#TheSummit: Next Steps

02.26.14

We've Named the Problem. Now what? Unless you've been living under a rock the last week (in which case, I hope it’s been warm!), if you’re in the theatermaking world, you are likely aware of the fallout from an event Twitter dubbed ...

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Climbing #TheSummit

02.19.14

Monday night I attended the first session of The Summit, a series of discussions led by Washington Post reviewer Peter Marks and hosted by Arena Stage. This night was made up of a panel of artistic directors including Molly Smith ...

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#TheSummit

02.17.14

Text of speech to Cleveland Play House board retreat.

07.15.13

The Cleveland Playhouse Board invited me to speak at their board retreat last Saturday. The talk was well received, so I thought I would share the text here. Thank you all for bringing me here. It’s an honor to ...

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Annual and monthly events for a vigorous theatre community

07.08.13

I keep writing about collaboration between theatre making organizations, but until now, I haven’t given a very clear picture of what form that collaboration should take. Here’s a stab at it. The following is a collection of events ...

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Notes from TCG Session on 3xPlaygoing

06.26.13

On Saturday the 8th of June, I hosted a session of the Theatre Communications Group Conference in Dallas to prompt discussion of ideas to increase playgoing. It drew a great group of people who brought a lot of terrific ...

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A Breath of Fresh Air

06.10.13

This speech was presented at the opening session of the Audience Engagement track at this year's TCG Conference in Dallas, June 6-8, 2013. The conference was designed on an academic theme, so each track was considered a "major." Dear Majors ...

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Other Voices, Other Rooms

05.20.13

There’s been a lot of talk online recently about the need for women playwrights to be better represented, have more opportunities, and be, if you’ll excuse the vagary, more equal. That’s lovely. As a woman playwright, I am all for ...

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Layers and Layers of Nonsense: When Crowdfunding Cannot Get to the Crowd

05.12.13

Editor's Note: While recording a podcast interview about this post, approximately two hours after the post went live, Amazon Payments finally came through with their approval. Now, two days later, Kickstarter has come through and the project is open ...

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Spotlight: LaRonika Thomas, Dramaturg

04.02.13

We resume the Dramaturg Spotlight interviews today with words of wisdom from LaRonika Thomas. I admire LaRonika and her work, so I am delighted to present her voice in this forum. I enjoy when friends and colleagues share equal enthusiasm ...

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Watch This: Simple Gifts

03.25.13

Asking and giving. Three videos and a question. First, Peter Sagal on letting people access the joy of giving. Next, Amanda Palmer on the art of asking. And finally, Adam Thurman on the gift of giving. If these ideas speak to ...

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Move the Goal Line

03.19.13

If you have sat around a computer for any length of time over the last five years hashing out any of the ‘issues’ around (particularly) American Theatre you have found yourself invariably infuriated, sullen, and withdraw because the topics are ...

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