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Case Studies Are People

Although I cringed when Mitt Romney said “Corporations are people, my friend,” the phrase came to mind as I read about yet another theatre closing this week. Throughout the spring semester, students in my graduate arts management class had been … Continue reading

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Gatekeeping and Board Diversity

I don’t like being in a “gatekeeping” position but often find myself there, as a journal editor, as a member of my university’s promotion and tenure committee, even as a teacher.  I find the position troubling and try – especially … Continue reading

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Danger, Will Robinson

As a child, I heard the Robot on “Lost in Space” warning “Danger, Will Robinson, danger, danger!” As an adult, I sometimes find myself in the precarious position of the Robot seeing danger signs before me, but being a human, … Continue reading

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Why Arts Entrepreneurship?

After “Hey Where’d Your Creativity Go?,” the questions I get asked most often is, “WHY Arts Entrepreneurship?”  It seems fitting that for the 100th posting on Creative Infrastructure, I answer that question.  There are many reasons why I decided to … Continue reading

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Of Missions and Diversity

But at the end of the day, and let me be very clear about this: at the end of the day, the job that I am entrusted to do is to find plays that I believe as artistic director will … Continue reading

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1100 Seats

If you are a stakeholder in the American nonprofit theatre community, you probably heard about or took part in the heated discussion last week about the announcement by the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis of its 50th anniversary season, a season … Continue reading

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Other People’s Mission

This post originally appeared on the 2am theatre blog (#2amt). “Other people’s money” is not just the name of a play by Jerry Sterner.  It is the temptation put before an “agent” when working on behalf of a “principal” that … Continue reading

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