Have you ever taken a rental car to the car wash?

Posted by Chad Bauman, Jun 09, 2007 0 comments

Again I am writing from Minneapolis where Theatre Communications Group is holding their national conference.  Today was the last day of the conference, and I am starting to get a little tired (mostly because I had one day of rest between our Annual Convention and this conference).  Thankfully I convinced my body to get up and going after a couple of cups of coffee, and I headed off to the morning plenary session entitled "Visions of Tomorrow's Theatre: A Roundtable Discussion."  On the panel this morning were the following people: Kristin Marting (HERE Arts Center), Clove Galilee (Trick Saddle), Joseph Haj (Playmakers Rep), Ruben Polendo (Theatre Mitu), Dan Rothenberg (Pig Iron Theatre), and Sean San Jose' (Campo Santo).

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Why is Molly Smith talking about Second Life?

Posted by Chad Bauman, Jun 07, 2007 1 comment

I am writing from Minneapolis where I am attending the Theatre Communications Group National Conference.  This evening I had the pleasure of listening to keynote speaker, Molly Smith, Artistic Director of Washington, DC's Arena Stage.  I wholly expected Molly to discuss artistic issues in the theater since she is a director--issues such as copyright, unions, visas, co-productions, etc.  So when she started off by asking the audience how many people have heard of Second Life, I was shocked.

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Post Convention - Next Steps for Leadership

Posted by John Arroyo, Jun 05, 2007 2 comments

With the convention over, it's nice to part with the chaos that is Las Vegas and apply some of the advice and models offered during the leadership track sessions. During convention there were many conversations, but now it's time for the action. I think this is most important considering the arts is a sector that is criticized for commissioning many reports, but not leveraging more action beyond the thick reams of paper. Furthermore, many think that these reports only remind of what what we already know.

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