Being a Fundraiser – Or Not

Sitting here drinking coffee in a lovely, quiet NYC morning, I am reading two articles in the Times about Broadway Productions, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/theater/rules-for-investing-in-a-broadway-production.html?emc=eta1 and http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/theater/on-broadway-today-a-name-above-the-title-isnt-that-hard.html?emc=eta1. Here’s the main gist of those articles – In the world of Broadway productions, 75% lose their entire investment, 25% make a profit, and the main job of a producer is…

#Women in Theater

I just read Theresa Rebeck’s article “Broadway in Review” in the recent special issue of The Dramatist. It’s concise, clear and to the point – and one of the fine points she makes is that women are grossly under-represented on Broadway – on the page and on the stage. Yet I am currently curating the…

The value of staged readings vs static readings

Last night we opened the Left Out Festival with a staged reading of Michelle Ramoni’s play “No River Between Us”. The play was beautifully written, directed and cast (I get to play the plum role of Bonnie, too. Lucky me) This morning I get this email from Michelle, “I also want to say that there…

Recommendation – Agile Theater Makers

By Gwydion Suilebhan. Speaking of centralized authority figures: we are also so accustomed to having the “initial creative impulse” of a play come from a playwright …. But given the core task of the role—establishing the high-level vision for a production—is there any reason why, say, a designer or actor couldn’t serve as a product…