NIETF Viewership

Viewers are a critical component to NIETF's success. It requires an extraordinary commitment of time and expertise. Viewers regularly see between 12-20 plays or musicals each year. Those that view both may see upwards of 40 productions in one year. New viewers must select either plays or musicals. Once a viewer has viewed for a season, he or she may add the other category. The viewing year runs from September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016. Theatres are located across the northwest Indiana region from Hammond to Michigan City to Cedar Lake and points in between. A commitment to excellence and integrity in objectivity are what make the program successful. Viewers are not compensated with pay, however they do see the productions for free. Viewers review the shows for acting, technical, and design awards. Nominations are submitted via an online form within 72 hours of seeing the show. Viewers are expected to see as many shows as possible but at a minimum are required to see 75% of all viewable shows presented during the season. Additionally there are orientation and training sessions held prior to the viewing season. Once the viewing year is finished, final voting sessions and the awards gala are held the following fall. Occasionally, viewers are asked to participate in other NIETF functions. Thank you for your interest in being a NIETF viewer.

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Email

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* 3. Phone Number

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* 4. Address

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* 5. Viewers review all aspects of theatrical presentations. Please rate your personal level of expertise in the following areas. Rate only one aspect as "my personal expertise".

  No/Little Experience Some/Moderate Experience A Lot of Experience My Personal Expertise (select only one)
Acting
Directing: Artistic
Directing: Musical
Directing: Vocal
Directing: Technical
Designing: Scenic
Designing: Lighting
Designing: Sound
Designing: Costumes
Designing: Props
Choreography
Stage Management

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* 6. What skills/expertise/experience do you bring that will make you a great viewer?

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* 7. What Theatres have you worked with locally?

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* 8. Why would you like to be a NIETF viewer?

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* 9. Describe how you will maintain objectivity regarding a show or theatre with whom you are involved? 

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* 10. Would you like to view just plays, just musicals or both? (First time viewers must select plays OR musicals, returning viewers may select both if interested.

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