Proctors Collaborative

New umbrella brand embraces regional partners, fosters future growth and encourages cultural unity SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—AUG. 28, 2018—Proctors Collaborative is a new brand, embracing Proctors, Capital Repertory Theatre and Universal Preservation Hall, as well as subsidiaries like the School of the Performing Arts at Proctors, Marquee Power and Open Stage Media.... Read more »
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How did Apostrophe Café get its name?

Apostrophe Café. Such a cute name, but why? The simple answer is we needed to do something with the Apostrophe! Proctors, as you know it today, began as Proctor’s Theatre, in 1926, the jewel in a chain of 53 vaudeville houses managed by entertainment pioneer F. F. Proctor. The original name... Read more »
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Proctors Named Nonprofit of the Year

The Albany Business Review has named Proctors the Nonprofit of the Year for 2018. “CEO Philip Morris has expanded the role of Proctors into a powerful regional arts and entertainment organization reaching beyond its Schenectady base to most of the Capital Region. Recently renamed Proctors Collaborative to reflect its regional... Read more »
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New monthly magazine to focus on Capital Region arts

The Collaborative will be led by The Alt editor David King SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—AUG. 31, 2018—The Collaborative, launching in November with a monthly circulation of 10,000, will be a new regional magazine devoted solely to arts and cultural coverage. Approximately 1,000 copies will be mailed to institutional leaders and active, influential cultural visitors. Remaining... Read more »
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New Seats at Proctors

When a show closes at Proctors, stagehands begin clearing out props, set pieces and lighting rigs almost before the audience is out the door. A similar, but even more complicated operation will ensue immediately after Dan and Phil: Interactive Extroverts take their final MainStage bows on July 21. Beginning in... Read more »
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