There are many thoughts on what Regional Theatre should be. Regional Theatres are tasked with providing entertainment, enlightenment and value to a community, all while adding to the growth of the industry as a whole. Employment for artists and administrators should come with affordability and a diverse mix of challenges and experiences for audiences, artists and administrators alike. On and on it goes, there are as many “shoulds” as there are theatres. And yet, the challenge that connects the theatres is this: paying your bills while following your mission. This article is an interesting read about that topic.
This whole “Spider Man on Broadway” debacle has been amazing to watch. Now there’s a big lawsuit coming (or a big out-of-court settlement), but what’s interesting is the apparent power struggle and lack of leadership this production suffered from. Or maybe it was too much leadership? I don’t know, but this article is interesting, and as a producer AND a director, I can’t wait to see how it all turns out!