Hashtag 2thtr

06.17.16

After careful consideration and conversation, it's time. The 2amt hashtag is shifting to #2thtr. This week's events and hashtag fever have been catalysts, but we've been moving towards a second act for a while now. Some of those plans and ideas have ...

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Hashtag 2amt

06.17.16

About six and a half years ago, we started the #2amt hashtag on Twitter. If you're on this site, you know it's a conversation about theatre--performance, production, promotional ideas, outreach, what have you. It's been a wonderful conversation and community--and ...

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Peel out the Watchword

06.13.16

The Chicago Reader published as careful and deliberate a piece of investigative journalism covering the arts as I can ever remember reading.  In the piece Aimee Levitt and Chris Piatt laid out a history of mental and physical abuse and cultish ...

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Becoming Effortless

03.01.16

Effort. Webster’s defines effort as “work done by the mind or body: energy used to do something.” I spend more time than you can imagine thinking about, analyzing, and trying to minimize effort required by a body to achieve anything ...

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Arts marketing lessons from my church

02.11.16

Although I was raised in the Catholic Church, I am not a practicing Catholic. The few times I have been in a house of worship in the past two decades involved either a wedding, a christening, or my mother’s funeral ...

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What if every DC tourist saw a play?

01.20.16

This post may skate on the edge of self-promotion, because I am going to be drawing attention to a brief e-book I’ve co-authored; but I have a good story to tell about how this book is an example of the ...

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Important Poo

09.23.15

I spent all day absorbing what people said about New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players’s now cancelled performance of The Mikado at NYU’s Skirball Center. I read blog posts, groaned at comment threads, and rolled my eyes when the Artistic ...

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#SayNoToMikado: A More Humane Mikado?

09.16.15

A roundup of articles about the current and recent productions of The Mikado and the controversy surrounding them. Leah Nanako Winkler from Sept 2015: The Mikado in Yellowface is Coming to the Skirball Center of the Performing Arts and We Should ...

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#SayNoToMikado: Here’s a Pretty Mess

09.16.15

Why the Mikado is a No-No, and Other Painfully Obvious Realities About Race Representation in the Theatre Nearly 4 years ago, as a fresh face on New York's scene, I attended the inaugural Asian American Performer's Action Coalition (AAPAC) meeting held ...

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An Empty Space Followup

09.14.15

I have long had an interest in arts groups using transitioning commercial and retail spaces to alleviate space crunch. On hearing that Matt Cosper and his Charlotte-based ensemble XOXO are taking part in such a venture I asked him to ...

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Rethinking The Actor’s Instrument: It Shouldn’t Hurt

08.24.15

We are not doing a great job of teaching our actors to care for their instruments properly. This is clear to me when I read (regularly) about an actor in a particularly difficult physical role answering questions with an attitude ...

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In Empty Spaces

08.18.15

I have long had an interest in arts groups using transitioning commercial and retail spaces to alleviate space crunch. On hearing that Matt Cosper and his Charlotte-based ensemble XOXO are taking part in such a venture I asked him to ...

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