Roger Jerome: Costs and Logistics

[ Solo Shows | Residencies | Workshops ]

Solo Shows

(recommended audience maximum: 300-350)

Costs for Ohio and adjoining states:

Elementary Schools A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS
ALICE AND COMPANY
THE STRANGER'S VOICE
MERLIN REMEMBERS
$500 (2 performances, back to back $650)
Middle Schools A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS
THE STRANGER'S VOICE
MERLIN REMEMBERS
$500 (2 performances, back to back, $650)
High Schools MERLIN REMEMBERS
SHAKESPEAREAN APPEARANCES
THE STRANGER'S VOICE
AN AUDIENCE WITH BOZ
$550 (2 performances, back to back, $750)
Schools, Libraries, Centers DICKENS IN OHIO $600

Plus accommodations, if necessary, and mileage @$0.50 per mile.

Block booking: a reduction in the fee is made, progressively, for performances, in schools in the same area on successive days. It is, therefore, advantageous for a cluster of schools to book Roger in one period, making savings in fees and travel costs.

Teachers' packs are provided, in advance, for all schools making a contracted booking.

For schools further afield than Ohio's contiguous states, fees would be slightly higher.

For solo shows in theatres, art-centers, communities, Roger's fees are negotiable from $600 upwards. Establish your budget with Roger, and he'll go from there. He is an artist affiliated to the Ohio Arts Council's Artists on Tour scheme. Contact them for part-payment of Roger's fees for Ohio performances. He is also available for subsidy from the Heartland Arts Fund.

Residencies

For a residency, at a school or any kind of community center, Roger would charge, minimum:

Half week: $850

Full week: $1,200

Two weeks: $2,000

These fees are dependent on what Roger would be expected to do and with the addition of accommodation and travel costs.

Workshops

With his lengthy and varied experience in theater and education, in both Europe and the USA, Roger has much to pass on to student groups, teacher groups and theatre classes. He is particularly inspiring in the use of drama in the curriculum, what is currently often termed "process-drama". He works with a brief introduction of principles followed by practical activities to demonstrate their implementation.

His fees are negotiable from $500 upwards and would be exclusive of accommodation and travel charges.

In the summer of 2001, he conducted classes at the WV Governor's School for the Arts; for the Master's program at the University of Rio Grande, OH; and for Title One in Harrison Co., WV. These added to the hundreds of workshops Roger has presented in two continents.

Logistics (Solo Shows)

Roger brings most of what he needs—sound equipment, props, costumes. His main on-site requirements are performing-space, changing facilities, furniture and student participants. He generally likes to arrive on-site two hours before the performance, in order to unload. He would like to park as close as possible to the performing area. Then he needs to meet the participating students ninety minutes before the presentation, in the performance area. Further:

ALICE AND COMPANY (35 min.) Space 15'x15'; 2 or 3 tables; 2 or 3 benches.
THE STRANGER'S VOICE (30-60 min.) Space 6'x6'; a stool - ideally on same level as audience; facilities to display 6 flags.
SHAKESPEAREAN APPEARANCES (45 min.) Space 15'x15'; 1 card-type table; 8 students (4 girls, 4 boys) capable of improvising, to be briefed beforehand; 8 chairs; a boom-box (or PA) with operator, to play introductory cassette-tape.
AN AUDIENCE WITH BOZ (45-90 min.) Space 10'x10'; a stool; a hat-stand.