production in the database but their name should not appear on the evaluation ballot provided to adjudicators. Every production with three or more performers submitted for indivdual consideration will receive an automatic ballot line for Acting Ensemble covering all performers in the production.
Only positions in the Performers (except as noted above) or Creative Staff categories will be listed on the ballot of the awards program. Positions in the Production Staff category will be displayed on the event listing page and will be searchable in the database.
CHARACTER: Please list the name of the Character being protrayed by each Performer. If one artist is playing multple roles, please list all characters separated by a forward slash (/). [EXAMPLE: Bus Driver / Mr. Smith] Leave blank if there is no character name or if this is an Ensemble, Creative Staff or Production Staff entry.
Click Save to enter the data and it will appear in a column on the right. Continue to the next artist. Use the X button under the D column to delete a line and re-enter corrected data if needed. It is helpful to sort your entries by position as the screen will retain the selection from the prior entry.
TBA AWARDS NOTE: If a production is being submitted for TBA Awards consideration, all ballot credits (authors, performers and creative staff) must be finalized by opening night. Production staff credits (dramaturgs, stage managers and similar positions) can continue be added at any time throughout the closing performance. Once the first ballot is recorded, no further changes can be made.
Credits for authors (playwrights, composers, lyricists, librettists) are only included on the ballot if the production is a world premiere and not indicated to be an anthology production. These credits are added on the first submission screen (General Information) and do not need to be added again here.
When all credits from your opening night program are listed, please click Review in the upper right corner of the main panel to proceed to the next screen.