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The New Blacklist of One

Joanne Kaufman is a columnist whose end article tag states she “writes about culture” for the Wall Street Journal. And after her most recent post, her editor is probably making the discovery she hasn’t been doing her job well. In a recent article “Confessions of a Broadway Bolter”, Ms. Kaufman goes into detail about how she […]

A Marker of Quality?

The New York Times ran an article this past week regarding a new campaign being promoted by Actor’s Equity Association. Actor’s Equity is the professional union representing both actors and stage managers in both commercial and not-for-profit theatre across the country. In an attempt to inform the theatre going public about the difference between Union […]

Don’t Cry Because It’s Over, Smile Because It Happened

HowlRound posted a fantastic article this week by Meg Taintor, the Founding Artistic Director for Whistler in the Dark Theatre, a small Boston theatre that elected to close last year, deciding the end the ensemble while they were strong instead of drawing out a long period of instability and being forced to close eventually. Whistler […]

Sanctuary for the Little Guy

An article from the Boston Globe opinion section drew my attention this week. In it Peter DuBois, Artistic Director of the Huntington Theatre Company, addressed one of the saddest news to impact the Boston Theatre Scene, the close of the Factory Theatre. I am proud to be a theatre artist. I enjoy the work that […]

Going Old School with New School

The more time I spend working and learning about the theatre, the more excited I get by the possibilities that exist in theatre. The scope of what theatre does, or better yet, can do, is a never-ending journey of discovery that I am happy to be traveling on. Last week was Election Day in the […]

Censorship in High School Theatre (Again)

Over the past few years, there has been many a scandal in the world of censorship of High School theatre. School theatre programs wants to perform an edgy show, like Rent or Spamalot. The administration hears about this and shuts down the production, only to receive a backlash like a hurricane from the theatre community. […]

The (New Play) Hunger Games

I saw this really interesting article on HowlRound this week about the Samuel French Short Play Festival; there is a difficulty in getting work produced. There are so many factors, adaptations, getting the piece out there, work shopped and placed in from of prospective producers, making getting a brand new play being produced by a […]