LPTW Theater Women Online (T.W.O.) – A New Listserv

The League’s very own listserv – Theatre Women Online (T.W.O.)

is bringing League members closer together, across town and around the globe. This is a place for LPTW Members to share resources, post questions and needs, and any discussion topic concerning employment and advocacy.

LPTW T.W.O. can be a powerful tool and resource so please use it as it was intended, that is for everything directly relevant to our professional lives and our work EXCEPT for publicity or promotional announcements concerning our work. Members can and should take advantage of publicizing their projects via: the LPTW eNewsletter and member news, as well as LPTW social media platforms (FB, Twitter, IG), and by sharing show info at all League events.

For questions, technical issues and should you ever need to change your settings or unsubscribe please email: lptw-two@theatrewomen.org

 

TIPS & BEST PRACTICES

HOW TO JOIN

CLICK HERE. Under “theatre-women-online” click on “Apply for membership” Please allow up to a week for moderators to approve your membership. Note: If you don’t have a gmail account, you will be asked to register your email with google (30-second process)

 

MEMBERSHIP SETTINGS

Join with your FULL REAL name, rather than a company name or online moniker. The point of the group is for people to be able to find you.

Theatre Women Online subscribers can choose how to get postings either as they are posted or in one grouping at the end of the day. Members should consider whether they want to get T.W.O. communications in real-time OR opt to receive a daily digest. Please note that if you choose digest, you will receive only ONE email per day containing all the day’s postings; this can cut down on inbox traffic however you may miss out on getting a time-sensitive posting allowing you to respond immediately to either a call for help or an offer (e.g.I have an extra ticket to a show tonight).

When you REPLY to a post, your response will go only to the original poster. This is the default setting for T.W.O. Consider whether you want your response to be seen by the entire T.W.O. community membership, if so, you must hit REPLY ALL

 

WHAT TO POST

Please do not use Theatre Women Online in place of the League Newsletter, Member e-news or Social Media. Rule of thumb: if your posting is soliciting a reply, use T.W.O. If it’s purely to publicize or promote work do not use T.W.O.

There may be times you want to post about an event you are involved in because it’s relevant to the work of other subscribers ie a panel on theater technology, OR because the League has sponsored this event and for some reason it may still be unrsvp’d. Context in this case is important and helpful; state why you are posting it on TWO? For example: For those in NYC there will be a panel on theater and technology addressing current trends and how to utilize technology in your work, OR The heritage committee is doing a women in theater history event and we still only have a few RSVPs – if we don’t know our own history, we’ve lost more than just dates and facts.

 

HOW TO POST

There are two ways to send a new message to T.W.O.

  1. Send an email with your post to: theatre-women-online@googlegroups.com

OR

  1. go to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/theatre-women-online and click on NEW TOPIC (a red button) and type your post directly into the form.

 

 

HINTS

Make your subject a summary of what you are posting

These are some suggested keywords you might choose to include in the subject line of your post:

  • URGENT
  • OFFER
  • REQUEST
  • HELP
  • ISO

 

WHAT NOT TO POST

Please do post anything to the listserv that you don’t have permission from the original author to post.

Please do not use Theatre Women Online in place of the League Newsletter, Member e-news or Social Media. Rule of thumb: if your posting is soliciting a reply, use T.W.O. If it’s purely to publicize or promote work do not use T.W.O.

CONTEXT is always helpful to include: ”Here is why I am posting this to the group.” There may be times you want to post about an event you are involved in because it’s relevant to the work of other subscribers ie a panel on theater technology, OR because the League has sponsored this event and needs amplification. Clearly state why you think your post is relevant for group members.

Remember person-to-person messages, like “thanks for the information” or “I can lend you a projector” should be sent to the individual, not the whole group.

 

 

RULES OF CONDUCT

Theater Women Online (T.W.O.) is a perk of membership for all LPTW members in good standing. As an online group of and for League Members, LPTW T.W.O. functions as a “resource center” and “connective hub” allowing members to post questions, needs, and offerings to the group and receive answers, solutions, and responses back.

All participants on T.W.O. are expected to exercise good judgment and good citizenship at all times and in all their interactions while utilizing this online group. This includes respecting people’s PRIVACY and copyrights. Please post and/or forward ONLY content (posts or copy) for which you have permission to do so.

Participants agree not to engage in any egregious behavior using T.W.O. Examples of egregious behavior include:

  • harassment
  • abusive language
  • posting political content NOT DIRECTLY related to the League’s mission
  • using libelous or discriminatory language
  • explicit subject matter or language
  • any other speech that would be deemed inappropriate in a professional setting.

Such behavior would result in removal by the moderators from the T.W.O. discussion group; warnings will be issued at the Moderators’ discretion. NB: this is a monitored not moderated discussion group.

Participation in T.W.O. is voluntary and participants agree not to hold the LPTW nor Theatre Women Online’s moderators responsible for any opinion or information posted on T.W.O.

Let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Founding Moderators:

Gwynn MacDonald, Kat Mustatea

lptw-two@theatrewomen.org