Monthly Archives: April 2012

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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Personal Symbiosis

I think about personal symbiosis a lot.  Some people, including sometimes me, call this “work/life balance.” But calling it “work/life balance” implies a separation between the two, with work on one side and life (all that is not work) on … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Begging Cup – redux

Late last week, Richard Dare of the Brooklyn Philharmonic posted a column on the Huffington Post about the unsustainability of a donor-based business model for the arts.  A colleague, seeing this, wrote, “I’ve been saying that for years.” To which … Continue reading

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10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Americans for the Arts posted a summary from the Arts and Science Council’s emerging leaders program session entitled “For Women by Women: No Really…Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us at 25.”  The post reminded me that a month or … Continue reading

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What’s My Discipline?

I have just returned from the USITT annual conference with the often repeated question “So are you still doing lighting?” ringing in my ears.  In retrospect, I should have replied “Yes,” and left it at that because what does it mean … Continue reading

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