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Why Being Shy About Promoting Your Show Could Be Hurting People

From a very young age we learn that selling is bad. Anyone who is constantly pushing their goods or services and doesn’t take no for an answer shouldn’t be trusted. We’re taught that any sort of marketing might be unethical. We’re taught to be...

This Post is About the Human Condition

I had been thinking a lot last month about the silly cliches we use to tell people about the shows we produce, largely inspired by a post by Howard Sherman. There are some gems on there. Oh, and there’s a follow up post with even more good ones. Then I stumbled...

A Patron By Any Other Name Would Still Give You Money

I’ve been thinking lately that the term Patron to describe a customer of an arts organization sounds a little precious. I don’t know that there’s anything wrong with it, but I’m wondering what would happen if companies started using a different...

I Feel Good, I Knew That I Would

You know what feels awesome? ACTING. REAL ACTING. It’s something I haven’t done in a while. I’m in a play now, by the way. Come see it if you live anywhere near it because it’s gonna be awesome. Let’s back up. When I said real acting I...

Experiences in Live-Tweeting Theatre, Volume 1

Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of attending the preview of The Doctor’s Dilemma by George Bernard Shaw at @AntaeusTheater as part of Classics Fest 2011. I was there with @EttaDevine, @GabeDiani, @klchell, and @AbbyWilde to live-tweet the performance in...