The award-winning Northeast Ohio Performing Arts List:
“In…towns like Chicago, Seattle, & D.C., the dailies and the alternative weeklies make an effort to cover the small fry, with multiple stringers writing capsule reviews to ensure openings are highlighted and companies get coverage. Not here: our start-ups wither in a virtual media blackout. If it weren’t for Fred Sternfeld’s now-indispensable NEOPAL listserv, most of us wouldn’t even know they’d happened.” — Linda Eisenstein, ANGLE MAGAZINE
“If Fred Sternfeld were known only for the shows he directs, his impact here would still be considerable. In recent years, he has expertly helmed classics, obscure gems, and musicals on virtually every stage in town. But since 1998, when he founded the Northeast Ohio Performing Arts List (NEohioPAL) – Sternfeld has been bringing together the region’s arts intelligentsia as only chardonnay and cheese previously could.” –Christine Howey, CLEVELAND SCENE
Created and owned by Fred Sternfeld, NEohioPAL is a free online news service that keeps you up-to-date with the latest news in the Northeast Ohio performing arts scene. Currently, over 8,750 subscribers get daily news sent right to their email, and thousands more peruse the archives daily.
NEohioPAL’s postings include announcements from theatres, artistic directors, film companies, dance companies, rock groups, producers, directors, playwrights, agencies, music directors, choreographers, production managers, actors, musicians, dancers, designers, educators & technicians. Topics include but are not limited to: auditions, job opportunities, production openings, classes, workshops, reviews & editorials, AEA news, SAG/AFTRA news & cut-rate or free tickets.
NEohioPAL is free both to read and post on, and you can un-subscribe or modify your settings at any time!
Awards: Cleveland Theatre Collective ‘Award of Achievement, 2003,’ ‘Times Newspaper Tribute Award, 2004,’ ‘Free Times ‘Best Free e-newsletter 2005’ & ‘Best Pipeline to the Arts’ – Cleveland Scene “Best of Cleveland 2005.”
The NEohioPAL list currently has 8,780+ subscribers who have the messages sent to their email service and thousands of additional people who view the archives (see below for link) daily.
NEohioPAL’s postings include performing arts news and announcements from theatres, artistic directors, film companies, dance companies, rock groups, producers, directors, playwrights, agencies, music directors, choreographers, production managers, actors, musicians, dancers, designers, educators & technicians.
Topics include but are not limited to: auditions, job opportunities, production openings, classes, workshops, reviews & editorials, AEA news, SAG/AFTRA news & cut-rate or free tickets.
In order to post to the list, you must be a subscriber.
All messages are sent out as a “blind cc:” mailing and subscriber’s e-mail addresses will not be visible to anyone else on the list.
You can choose to have your messages sent to you one-at-a-time as they are posted, or bundled together into a digest. If you choose to get the digest, it is automatically compiled and delivered each time the total postings equal 150kb. If you choose to get your messages one-at-a-time, you can expect to receive between zero and fifty messages per day / between one hundred and two hundred per week.
This service is offered free of charge, however voluntary financial support is accepted. Check out this link to learn more: http://www.fredsternfeld.com/neohiopal/
Additionally, NEohioPAL is self-serve – you can change your own settings. The access to change your settings is at the bottom of this page. There are detailed instructions how to post, unsubscribe, change settings from ‘mime’ to ‘plain text’ or vice versa, etc. on the “Frequently Asked Questions” page of this website: http://www.fredsternfeld.com/neohiopal/
To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the NEohioPAL Archives.