Tag Archive | money

An Analysis of Playwriting Residencies

Ever since taking Dramaturgy, I’ve thought a lot about the importance of financially supporting artists who make their livings doing creative work. Grants, fellowships, and residencies are invaluable for supporting the future generations of artists, especially for playwrights. Recently, HowlRound posted an assessment of the National Playwright Residency Program.  My interest was sparked not only because […]

Million Dollar Community Theatre – The Conundrum, Part One

Over winter break, I saw a production of Robert Schenkkan’s All The Way at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, one of the few theaters in my hometown, and one of only several in West Michigan. (This is a town I am still getting to know, having only lived there on breaks from college for the past three […]

FUNdraising

This week, as members of STAMP and I fundraise for PROM, I’m realizing something big. People love art. People want to experience art, specifically art that’s part of a communal experience. People will pay money to enrich their lives with art and support the work of artists. Desiré was selling tickets at the end of […]

*With Valid Student ID

So, I’ve inevitably been thinking a lot about graduation over the past few weeks. I’ve experienced the gamut of classic post-grad feelings: fear, anxiety, readiness, suspense, excitement, bewilderment. But an aspect of post-grad life that had not occurred to me until recently suddenly took me by surprise: graduating = no more student ID Trust me, it’s not that I’m sad to […]

The PLAY After Tomorrow (It’s Wicked Cold)

It’s a tough time to be doing theatre in Boston right now. Let’s face it, it’s a tough time to be doing anything in Boston right now. WCVB news calculates that it’s snowed 96.3 inches this season (in an article posted two days ago, and it snowed again yesterday, and today, so I’m simply dying to know where we’re at now…). […]

Survival and Money

I was recently watching a conversation between Anne Bogart and Leon Ingulsrud of the SITI Company, and Stacy Klein, Carlos Uriona, and Matthew Glassman of Double Edge Theatre on the HowlRound TV archives. Towards the end of the conversation, an audience member asked a question about how to excite and engage others to create a […]

Target Demographic

How on earth is my demographic (18-34 year-old, male, (and, let’s be honest, straight and white), or possibly 18-49, etc.)  still the most coveted in terms of sales, advertising, and apparently Broadway?  I really want to know, because I find it a bit baffling.  It can’t be because there are more of us.  Data indicates […]