BLOG: Subsidize. Recognize.

Posted Jan. 21

News and notes |

You can come to argue over film/TV subsidies, big theater subsidies or performer pay. Take your pick.

Homegrown Theater: Uncommon Loons of Grand Rapids

Greater Minnesota

An unlikely partnership spurs original theater in an unexpected setting, and the crowd goes wild.

Standing up for the standing O


Savage Umbrella's Carl Atiya Swanson comes to the defense of the embattled standing ovation.

BLOG: Two-Fisted, In-Your-Face, 100% Pure Arts Journalism

Posted Jan. 13

News and notes | Criticism | Management | Production

Journalism, tax rebates and pictures of cats.

Some modest proposals for better theater criticism in 2014


A little counter-rant to all the year-end ranting and writing by arts critics.

Reviewing the reviews: Meeting expectations


A major touring production does what it's supposed to, and so do its reviews. Is that a good thing?

BLOG: Everything Old Is New Again

Posted Jan. 6

News and notes | Innovation | Production

Some other people make predictions (and prescriptions) for the new year. Some of them sound not too new at all.

Say no to the standing O


Tane S. Danger is concerned that we're devaluing the hallowed standard-bearer of audience approval.

Survey Time: Welcome to 2014

It's year-end survey time! Do you have a theatrical resolution for 2014?

BLOG: Possibly Inaccurate Predictions for the Future

Posted Dec. 31

News and notes | Innovation | Production | Vision

As promised last week, here is what to expect from 2014 (as vaguely as possible).