Friday, March 21st at 3pm

How to run an Actor Team
with Matt Alban

Speaker:
Matt Ablan

Bio:
During the day, Matt Ablan develops training programs through his own business, Ablan Training. At night, he is the Casting Director and Costume Designer at The Haunt, in Grand Rapids, MI.
He has over 10 years of experience onboarding, training, and managing employees. While he has only been in the haunt industry for 4 seasons, he brings a large amount of experience in human
resources and training.

He also has a long history of working in theatres, from set building to acting to stage management. His unique background (and day job) has given him the skills necessary to hire, onboard, training and manage monsters.

Class Title:
How to Run an Actor Team

Duration:
30-45 min class with Q&A afterwards

Class Description:
Whether you are working with volunteers or paid actors, proper onboarding is crucial to setting expectations and creating a system of accountability.

In this class we will cover:

  • Hiring Monsters: posting jobs, interview/audition process and paperwork.
  • Onboarding Monsters: Team Member manuals, job descriptions, and new hire orientation.
  • Managing Monsters: Scheduling, documentation, performancemanagement.
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